New Testament 362, 363, 364, 365, and 366

    Matthew 28:16-20 Mark 16:9-20 Luke 24:44-53 John 20:30-31   1.   The gospel of Matthew ends with the so-called “Great Commission”:  “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I [Read More…]

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Music of Christmas 25

    Of course we’re going to do more Händel this Christmas!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f7jhk-IjDo   Posted from Richmond, Virginia   [Read more…]

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“The Perfect Presidential Candidate for an Imperfect Time”

    The conservative writer Jonah Goldberg issues an unusually early endorsement:   http://www.nationalreview.com/article/428968/2015-review-smod-presidential-endorsement   Posted from Richmond, Virginia     [Read more…]

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“The Force Awakens”

    We went to see Episode VII of the Star Wars saga tonight.   We enjoyed it.   I’ve been watching with some amusement as one of the more pretentious among my obsessive critics — his particular favorite theme when discoursing about me is my intellectual vacuity and cultural shallowness — has been holding [Read More…]

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Music of Christmas 24

    Something wonderfully beautiful:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqm-hf1LDV4   The lyrics vary.  (The song was originally written in French, too.)  But here’s one version:   1. Whence is the goodly fragrance flowing, Stealing our senses all away, never the like did come a-blowing, Shepherds, in flow’ry fields of May, Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing, Stealing [Read More…]

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“Interfaith Christmas video created by, features BYU students”

    http://news.byu.edu/archive15-dec-faith%20counts%2015.aspx   Enjoy!   Posted from Richmond, Virginia     [Read more…]

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On Intellectuals

    “One of the categories of people I don’t like much are intellectuals.  People say, ‘Oh, you’re an intellectual,’ and I say, ‘No!’  What is an intellectual?  An intellectual is somebody who thinks ideas are more important than people.” Paul Johnson   Posted from Richmond, Virginia     [Read more…]

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“President Obama’s Top Ten Constitutional Violations of 2015”

    It’s the time of the year for making retrospective lists.  So here’s one:   http://www.nationalreview.com/article/428882/obama-violate-constitution-top-ten-2015   Posted from Richmond, Virginia     [Read more…]

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New Testament [361]

    1 Corinthians 15:3-8   It’s often forgotten that there’s another early Old World witness to the Resurrection of Christ, quite independent from the accounts given by the four gospels: some of the early verses of chapter fifteen in Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians.  (Notice, for example, that it omits mention of the [Read More…]

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“Book of Mormon Central: A New Online Study Tool”

    I’m very excited about the approaching launch of Book of Mormon Central:   http://www.studioetquoquefide.com/2015/12/book-of-mormon-central-new-online-study.html   Needless to say, the Interpreter Foundation is affiliated with and fully supportive of this effort.   I would like to have been there yesterday for the public event, but, well, it’s a fairly lengthy trip from Richmond to Provo. [Read More…]

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