The Missouri Old Sow Cannon, or “Foli’s Folly”

An antique cannon nicknamed the “Old Sow” resides in the LDS Church History Museum. There’s a story behind the nickname. However, it should be noted that this isn’t the first “Old Sow” cannon in American history. Nor is the legend … Continue reading

First Thoughts on Joseph Smith’s Polygamy by Brian Hales

Title: Joseph Smith’s Polygamy, Vol. 1: History Author: Brian C. Hales with Don Bradley Publisher: Greg Kofford Books Genre: Religious Studies Year: 2013 Pages: 623 Binding: Hardcover ISBN-10: 158958189X ISBN-13: 978-15895818904 Price: $36.95 Brian Hales may have a tough audience for his new 3-volume set entitled Joseph … Continue reading

How “War and Peace in our Time” Saved my Sunday School Teacher

Title: War and Peace in our Time: Mormon Perspectives Editors: Patrick Q. Mason, J. David Pulsipher, Richard L. Bushman Publisher: Greg Kofford Books Genre: Religious Studies Year: 2012 Pages: 278 Binding: Softcover ISBN13: 9781589580992 Price: $29.95 Last Sunday we had … Continue reading

Moving “According to the Ancient Priesthood:” Margaret Toscano’s Vision

Margaret Toscano, “Priesthood Matters: Should Mormon Women Follow the Example of the Catholic Womenpriest Movement?” talk given at Sunstone Symposium 27 July 2012. In an impassioned speech at the Sunstone Symposium last month, Margaret Toscano called for both leaders and … Continue reading