A Sunday in Israel/Palestine

    It’s difficult for me to say which day of this tour itinerary is my favorite.  But today is surely among them.  (Is any day actually not?)   We went out on the Sea of Galilee this morning, and Jack Welch, Brent Top, and I spoke briefly to the combined bus groups on a [Read More…]

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Saturday in the Holy Land

    I’ve fallen a bit behind in my (already rather perfunctory) trip journal, so here’s an attempt to catch up:   We began yesterday with a visit to the Wadi al-Hammam, the Valley of the Doves, which begins at Magdala, just below the cliffs of Mount Arbel.  This was almost certainly the valley through [Read More…]

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A book review of “A Reason for Faith”

    http://www.plonialmonimormon.com/2016/04/book-review-reason-for-faith-navigating.html   Posted from Jericho, Palestine     [Read more…]

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“Artist memorably captured moment before Savior’s miracle”

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705387426/Artist-memorably-captured-moment-before-Saviors-miracle.html   We were in Capernaum today.   Posted from Jericho, Palestine     [Read more…]

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Faith, in science

    Science has faith. We make postulates. We can’t prove those postulates, but we have faith in them. Charles H. Townes   Posted from Jericho, Palestine     [Read more…]

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Evidence for atheism?

    But lack of evidence, if indeed evidence is lacking, is no grounds for atheism.  No one thinks there is good evidence for the proposition that there are an even number of stars; but also, no one thinks the right conclusion to draw is that there are an uneven number of stars.  The right [Read More…]

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“What were Jaredite swords made of?”

    http://etherscave.blogspot.co.il/2016/04/what-were-jaredite-swords-made-of.html   Posted from Tiberias, Israel     [Read more…]

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“Christ’s resurrection was a witnessed fact, not a later fantasy”

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576869/Christs-resurrection-was-a-witnessed-fact-not-a-later-fantasy.html   Posted from Tiberias, Israel     [Read more…]

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Modern Physics and Ancient Faith

    Two quotations from Modern Physics and Ancient Faith, by Stephen M. Barr, a cosmologist and theoretical particle physicist at the University of Delaware:   “Science has given us new eyes that allow us to see down to the deeper roots of the world’s structure, and there all we see is order and symmetry [Read More…]

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Are science and religion enemies?

    Science and religion . . . are friends, not foes, in the common quest for knowledge. Some people may find this surprising, for there’s a feeling throughout our society that religious belief is outmoded, or downright impossible, in a scientific age. I don’t agree. In fact, I’d go so far as to say [Read More…]

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