“Cosmos, Earth, and Man” in my two eager hands

    You may or may not be aware that the Interpreter Foundation not only publishes a journal and posts scripture roundtable discussions, but also issues books.  Here are the volumes that have already been published:   Books   And I’m pleased to say that I now have, in my hot little hands, a copy [Read More…]

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Two lectures on the BYU campus tomorrow at 4 PM, and one following

    I really wish that I could hear this lecture tomorrow afternoon, at BYU’s Wheatley Institution, in which the speaker will contend that America is, as a matter of fact and contrary to many predictions and some perceptions, not growing more secular:   http://wheatley.byu.edu/events/individual.cfm?id=202   Unfortunately, I’m scheduled to speak at precisely the same [Read More…]

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“Jacob 1-4. Seek the Kingdom of God”

    Taylor Halverson offers another helpful item for students and teachers in the Gospel Doctrine classes of the Church: Jacob 1-4. Seek the Kingdom of God.     [Read more…]

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“Elder Holland answers questions from a missionary who returned early due to mental problems in personal video”

    http://www.ldsliving.com/Elder-Holland-Answers-Questions-from-a-Missionary-Who-Returned-Early-Due-to-Mental-Problems-in-Personal-Video/s/81515?utm_source=ldsliving&utm_medium=email     [Read more…]

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Haaretz: “A mission to bring Jewish bagels to the heart of Mormon country”

      http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/food/1.707688   Haaretz is Israel’s oldest daily newspaper.     [Read more…]

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“Think You Can Drive Fast Enough to Escape an Erupting Volcano?”

    Or, in other words, are people in Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming doomed?   http://www.wired.com/2016/03/think-can-drive-fast-enough-escape-erupting-volcano/     [Read more…]

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BOM The Words of Mormon

    In today’s reading, The Words of Mormon, a voice from many centuries later, out of chronological order, shows up in the record.  It’s the voice of the prophet-editor Mormon, from whom the Book of Mormon as a whole takes its name.   The little book, known as “The Words of Mormon,” represents a major [Read More…]

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So many losses

    With the sudden and untimely passing of Stephen Webb (you can read his obituary here), I find myself thinking back to a poem by Theodore Roethke about another premature death.  Oddly, I first came upon it, and was very moved by it, when it appeared in a college admissions test of some kind — [Read More…]

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Mournful News

    Stephen H. Webb, 1961-2016 Inexpressibly sad.   Posted from San Jose, California     [Read more…]

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Three reflections on the other night’s Republican debate

    “Donald Trump: The Post-Truth Candidate”   “Donald Trump is Melting Down”   “Culture Rot: Donald Trump is the Effect, Not the Cause”   And, as a bonus, Ann Palmieri called my attention to this important documentary analysis of the recent debates:   https://www.facebook.com/CarolRosenthal/videos/10153943764088680/?pnref=story   The level of discourse and discussion has been appalling, [Read More…]

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