In just a few weeks, on the shores of picturesque Lake Union, Seattle will again be favored by some Mormon goodness in the forms of essays, papers, and insight. [Read more...]
Acabamos de aprender el siguiente, entregado a nuestro hombre más alto del jefe vía paloma mensajera.
En un movimiento que se ve extensamente como una tentativa de conectar con su calidad de miembro latinoamericana cada vez mayor, la iglesia anunció hoy que ha nombrado a Don Francisco, el anfitrión popular del programa premiado de UniVision Sabado Gigante TV, ser su más nuevo apóstol, hasta que finalice su conversión y bautismo. [Read more...]
En honor de los esfuerzos recientes de la iglesia en la creación de una nueva traducción de la biblia española, aquí en BCC hemos decidido proporcionar traducciones españolas de algunos de nuestros postes más famosos como servicio adicional a los muchos santos del Latino que, ninguna duda, venida buscando nuestro sitio ahora que la biblia se está abriendo de nuevo a ellos.
In honor of the Church’s recent efforts at the creation of a new translation of the Spanish Bible, we here at BCC have decided to provide Spanish translations of some of our most famous posts as an additional service to the many Latino Saints who will, no doubt, come looking for our site now that the Bible is being re-opened to them. [Read more...]
Le presentamos a nuestra telenovela más excelente y más famoso, traducido de las placas originales y ofrecido a usted todo gratuitamente.
We present you to our soap opera more excellent and more famous, translated of the original plates and offered to you everything free of charge.
DRAMATIS PERSONAE: [Read more...]
Totalmente 100 por ciento de la redacción verdadera oficial de la iglesia.
Buenas noticias para la virtud: ¡Conventos de monjas! [Read more...]
Esto es un poste de la huésped por un sur misterioso del hermano de la frontera.
A guest post.
Cada uno está hablando de la entrada del flotador de la iglesia en la celebración de Carnaval del próximo año en Rio de Janeiro. [Read more...]
A few of us had the pleasure of overhearing an internet conversation the other day. Here are 50 of the more interesting things we heard, which we have boiled down and made anonymous for presentation purposes. Note that this discussion is for mature audiences, and will appear in three parts.
Certain words may appear a little funny as we attempt to keep the original wording intact but permit those with internet filters to enjoy the conversation — the post requires images and may not read well in RSS feeds. Comments are closed on these posts; we encourage you to talk about this conversation with your families and on your own websites and blogs. Please email us with any questions. [Read more...]
A while back, a few of us — J. Stapley, Roasted Tomatoes, Steve Evans and Matt Bowman (of Juvenile Instructor fame) — got together via email to talk about what the phrase “evil speaking of the Lord’s anointed” really means. The answers will shock and surprise you! The first part of the roundtable discussion follows, below. The second part, in which Steve is reproved betimes with sharpness, will be posted in another day or so.
What’s happening on Saturday, Nov. 1? The best Mormon symposium in all of the Northwest. Topics include: [Read more...]
Submitted by Fake Elder Wirthlin. Fake Elder Wirthlin is most definitely not an apostle.
When Latter-day Saint home teachers go to visit Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve, they usually do not take The 5 Browns to perform live in a family’s living room.
But for Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve and his home teacher, Skip Daynes, visits like these are common occurrences.
Daynes has shown up at Elder Wirthlin’s Salt Lake City home with musicians The Crimson 4, Josh Wright and The Call Sisters. [Read more...]
President Hinckley was eight years old when President Joseph F. Smith died. He has, like no other Church President before, taken the Gospel to every nation, kindred, tongue and people. We thank thee, oh God, for him.
“May These Principles Be Established”: Mormonism in the Political Arena
The balance between church and state has always been a lively and sometimes contentious issue, even, and perhaps especially, in the United States, a country with long-declared freedom of religion. From the time of Joseph Smith’s presidential campaign, through the tumultuous integration of Utah into the wider American political body and up to the present day in which Mormons dot the political landscape, Mormonism has sought to define its relationship to the body politic. In the process, it has raised issues ranging from theocracy to the place of private beliefs in public policy creation. [Read more...]
We forgot to introduce MCQ to everyone before he started posting. What can I say, it’s June.
MCQ (Mark C. Quinn) was born in Falls Church VA and grew up in Orange County, CA and Salt Lake City. He received degrees in english and law at the University of Utah and Seattle University respectively. He now practices law in a small firm he recently started in Holladay, UT order to have more time to read trashy novels, write worse fiction and waste time and money on mountain biking, Bernese Mountain Dogs and starting the world’s greatest independent record label. He has a startlingly beautiful long-suffering wife and two genius-level children.
He also provided a photo, which I will not post here as this is a family-friendly site.
OK, Dr. Sunday School survived the poisonous darts and the gaping chasm, but now the ball will crush him!
Adios, Dr. Sunday School.
Aaron Brown. Amri Brown. Tracy M (Maiden name: Brown). SMB (B is for….). And now, Mark Brown. We’re extremely proud and happy to welcome Mark Brown aboard as a permanent blogger at BCC. Infused with the power of yet another Brown, BCC inches its way towards corporate sponsorship by UPS.
Encounters with Orthodoxy: Alexander Men, Modern Martyr
by Samuel Brown
With the publication of my translation of Alexander Men’s Son of Man,1 a three-year sojourn in the community of Orthodox Saints has drawn to a close. While I am glad to move on to other projects, my reminisces have taken a bittersweet turn as I think of the marked changes that have taken place in my soul and mind during this period. Over the course of the translation, I have been introduced to a theology and a post-martyrdom community that have altered my experiential understanding of Mormonism. This rich communion has made me a more committed Latter-day Saint and Christian. [Read more...]
Presenting the first ever BCC podcast!
It’s not so much a podcast as, say, Steve, J. Stapley and Aaron Brown sitting around gabbing for what seems like forever.
Download this episode here.
And we need a good name — any ideas?
UPDATE: we have a new email account for listener mail. Please send your hack punditry, topic suggestions and gushing praise to podcasts at by common consent – dot – com.
Herzlich Willkommen, lieber Bruder.
Some of you may be familiar with the work of gst, a regular commenter here and throughout the Bloggernacle. As an early Christmas present, our researchers have compiled some of gst’s greatest comments over the year(s).
And people say that we permabloggers don’t care about the commenters. [Read more...]
BCC is proud to announce the addition of a few regular contributors to our line-up. Please welcome Melissa DeLeon Mason and Tracy M. They have both graced our pages with wonderful insight and we are looking forward to their continued writing. [Read more...]
We like ol’ J. Daniel Crawford (if you meet him, don’t call him “Daniel” though, he won’t know who you’re talking about). So much so, he’s been permablogged. Willkommen, Joh…er, Daniel…er, JDC…um, HP? Welcome. Read his quasi-bio here, and be sure to read his biblical esoterica at Faith Promoting Rumor.
Early Mormonism in Finnish Newspapers, 1840-1849
by Kim Östman
Kim Östman, “Early Mormonism in Finnish Newspapers, 1840-1849,” BCC Papers 1/1, July 2006,