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

Adjusting the Narrative–Part 2c: Jacob’s Priestly Re-Examination of the Lamanite Curse

Adjusting the Narrative is a series exploring close reading of scriptural texts traditionally related to and used as justification of LDS notions of curses on those with dark skin.  In Part 2a, I analyzed the Book of Mormon’s presentation of … Continue reading

Adjusting the Narrative: Part 2b – On Disavowed Theories

A (much delayed) continuation of the the series “Adjusting the Narrative”, initially begun as a proposed response to the new header to Official Declaration 2 in the 2013 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants. See Introduction, Part 1a – The … Continue reading