“Be different.”

    “Don’t be like anybody else. Be different. Then you can make a contribution. Otherwise, you just echo something; you’re just a reflection.” Hugh Nibley   [Read more…]

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“Marco Rubio is the solid conservative who can beat Hillary”

    One conservative columnist has made his choice:   http://www.nationalreview.com/article/429092/marco-rubio-conservative-polls-beats-hillary-clinton   It’s a choice that I could be satisfied with.     [Read more…]

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“A New Way to Study and Share the Book of Mormon”

    This is a really big deal:   http://ldsmag.com/a-new-way-to-study-and-share-the-book-of-mormon/     [Read more…]

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“Five Campaign Logos Hillary Should Use to Up Her Pandering Game in the New Year”

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/429140/hillary-clinton-campaign-logos-pandering-suggestions   Incidentally, here’s an opportunity to hear Hillary’s attempt at a southern black dialect:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWRoEpYuHwI   (Can you imagine, by the way, what the reaction would be if a conservative were to give so political a sermon in a church?  The American Civil Liberties Union would be having a meltdown.  The [Read More…]

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“New Year a time for looking both backward and forward”

    I published this column a year ago, but it’s still as relevant as it was then (which may, of course, be “not very”):   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618763/New-year-a-time-for-looking-both-backward-and-forward.html     [Read more…]

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“Business Secrets of the Pharaohs”

    Looking for that Secret Something® that will power you and/or your business to new heights during 2016?   Why not turn to tried and true principles of success from the past — including the very distant past?   http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/entertainment/articles/2012-12/05/peep-show-mark-corrigan-business-secrets-of-the-pharaohs     [Read more…]

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“How Islamic Law Can Take On ISIS”

    I failed to note this article, from roughly six weeks ago, written by a Muslim thinker whom I’ve admired since I first heard him speak back around 1983:   http://theconversation.com/how-islamic-law-can-take-on-isis-50113   I think that this is the way Muslims need to move forward and to defeat the obscurantists and extremists in their midst.   [Read More…]

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“The Story Behind the Revelations: Using the Joseph Smith Papers to Better Understand the Doctrine and Covenants”

    At the August 2014 FairMormon conference, historians Matthew C. Godfrey and Matthew J. Grow (both of whom work for the Church History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; see their biographies here) illustrated ways in which the ongoing Joseph Smith Papers project sheds light on the setting, origin, text, and [Read More…]

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BOM 1 Nephi 5

    Of the many things that could be said about 1 Nephi 5, I choose to focus, today at least, on up and down.   In 1 Nephi 5:1, Nephi and his brothers come “down” from Jerusalem to the “wilderness” where his parents, Lehi and Sariah, anxiously await their return.  (Cf. 1 Nephi 5:5.)   In 1 Nephi [Read More…]

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“You are immoral if you eat fish!”

    C. S. Lewis once predicted that the day would eventually come when we would be ethically permitted to eat only cabbage — but, even then, only if the cabbage had been certified to have died a natural death.   That day may be almost at hand:   http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/429097/you-are-immoral-if-you-eat-fish     [Read more…]

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