Are science and religion enemies?

    Science and religion . . . are friends, not foes, in the common quest for knowledge. Some people may find this surprising, for there’s a feeling throughout our society that religious belief is outmoded, or downright impossible, in a scientific age. I don’t agree. In fact, I’d go so far as to say [Read More…]

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“Sepphoris — the ‘ornament of the Galilee'”

    The latest installment of the biweekly Hamblin/Peterson column has appeared in the Deseret News:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865653225/Sepphoris—The-ornament-of-the-Galilee.html   Posted from Tiberias, Israel     [Read more…]

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The goal of the founder of modern Zionism

    Those of us who are today prepared to hazard our lives for the cause would regret having raised a finger, if we were able to organize only a new social system and not a more righteous one. Theodor Herzl   Posted from Tiberias, Israel     [Read more…]

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“Conversations with Mormon Historians”

    As it has been doing rather often of late, Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture posted a second article today: Conversations with Mormon Historians   Posted from Tiberias, Israel     [Read more…]

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“How These Mormon Women Became Some of the Best Cybersecurity Hackers in the U.S.”

    An article about a very interesting honor:   How These Mormon Women Became Some of the Best Cybersecurity Hackers in the U.S.   Good for them!   Posted from Tiberias, Israel     [Read more…]

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From the coast to the shore

    A very full day, I think.   We were up early, leaving the Tel Aviv/Yafo (= Jaffa or Joppa) area behind.  En route to Caesarea Maritima, I spoke about Peter’s vision of the clean and unclean beasts in Joppa and the centurion Cornelius in Caesarea and his acceptance of the gospel.  Then we poked [Read More…]

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“Shulem, One of the King’s Principal Waiters”

    It’s Friday.  So you have no real reason to be surprised at the fact that Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture has published yet another article:   Shulem, One of the King’s Principal Waiters   Posted from Tiberias, Israel     [Read more…]

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“An agnostic’s argument that Jesus did exist”

    Sitting here on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, I think it appropriate to consider this topic:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765589224/An-agnostics-argument-that-Jesus-did-exist.html   Posted from Tiberias, Israel     [Read more…]

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For some reason, this reminded me of some of my internet critics

    Heckling is an act of cowardice. If you want to speak, get up in front of the microphone and speak, don’t sit in the dark hiding. It’s easy to hide and shout and waste people’s time.  Billy Connolly Posted from Tiberias, Israel     [Read more…]

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Crossing over Jordan, Part II

    As I’ve noted, the Palestinian River Jordan isn’t very impressive, physically.  We’re in a historical drought, of course, and enormous growth of population and consumption of water for agricultural and culinary use has made that drought even worse.  Still, though, Mark Twain joked that, growing up an occasional church-goer along the Mississippi, he [Read More…]

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