Author: Em

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Hymns in the Key of Corona

Perhaps, like me, your ward is meeting via Zoom or on a similar platform. Our ward doesn’t sing hymns together anymore and I miss it. However, none of the songs really capture the flavor...

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The Hymnal Revised

The church is currently working on a new, revised hymnal.  Some of the clear and pure doctrine that we hear from the pulpit was not represented musically in the old version.  This is my...

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The errand of imagining is given to women.

Reading the book of Mormon is hard if you identify as a woman and/or if you care about gender representation.  It is a book written “for our day” – and in the sense of...

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Beginning to see already

Serving a mission is perhaps the most conservative thing I have ever done, and it pushed me over the edge to be a feminist.  I served my mission in 2005-2006, when women had to be...

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Dear Sister Sassy: Guest Editor

Due to her many social engagements, Sister Sassy has invited a guest editor to answer some of her many letters pleading for guidance.  Guest editors W. Dean Belnap and Glen C. Griffin wrote  About life...

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The Family is Under Attack

The family is under attack. This is a refrain that we have heard for many years in General Conference and pamphlets and lessons.  As a historian, I have a hard time taking these alarmist statements particularly...

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Conducting a baptismal interview

I recently had a very rare opportunity for a woman in the church – I got to help carry out a baptismal interview.  My in-laws are serving a mission, and they asked for my help...