On doing Mormon theology as a non-Mormon

I have been a participant at the Third Annual Mormon Theology Seminar at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley for the past week, and it has been a refreshing experience so far. After spending the past several years straightening things out … Continue reading

“They Call Me the Working Man”: Hints of a Mormon Theology of Work

Our fearless leader Christopher Smith recently shared an insightful bit from his forthcoming dissertation on his Facebook wall. The paragraph in part describes the use of Edenic imagery by Mormon settlers of the Salt Lake Valley and the need to restore the creation … Continue reading

Too Much Monkey Business: Reconstructing Joseph Smith’s Polygamy for the Unsettled Latter-day Saint

Title: Joseph Smith’s Polygamy: Toward a Better Understanding Authors: Brian C. Hales and Laura H. Hales Publisher: Greg Kofford Books Genre: Religion Year Published: 2015 Number of Pages: 204 Binding: Paperback ISBN13: 978-1-58958-723-6 Price $19.95 Reviewed by: Cheryl L. Bruno … Continue reading

Miller Eccles Study Group – Texas Edition: The Mundane and the Sublime in Mormon Art

[A]ll good things…come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy. – Norman Maclean[1] This last Sunday, the teacher in Elders Quorum relayed some experiences he’d had building temples for the Church. He explained that … Continue reading