Video Presentation: “‘These Were Days Never to Be Forgotten’: The Witnesses to the Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon”

    http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/video-presentation-these-were-days-never-to-be-forgotten-the-witnesses-to-the-coming-forth-of-the-book-of-mormon/     [Read more…]

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BOM 2 Nephi 17

    Today’s reading — 2 Nephi 17 (= Isaiah 7) — contains, in verse 14, one of the most famous of all messianic prophecies:   Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.   It’s already quoted as applying to Jesus of Nazareth in Matthew 1:23, and it’s actually difficult [Read More…]

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On seeking revenge

    “He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.” John Milton     [Read more…]

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“The Night Chris Christie Killed the Romney Campaign”

    Despite his notable strengths, there are several reasons why I can’t warm up to Chris Christie.  And this episode is certainly one of them:   http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430792/chris-christie-barack-obama-2012-hurricane-sandy     [Read more…]

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“Early Mormon Missionaries”

    Jabra Ghneim called my attention to this fascinating site, which many interested in family history are likely to find useful:   https://history.lds.org/missionary/   It took me all of about five seconds to locate an entry about my wife’s grandfather, whom I never met.  I learned several things from it.     [Read more…]

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“The Soul and the City”

    I think that it may be time once again to call attention to Ralph Hancock’s excellent and always thought-provoking blog:   http://www.patheos.com/blogs/soulandcity/     [Read more…]

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“The Science of Hillary Clinton’s Coin Toss Victories”

    I’m not a big Hillary Clinton fan.   (I’m being deliberately gentle here:  I actually think she probably deserves indictment.  And that’s only on the matter of the State Department emails.  Beyond which there are many, many, many more reasons to oppose her bid for the presidency.)   But her victory in six [Read More…]

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“Thomas Jefferson was a Muslim”

    Thanks to Jabra Ghneim for pointing this fascinating book review out to me:   https://newrepublic.com/article/117173/thomas-jeffersons-quran-denise-spellberg-reviewed     [Read more…]

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“Do You KnoWhy? Book of Mormon Central, Month 1”

    A lot of good work has been done over the past decades on the Book of Mormon.   But it’s been scattered, and much of it is out of print and difficult to find or access.   Book of Mormon Central is now opening that treasure house up and making it very accessible [Read More…]

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“Why the question of God matters”

    My latest weekly assault on goodness and reason in the pages of the Deseret News:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865646879/Why-the-question-of-God-matters.html   According to some of the commenters, I appear to be an apologist for theocracy who seeks to persuade poor and suffering people to simply endure their condition rather than to attempt to improve it.  And [Read More…]

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