“The Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory Is Shameful Nonsense”

    “The Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory is Shameful Nonsense”   Fortunately, I’ve been on the road in far distant places and have missed out on most fake news as well as most real news.  My life hasn’t been impoverished by that.   Posted from London, England     [Read more…]

“BYU-Idaho invites first non-Mormon to give devotional”

    This is an interesting development.  I’m not sure that it indicates a trend, or that it really signifies much beyond itself.  But I found it interesting.  He seems like a really good guy:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865680553/BYU-Idaho-invites-first-non-Mormon-to-give-devotional.html   Quite unlike me in that regard, I might add.  I’ve just been reading some comments about moi from [Read More…]

“Why Trump’s trip to Israel was so important to his evangelical base”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/05/24/why-trumps-trip-to-israel-was-so-important-to-his-evangelical-base/?utm_term=.aa3d4d874ffe   Posted from London, England     [Read more…]

“Vatican stargazers look for divine inspiration”

    An interesting article about astronomical activity sponsored by the Vatican:   Vatican stargazers look for divine inspiration   And, in this context, I simply must remind you again of Jesuit brother Guy Consolmagno’s excellent keynote address at the Interpreter Foundation’s 2016 Science & Mormonism Symposium.  If you haven’t yet watched it, you should: [Read More…]

“53 Old Testament names confirmed by archaeological inscriptions”

    Another pseudo-intellectual tissue of lies and wicked ad hominems in the Deseret News:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865680748/53-Old-Testament-names-confirmed-by-archaeological-inscriptions.html   In other words, my latest column has been published.  Decent, rational people will flee to the hills.   Posted from London, England     [Read more…]

How to make “heroes”

    “Nurture your minds with great thoughts.  To believe in the heroic makes heroes.” Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) Posted from London, England   [Read more…]

“How Seventh-Day Adventists Convinced You to Eat Breakfast Cereal”

    An, ummm, rather irreverent little article:   How Seventh-Day Adventists Convinced You to Eat Breakfast Cereal   Posted from London, England     [Read more…]

“LDS Charities Food Production and Nutrition Program”

    A tiny aspect of the enormous and varied good done by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:   http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/infographic-lds-charities-food-production-and-nutrition-program   Posted from London, England     [Read more…]


    For those of you who might be unaware of it, there’s a treasure trove of good stuff here:   http://www.shields-research.org   And, for those who haven’t looked yet, here’s a new place to find that interview with Brian and Laura Hales regarding Mormon polygamy:   LDS Perspectives Podcast: “Tough Questions about Mormon Polygamy,” [Read More…]

“Why Did Melania Trump Cover Her Hair at the Vatican But Not in Saudi Arabia?”

    The Trumps can easily be criticized on many fronts, but criticisms of Melania Trump’s head-covering or lack of head-covering during the Trumps’ recent visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel and Vatican City are misinformed and misguided:   http://www.npr.org/2017/05/24/529852165/why-did-melania-trump-cover-at-the-vatican-but-not-in-saudi-arabia   Except, of course, for those that mention Mr. Trump’s double standard on the matter. [Read More…]