Some Upcoming Speeches and Presentations

The main branch of the Cincinnati Public Library

    Friday, 17 January 2014; Cincinnati, Ohio A lecture on scriptures of the Abrahamic faiths (including the Qur‘an and the Book of Mormon), to be given at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County at 1:00 PM, and repeated at 4:30 PM.  In conjunction with the library's current exhibit on "Testimonies of Faith: An Exploration of World Religions." Huenefeld Tower Room on the third floor of the Cincinnati Main Public Library, locate … [Read more...]

Practical life in the Church and the redefinition of marriage

White shirts and (bow) ties

  Thoughtful ruminations on what issues faithful Latter-day Saint leaders and members face, to the extent marriage is legally redefined to include homosexual unions:  Posted from St. George, Utah    … [Read more...]

“”How a Mormon Mission Prepared Me to Open a Foreign Office”

The LDS Missionary Training Center in Brazil

   Interesting reflections in Forbes on the lasting secular benefits of having served a mission abroad: This 2009 article from the Economist is also relevant:  Posted from St. George, Utah    … [Read more...]

“Why is it OK to mock the Mormons?”

The St. George Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was dedicated by Daniel H. Wells in 1877. (Click to enlarge.  Click again to enlarge further.)

  An interesting article about an interesting question:  Posted from St. George, Utah    … [Read more...]

“Of families, games, and religion — but perhaps not as you were expecting”

A Shinto jinja, or shrine, at sunset

   This weekend's bi-weekly Hamblin/Peterson Deseret News column is up:  Posted from St. George, Utah    … [Read more...]

“Once Again: Joseph Smith, Richard Dawkins, and the Language of Translation”

The Interpreter Foundation doesn't actually have an office, nor indeed any brick and mortar at all.  But it's busy, nonetheless. (Click to enlarge.)

  I've fallen a bit behind on calling attention to new items on the blog of The Interpreter Foundation.  So here's the latest blog entry, from Stephen Smoot: Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture publishes its new articles on Fridays, typically one per week.  It has been doing this regularly, without fail, since 3 August 2012.  As of ye … [Read more...]

A nice little piece expressing concern about same-sex “marriage”

American marriage is already pretty fragile.

  I missed this, from way back in May of last year: I think I was out of the country.  Posted from St. George, Utah    … [Read more...]

Introducing the Little Sisters of the Poor

Enemies of the State May they prosper!  Posted from St. George, Utah    … [Read more...]