“Getting It Wrong: How Not to Save LDS Youth in a Secular Age”

At the corner of Bloor and Avenue, in Toronto

  An excellent and (as usual) very thoughtful post from J. Max Wilson: http://www.sixteensmallstones.org/getting-it-wrong-how-not-to-save-lds-youth-in-a-secular-age/   … [Read more...]

Je suis Charlie

Paris: Luxembourg Gardens

  As the horrific news out of Paris continues to unfold, I want to go on public record as clearly as I can.  I shouldn't really have to do so, but at least a few out there seem to want to believe that I never acknowledge the evils done in the name of Islam.  So, once again, I acknowledge and denounce them: I condemn, as strongly as I can, the terrorist executions carried out at the editorial offices of Charlie Hebdo.  I pray for the families and friends of th … [Read more...]

More on that newly unveiled likely site of Jesus’ trial before Pilate

Munkacsy, Pilate, and Jesus

  In response to my earlier post on the topic, my colleague Eric Huntsman has directed me to some pictures that he's posted of the probable steps where Pilate would have presented Jesus to the crowds (which are somewhat south of the citadel, since the barracks would not have been in the palace proper).  You need to scroll down a bit to the section that begins with a picture of "The Builders of Jerusalem Garden," and particularly to the second, on "The Hidden Gate."  He also … [Read more...]

On middle age

DM from Wikimedia Commons kjlfksjldkfjlsdkjls

  "Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that, in a week or two, he'll feel as good as ever." Don Marquis (d. 1937), American writer and humorist    … [Read more...]

“Is this the site of Jesus’ trial?”

David's Tower from Wikimedia Commons

  An extremely important new archaeological discovery in Jerusalem: http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/06/living/jesus-trial-site/index.html   … [Read more...]

“Mormon Newsroom: 2014 Year in Review”

Much prettier than the original.

  You might find this interesting, as I did: http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/2014yearinreview/   … [Read more...]

“LDS Charities reaching out to Iraq”

A group of Yazidi refugees in Iraq

  A pleasant story about some of the good that the Church does: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618423/LDS-Charities-reaching-out-to-Iraq.html   … [Read more...]

“When Obamacare came to Harvard”

Image of Langdell Hall courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

  I have to admit that I find this both highly amusing and very gratifying: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/395777/when-obamacare-came-harvard-rich-lowry   … [Read more...]