“Little boy in Aleppo a vivid reminder of war’s horror”

    Pray — and, if you can, work — for an end to this kind of thing:   http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/17/world/syria-little-boy-airstrike-victim/index.html   We did not leave our Father’s presence and come to Earth in order to impose such horror on each other.   I’m writing only a few hundred yards from the Oslo City Hall, where, each [Read More…]

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“The Observable Universe Just Got a Bit Smaller”

    https://medium.com/@phalpern/the-observable-universe-just-got-a-bit-smaller-78a2a1f91080   Posted from Oslo, Norway     [Read more…]

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Deseret News: “Donald Trump: Utah can help make America great again”

    Donald Trump published an article in the Deseret News recently, addressed (more or less) to the people of Utah and to Mormons:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865660230/Exclusive-Donald-Trump-Utah-can-help-make-America-great-again.html?pg=all   Stephen Stromberg, of the Washington Post, wasn’t impressed:   “Trump’s pitch to Mormons falls flat”   I agree with Stromberg.   And here’s a response from the Salt [Read More…]

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“Air Force officer faces investigation over Bible on his desk”

    I’m wondering whether this complaint is as ludicrous as it sounds, or whether there’s more to the story:   http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/08/17/air-force-officer-faces-investigation-over-bible-on-his-desk.html   I’m not overly impressed by the argument that the desk is government property.  Do those who’re complaining think that Major Lewis should also be prohibited from, say, placing photos of his family [Read More…]

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“Is the Book of Mormon a literal translation from the plates?”

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865660423/Is-the-Book-of-Mormon-a-literal-translation-from-the-plates.html   Most of the commenters seem to have entirely missed my point.  Oh well.   Posted from Oslo, Norway       [Read more…]

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The Human Condition

    “All my days I have longed equally to travel the right road and to take my own errant path.”  Sigrid Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter   Posted from Oslo, Norway     [Read more…]

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“Christian filmmaker claims his new documentary proves God exists”

    While I don’t expect that his film will prove the existence of God, I think that the argument on which it seems to focus is a very interesting one and worthy of consideration:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865659835/Christian-filmmaker-claims-his-new-documentary-proves-God-exists.html   I look forward to seeing the film.   Posted from Oslo, Norway     [Read more…]

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“The rise of Mussolini — and what we can learn from it”

    A good piece from my BYU colleague Bruce Young.  I don’t agree with him on every detail, but, on the whole, I think he’s got it right:   http://secret-memo.blogspot.no/2016/08/the-rise-of-mussolini-and-what-we-can.html   Posted from Oslo, Norway     [Read more…]

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“The Book of Mormon as a Second Witness for Christ”

    I gave a somewhat different fireside here in Oslo on Sunday, but that fireside, although it was evidently broadcast to at least one other Norwegian congregation, was apparently not recorded.   However, the remarks that I gave near Göteborg, Sweden, back in June are now up, in case anybody out there cares.   [Read More…]

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“Trump is Conservatism’s Dunkirk”

    It’s still possible that Mr. Donald J. Trump could be the next president of the United States.  But it’s quite unlikely, and he seems to be preparing for his historic loss:   “Insiders to Trump: Drop Out”   His only hope is that Hillary Clinton might self-destruct, leaving him as the sole electable [Read More…]

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