UPDATE (8/12/13): When I wrote this post, I had no idea what was going on “behind the scenes.” Please be sure to read this–it concerns accusations of fraud against DeMille and his ouster from GWC. For the uninitiated, Thomas Jefferson Education (hereafter TJE) is a method of homeschooling–a method very popular among Mormons.
Should be of particular interest to our SSM hounds.
Scene One: In the car.
So much for one post per chapter.
Before we begin, we need to begin at the beginning:
Gas prices. Food prices. Credit crisis. Recession. Iraq. Iran.
There’s a really good conversation about food storage over at MMW and I want to throw one more idea out there, because it hadn’t occurred to me until recently that the best place to do my food storage buying was the most expensive grocery store in town.
If one more Mormon tells me to see Expelled, I am going to scream.
Read and discuss.
I have no idea. You tell me.
Two questions, actually.
I know we’ve had this conversation before, but . . .
How about the one about the frog in boiling water?
Remember that one about youth being generals in the war in heaven?
I’m frequently asked how to homeschool kindergarten, so I thought it might be useful to post it for future reference.
Angela Hallstrom’s debut novel, Bound on Earth, is worth reading.
In her General Conference address last Fall, President Beck said, “Growth happens best in a “house of order,” and women should pattern their homes after the Lord’s house (see D&C 109).”
Read this (it’s short).
You heard it here first: a member of the Quorum of the Twelve has ordered you to blog about the Church.
This year, Simon turned nine, Nathan turned six, and Truman turned three. For previous installments, see here, here, and here.
I have a theological crush (not to be confused with an intellectual crush or a garden variety crush) on Rob Bell.
People of Paradox is unusual: Givens sets out four major paradoxes in Mormon thought and then shows how various aspects of Mormon culture (the life of the mind, architecture, visual art, dance, film, etc.), at various moments in history, negotiate those dilemmas.
Several women I know and like recently signed on to an anti-President-Beck’s-talk statement.
Go read this. Then return and report.
Ben called my attention to this discussion. David Bokovoy, who is working on a PhD in Hebrew Bible at Brandeis and is the CES director in Boston, sets out this argument:
I’m tired of waiting around for Mormonism to develop the rich extra-biblical tradition of our Christian friends. Let’s get the ball rolling!
Note: this post begins a series of posts on President Beck’s recent conference talk. If you feel the need to vent your dislike of the talk, I imagine that you might possibly be able to find a thread somewhere in the Bloggernacle where you can do just that. But you can’t do it here.