Anti-Christian bigotry at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences?

A scene from "Alone Yet Not Alone" (Click to enlarge.)

  A song from the previously obscure Christian film Alone Yet Not Alone was nominated, some time back, for the Oscar for "Best Original Song" by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a place not particularly known for its ardent Christianity. You can watch scenes from the movie and listen to the song, as performed by the well-known Evangelical writer Joni Eareckson Tada (who is, among many other things, a long-time quadriplegic confined to … [Read more...]

Are Mormons Christians?

I think that this window, in the marriage waiting room of the soon-to-be-dedicated Gilbert Arizona Temple, is exceptionally beautiful. (Click to enlarge.)

  I was struck by a passage used in our priesthood meeting today, in which Joseph Fielding Smith (who would eventually serve as tenth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) recalled a simple experience with his father, Joseph F. Smith (sixth president of the Church, son of Hyrum Smith and nephew of Joseph Smith): “[Once] as I sat alone with my father in his study, I observed that he had been in deep meditation. I hesitated to break the s … [Read more...]

“What Senator Mike Lee Told a National Audience about Prayer”

United States Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)

  A fine, reflective, and thought-provoking keynote address at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC by Utah (and Latter-day Saint) senator Mike Lee: http://www.ldsmag.com/article/1/13916   … [Read more...]

“For Olympian Kate Hansen, luge is more than just an athletic endeavor; it’s a Mormon missionary opportunity”

Kate Hansen (Click to enlarge.  Click again to enlarge further.)

  Here's a nice story about one of the Latter-day Saint athletes at the Sochi Olympics: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865595704/For-BYUs-Kate-Hansen-luge-is-more-than-just-an-athletic-endeavor-its-a-Mormon-missionary.html I believe that her first race may be tomorrow (Monday). The story piqued my attention in part because I know her parents just slightly.   … [Read more...]

“God will provide himself a lamb”

The "akedah" or "binding" of Isaac, as depicted by Marc Chagall

   In the fifty-ninth scripture roundtable posted by The Interpreter Foundation, Jeff Bradshaw, Ben McGuire, Mike Parker, and Dan Peterson discuss Lesson 9 from the 2014 Gospel Doctrine manual: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/scripture-roundtable-59-old-testament-gospel-doctrine-lesson-9-god-will-provide-himself-a-lamb/ This lesson focuses on Abraham 1 and Genesis 15-17, 21-22 (e.g., on the akedah or near-sacrifice of … [Read more...]

The folks apparently behind the British law suit against President Monson

The mask drops

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“Living Righteously in a Wicked World”

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  The Interpreter Foundation has just posted its fifty-eighth (58th) scripture roundtable.  This one, which focuses on the eighth lesson in the 2014 Gospel Doctrine manual (Genesis 12-14 and 18-19), features Jeff Bradshaw, Craig Foster, and Steve Smoot: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/scripture-roundtable-58-old-testament-gospel-doctrine-lesson-8-living-righteously-in-a-wicked-world/   … [Read more...]

“Britain puts Mormonism on trial”

The London England Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Click to enlarge)

   From The Daily Beast, including Interpreter's very own Craig Foster: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/08/brtain-puts-mormonism-on-trial.html     … [Read more...]


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