Preparing for my lectures at BYU Education Week

icon of resurrection

  There is, I'm guessing, at least a remote possibility that somebody out there might attend my BYU Education Week lectures on 19-22 August. So I thought that a recommendation might not be amiss: Part of my lectures -- certainly on the first day -- will concentrate on the resurrection narratives in Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, and John 20-21. I'll try to summarize those passages during my lectures, and will certainly comment on them, … [Read more...]

“The Savior wants to forgive”

A view of the dawn sky

  Another marvelous conversion story: The late Christopher Hitchens loved to claim that "religion poisons everything."  This story -- and there are hundreds of thousands, probably millions, like it --  suggests that he was (very) wrong.   … [Read more...]

I lack sufficient faith, I suppose

atheism slide

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Pornography in federal government offices

government construction workers

  If a fair number of suggestive word plays is likely to bother you, don't read this. On the other hand, if it would bother you to learn that your tax dollars are paying federal employees to surf the internet for porn, you might want to read it.   … [Read more...]

“Guardians of the Galaxy”

I wish I'd gone there more often.

  My wife and I just got back from watching the latest Marvel Comics movie. I've seen really positive reviews for it, but, truth be told, I was a bit disappointed.  I knew it would be summer fluff, but there was a bit less there than even I had expected.  It's amusing, though, and has some good humor.  If you want something entirely light and without significance, you could do worse. Last night, while I was doing some brainless and repetitive work, … [Read more...]

“President Obama Lied about Obamacare”

Mr. Hannity of Fox

   As at least two people have pointed out, I get all of my news and "facts" from Sean Hannity, whom I very seldom watch and whose radio show I've rarely heard and have never heard for its entire length, and from Fox News. They're right, of course. For many years, Sean Hannity moonlighted as "Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA)," in which guise he pretended (for unknown but certainly fiendish Fox News reasons) to support the so-called … [Read more...]

Richard Dawkins walks into a metaphorical buzz saw

formerly a scientist

  The vocal and seemingly omnipresent atheist Richard Dawkins hasn't done himself many favors with this one:   … [Read more...]

Three political cartoons

Remember Hillary's "Reset" button?

 From the two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning cartoonist Michael Ramirez:      … [Read more...]