Arnold Lobel and Me

By Martha Taysom Martha Taysom is a retired scholar of American intellectual history and the mother of five children, of whom Matt is the fourth.     When Matt was young, we often read Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad stories together. His head would rest against my arm as he followed these simple but wise …

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Paul’s Wisdom for the Body of Our Divided Church

By Frances Lee Menlove     RECENTLY, BLOGGERS, PODCASTERS, and newspapers—even the New York Times—have been taking note of prominent figures being excommunicated from the Mormon Church, of the debate around the ordination of women, and the acceptance and inclusion of our lesbian, gay, and transgender sisters and brothers. The big disputes of today seem …

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