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Sacrament Bread from the SLC Temple Dedication

by Juvenile Instructor | Everything Else

Two weeks ago, I ran up the steep hill behind the Conference Centre in the pouring rain (without an umbrell...


Dinosaurs in the Manti Temple

by Juvenile Instructor | News from Utah

A few weeks ago, I worshipped in the Manti Utah Temple for the first time. My parents were endowed, married...

Unforgivable Pins: Mormon Women, Pinterest, and the Defining of Virtual Self

by Juvenile Instructor | Best of LDS Blogs

Mormon women are in trouble again. Not for selling out to the patriarchy or for working outside the home. N...


From the Archives: Peach Cobbler, For Men by Men: Or, When Reed Smoot Makes Dessert

by Juvenile Instructor | Best of LDS Blogs

A friend of mine excitedly posted a link the other day on facebook with the accompanying note that “Warren ...

Plato on Deification and Eternal Marriage

by Juvenile Instructor | Best of LDS Blogs

Clement of Alexandria asserted that Plato was an important precursor to the coming of Christ. [1] The quote...


Pioneer Day, The Sweetwater Rescue, and the Role of History in Mormonism

by Juvenile Instructor | Best of LDS Blogs

While I generally like to challenge–if not completely burst–historical myths, both in and outside the class...


Q&A about Elijah Abel/Ables and the Politics of Race within Mormon History

by Juvenile Instructor | Mormons We Know

Recently, two biographies were published on Elijah Abel/Ables, a black Mormon man who held the priesthood i...


Eliza R. Snow As a Victim of Sexual Violence: What One Historian Learned

by Juvenile Instructor | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Recently, at a Mormon women's history conference held at Brigham Young University, historian Andrea  G...


The Jewish “Gentile” Governor in Utah

by Juvenile Instructor | Everything Else

In my early years of graduate school, I became interested in a project that compared mainstream American at...