An earnest letter from . . . well, ME

We have no current plans to invest in brick and mortar -- let alone in an elegant and enviro-friendly corporate headquarters complex such as this. (Click to enlarge.  Click again to enlarge further.)

  I'm writing in my capacity as president and chairman of the board of The Interpreter Foundation: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/a-letter-from-the-president-and-chairman-of-the-board/   … [Read more...]

Be grateful, Americans, for the Constitution!

But there are always threats, both legal and extralegal.

   http://www.ironicsurrealism.com/2014/04/30/british-politician-paul-weston-arrested-for-quoting-winston-churchill-on-islam/ But don't feel smugly superior:  The Churchill quote would make for an exceptionally interesting discussion.  I would love to participate in it.  But, realistically speaking, would anybody in American academia today dare to host such a discussion? Consider, for instance, Brandeis University's recent withdrawal of it … [Read more...]

“How Mormons build temples: A step-by-step guide”

The Atlanta Georgia Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Click to enlarge.  Click again to enlarge further.)

  And now for something completely different!  Different, anyway, from my immediately previous blog entry here about the idea of rebuilding the temple of Jerusalem: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602198/How-Mormons-build-temples-step-by-step-guide.html   … [Read more...]

“Rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem?”

A modern model of the temple at Jerusalem in the time of Jesus

   This weekend's Hamblin/Peterson column: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602313/Rebuilding-the-temple-in-Jerusalem.html   … [Read more...]

“Sharing the gospel with our talents”

Our responsibility

  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765586394/Sharing-the-gospel-with-our-talents.html?pg=1   … [Read more...]

Photos from Tonight’s Ninetieth Birthday Party for John Sorenson

John L. Sorenson, a grand old man in the study of the Book of Mormon (Click to enlarge.  Click again to enlarge further.)

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“Separated but Not Divorced: The LDS Church’s Uncomfortable Relationship with Its Polygamous Past”

Nauvoo, Illinois, with temple spire in background (Click to enlarge)

  It's Friday, so, of course, there's a new article in Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/separated-but-not-divorced-the-lds-churchs-uncomfortable-relationship-with-its-polygamous-past/   … [Read more...]

A REAL war on women

Nigerian schoolgirls

   You probably haven't heard much about this story -- if you've even heard it mentioned at all -- and the American news media don't seem to be making much of it. But it's … [Read more...]


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