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Flunking Sainthood

Flunking Sainthood

July 2011 Archives

Blogcation

posted by Jana Riess

This blog is on vacation for the last two weeks of July. It is going to Blog Camp where it will see its friends and brainstorm some new ideas. See you in August.

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Quiverfull, the Duggars, and Reading Psalm 127

posted by Jana Riess

Ever heard of the Quiverfull movement? Chances are you have and just didn’t know it. If you’ve ever watched 17 18 19 Kids and Counting with the Duggar family, you’ll be familiar with the basic premise: don’t use birth control, […]

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Polygamy by Numbers: How Many Mormons Were Really Involved?

posted by Jana Riess

  Last week I discussed the question of polygamy’s role in Mormon theology and whether the LDS concept of heaven still suggests it will involve plural marriage. I’m intrigued by the apparent gender breakdown of the comments on this post, […]

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We Are More Than Halfway through the Twible…

posted by Jana Riess

I don’t have any pithy thoughts on this week’s rather random collection of Psalms from the Twible, but I do want to say this: 1) We are almost finished with the Psalms. I love the Psalms, but man, I need […]

Hells Bells! Francis Chan Erases Hell, and Refutes Bell, in New Book

posted by Jana Riess

For someone who doesn’t actually believe in hell, I’ve spent a lot of time reading about it lately, a prurient pastime that I’ll leave others to psychoanalyze. In the last two years there have been some fascinating books on the […]

My Polygamous Heaven . . . Not

posted by Jana Riess

A couple of weeks ago, I received a lovely email from a woman who used to be LDS, and eventually left the Church over several issues, including the persistence of polygamous theology among Mormons. I’ve been meaning to answer some […]

Learn Your ABCs: Big Bible Fun with Acrostic Poetry!

posted by Jana Riess

Remember when you were a kid and you had to make little “poems” where the first letters spelled out a word, like your own name? Here’s an example: Twible is a Winsome but Irritating Bible for Left-Leaning Evangelicals and others. […]

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NYC Conference on Mormonism & American Politics, February 3-4
"First Mitt won Iowa, then he lost Iowa? That's a classic Romney flip-flop." --Stephen Colbert     Working with the theory that there hasn't been nearly enough attention to Mormonism and politics this year, what with it being ...

posted 11:09:19am Jan. 23, 2012 | read full post »

Writing Retreat
Friends, I will be offline until January 23 for a writing retreat. I'm bringing my computer, ...

posted 8:47:20pm Jan. 14, 2012 | read full post »

Fun with the Book of Lamentations
Actually, no. That title was just a ...

posted 11:33:13am Jan. 13, 2012 | read full post »

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