Two examples of Muslims generously helping Christians

    As a relief from the relentless drumbeat of bad news from and about Muslims — much of it, without question, generated by evil people wrapping themselves and their evil acts in the mantle of Islam, but some of it unjust, unfair, distorted, misrepresented, and flatly unbalanced — I offer the following two stories [Read More…]

“Trump’s Virtual Lynch Mob”

    Those who’ve been paying attention are aware of the violent thuggery that has surrounded some Trumpist rallies, as well as of the Leader’s encouragement of such violence and his offers to pay any legal expenses (should such arise) incurred by the thugs.   And now there’s this.   I find Trumpism repulsive and [Read More…]

“Remembering a time when Mormon missionaries helped refugees by aiding ‘boat people'”

    It was, and is, simply the Christian thing to do:     [Read more…]

“A Muslim and a Mormon walk into a bar”

    A nice little piece from New York City:     [Read more…]

“What Makes a Person Creepy?”

    People who encounter me have wondered about this question for years.  But, now, science comes to the rescue!   What Makes a Person Creepy?     [Read more…]

Friday through Sunday in the Phoenix area

    One more — one last — post about what I’ll be doing in Arizona this weekend:   On Friday, at 11:30 AM, I’ll be speaking about Mormonism and Islam at the LDS Institute at Arizona State University in Tempe.  The event is aimed at the students there, as well as a few invited guests, [Read More…]

On mockery

    “You can spit on a rose, but it’s still a rose.”  (Marty Rubin)   I guess this remark stands out to me because I’ve been reading too many anti-Mormons of late.     [Read more…]

“Why are companies taking sides against religious liberty?”

    The tide in the American culture wars has definitely turned.  And, on the whole, it has turned against religious believers:     [Read more…]

Why we will still have immigrants, even after the November election

    “I have actually — believe it or not, I have a lot of friends that are Muslim . . .  In most cases, they’re very rich Muslims, OK? . . .  They’ll come in.  And you’ll have exceptions.” Mr. Donald Trump, as quoted on MSNBC   It’s who you know, after all.   [Read More…]

BOM Alma 1

    With today’s reading, Alma 1, we enter into the single longest book within the Book of Mormon.   One of the things that strike me about it is its depiction of persecution, first directed against the Church and its members by apostates but then, inappropriately and unrighteously, returned by Church members against their persecutors. [Read More…]