“The First Americans Didn’t Arrive by the Bering Land Bridge, Study Says”

    I believe that it was Kevin Taylor who called my attention to this interesting item a couple of days ago:   http://mentalfloss.com/article/84506/first-americans-didnt-arrive-bering-land-bridge-study-says     [Read more…]

“Fear of Islam in America, Keeping Peace, Sanctuary Cities”

    The first half-hour of this BYU-Radio interview features Dr. Safi Kaskas, with whom my wife and I were privileged to spend a fair amount of time last Saturday, Sunday, and Monday:   https://www.byuradio.org/episode/2b699820-2250-4897-9a5a-96328ece373a/top-of-mind-with-julie-rose-fear-of-islam-in-america-keeping-peace-sanctuary-cities   I’m grateful to my friend Jussi Kemppainen (of Helsinki and Jeddah) for arranging the visit.   You can see some of Dr. [Read More…]

“A Win-Win Situation: Church Partners with Law School to Serve Those in Need”

    Alden Weight called my attention to this item:   https://www.lds.org/church/news/a-win-win-situation-church-partners-with-law-school-to-serve-those-in-need?lang=eng   It should be paired with this:   “LDS Church Collaborates with ASU Law School to Provide Legal Counsel to Immigrants”   I’m proud of the Church for this, and proud of those who’re volunteering.  May the Lord bless them and those with [Read More…]

“Out of the best books”

    An acquaintanceship with the literature of the world may be won by any person who will devote half an hour a day to the careful reading of the best books. The habit of reading good books is one that gives great comfort in all the stages and among all the vicissitudes of life. [Read More…]

In Utah: “A Monumental Mistake”

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/444864/antiquities-act-outdated-progressive-law-bears-ears-national-monument   There are some treasures there.  See also:   “What is Bears Ears? Take a look inside Utah’s new national monument”     [Read more…]

“America’s spies anonymously took down Michael Flynn. That is deeply worrying.”

    Damon Linker, a non-LDS political scientist who taught at BYU for two years in the late 1990s, is no fan of Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn and isn’t unhappy to see him out as Mr. Trump’s national security advisor.   Nor am I.   But Dr. Linker is concerned about the way Mr. Flynn’s [Read More…]

“LDS Church Collaborates with ASU Law School to Provide Legal Counsel to Immigrants”

    I’m delighted to hear about this:   LDS Church Collaborates with ASU Law School to Provide Legal Counsel to Immigrants   Thanks to Doug Ealy for calling it to my notice.     [Read more…]

“On Science, the Left Has Its Own ‘Alternative Facts'”

    An interesting piece out of England:   http://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2017/02/15/on_science_the_left_has_its_own_alternative_facts.html     [Read more…]

“She fell in love with someone who won’t be allowed in”

    From CNN.  Published, appropriately, on St. Valentine’s Day:   http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/14/world/heart-of-the-matter-love-defies-borders/index.html?sr=fbCNN021417heart-of-the-matter-love-defies-borders0601PMVODtopLink&linkId=34492440   There’s a strong Mormon connection.     [Read more…]

“Why Faith Is Necessary to Appreciate the Value of (Book of Mormon) Evidence”

    The invaluable (and prolific) Jeff Lindsay makes an excellent point in this short article:   http://mormanity.blogspot.com/2017/02/why-faith-is-necessary-to-appreciate.html     [Read more…]