“Muslim man and Jewish woman’s prayer captivates”

    This very brief little video is deeply significant and, to me, deeply moving:   http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/05/24/moment-joint-prayer-captures-attention-after-attack-lon-orig.cnn   Blessings on both of them.   Posted from Le Chesnay, France     [Read more…]

The new Paris France Temple

    “Mormon church dedicates Paris temple in style”   Posted from Le Chesnay, France     [Read more…]

“Church Provides Update on President Monson”

    Sadly, it’s pretty clear that he’s not doing well:   http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/president-monson-update?cid=HP_TU_23-5-2017_dPAD_fMNWS_xLIDyL2_   Posted from Le Chesnay, France     [Read more…]

“Tough Questions about Mormon Polygamy”

    A podcast interview with Brian and Laura Hales:   Episode 37: Tough Questions about Mormon Polygamy – Brian and Laura Hales   Posted from Le Chesnay, France     [Read more…]

“Why Scientific Consensus Is Worth Taking Seriously”

      Not everybody will agree with her specific examples, but she makes a reasonably good and important general point:   https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-05-22/why-scientific-consensus-is-worth-taking-seriously   Posted from Le Chesnay, France     [Read more…]

“The Book of Mormon Gets the Literary Treatment”

    A very interesting article about developments beyond Mormondom:   The Book of Mormon Gets the Literary Treatment   Posted from Le Chesnay, France     [Read more…]

“Le Plus Grand Français de tous les temps (the Greatest Frenchman of all time)”?

    Charles de Gaulle bestrides the twentieth-century history of France like a colossus.  He was the leader of the Free French Forces during the Second World War, the head of the provisional government of liberated France from 1944 to 1946, the founder of France’s “Fifth Republic,” and the nation’s president from 1959 to 1969.  The country’s main airport [Read More…]

Changing the scientific tale of human origins?

    A new discovery suggests that, contrary to common notions, Africa isn’t the evolutionary home of humankind:   “Scientists find 7.2-million-year-old pre-human remains in the Balkans”   However, one scientist cautions that speculations based upon the new discovery should be . . . well, cautious:   “Did Humans Evolve in Europe? A New Discovery Fuels [Read More…]

“Another Week, Another New Semitic Wordplay”

    Jeff Lindsay reports on an interesting argument from the pages of Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture:   http://mormanity.blogspot.fr/2017/05/another-week-another-new-semitic.html   Remember that all articles in Interpreter are offered to you entirely free of cost.  (You’re welcome, though, to donate.  Interpreter is free, but it costs money to produce it.)   Posted from Le [Read More…]

Concerning Manchester

    President Trump called the perpetrators of the Manchester attack “losers.”   That seems to me, frankly, the kind of insubstantial thing that a teenager might say to express hostility and anger, but it also seems to reflect a poverty of vocabulary.   The British prime minister described the attack as “cowardly.”   But that [Read More…]