“The Underwater Archaeologist Who Surfaced Not One, but TWO Ancient Egyptian Cities”

    I’m sure that much of the work is actually rather dull and quite mundane, but, as this article indicates, the payoffs can be remarkable:   The Underwater Archaeologist Who Surfaced Not One, But Two Ancient Egyptian Cities   Posted from Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina     [Read more…]

A world without God?

    Apart from God every activity is merely a passing whiff of insignificance.  (Alfred North Whitehead)   Posted from Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina     [Read more…]

“‘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…]