211: How to Research Mormons and other Stories from the Oakland First Ward: Amiee Flynn-Curran

By Gina Colvin

Amiee Flynn-Curran is a non-Mormon ethnographer who did her PhD fieldwork in the Oakland First Ward of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Amiee’s was interested in finding out how a conservative Christian church community negotiates the question of gender and sexuality inclusivity.   For 18 months Amiee participated in the life of …read more
Source: A Thoughtful Faith

New Insights into the Translation of the Book of Abraham with Matthew Grey

By FairMormon

In the winter of 1836, the Kirtland temple was nearing completion, the Saints were experiencing a period of peace after persecution, and 100 church members enrolled in a seven-week, intensive Hebrew language course. Besides being one of the most ambitious CES endeavors ever, the study of a difficult foreign language seems …read more
Source: FAIR-Cast