“Economic Inequality Dampens the Generosity of the Wealthy”

    I have some doubts about the conclusions drawn from this study.  But it does fit my observations of pre-Islamic Arabia (see my biography of Muhammad), where a suddenly-rising income gap between rich and poor during the generation or two just prior to the birth of Muhammad seems to have led — curiously — [Read More…]

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“Church Launches ‘A Savior is Born’ Christmas Initiative”

    Please join in on this:   http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/church-launches-a-savior-is-born-christmas-initiative   I’m going to be trying to do my part.  And, if enough of us join in, we can share the message — the real message of Christmas — with many scores of millions of people.   There is no more important thing in the world, [Read More…]

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A beautiful thought attributed to St. Teresa of Ávila

    We visited the small but beautiful town of Ávila today, where they’re celebrating the five hundredth anniversary of the birth of their famous and beloved saint, Teresa (generally known as either St. Teresa of Jesus or St. Teresa of Ávila).   One of the great mystics of the Catholic tradition, she is the author [Read More…]

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“After ‘Spectre,’ James Bond’s future is uncertain”

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865640785/After-6Spectre7-James-Bond7s-future-is-uncertain.html?pg=all#Sl6EBJ8YJEJF3xva.01   Posted from Madrid, Spain     [Read more…]

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“A helpful template for progressive Mormons to help them respond to the latest news”

  I’m more than a bit late in calling attention to this little item, alas!, but I think some may still find it amusing . . .  while others may find actually find it helpful:   http://www.millennialstar.org/a-helpful-template-for-progressive-mormons-to-help-them-respond-to-the-latest-news/   Posted from Madrid, Spain     [Read more…]

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“Is Russia’s Intervention in Syria a ‘Holy War’? Russian Orthodox Church: ‘Yes'”

    Here’s an interesting piece involving not just recent news headlines but a Christian tradition little known or understood in America:   http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2015/1123/Is-Russia-s-intervention-in-Syria-a-holy-war-Russian-Orthodox-Church-yes?cmpid=TW   Posted from Madrid, Spain     [Read more…]

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“Marvel might already have plans and back up for characters”

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865641353/Marvel-might-already-have-plans-and-back-up-for-characters.html?pg=all#6XvP7boHBTTwpj4f.01   Posted from Madrid, Spain     [Read more…]

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Los Angeles Times: “New Mormon Temple in Tijuana Reflects Growing Flock in Mexico”

    Nice article, with one or two minor errors:   http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-religion-watch-mormon-20151127-story.html   The comments are another matter.  Some of them aren’t just anti-Mormon, they’re racist.  Haters gotta hate, I suppose.   (Thanks to Cody Quirk for bringing this article to my notice.)   Posted from Madrid, Spain     [Read more…]

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“The inspiring world of medieval Córdoba”

    The latest installment in the bi-weekly Hamblin/Peterson column for the Deseret News has been published:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865642577/The-inspiring-world-of-medieval-Crdoba.html?pg=all   Posted from Madrid, Spain     [Read more…]

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Real madness

    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…]

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