“Legal Issues, Legal Studies, and the Cold-Blooded Murder of Joseph Smith”

pes-at-democratic-national-headquarters

   Here's a brief but interesting article by the astonishing and astoundingly prolific Jack Welch: http://www.ldsmag.com/article/1/14456  Posted from Orlando, Florida    … [Read more...]

A new LDS commentary on the Revelation of John

"Behold, I make all things new." (Click to enlarge.  Click again to enlarge further.)

  Last night, I called attention to S. Kent Brown's new LDS commentary on the gospel of Luke, which is part of the BYU New Testament Commentary project. Already out is a commentary on the Revelation of John, written by Richard Draper and Michael Rhodes: http://deseretbook.com/Revelation-John-Apostle-Richard-D-Draper/i/5112998 Both of these commentaries are available as ebooks from Deseret Book. Some have asked when and … [Read more...]

More evidence that the L’Affaire Bergdahl is a phony scandal created by Fox News

Several Fox News operatives -- predictably, middle-aged white males, all of them -- standing in front of the offices of one of Fox's front organizations in Washington DC

   http://www.nationaljournal.com/white-house/i-ve-had-enough-when-democrats-quit-on-obama-20140609  Posted from Orlando, Florida    … [Read more...]

Lest we forget: Places then and now

A map of Normandy (Click to enlarge.)

  I had vowed that I would post nothing more related to D-Day.  (My posts on the subject haven't really garnered a whole lot of reaction.) But this series of photographs, brought to my attention by Tracy Hall Jr., so caught my attention, and strikes me as so thought-provoking, that I can't resist another post on the … [Read more...]

“With Christianity, nature’s ‘fine-tuning’ makes sense”

Sir Fred Hoyle Great physicist, Fellow of the Royal Society, and agnostic

  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765619789/With-Christianity-natures-fine-tuning-makes-sense.html  Posted from Orlando, Florida    … [Read more...]

“Christ Appears on the Road to Emmaus”

"The Road to Emmaus" (John Dunne)

   If you're not watching these New Testament videos produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you're missing a good experience for yourself and a powerful teaching tool for your family and perhaps your class members at church: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YlzWPPiH4A  Posted from Orlando, Florida    … [Read more...]

A serious Latter-day Saint commentary on the gospel of Luke

The Sea of Galilee

  My friend, former teacher, and former BYU colleague S. Kent Brown has been working for many years -- despite heavy administrative duties both at BYU (from which he retired a while back) and in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- on a commentary on the gospel of Luke. I'm delighted to say that it has now been published: http://deseretbook.com/Testimony-Luke-S-Kent-Brown/i/5126750 This is the kind of thing that many of … [Read more...]

Lecture: “My Journey as a Scholar of Faith” (Sandra Rogers)

The carillon tower at BYU's Provo, Utah, campus (Click to enlarge.  Click again to enlarge further.)

  I like the idea behind this lecture series very much: http://bystudyandfaith.wordpress.com/my-journey-as-a-scholar-of-faith-lecture-sandra-rogers/ Of course, given the fact that I've launched and run a website called "Mormon Scholars Testify," you probably shouldn't be too surprised that I like it.  Posted from Orlando, Florida    … [Read more...]


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