“Risen”

    My wife is still in Hawaii — I’ve been seamlessly replaced there by a neighbor and by her sister — and I’ve spent the whole day back here in the real world creating two midterm examinations with which to torment and afflict my students.  So I decided that I needed to go out for [Read More…]

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“I love Mormons”

    And, as it happens, I like this article.  Very much.   http://www.heraldextra.com/momclick/parenting/peculiar-people/peculiar-people-i-love-mormons/article_9519f243-105b-5737-b7d9-3bbeeb890d6f.html     [Read more…]

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“This is a Woman’s Church”

    In August 2014, Sharon Eubank delivered one of the most popular and well received presentations in the history of FairMormon (or FAIR).  She received a standing ovation.  You can read her remarks (or watch them; they’ll require just under 58 minutes) here:   http://www.fairmormon.org/perspectives/fair-conferences/2014-fairmormon-conference/womans-church     [Read more…]

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“Onomastic Wordplay on ‘Joseph’ and ‘Benjamin’ and ‘Gezera Shawa’ in the Book of Mormon”

    Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture published two new articles today.  Here’s the second:   http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/onomastic-wordplay-on-joseph-and-benjamin-and-gezera-shawa-in-the-book-of-mormon/     [Read more…]

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“’They Were Moved with Compassion’ (Alma 27:4; 53:13): Toponymic Wordplay on ‘Zarahemla’ and ‘Jershon'”

    New today, in Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture:   http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/they-were-moved-with-compassion-alma-274-5313-toponymic-wordplay-on-zarahemla-and-jershon/     [Read more…]

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“How ISIS recruits children, then kills them”

    There’s a new depth of evil here.  It’s almost without precedent:   http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/19/middleeast/isis-child-soldiers/index.html     [Read more…]

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“5 reasons why anecdotes are totally worthless”

    I would want to nuance this a bit, and I think the argument is much more applicable to scientific and medical matters than elsewhere, but it needs to be heard rather widely:   5 reasons why anecdotes are totally worthless     [Read more…]

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“The Science of Waiting in Modern Courtship”

    Obviously, not everything here fits altogether well with a Latter-day Saint approach to the matter.  But it’s interesting and funny.  (I think so, anyway.)   http://nautil.us/issue/33/attraction/shell-text-me-shell-text-me-not     [Read more…]

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“Youth help at Haitian church”

    I love this story, both because it’s about service and because it involves service to people of another faith — service of a kind that some would never expect to come from Latter-day Saints, with our exclusive truth claims and our belief in a universal Christian apostasy:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865647986/Youth-help-at-Haitian-church.html?pg=all     [Read more…]

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Trump contra mundum

    Mr. Donald Trump has repeatedly ridiculed Jeb Bush, hit Dr. Ben Carson for his religious faith, mocked former POW John McCain as a “loser” for having been shot down over North Vietnam, sneered at a disabled disabled man, branded Mexicans as rapists and murderers, called Ted Cruz a “liar” and threatened to sue [Read More…]

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