“Yellowstone about to blow? Scientists warning over SUPER-VOLCANO that could kill MILLIONS”

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/632054/Yellowstone-about-to-blow-1-in-10-chance-super-volcano-will-kill-millions   Is it just coincidence that Wyoming’s governor is a Republican, that every member of its congressional delegation (both Senate and House) is a Republican, and that its state legislature is overwhelmingly Republican?   Hmmmmm?   It’s clear that Republicans just don’t care about the environment.   No Democrat-controlled state has permitted [Read More…]

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“Editorial In Saudi Daily: The West Made Mistakes With North Korea; It Is Now Repeating Them With Iran”

    An opinion from the Middle East, from one of Iran’s neighbors:   http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/8935.htm#_end     [Read more…]

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“Faithful Latter-day Saints Dealing with the New LDS policy on Same-Sex Marriage”

    A calm, believing voice:   http://mormanity.blogspot.com/2016/01/faithful-latter-day-saints-dealing-with.html     [Read more…]

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“Untangling Scripture from the Philosophies of Men”

    Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture wishes you a very happy Friday and a pleasant weekend with yet another article:   http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/untangling-scripture-from-the-philosophies-of-men/     [Read more…]

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“Christian Printer Punished by the Gov’t for Refusing to Print Gay Pride T-Shirts”

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/12/31/christian-printer-punished-by-the-govt-for-refusing-to-print-gay-pride-t-shirts-scored-a-major-victory-earlier-this-year-but-the-battle-isnt-over/   (Thanks to Kevin Taylor for alerting me to this item.)   Is a Jewish printer legally obligated to produce materials for the American Nazi Party if the Nazis request his services?   Should a black tailor be compelled to create robes for the Ku Klux Klan?   Must a homosexual owner [Read More…]

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“‘Look Over All the Land Round About’: El Mirador!”

    In this final entry from his recent trip to archaeological sites in Mesoamerica, Neal Rappleye reports on the magnificent ruins of a large Preclassic Maya city — El Mirador, in lowland Guatemala’s Petén — reflecting along the way on the potential significance of some of its features for understanding the Book of Mormon: [Read More…]

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Robert M. Cundick: “Well done, thou good and faithful servant”

    My wife and I were very saddened this morning — though not altogether surprised, since he had been ailing for quite some time — to learn that our dear friend Bob Cundick, distinguished composer and former Tabernacle organist and one of the kindest, humblest, most sincere men we’ve ever known, had passed away. [Read More…]

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BOM 1 Nephi 13

    There is much, very much, that could be discussed in the comparatively long chapter of 1 Nephi 13.  But, mercifully constrained by the life-saving, self-imposed requirement that I be brief, I’ll limit myself to passing mention of two items.   1.   It’s in this chapter that we meet Nephi’s famous “great and abominable [Read More…]

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Three quotations about punctuation

    I’m a really, really serious editor, and I’m really, really dedicated to proper punctuation.  Why?  Because it matters.   Fortunately, I’m not quite the only person who thinks this way.  Lynne Truss does, as well.  Here are three quotations from her:   “A panda walks into a cafe. He orders a sandwich, eats [Read More…]

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“Larycia Hawkins ‘Flabbergasted’ by Wheaton’s Move to Fire Her”

    It would be inaccurate to say that my vote would count for nothing at Wheaton College, near Chicago.  On the contrary:  With regard to theology, my vote, coming from a Mormon, would almost certainly do substantial damage to anyone or anything receiving it.   But I do want to publicly say, for what it’s worth, that [Read More…]

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