News coverage of the new Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple

    Two additional interesting items about the soon-to-be-dedicated Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple:   This one includes a not-quite-six-minute-long radio program and interview.   This one features a beloved figure in BYU, NFL, and Philadelphia sports.       [Read more…]

Have we been grossly misled on questions of gayness and gender?

    Is the new orthodox consensus on homosexuality and gender issues wrong?  Even harmful?   Here’s something worth considering:   http://www.thenewatlantis.com/docLib/20160819_TNA50SexualityandGender.pdf   The authors are Lawrence Mayer and Paul McHugh, both of whom are associated with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, which consistently ranks among the most distinguished in the world.   I expect [Read More…]

God as sculptor

    “A sculptor does not use a ‘manicure set’ to reduce the crude, unshapely marble to a thing of beauty. The saw, the hammer and the chisel are cruel tools, but without them the rough stone must remain forever formless and unbeautiful. To do His supreme work of grace within you, God will take [Read More…]

“How Do We Know the Universe is 13.8 Billion Years Old?”

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2016/08/27/ask-ethan-how-do-we-know-the-universe-is-13-8-billion-years-old/#658a7b4737d4     [Read more…]

BYU takes the honor for the nineteenth year in a row!

    https://www.facebook.com/BYU/photos/a.10150181753837888.324925.89253832887/10154493447902888/?type=3&theater     [Read more…]

The Dutch “Freedom Party” of Geert Wilders

    Many in America have felt considerable sympathy for the anti-immigration Dutch politician Geert Wilders.  I understand this.   However, with his new proposals to close mosques in the Netherlands and altogether to ban the Qur’an, he makes the name of his “Freedom Party” a bad joke.   The Freedom Party is leading in the [Read More…]

“ESPN analyst Desmond Howard’s call on BYU is most ‘foul’”

      Shallow ignorance on a national sports show.   http://www.sltrib.com/home/4291503-155/scott-d-pierce-espn-analyst-desmond   Shocking.       [Read more…]

Love and the Other

    “Love is not just tolerance.  It’s not just distant appreciation.  It’s a warm sense of, ‘I am enjoying the fact that you are you.’” N. T. Wright     [Read more…]

“Trump Campaign CEO Cited Mormon Missionary Service To Slam Romney Sons”

    More than once, a strong undercurrent of anti-Mormonism has been obvious on the Trumpist propaganda site Breitbart News.  (And that’s without even looking at the Breitbart reader comments, which can be bloodcurdling.)   Breitbart’s boss, Mr. Stephen Bannon, now heads up Mr. Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign.   I’ve already mentioned this item from Breitbart, and [Read More…]

“Corvallis woman who taught at American University reacts to attack”

    Thanks to Kevin Taylor for bringing this item, centered on a member of his Latter-day Saint stake, to my attention:   http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/corvallis-woman-who-taught-at-american-university-reacts-to-attack/article_43d3890a-8b97-5b74-828a-a320d85f2133.html#utm_source=gazettetimes.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail-updates%2Fdaily-headlines%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=8C04A5DAC8B0B8EE3593332FE9EED7FB1DE427F3     [Read more…]