Zelophehad’s Daughters

30 and (probably) diabetic

Posted by Vada

You know how people always joke about their bodies falling apart when they hit milestone years? Well, now I know why. It’s totally true. (Okay, not really — if I really had to pick a point when my body failed me it would be when I got CFS, which was when I was 16. Still, […]

The Fourteen Fundamentals of Following the Bloggernacle

Posted by Melyngoch

First: What happens on the bloggernacle, stays on the bloggernacle. Second: The latest comment will be more controversial than the original post. Third: The current post is more important to us than whatever we said last week. Fourth: If the prophet leads the church astray, the bloggernacle will be sure to point it out. (Also, […]

Why I Do Want to Believe in Heavenly Mother

Posted by Lynnette

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post titled “Why I Don’t Want to Believe In Heavenly Mother.” Basically, I argued that our teachings about Heavenly Mother in their current form raise more feminist problems than solve them, and I concluded, “I sometimes think I might rather deal with the difficulties of no Heavenly […]

New ZDs!

Posted by ZD

We are excited to announce that after several years of discussing whether we should add new bloggers but never getting around to it (in classic ZD fashion), we have recruited two new bloggers: Apame and Petra.

Nine Reasons I Can’t Write a Post Right Now

Posted by Elbereth

1. It’s after midnight and I really should be going to bed. 2. I’m too busy reading through all of the blog posts I started but never finished. 3. The gelato in the freezer is calling my name. 4. The cursor on my computer keeps jumping around, making it just too difficult to type. 5. […]

Recording Talks

Posted by Lynnette

In the past couple of years, I’ve presented at quite a few Mormon Studies kinds of conferences. Almost all of them have been recorded–some just with audio, but some with video as well. (I’ve found this far more common in the Mormon Studies conferences I’ve attended than ones in my academic field more generally, which […]

St. Augustine and the Sunday School Teacher

Posted by Melyngoch

In reflecting on the value of figurative language in On Christian Doctrine, Augustine explains that “I contemplate the saints more pleasantly when I envisage them as the teeth of the Church cutting off men from their errors and transferring them to her body.” I’m totally with him in that I love the idea of Aquinas, Joan of Arc, and hey, maybe Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon too, chomping us down into the digestive tract of Christian devotion; it offers something for the imagination to chew on during a dull sacrament meeting.

New Mormon Blogs

Posted by ZD

Launching today are two new Mormon group blogs. Wheat and Tares features many of the bloggers who recently left Mormon Matters. Also launching today is Doves and Serpents, where “Daily columns will cover Arts, Film, Religion & Spirituality, Family & Gender, Service, ‘Exploring the World’ and more” (quote is from their Twitter feed). Rumors that […]