“‘Put Away Childish Things’ — Changing How the World Sees the Book of Mormon”

    A nice introduction to Book of Mormon Central, from someone centrally involved in it:   http://www.studioetquoquefide.com/2016/05/ward-fhe-presentation-put-away-childish.html#more   Posted from Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina     [Read more…]

“Libya’s central bank hires safecrackers to break into its own safe”

    A curious story from the unfailingly interesting Middle East:   http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/05/14/libyas-central-bank-hires-safecrackers-to-break-into-own-safe.html?intcmp=hplnws   Posted from Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina     [Read more…]

“A Thought on Book of Mormon Origins”

    The invaluable Jeff Lindsay makes a point about Martin Harris and Charles Anthon that I’ve made myself a few times recently (that I had vaguely suspected for years, but only had confirmed to me a a year or so ago) and, in its support, recommends some reading that I’ve enthusiastically endorsed and that [Read More…]

DN: “The supposed war between religion and science and its casualties”

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865603354/The-supposed-war-between-religion-and-science-and-its-casualties.html   Posted from Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina       [Read more…]

“Mosiah 12-16: Martyr in Disguise”

    Another helpful note on the Interpreter Foundation website from Taylor Halverson: Mosiah 12-16. Martyr in Disguise   Posted from Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina     [Read more…]

“Donald Trump and the ‘John Miller’ Tape: A Question of Character”

    Or — not to worry! — maybe it’s not really a question of character but merely one of sanity:   Washington Post:  “Donald Trump masqueraded as publicist to brag about himself”   Fox News:  “Reporter: Trump leaked tape of himself posing as publicist”   The New Yorker:  “Donald Trump and the ‘John Miller’ Tape: [Read More…]

“The development of early Christian sanctuaries, from temples to homes to basilicas”

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865654236/The-development-of-early-Christian-sanctuaries-from-temples-to-homes-to-basilicas.html   Posted from Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina     [Read more…]

Two comments on transition and change

    We’re here in North Carolina to join in celebrating the graduation of one of our nieces from Duke University.  She will receive a degree in mechanical engineering.  Yesterday, we saw her commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force.  She’s already received assignment to a major air base in the Upper [Read More…]

DN: “An ancient pagan prophecy of Christ?”

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865594809/An-ancient-pagan-prophecy-of-Christ.html   Posted from Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina     [Read more…]

Funny (and sometimes thought-provoking) questions about science

    http://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2016/05/more_hilariously_stupid_science_questions_and_this_time_some_of_them_will_make_you_think_.html   Posted from Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina     [Read more…]