“Ordain Women’s Kate Kelly loses last appeal; husband to resign from Mormon church”

"Death to America!"

  http://www.sltrib.com/lifestyle/faith/2233333-155/ordain-womens-kate-kelly-loses-last I'm struck by some aspects of the article:  Saturday's news "saddened" Ordain Women Executive Board Chairwoman Debra Jenson. "We are profoundly troubled by a definition of apostasy that seems to include members asking sincere questions of our leaders," Jenson said in the group's news release.  Compare Ms. Jenson's suggestion that Ms. Kelly was … [Read more...]

Books from the Interpreter Foundation

You actually BELIEVE that we own such a thing?

  Just a note to remind everybody out there that the Interpreter Foundation has already -- in its brief 2.5 year existence -- published four books, with several more in the works and on the way.  And that's not counting our online publication of Volume Four of Royal Skousen's magisterial project to display and analyze the textual history of the Book of Mormon: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/books/ Moreover, for those who prefer to read printed … [Read more...]

“The Suicide”

Tehran, with mountains

  This comic-with-a-teaching-purpose was created by Mahdi Tabatabaie Yazdi, of Tehran, Iran, who kindly brought it to my … [Read more...]

“Technology will never replace love”

Home of great cuisine

  I don't know why, but some really great short inspirational videos have been coming out of Thailand.  Here's the most recent that I've seen: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=862833660410821&fref=nf   … [Read more...]

The large and the small of it

An artist's image of a galaxy

  A very fun site for visualizing -- to the very limited extent that we're capable of visualizing -- the vast size of the universe and the unbelievably small proportions of some of the things within it.  The range is beyond breathtaking: http://www.htwins.net/scale2/ Thanks to David Wills for calling this site to my notice.   … [Read more...]

Elder Holland in California

Chapman University buildings

   The transcript and a full video of Elder Holland's remarks at Chapman University can be found here: http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/mormon-apostle-delivers-message-on-faith-family-religious-freedom-at-california-university I think it's a very significant speech. And Hugh Hewitt conducted an extremely engaging thirty-five minute interview with Elder Holland for his national radio program.  You can listen to it h … [Read more...]

Making the world a better place

a violin in its open case

  “No one should be allowed to play the violin until he has mastered it.”  (Jim Fiebig)   … [Read more...]

An event on the evening of Sunday, 8 March, in American Fork

An event in American Fork

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