A non-Mormon religion professor visits the newly completed temple near Indianapolis

First temple in Indiana

  Here's a brief but interesting little item from Dr. James F. McGrath about his visit to the Indianapolis Indiana Temple, which is currently having its pre-dedication open house: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/2015/07/visiting-the-new-mormon-temple.html Both exterior and interior photographs of the new temple can be viewed … [Read more...]

A neuroscientific account of altruistic or generous behavior

In "Our Father's House"

  Interesting brain-activity correlations with action in service to others: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-07/cp-ais070915.php   … [Read more...]

“Professor speaks on LDS Church’s global historical landscape at Pioneers in Every Land series”

First temple in Japan

  Interesting remarks from a Latter-day Saint scholar for whom I have considerable personal respect: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865632605/The-Churchs-global-historical-landscape.html?pg=all   … [Read more...]

Of home

Hearst Castle

  "Home is the nicest word there is."  (Laura Ingalls Wilder)   … [Read more...]

“Professor: Scott Walker and Hitler share ‘so many’ similarities that ‘it’s terrifying’”

In Colorado

  Some of my liberal-leaning friends routinely talk as if lunatic extremism existed only on the Right -- and they define such extremist lunacy very, um, liberally, often claiming to have found it (usually without actually listening to it or watching it for themselves) on Rush Limbaugh's radio show or to have discovered it in undocumented horrors from the Tea Party. Here, though, is indisputable proof that extremist insanity is, to put it mildly, no monopoly of … [Read more...]

“The Prodigal’s Return to the Father: House of Glory and Rediscovery”

Temple in Newport Beach

  You were thinking, maybe, that Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture missed publication yesterday? Not so: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/the-prodigals-return-to-the-father-house-of-glory-and-rediscovery/ I just happened to be in a car driving from northern New Mexico into southwestern Colorado, without reliable internet access, when the article went up. Happy reading!  Have a very excellent … [Read more...]

“Nuns are Obamacare’s latest victims”

Nuns in Hawaii

  A member of Mr. Obama's cabinet said, this past week, that he didn't think that the federal government had the legal right to lean on "sanctuary cites" like San Francisco in order to persuade them to obey federal immigration laws. (Google Kate Steinle in order to see photos of the young woman who was shot to death a few days by a multiply deported illegal alien while walking with her father in San Francisco.) But, thankfully, the Obama … [Read more...]

“Iran can no longer be contained”

Ayatollah Khomeini

  This analyst says that Iran's regional dominance is now virtually inevitable: https://www.commentarymagazine.com/2015/07/17/iran-regional-dominance-inevitable/ Yippee!  Posted from Durango, Colorado    … [Read more...]