Zelophehad’s Daughters

Books, Mormons, and Statistics

Posted by Katya

If you like books and statistics, you’ll love LibraryThing. They have 554,277 members who have cataloged 33,647,263 books of which 3,850,295 are unique works not shared by anyone else on the site. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s [Philosopher's] Stone is owned by more people than anyone else (37,254 copies, 3 of which are mine), although […]

Why Do We Need the Holy Ghost?

Posted by Lynnette

The study of the Holy Spirit (sometimes called pneumatology) is an under-developed area of Christian theology.  While volumes of ink have been dedicated to explicating the precise relationship between the Father and the Son, the third Person of the Trinity remains much more elusive, sometimes showing up only as a kind of afterthought.  This is […]

Inconclusive Musings on Gays in Eternity

Posted by Kiskilili

Surgeon General’s Warning: This post may result in skyrocketing blood pressure. For those who find theological speculation distasteful, please, stop reading immediately. Show some self-discipline and click away.

Posted by ZD

“A Mormon president is coming” — at least before an atheist or a Muslim one

Polygamy and Fatherhood

Posted by Kiskilili

In the past we’ve argued repeatedly on the bloggernacle over the ways in which polygyny, in particular, does (or does not) negatively impact women, who are asked to share their husbands with rival wives but are also potentially afforded worldly opportunities while their sister wives conveniently stay home and play Hausfrau and nanny.

Has the Church Become Too PR Savvy?

Posted by Kiskilili

Gone are the days when Brigham Young could extemporaneously spout polemic with impunity, and for the sake of the Church’s image, it’s a good thing much of that colorful rhetoric is now squirreled away in dusty tomes. The pendulum has swung a vast distance to the other side: President Hinckley’s tenure was widely heralded as the inauguration […]