The large and the small of it

An artist's image of a galaxy

  A very fun site for visualizing -- to the very limited extent that we're capable of visualizing -- the vast size of the universe and the unbelievably small proportions of some of the things within it.  The range is beyond breathtaking: http://www.htwins.net/scale2/ Thanks to David Wills for calling this site to my notice.   … [Read more...]

Elder Holland in California

Chapman University buildings

   The transcript and a full video of Elder Holland's remarks at Chapman University can be found here: http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/mormon-apostle-delivers-message-on-faith-family-religious-freedom-at-california-university I think it's a very significant speech. And Hugh Hewitt conducted an extremely engaging thirty-five minute interview with Elder Holland for his national radio program.  You can listen to it h … [Read more...]

Making the world a better place

a violin in its open case

  “No one should be allowed to play the violin until he has mastered it.”  (Jim Fiebig)   … [Read more...]

An event on the evening of Sunday, 8 March, in American Fork

An event in American Fork

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“Elder Holland calls on Christians to unite to counter trends harming faith, family, and religious freedom”

Schmid Gate, at Chapman University

   An important address down in Southern California: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865622999/Elder-Holland-calls-on-Christians-to-unite-to-counter-trends-harming-faith-family-and-religious.html   … [Read more...]

“The Implications of Past-Tense Syntax in the Book of Mormon”

London, 1550

  Another Friday.  Another article from Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture. The title may put you off. But don't be put off. The implications of this article, if it's valid, are extraordinarily important.  Profound.  And a serious challenge to skeptics. Read the abstract, and I think you'll see what I me … [Read more...]

“Oldtown Funk,” in Provo

Brother Alex Boyé, from his website

  Here's some fun, if you have four minutes. Alex Boyé, of (among other things) the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, has released a remake of the massive Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars hit Uptown Funk, with a twist.  And the twist isn't merely that it was produced in Provo, Utah.  Look at his dancers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjRlJvOxIY0 And here's an interview with Brother Boyé and one of the dancers on the Fox News netw … [Read more...]

“How the Cross Taunts ISIS”

Rabbula Crucifixion

  A powerful little article by a Roman Catholic priest that manages to link the horrific headlines from today's Middle East with the triumphant message of Easter: http://www.realclearreligion.org/articles/2015/02/27/how_the_cross_taunts_isis.html   … [Read more...]


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