Here are links and comments on some of the more interesting Bloggernacle posts since the last Potluck on September 16. Click here for a complete listing of prior entries. The Potluck will likely be moving to a new site for the next installment, but I'll post a link here.
I Love the Gospel But Hate Going to Church, says Jen J at Bcc, looking for advice. Somewhere in the 81 comments there must be a suggestion or two. Justin at Mormon Wasp has a long and interesting historical review of Women Speakers at General Conference. It has been a regular feature now since 1994, but only sporadically before that. The Baron of Deseret posted thoughts on Church Advertising. On the one hand, it looks like a form of Christian consumerism and raises the spectre of packaging religion to meet the tastes of consumers rather than holding fast to basic principles. On the other hand, the Mormon Church is not likely to be accused of lowering its standards in order to be more attractive to converts. Besides, aren't they great commercials?
Jeff at Mormanity adds helpful comments to a FARMS Review article Truth and Method, which critiques the naturalistic approach to religious history yet again. Jeff provides lengthy excerpts, which is nice because at FARMS the article is locked (sealed?) and accessible only to paying subscribers or (I suppose) people they really like.
Clark posted On Writing Apologetics, which links to a very popular post at T&S with the same title as well as Nate's FRB article Secret Combinations: A Legal Analysis (in the free section!). The highlight of Clark's post, however, is the family shot with Janet Reno. And don't miss the cute shot of the new arrival he posted!
Finally, there's Kristine's Why I Love Sunstone at Bcc. Mormons either love it or love to hate it, it seems, but if you read the post and comments you'll get a sample of all sides of this never-ending debate.
A Constituency Theory of Church Membership, by Ryan at Intellecxhibitionist, sketches ideas on what brings 'em in and keeps 'em in. Then Ebeneezer Orthodoxy rails against The Follies of Scripture Marking, which he claims replaces thoughtful reading and pondering with a keyword-recognition exercise. Hey, has anyone else seen the press-on color graphics you can copy right onto the page of your Bible or Triple? What will these infernal scripture-marking companies think of next?