“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…]

“Newly Found Exoplanet May Have Ring System Dwarfing Saturn’s”

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/newly-found-exoplanet-may-have-ring-system-dwarfing-saturn-rsquo-s/   But Saturn remains magnificent, and it’s (obviously) much nearer and much more visible.   Posted from somewhere near the coast of France     [Read more…]

“Mormon and Modern”

    A nice little 2012 official essay from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, touching on, among other things, faith and science:   http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/mormon-and-modern   Posted from just outside Paris, France     [Read more…]