Mit brennender Sorge

    I wake up today with a feeling of deep foreboding, for today is the day on which — it seems likely — the Republican Party will be grievously wounded by surging Trumpism.  And the damage that will probably be done to American conservatism will be deep and lasting.   There is a chance [Read More…]

Which holiday did earlier Christians consider most important?

    During the first 13 centuries after the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, no one thought of setting up a creche to celebrate Christmas.  The pre-eminent Christian holiday was Easter, not Christmas. Nancy Pearcey         [Read more…]

“Donald Trump has a Mormon problem”

    And I’m very happy about it:   My people are doing themselves proud on this.   Remember the supposed prophecy about the Mormons saving the Constitution when it’s hanging by a thread?     [Read more…]

“An Open Letter to Donald Trump”

    I agree with this open letter by Brandon Stanton:     [Read more…]

“LDS Church Temples”

    Perhaps you’re already aware of this site.  But perhaps you’re not.   If you love temples, though, as I do, you’ll enjoy checking in on it from time to time.  And there’s a lot to explore besides the frequent updates:     [Read more…]

“Follow Him”

    Another part of the Church’s official 2016 Easter campaign:   Please share it.     [Read more…]

“Khor Kharfot: The Mormon Connection to a Muslim Land”

  This is a very interesting place, and it may well be the right one:   Khor Kharfot: The Mormon Connection to a Muslim Land   If you would like to know more, here are some excellent resources:   S. Kent Brown, “New Light from Arabia on Lehi’s Trail”   S. Kent Brown, “Jerusalem Connections [Read More…]

Lord Drumpf

    It’s revealing, I think, how perfectly well Donald Trump fits into the world of Game of Thrones:   I don’t watch the show, but I have a pretty good idea of what it is.   Thanks to Nicol Sorenson-Legakis — who says that she also doesn’t watch Game of Thrones — [Read More…]

Trumpism and the Rise of American Political Violence

    On 27 February 1933, an arsonist did substantial damage to the German Reichstag or parliament building.  A Dutch Communist confessed to setting the fire, although there is still serious dispute as to whether he was framed (and possibly tortured into confession), whether he acted alone if he did it, whether the Nazis did [Read More…]

The essence of Easter

    Easter may seem boring to children, and it is blessedly unencumbered by the silly fun that plagues Christmas. Yet it contains the one thing needful for every human life: the good news of Resurrection. Frederica Mathewes-Green   [Read more…]