“LDS Charities Food Production and Nutrition Program”

    A tiny aspect of the enormous and varied good done by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:   http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/infographic-lds-charities-food-production-and-nutrition-program   Posted from London, England     [Read more…]

SHIELDS

    For those of you who might be unaware of it, there’s a treasure trove of good stuff here:   http://www.shields-research.org   And, for those who haven’t looked yet, here’s a new place to find that interview with Brian and Laura Hales regarding Mormon polygamy:   LDS Perspectives Podcast: “Tough Questions about Mormon Polygamy,” [Read More…]

“Why Did Melania Trump Cover Her Hair at the Vatican But Not in Saudi Arabia?”

    The Trumps can easily be criticized on many fronts, but criticisms of Melania Trump’s head-covering or lack of head-covering during the Trumps’ recent visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel and Vatican City are misinformed and misguided:   http://www.npr.org/2017/05/24/529852165/why-did-melania-trump-cover-at-the-vatican-but-not-in-saudi-arabia   Except, of course, for those that mention Mr. Trump’s double standard on the matter. [Read More…]

“Newly Found Exoplanet May Have Ring System Dwarfing Saturn’s”

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/newly-found-exoplanet-may-have-ring-system-dwarfing-saturn-rsquo-s/   But Saturn remains magnificent, and it’s (obviously) much nearer and much more visible.   Posted from somewhere near the coast of France     [Read more…]

“Mormon and Modern”

    A nice little 2012 official essay from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, touching on, among other things, faith and science:   http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/mormon-and-modern   Posted from just outside Paris, France     [Read more…]

Patriotism versus Nationalism

    I think that this is a really important point, as well as an important warning:   Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. Charles de Gaulle Posted from Paris, France     [Read more…]

“Muslim man and Jewish woman’s prayer captivates”

    This very brief little video is deeply significant and, to me, deeply moving:   http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/05/24/moment-joint-prayer-captures-attention-after-attack-lon-orig.cnn   Blessings on both of them.   Posted from Le Chesnay, France     [Read more…]

The new Paris France Temple

    “Mormon church dedicates Paris temple in style”   Posted from Le Chesnay, France     [Read more…]

“Church Provides Update on President Monson”

    Sadly, it’s pretty clear that he’s not doing well:   http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/president-monson-update?cid=HP_TU_23-5-2017_dPAD_fMNWS_xLIDyL2_   Posted from Le Chesnay, France     [Read more…]

“Tough Questions about Mormon Polygamy”

    A podcast interview with Brian and Laura Hales:   Episode 37: Tough Questions about Mormon Polygamy – Brian and Laura Hales   Posted from Le Chesnay, France     [Read more…]