Commentary Magazine: “An Anti-Mormon Trumpist Backlash”

    Jonathan Tobin, senior online editor for what is perhaps America’s most prominent Jewish magazine, has noticed it:   An Anti-Mormon Trumpist Backlash     [Read more…]

“In Jerusalem, Mormon apostles and Jewish leaders like Joe Lieberman remember Orson Hyde prayer”

      http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865665842/In-Jerusalem-Mormon-apostles-and-Jewish-leaders-like-Joe-Lieberman-remember-Orson-Hyde-prayer.html?pg=all   Former Senator Joe Lieberman, who was Al Gore’s vice presidential running mate, remains one of my favorite Democrats.  He’s also the co-author of a good book on Sabbath observance.       [Read more…]

On putting the Kingdom first

    If you have not chosen the Kingdom of God first, it will in the end make no difference what you have chosen instead. William Law (d. 1761)     [Read more…]

“Patriarchs and the tradition of standing stones”

    The latest installment of the bi-weekly Hamblin/Peterson column for the Deseret News is now available:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865665893/Hamblin–Peterson-Patriarchs-and-the-tradition-of-standing-stones.html?pg=all   Incidentally, if you want roughly six minutes of stunning beauty, watch this 2007 recording of BYU’s combined choirs and orchestra performing Mack Wilberg’s arrangement of “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing.”   Come, Thou fount [Read More…]

Inc.: “When Someone Is Rude to You, Respond Like a Mormon”

    “Lou Dobbs was rude,” write Suzanne Lucas, “and now he faces the Mormon Mafia.”   http://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/when-someone-is-rude-to-you-respond-like-a-mormon.html   I’ve always thought that these were some of the funniest and most cynical verses in the Bible:   Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it [Read More…]

A threat to which few are paying much attention

    A destroyed supertanker or two could seriously impact the economy of the United States and its allies:   “Scare at sea: Attack on gas supertanker reignites debate about maritime self-defense”   It would have been really nice to have had a serious presidential race this year.     [Read more…]

Amazing birds. Just amazing.

    One atheist reader of my blog likes to portray me as somebody who hates and fears science, and who uses it only to elicit “wows.”   He’s profoundly wrong on the first accusation, of course, but, with his second, he comes several light years closer to the truth than he commonly does:   I [Read More…]

News from Zimbabwe, in southern Africa: “Latter-day Saints in Empowerment Drive”

    This article is, to put things mildly, a mixed bag.  But it’s interesting:   http://www.herald.co.zw/latter-day-saints-in-empowerment-drive/     [Read more…]

“The Parable of the Benevolent Father and Son”

    As we approach the first weekend of the holiday season, Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture offers you some good, thoughtful, weekend reading:   The Parable of the Benevolent Father and Son   Enjoy!     [Read more…]

Peter Drucker’s “Mirror Test”

    “In the early years of this [the twentieth] century, the most highly respected diplomat of all the great powers was the German ambassador in London.  He was clearly destined for great things — to become his country’s foreign minister, at least, if not its federal chancellor.  Yet in 1906 he abruptly resigned rather [Read More…]