Mormon feminists? “Depends on what you call a feminist”

Early suffragettes

  An interesting dialogue, or parallel interview, with two articulate Latter-day Saint women: http://ldsmag.com/depends-on-what-you-call-a-feminist-a-dialogue/   … [Read more...]

New Testament 103

Galilee with palms

  Matthew 10:37-39Luke 14:25-27; 17:33Compare Matthew 16:24-25; Mark 8:34-35; Luke 9:23-24; John 12:25 These verses are summed up, in  a way, by Luke 13:33:  "Whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple." But it's impossible for me not to think of this passage, as well: Let us here observe, that a religion that does not require the sacrifice of all things never has power sufficient to pro … [Read more...]

Measuring yourself

Sunrise somewhere

  "Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, and your real caliber is measured the consideration and tolerance you have for others." William J. H. Boetcker (1873-1962)   … [Read more...]

“Archaeologists uncover ancient Egyptian tombs with stunning murals”

political map of Egypt, sort of

  I know pretty exactly where this find was made, having been to Luxor and Qurna more times than I can recall: http://io9.com/archaeologists-uncover-ancient-egyptian-tombs-with-stun-1691248293 Egypt is, quite simply, one of the most fascinating places on earth. How I wish that it were stable, prosperous, and free.   … [Read more...]

The Thought Police never sleep

Execution of Marie Antoinette

  Cassandra Hedelius brings an appalling story to my attention, in which Crimethink has been singled out for punishment by the Ministry of Truth at a university on the east coast: http://www.christianpost.com/news/conservative-student-group-commits-act-of-violence-for-refusing-to-participate-in-lgbt-sensitivity-training-135511/ There's no place for petty bourgeois reactionaries and deviationists to hide.  They must be used as public e … [Read more...]

Royal Skousen’s handout for Saturday morning’s conference is now online.

TNRB interior

  A very useful set of links and examples, even if you don't attend the symposium tomorrow morning: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/royal-skousens-a-theory-handout-for-saturdays-conference/ But you ought to attend.   … [Read more...]

“John L. Sorenson’s Complete Legacy: Reviewing ‘Mormon’s Codex’”

A scene on the Grijalva River

  Brant A. Gardner and Mark Alan Wright collaborated to produce the second of this week's two articles in Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/john-l-sorensons-complete-legacy-reviewing-mormons-codex/ Two articles today.  A significant academic symposium tomorrow.  Plans moving forward over the past couple of days for two more symposia.  And at least one new scripture roundtable recorded on Wednesday night.  N … [Read more...]

“Lehi the Smelter: New Light on Lehi’s Profession”

Timna Negev mine entrance

  Neal Rappleye has contributed one of this week's two new articles in Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/lehi-the-smelter-new-light-on-lehis-profession/ I'm pleased beyond expression at the extraordinary and continuing productivity of the Interpreter Foundation, grateful to all those who contribute the time, effort, and material support needed to make it happen. I hope to see you at the … [Read more...]


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