Coming up on Wednesday evening, 12 April 2017

    Professor Royal Skousen will give a presentation on Wednesday evening, 12 April 2017, regarding the latest product of his ongoing Book of Mormon Critical Text Project.  Please make a note on your calendar.  I’ll post precise details as I obtain them, but it seems that the program will be held in the “Education [Read More…]

Latter-day Saints who failed to support Mr. Trump need to repent?

    If the reports are accurate, Mr. Don Peay, who headed the presidential campaign for Mr. Donald J. Trump in Utah last year, exceeded his ecclesiastical authority big time the other day, and blurred the distinction between church and state in a rather offensive and quite inappropriate manner:   “Trump’s Utah point man calls [Read More…]

I hope that all Latter-day Saints will join in this.

    I certainly plan to do so.   https://www.lds.org/church/news/plan-to-participate-in-churchs-prince-of-peace-easter-initiative?lang=eng   Posted from Newport Beach, California     [Read more…]

“Elder David A. Bednar defends traditional marriage in New York”

    A member of the Council of the Twelve participated recently on a program in New York City with Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, and Rabbi Meir Soloveichik of the Congregation Shearith Israel in New York, who is also director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva [Read More…]

“God’s Love for Mankind”

    A pretty serious statement of friendship and appreciation for Islam by Elder Carlos Asay (1926-1999), who served as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy and, after being named an emeritus General Authority, as president of the Salt Lake Temple:   https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/selected-articles/god-s-love-mankind   I don’t think he would be pleased at the anti-Islamic [Read More…]

“Bad Incentives Push Universities to Protect Rogue Scientists”

    It’s very sad to read of such things, but it can hardly be a surprise:   http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/03/bad_incentives_push_universities_to_protect_rogue_scientists.html   Posted from Newport Beach, California     [Read more…]

Divine Homesickness

    “My soul comes from better worlds and I have an incurable homesickness for the stars.” Nikos Kazantzakis   Posted from Newport Beach, California     [Read more…]

“It Turns Out That a Less-Christian America Might Be a Worse America”

    For those secularists who dream of a post-Christian America:   http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/445870/it-turns-out-less-christian-america-might-be-worse-america   They probably won’t get what they hope for.  But they probably wouldn’t really like it — not entirely, anyway — if they did.   Posted from Newport Beach, California     [Read more…]

“LDS Women at the Pulpit”

    A new podcast, available via the Interpreter Foundation website:   LDS Perspectives Podcasts: LDS Women at the Pulpit with Jenny Reeder and Kate Holbrook   Posted from Newport Beach, California     [Read more…]

“Top Three Archaeological Finds from 2016 that Confirm Biblical History”

    The article’s title may be just a bit on the grandiose side, but these discoveries certainly do make the historicity of the Bible more concrete, and they lend no support at all to the cause of the biblical minimalists (briefly addressed here and here) and of the “Jesus mythicists” (briefly addressed here and [Read More…]