The Exponent Blog

Virtual Oases XII

News and voices from the week: Church headquarters has issued an official statement, voicing support for a federal constitutional marriage amendment. Elder Russell M. Nelson joined James Dobson, Chuck Colson, and several evangelical and...

Life After Gluten

Behold my wedding cake. The confection – flourless chocolate – was our only option. But guests, even months later, waxed rhapsodic about its rich, creamy goodness . This cake is a bit of a...

Virtual Oases XI

Happy Earth Day! You probably won’t hear about it over the pulpit, but this site will give you ideas. “There are years that ask questions, and there are years that answer.” “To Be Real”:...

My Favorite Books for Studying the Old Testament

Ever since my freshman year’s seminary teacher taught us a lesson on Deborah (our Deborah wrote a fabulous post about this OT story), I’ve loved the Old Testament. I loved it even more once...

Wear Denim To Show Support For Women

So I’m a little late here, but I think this is still worthy of a post. Today is Denim Day. In Italy in 1999, a 45 year old driving instructor raped an 18 year...

Relief Society: My Top 10

Relief Society is always in the back – or front – of my mind. Probably because I so strongly self-identify as a Mormon woman, and I am proud of its rich heritage. Despite this...

Virtual Oases X etc.

This weekend was too beautiful, too new, too colorful, too alive to spend much time at the computer. I made grass whistles with my nieces and pushed swings in the park. Last year’s Easter...

Our eco-footprints

Please take a moment to take this footprint quiz*. The results will tell you, in a rough estimate, what your ecological ‘footprint’ is on the earth. The results can be fairly sobering–especially for those...