“Why I don’t call myself a Mormon feminist”

The temple in SLC

  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865624888/Why-I-don7t-call-myself-a-6Mormon-feminist.html?pg=all   … [Read more...]

“The Pope’s Planetologists”

The planet Saturn

  http://www.methodquarterly.com/2015/02/the-popes-planetologists/ Guy Consolmagno is currently slated to address an Interpreter Foundation conference on science and religion, roughly a year from now.   … [Read more...]

Sad news out of England

Renbourn's first album

   http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/mar/26/guitarist-and-songwriter-john-renbourn-founder-of-pentangle-dies I still own this album on vinyl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlETEjtFDu0 John Renbourn's guitar work captivated me, and I'm happy to say that one of my sons found that very album, years ago, on his own, and was captivated, too.   … [Read more...]

Bad punctuation as capital offense

The stocks in Chapeltown

  “No matter that you have a PhD and have read all of Henry James twice. If you still persist in writing, "Good food at it's best", you deserve to be struck by lightning, hacked up on the spot and buried in an unmarked grave.”  Lynn Truss, Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation … [Read more...]

Today is Hugh Nibley’s birthday

Hugh Nibley

  He would have been 105 years old today. You can read something of his testimony here.   … [Read more...]

“Top NBC Foreign Correspondent: US Strategy in the Middle East Leaving Region ‘Confused’”

ISIS's claims

  You know that things are getting bad if you're Barack Obama and NBC is beginning to criticize you: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/416115/top-nbc-foreign-correspondent-us-strategy-middle-east-leaving-region-confused-andrew It would certainly be nice to have a president!   … [Read more...]

“Why Spring Gets about 30 Seconds Shorter Every Year”

West Virginia apple blossoms

  http://www.livescience.com/50194-spring-equinox-shorter-season.html Did you know about this?   … [Read more...]

“Sustaining the Brethren”

General Conference sustaining vote

  Another Friday, another article in Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture.  And this one is particularly relevant around as we move toward the end of March and the beginning of April: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/sustaining-the-brethren/ I think it should be pretty clear which side the Interpreter Foundation is on.  I hope that our stance and our loyalty won't ever be ambiguous.   … [Read more...]