“God’s Not Dead,” again

The film is actually part of a campaign.

   Early last week, I posted an entry that was partially focused on the current film God's Not Dead. Here's an interview, from way back at the end of March, with two of the principal figures behind that movie: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/374524/gods-not-dead-interview/page/0/1  Posted from Santa Clarita, California    … [Read more...]

Of persons, nonpersons, temples, and concentration camps

The entrance to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz (Click to enlarge.  Click again to enlarge further.)

  Humanity, said the late Adolf Hitler, is “a ridiculous cosmic bacterium” (ein lächerliches kosmisches Bakterium).  "This is my work and my glory," said God to Moses, "to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man" (Moses 1:39). An article more or less on that contrast: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765578148/All-could-learn-something-from-ancestors.html?pg=all  Posted from Santa Clarita, Califor … [Read more...]

A report from Santa Clarita

The general look around Santa Clarita

  Are you aware that Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture is available in a variety of formats? There are several ways to get your regular Interpreter fix! In the meantime, I've had a very pleasant day.  We attended church here in Santa Clarita, and I did a fireside at the Santa Clarita stake center this evening.  It wasn't, I think, a complete disaster. The family that's hosting us has a beautiful home and yard and a guest h … [Read more...]

“The Reign of the Judges”

Samson and Delilah

   I'm pleased to announce that The Interpreter Foundation -- ever dying, according to some critics, but somehow never coming to the fullness of its death -- has now posted its sixty-ninth (69th) scripture roundtable.  This one focuses, as the title suggests, on . . . well, the reign of the Judges in ancient Israel.  That's Lesson 19 in the 2014 Gospel Doctrine manual.  And it features Craig Foster, Martin Tanner, and Daniel Pe … [Read more...]

“Reading other people’s scriptures requires sympathy, not just facts.”

Not your seminary copy of the Book of Mormon

  A moldy oldie Hamblin/Peterson column from the Deseret News: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578593/Reading-other-peoples-scriptures-requires-sympathy-not-just-facts.html  Posted from Santa Clarita, California    … [Read more...]

“‘Parallels’ of prophets not parallel”

Krishna -- indistinguishable from Jesus?

  This is one of the most intellectually dishonest pop-atheist arguments that I run into: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765576518/Parallels-of-prophets-not-parallel.html?pg=1  Posted from Santa Clarita, California    … [Read more...]

“The Top 20 Reasons Why Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ Movie is Satanic”

Satan's latest venture?

   My friend and Interpreter Foundation colleague Dr. Jeffrey M. Bradshaw passed the following on to me.  I've posted several reviews of the Noah film previously.  Make of this one what you will:  THE TOP 20 REASONS WHY ARONOFSKY'S "NOAH" MOVIE IS SATANIC by Pastor Billy-Joe Bobby-Bob Matty-Sonny Huckaham Eastboro Full Gospel Baptist Tabernacle Church, Middlesboro, KentuckySpecial to BlazebartMaxNetDaily.com1. The first words on screen are: "In t … [Read more...]

“LDS author says faith crisis led to new book”

The book's cover

  It's really not  a new book.  Just a revised one.  But, for those dealing with troubled or lost testimonies in themselves or in a family member or acquaintance, Mike Ash's Shaken Faith Syndrome is a very good book, and it can be a very helpful one: http://www.standard.net/stories/2014/04/18/lds-author-says-faith-crisis-lead-new-book  Posted from Santa Clarita, California    … [Read more...]