“Dissatisfied liberal Mormons find refuge in the Community of Christ”

Independence Missouri Pseudo-Temple

  I realize that there might be several members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that I don't personally know, but . . .  well, I've seen and heard absolutely nothing to suggest the existence of the supposed trend reported here by the British newspaper The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/oct/01/women-lgbt-mormons-community-of-christ And the numbers reported by the author, from which this alleged trend has been … [Read more...]

“The Temple: A Multifaceted Center and Its Problems”

New York City's temple

  Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture posted two articles today.  (I've been busy, and am a bit late in announcing this.)  Here's one of them: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/the-temple-a-multi-faceted-center-and-its-problems/  Posted from New York City    … [Read more...]

Two from the Greatest Generation

Foy and DuPre

  My wife and I were privileged yesterday to share our brief flight from Rochester to Newark with John D. Foy (90), of Rochester, New York, and Peter B. DuPré (92), of Fairport, New York.  (I have their permission to use their names and their photograph.) Mr. Foy served in the combat infantry in General Patton's Third Army, to which my father also belonged, and Mr. DuPré was a medic in the European theater, although I didn't catch what unit he belonged to.  (He … [Read more...]

“Israeli intel thwarts first known ISIS plot inside Jewish state”

  http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/10/01/israeli-intel-thwarts-first-known-isis-plot-inside-jewish-state/?intcmp=hplnws  Posted from New York City   … [Read more...]

Could a dinosaur-killing asteroid also have intensified Earth’s volcanic eruptions?

Bolide collision

   http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/10/could-dino-killing-asteroid-have-pumped-up-giant-volcanoes/  Posted from New York City    … [Read more...]

It was scarcely easy for them

Attentat in Carthage

  The Smith family’s trust in Joseph came at a very high price. They moved with him from New York to Ohio to Missouri to Illinois, chased by mobs. Hyrum Smith, the Prophet’s older brother, followed him faithfully to a violent death at Carthage Jail. Lucy Mack Smith gives some sense of the sorrow that the family endured in her account of the day that the bodies of Joseph and Hyrum were brought back from Carthage to Nauvoo:After the corpses were washed, and dressed in the … [Read more...]

“LDS Church Increases Aid to Refugees in Europe”

REfugees from Syria

  http://lds.net/blog/life/mormon-culture/service/lds-church-increases-aid-refugees-europe/?utm_source=lds.net+users&utm_campaign=572604ccb2-Week_43_Newsletter_Oct_01_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_608611419d-572604ccb2-86348953  Posted from New York City    … [Read more...]

From Manhattan

A view of Manhattan

   New York now leads the world’s great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn’t make a sudden move. David Letterman   Posted from New York City   … [Read more...]