“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Map: Part 1 of 2”

    It’s Friday, so here’s another article from Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture:   Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Map: Part 1 of 2   It’s free, too.  (But need I add that donations to the Interpreter Foundation are very welcome?)   If you see nothing above, please understand that the new, [Read More…]

“About 1 in 3 Economics Studies Don’t Replicate”

    I believe in the academic peer review process.  I think it very useful to both authors and editors.   I’ve undergone scholarly peer review many times myself.  Moreover, the two Mormon-related journals with which I’ve been principally connected have used the same peer review processes that are employed in academia generally.  We replicated the [Read More…]

“Mormons Approaching Orthodoxy”?

    Richard J. Mouw is an extremely prominent Evangelical academic and intellectual, a genuine friend to many Latter-day Saints, and — certainly in my experiences with him — a very good and fair man.   And he’s just published a serious article about his take on Mormon doctrine and on what he takes to [Read More…]

“Only Muslim victim of the Brussels attack was a mother of three”

    Thanks to Charles Steinman for calling this item to my attention:   https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/videos/10153662029821939/?pnref=story   I think it’s important that we not see Muslims only as perpetrators of violence.  In many cases — and very much so in the Middle East and other predominantly Islamic areas — they’re its principal victims.     [Read more…]

Light souls and dark souls

    He that has light within his own clear breast May sit in the centre, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon.  John Milton (1608-1674)     [Read more…]

“Myths, Lies, and Capitalism”

    A very brief but entertaining and informative video featuring Dr. Arthur Brooks, a scholar whose work I greatly admire and have written about:   https://www.prageru.com/courses/economics/myths-lies-and-capitalism     [Read more…]

BOM Mosiah 25

    Among other things, Mosiah 25 is interesting for what it tells us about the demographics of the Book of Mormon peoples.   For example, we learn from verses two and three that the descendants of Mulek outnumbered the people of Nephi, but that, even taken together, the Nephites and Mulekites were  less than half as [Read More…]

“10 Stunning Pictures from NASA’s Release of 3 Million Images”

    Really spectacular:   http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/160406-pictures-nasa-terra-aster-satellites-space-science/     [Read more…]

“The Longest Voyage: Lehi’s Journey to the Promised Land”

    From his base in Brisbane, Australia, Warren Aston has been doing pioneer work for decades now on the the Lehite sojourn in Arabia.   Here’s his most recent article:   http://ldsmag.com/the-longest-voyage-lehis-journey-to-the-promised-land/     [Read more…]

This coming Sunday night in the Phoenix area

    So, to sum up, there’s an event on Friday at noon and another on Saturday evening, both at the LDS Institute in Tempe.  And then, on Sunday night, there’s the event described above.     [Read more…]