A fabulous wedding “haka”

    This is great fun.   The video is just under three minutes long.  Watch it to the end, where the bride and groom themselves get involved:   http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/life-style/76144011/Passionate-wedding-haka-brings-bride-to-tears   Some will be able to tell that this is obviously a Mormon couple, married in the Hamilton New Zealand Temple.   We didn’t have a [Read More…]

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“Two men of faith and science”

    The most recent installment of the regular Hamblin/Peterson column for the Deseret News is up:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865646012/Two-men-of-faith-and-science.html     [Read more…]

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Where do I come from?

    “My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.” Jalal al-Din Rumi (d. AD 1273)   [Read more…]

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“Nephi and Goliath: A Reappraisal of the Use of the Old Testament in 1 Nephi”

    Ben McGuire delivered this paper at the 2001 FAIR conference (now FairMormon):   http://www.fairmormon.org/perspectives/fair-conferences/2001-fair-conference/2001-nephi-and-goliath-a-reappraisal-of-the-use-of-the-old-testament-in-first-nephi     [Read more…]

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A strong leader who can fill whole stadiums!

    I listened to Jesse Watters on Fox’s The Five about an hour ago.   I’ve always liked that program, and have enjoyed Watters.   Increasingly, though, I’m seeing ostensibly conservative people abandoning their principles, and I would be lying if I were to say that the sight hasn’t left me horrified and disheartened [Read More…]

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“To ‘See and Hear'”

    Today’s new article from Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture is now up and (as always) easily accessible at no charge:   http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/to-see-and-hear/#more-8117   Thanks to all of the volunteers and donors who have made this possible!     [Read more…]

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“Can you exercise too much?”

    This has been a concern of mine for years.  I resolved while still in early adulthood to avoid the problem, and I’ve kept my vow:   http://www.statnews.com/2016/01/21/can-you-exercise-too-much/   Seriously, though, this is an interesting article.  Very few of us, I think, are in danger of overexercise.     [Read more…]

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“Muslims and Mormons: An Interfaith Event at Harvard featuring BYU Professor Daniel Peterson”

    I can’t remember whether I’ve posted this before.  Truth be told, I’d forgotten that it was online, and I only found it again a day or two ago by sheer coincidence while looking for something else.  I thought that some might perhaps find it interesting.  It was recorded back in late March of [Read More…]

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“Against Trump”

    Donald Trump picked up the endorsement of Sarah Palin earlier this week.  And now he’s garnered the endorsement of Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson.  I don’t think I could be more impressed today if he were to announce the support of every single male and female performer for World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.   In other [Read More…]

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What is the true measure of a man (or woman)?

    “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” Samuel Johnson (d. 1784)     [Read more…]

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