“Maya emblem glyphs and Book of Mormon place names”

    This week’s Saturday Hamblin-Peterson column has been published (a bit early) by the Deseret News:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865659536/Maya-emblem-glyphs-and-Book-of-Mormon-place-names.html     [Read more…]

“Harvard Republican Club Issues Blistering Non-Endorsement Of Trump, Breaking 128-Year Streak”

    http://reverbpress.com/politics/harvard-republican-club-issues-blistering-non-endorsement-of-trump-breaking-128-year-streak/   Thanks to Bianca Lisonbee for bringing this to my attention.     [Read more…]

Friday morning at FairMormon

    Ben McGuire began this morning’s session with a quite thought-provoking examination of the concept of translation and of its implications, particularly as they relate to the Book of Mormon.  A very rich talk.   There have been some quite good discussions of women’s place in the Church, and of women and the priesthood, [Read More…]

“Mormonism, Materialism, and Politics: Six Things We Must Understand in Order to Survive as Latter-day Saints”

    Happy Friday from the Interpreter Foundation!   Mormonism, Materialism, and Politics: Six Things We Must Understand in Order to Survive as Latter-day Saints     [Read more…]

“Muslims in the Military: The Few, the Proud, the Welcome”

    An interesting profile of several Muslim veterans, especially helpful in light of the recent controversy surrounding Mr. Donald Trump and the family of Capt. Humayun Khan     [Read more…]

“Have archaeologists found King Arthur’s birthplace?”

    Could “myth” actually be, to some degree or other, history?   http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/08/03/have-archaeologists-found-king-arthurs-birthplace.html     [Read more…]

“Why Mormons Don’t Like Donald Trump”

    Max Perry Mueller, of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, offers a serious analysis of something that I’ve found enormously gratifying:   http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/08/why_mormons_don_t_like_donald_trump.html     [Read more…]

Four quotations on the historicity of the Bible

    “I claim to be an historian. My approach to Classics is historical. And I tell you that the evidence for the life, the death, and the resurrection of Christ is better authenticated than most of the facts of ancient history . . .”  (E. M. Blaiklock, Professor of Classics at Auckland University)   [Read More…]

“How Howard Stern gave us Donald Trump”

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/03/opinions/donald-trump-howard-stern-bunch/index.html     [Read more…]

“Gotta Love Millennials”

    A bit of fun at the expense of Generation Y, or the Millennials — those born between the 1980s and the mid-1990s or perhaps the early 2000s:   VIDEO | Hilarious Parody Song About Millennials Is Pure Viral Gold! HAHA     [Read more…]