METI lives

    I was pleased to find, in my office mailbox this afternoon, two copies of a new dual-language Armenian/English book, On This Day: The Armenian Church Synaxarion: February, translated by Edward G. Mathews, Jr., of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York.   This is the latest publication from BYU’s Middle Eastern Texts [Read More…]

“Many scientific ‘truths’ are, in fact, false”

    Many scientific “truths” are, in fact, false   I post this not to demonize science — for which I have enormous respect — but to warn against idolizing science and scientists.   It’s a human enterprise, and they’re human.     [Read more…]

BOM Mosiah 3

    With regard to today’s reading, Mosiah 3, I simply want to quote a few verses and then pose a question:   For behold, the time cometh, and is not far distant, that with power, the Lord Omnipotent who reigneth, who was, and is from all eternity to all eternity, shall come down from heaven among the children of men, [Read More…]

President Russell M. Nelson and local missionaries featured on Houston TV

    It’s nice to see such coverage:   http://abc13.com/1234890/     [Read more…]

Father Trump Knows Best, in His Little House on the Prairie

  And he’s plainly leaving it to Beaver, Ozzie and Harriet, the Rev. Norman Vincent Peale, and Norman Rockwell:   Click on this thing to enlarge it.   I don’t know who bears responsibility for this image of the pious paterfamilias Donald Trump — I would be much more than happy to, um, “credit” him or her [Read More…]

Mit brennender Sorge

    I wake up today with a feeling of deep foreboding, for today is the day on which — it seems likely — the Republican Party will be grievously wounded by surging Trumpism.  And the damage that will probably be done to American conservatism will be deep and lasting.   There is a chance [Read More…]

Which holiday did earlier Christians consider most important?

    During the first 13 centuries after the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, no one thought of setting up a creche to celebrate Christmas.  The pre-eminent Christian holiday was Easter, not Christmas. Nancy Pearcey         [Read more…]

“Donald Trump has a Mormon problem”

    And I’m very happy about it:   http://www.sltrib.com/news/3640968-155/donald-trump-not-yuuge-among-mormon   My people are doing themselves proud on this.   Remember the supposed prophecy about the Mormons saving the Constitution when it’s hanging by a thread?     [Read more…]

“An Open Letter to Donald Trump”

    I agree with this open letter by Brandon Stanton:   http://www.ibtimes.com/donald-trump-slammed-humans-new-york-journalist-brandon-stanton-open-letter-2336131     [Read more…]

“LDS Church Temples”

    Perhaps you’re already aware of this site.  But perhaps you’re not.   If you love temples, though, as I do, you’ll enjoy checking in on it from time to time.  And there’s a lot to explore besides the frequent updates:   http://www.ldschurchtemples.com     [Read more…]


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