Real madness

M. de Cervantes

  Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be. Miguel de Cervantes (b. 1547, Alcalá de Henares; d. 1616, Madrid)   Posted from Madrid, Spain    … [Read more...]

“From Katniss to Kylo Ren: 17 movies to watch for this holiday season”

Russian film clipboard

  A brilliant young Deseret News film writer offers some advice for the next few weeks of movie-going:  Posted from Madrid, Spain    … [Read more...]

“5 Reasons to Thank Your Lucky Constants This Thanksgiving”

Saturn and its rings

  I'm a bit late with this one, unfortunately.  But it's still worth posting and worth your reading -- not least because Scientific American is saying much the same thing here that I've been trying to say in recent years. Really.  Have a look at this:  Posted from Madrid, Spain  … [Read more...]

“Faith will prevail over atheism, Oxford prof McGrath predicts”

University of Oxford, Trinity College

  I thank Kevin Taylor for bringing this piece to my attention: I'm in awe of Alister McGrath's prolific and varied publication record.  He's a remarkably bright fellow.  Posted from Madrid, Spain  … [Read more...]

“C. S. Lewis on Stage: Working to Bring the DNA of Life and Faith to Off-Broadway Stage”

"Great Divorce" original cover design I saw this play at the Pioneer Theater in Salt Lake City perhaps a year ago, and I was quite impressed.  Partly, of course, because my respect and affection for the work of C. S. Lewis knows no bounds.  But also because this is precisely the sort of thing that, in my opinion, Christians need to be doing right now.  The kind of thing that Latter-day Saint C … [Read more...]

“The Old Testament and Presuppositions”

Elijah in stained glass

  As it happens, Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture has published a second piece today:  Posted from Madrid, Spain    … [Read more...]

A day in Madrid

The Royal Palace of Madrid

  I spoke too soon about leaving my Moorish/Arabic focus behind.  Not quite.  We spent several hours at the Palacio Real de Madrid (the Royal Palace of Madrid) today.  And, as it happens, the Palacio Real stands on the site of a ninth-century alcázar (al-qasr, "palace") that was constructed near the town of "Majrit" by Muhammad I of Córdoba as an outpost and that was inherited after 1036 by the independent Moorish "Taifa" of Toledo.  Madrid only fell to Alfonso VI of Castile … [Read more...]

“Understanding Genesis and the Temple”

God the Geometer, with compass

  A new Friday publication from Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture:  Posted from Madrid, Spain    … [Read more...]