Zelophehad’s Daughters

A Good Read

Posted by Vada

There have been a number of posts and references around the bloggernacle recently about what constitutes a good book. The Wiz lamented the state of bestsellers, Heather O talked about what she thinks is a good story (and in doing so, referenced those she thought were bad), and Adam linked to A Reader’s Manifesto, which […]

Posted by ZD

The bloggernacle (or at least BCC) is actually of use to someone in real life!

Posted by ZD

Which Wikipedia entries are Church employees editing?

Posted by ZD

Check out this new LDS group blog: The Waters of Mormon.

Endowed Before Mission or Marriage: Discuss and Enlighten Me

Posted by Vada

On Ziff’s recent thread the subject of the church discouraging people to get their endowments before a mission or marriage was discussed (a little bit). Since I’m very interested in the subject, I thought I’d start a post where we can discuss it. I’m going to share my experiences with and impressions about this. I […]

Random Poll: The Ideal Starting Time for Church

Posted by ZD

What do you think is the ideal starting time for church? earlier than 8:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 12:00 noon 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm later than 3:00 pm other View Results

Changing Course in Life

Posted by Seraphine

I haven’t been around as much the past little while because I’ve been on the job market, moving, and preparing for a new job. No, I haven’t finished my dissertation. I’m currently rethinking my life plans, and I have found a job as a secondary school English teacher, which I will start in a couple […]

Why Discourage Women from Serving Missions?

Posted by Ziff

About a month ago, my beloved sister (and occasional ZD contributor) Melyngoch entered the MTC on her way to the Sweden Stockholm mission. I expect that she will be a very good missionary. She seems to have a great sense of purpose: she knows who she is and what she is doing and why. I […]

New Format

Posted by ZD

Welcome to the new, and maybe even improved, version of ZD. We’re still looking, however, for a plugin that takes the energy you put into blogging and uses it to complete other tasks, such as writing papers and washing the dishes.

How Studying Theology Has Impacted My Faith

Posted by Lynnette

A question I get a lot at church is that of how studying theology has impacted my testimony. Sometimes people make comments along the lines of how studying the beliefs of others must be quite faith-promoting, with an apparent assumption that the musings of non-LDS religious thinkers are likely so self-evidently ridiculous or confusing that […]

Credentials: Do You Have Any Idea Who You’re Talking To?

Posted by Eve

I have mixed feelings about announcements of credentials. We’ve all seen credentials waved about obnoxiously or induce obsequiesness in otherwise rational persons. (I think here of the breathless tones in which some used to pronounce the name Hugh Nibley, for instance–tones I tend to suspect Nibley himself would not endorse.) In general, though, I really […]

Family History and Guilt

Posted by Elbereth

I have been working in the professional field of Family History for about two years now. Whenever I tell someone what I do for a living, I get a pretty standard response. “Oh,” they say, “I should be doing my family history but I just don’t have the time.” Usually I make some placating comment […]