BOM Alma 34

    I cannot begin to do justice to today’s reading, Alma 34.  So I won’t try.   But I’ll mention a couple of quick points:   1.   Our Evangelical Protestant critics like to suggest that we believe that we’ll earn our way into heaven.  And, unfortunately, some of us have spoken sloppily, and [Read More…]

Even deeper back in time

    Coming over from Holy Island, Lindisfarne, to Cumbria yesterday, we chose a slower road in order to visit Hadrian’s Wall — another area of Britain that I’ve long wanted to see but that, in more trips to the United Kingdom than I can count, extending over the better part of five decades, I never have. [Read More…]

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Out of the solitude and silence of Lindisfarne

    My wife and I spent the night on Holy Island, as the isle of Lindisfarne has been known for many centuries.  It’s easy to drive over here at broad intervals, but, when the tide is in, this place becomes truly an island, separate from the coast of England.   By fortunate coincidence, we [Read More…]

BOM Alma 33

    Two quick points about Alma 33:   1.   In this chapter, Alma cites not only Moses but Zenos (well known to readers of the Book of Mormon for Jacob 5) and Zenock as support for the doctrine that God has a son.   I have no solid proof for this, but it [Read More…]

Why water is essential to life

    Fascinating research from Ohio State University:   P.S.:  Notice the names of the researchers.  Are Americans going into science and engineering any more?  (Anecdotal evidence:  My nephew completed a Ph.D. in engineering at a top-three engineering school a number of years ago.  Out of, I believe, fifteen in his entering class, [Read More…]

The Dead Sea is shrinking rapidly.

    I’ve watched it happening.  The Dead Sea is considerably smaller and lower than it was when I first saw it in 1978.  Here’s a fascinating article about the topic:   So you should visit the Dead Sea area with me soon, before the Sea becomes even smaller.   Posted from Lindisfarne, Northumbria, [Read More…]