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Stephen Smoot
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The Ecstatic Adam
The Creation of Eve (c. 1509–1510) by Michelangelo. Concerning the creation of חוה (or, more properly, the אשׁה ) from the צלע  of אדם , Genesis 2:21 records: וַיַּפֵּל֩   יְהוָ֨ה   אֱלֹהִ֧ים׀   תַּרְדֵּמָ֛ה   עַל־הָאָדָ֖ם   וַיִּישָׁ֑ן   וַיִּקַּ֗ח   אַחַת֙...
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The Creation of Eve (c. 1509–1510) by Michelangelo. Concerning the creation of חוה (or, more properly, the אשׁה) from the צלע of אדם, Genesis 2:21 records: וַיַּפֵּל֩ יְהוָ֨ה אֱלֹהִ֧ים׀ תַּרְדֵּמָ֛ה עַל־הָאָדָ֖ם וַיִּישָׁ֑ן וַ...
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That One Time When I Agreed with the Pope and Disagreed with the First Presidency
Pope Pius XII (1876–1958). I recently celebrated my birthday. (Being single at 25, I believe I am now officially a "menace to society.") Per my usual habit whenever I get gift money, I bought myself some books off of my Amazon wish list. One of the books I ...
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Guest Post: The Significance of the New Seminary and Institute Manuals
[This guest post from Joshua Sears is a follow-up to my last post on the new Institute manual. Joshua is a graduate student in Hebrew Bible and serves as the mission leader in his Texas ward. This post is adapted from an email to fellow members of his ward ...
[This guest post from Joshua Sears is a follow-up to my last post on the new Institute manual. Joshua is a graduate student in Hebrew Bible and serves as the mission leader in his Texas ward. This post is adapted from an emai...
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A Thought on Joseph Smith
Carlfred Broderick (1932–1999) The Latter-day Saint psychologist and family therapist Carlfred Broderick shared the following thought on Joseph Smith in his 1996 volume  My Parents Married on a Dare: And Other Favorite Essays on Life . I am impressed with t...
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An Amusing Thought from Geza Vermes
"Eastern Orthodox icon depicting the First Council of Nicaea" ( Source ) The legendary Geza Vermes ( of blessed memory ) has an amusing thought in his introduction to the 1992 volume Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism: A Parallel History of Their Origins and...
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Textual Criticism of the Book of Mormon: Royal Skousen vs. Earl Erskine
Sure, but does he even have a podcast? The Salt Lake Tribune recently released an article on the "mass resignation" of some 100 persons* from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This event was led by Kate Kelly, who has been busy dismantling th...
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It's Time!
From a report filed yesterday by Good4Utah . Connor Harrison, Franchise Marketing Manager for Costa Vida, and Lindsay Hadley, Time Machine Co-Founder, joined Midday on Tuesday to talk about the "Its Time" Campaign.   What if there was a way to make the time...
From a report filed yesterday by Good4Utah. Connor Harrison, Franchise Marketing Manager for Costa Vida, and Lindsay Hadley, Time Machine Co-Founder, joined Midday on Tuesday to talk about the "Its Time" Campaign.   What if...
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Steven C. Harper – "Seeker's Wanted"
This is an excellent presentation by Steven C. Harper, a Latter-day Saint historian whom I greatly respect and admire. Unfortunately, those who need to hear this message the most will likely either ignore or mock it.
This is an excellent presentation by Steven C. Harper, a Latter-day Saint historian whom I greatly respect and admire. Unfortunately, those who need to hear this message the most will likely either ignore or mock it.
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What You'll Read About in the New Institute Manual on Early Church History
Some time ago I blogged about a new seminary manual on the Doctrine and Covenants released by the Church. The manual is significant because it includes discussions of sensitive topics related to Church history, such as the multiple accounts of the First Vis...
Some time ago I blogged about a new seminary manual on the Doctrine and Covenants released by the Church. The manual is significant because it includes discussions of sensitive topics related to Church history, such as the mu...
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How the Internet is a Double-Edged Sword
The Internet is pretty cool. With the right Internet connection, I can speak to somebody in China or Brazil in real time. I can watch my favorite TV shows and movies whenever I want. I can play video games with people all across the world. I can order food,...
The Internet is pretty cool. With the right Internet connection, I can speak to somebody in China or Brazil in real time. I can watch my favorite TV shows and movies whenever I want. I can play video games with people all acr...
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10 Commandments for Balancing the Life of the Mind and Spirt on Campus
Sound advice. The Latter-day Saint historian and theologian Philip Barlow has what he calls his "Ten Commandments for LDS students attempting to balance faith and learning while at college." They are: 1. "Seek truth, seek good, and bind them together" 2. "D...
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    Ancient Near Eastern Studies & German Studies, 2011 - 2015
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  • Brigham Young University
    2011 - 2015
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