Small fireside tonight

    I’ll be doing a brief fireside tonight at 7 PM, at 1497 South State in Orem — upstairs, above the Brigham Larson Piano Studio — on the presence of the Savior in Kirtland, in the wake of the five days of filming that we spent there last week.   I’m also likely to [Read More…]

“Mesmerizing Interiors Of Iran’s Mosques Captured In Rare Photographs By Mohammad Domiri”

    These images are simply magnificent:   Mesmerizing Interiors Of Iran’s Mosques Captured In Rare Photographs By Mohammad Domiri   Thanks to Mary Thompson Vogwell for calling them to my attention.     [Read more…]

“Pronouns and Pastors: Massachusetts Law Threatens Churches over Transgenderism”

    This announced legal interpretation, it seems to me, poses a threat not merely to religious liberty in particular but to freedom of speech more generally:   Pronouns and Pastors: Massachusetts Law Threatens Churches over Transgenderism   It seems a pretty plain violation of the principles enshrined in the First Amendment.   But then, [Read More…]

I’ve selected some interesting political reading to recommend to you

    Election Day is almost exactly a month away, and I can hardly wait for this seemingly interminable horror to be behind us.  Maybe then some of us can focus on trying to resurrect the American conservative movement or, barring that, can surrender politics and concentrate on things of more lasting value while, sorrowfully, [Read More…]

A bit ahead of his time

    “Mountains have been formed by one [or other] of the causes of the formation of stone, most probably from agglutinative clay which slowly dried and petrified during ages of which we have no record.  It seems likely that this habitable world was in former days uninhabitable and, indeed, submerged beneath the ocean.  Then, [Read More…]

Orson Pratt home in St. George — about to be demolished?

    The city of St. George has come a very long way since my mother grew up there.  Within even my own lifetime it’s become prosperous, much larger, and very attractive.   And now a new project comes along that looks like a really nice idea.   But it saddens me deeply to learn [Read More…]

“‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Keeps Getting Stranger”

    This is a real puzzle:     [Read more…]

On following the beaten path

    “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson       [Read more…]

“On taking the leap of faith”

    This week’s column in the Deseret News:     [Read more…]

Temple conference, on November 5th!

    It’s time to mark your calendar for the third “Temple on Mount Zion” conference, in memory of Matthew B. Brown:   Third Temple on Mount Zion Conference Announcement     [Read more…]