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“Ye Shall Call the Church in My Name”

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From Christopher Blythe

A Multi-Denominational History of Latter Day Saint Responses to 3 Nephi 27 (Or a Story of Church Names) At the October General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson made a scriptural case for using the full name of the Church. He cited the resurrected Christ’s response to […]

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MIPodcast #84—The making of Jane and Emma, with Chantelle Squires and Melissa Leilani Larson

09 Oct Read
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From Blair Hodges

Jane and Emma is a new film based on the historical relationship of Jane Manning—one of the few black converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during its infancy—and Emma Smith, who presided over the Church’s women’s organization, the Relief Society, and who was married to the prophet Joseph Smith. It’s an emotional film […]

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Every revision a moment of repentance”—Diana Brown on the 2018 Mormon Theology Seminar

01 Oct Read
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From Guest

I’ve often assumed there’s inherent tension between lived Mormonism and the marginal, intellectual offshoots that exist presumably either to bolster or critique the living tradition. Having recently returned from the Mormon Theology Seminar, I’m inclined to rethink this picture. It’s not that I became convinced one can successfully straddle the two worlds of faith and […]

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