Got enemies?

    “You have enemies?  Good.  That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” Sir Winston Churchill   Posted from Salt Lake City, Utah     [Read more…]

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“An early look at the Provo City Center Temple”

    I’m really quite excited for this new temple to come online:   http://www.ksl.com/?sid=37339775&nid=1284&title=an-early-look-at-the-provo-city-center-temple&fm=home_page&s_cid=topstory   Posted from Salt Lake City, Utah   [Read more…]

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Only 42 days, 4 hours, 35 minutes, and 58 seconds until Christmas

    The Interpreter Foundation has already published several books:   http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/books/   Do you have them?   Do all your neighbors, friends, and loved ones have them?   If not, you’d better hurry, because there are additional books just slightly over the horizon.     [Read more…]

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“A Great Sifting Time”

    It is not always easy to live in the world and not be a part of it. We cannot live entirely with our own or unto ourselves, nor would we wish to. We must mingle with others. In so doing, we can be gracious. We can be inoffensive. We can avoid any spirit [Read More…]

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“Mormonism and the ‘terrible questions'”

    This week’s Thursday column for the Deseret News:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865641246/Mormonism-and-the-terrible-questions.html     [Read more…]

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“Mars’ Moon Phobos is Slowly Falling Apart”

    The planet Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos.  But Phobos is apparently heading for catastrophic structural failure in just 30-50 million years:   http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/phobos-is-falling-apart   So cook up some popcorn, put on a coat, grab your binoculars, put out a lawn chair, and enjoy the show!     [Read more…]

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Two interesting comments from outsiders on the controversial recent policy change

    The first is from Noah Feldman, and appeared in the Bloomberg View:   “Mormons’ Peace with Gay Marriage Only Goes So Far”   I almost called this post “Two comments from Gentiles on the controversial recent policy change.”  But then I thought, “No, can’t do that.  Noah Feldman is Jewish.”  Then I thought, “But [Read More…]

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Freedom of Thought in the Church

    I love this quotation from President Hugh B. Brown, who was first counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for my early formative years and for whom I had (and have) great admiration:   “I admire men and women who have developed the questioning spirit, who [Read More…]

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“Faith, Reason, and the Critical Study of Mormon Apologetics”

    A panel discussion was convened on this topic at Utah Valley University on Friday afternoon.  I wasn’t a participant and, as it turned out, I was unable to attend.   However, texts have now been posted for the various presentations:   http://ldsmag.com/faith-reason-and-the-critical-study-of-mormon-apologetics/   And here’s a summary of the discussion as seen by [Read More…]

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New Testament 310

    Matthew 26:21-25 Mark 14:18-21 John 13:21-30 Compare Luke 22:21-23   Two quick observations:   1.   Each of the eleven apostles who were innocent in this matter worried that he might be the one who would betray Jesus.  This is commendable.  On this occasion, at least, none of them seems to have imagined himself [Read More…]

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