“The tomb of Jesus”

    The latest in the biweekly series of columns in the Deseret News that I write with Dr. William Hamblin:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865651336/The-tomb-of-Jesus.html         [Read more…]

“The Pirate Queen”

    We’re just back from dinner and a musical, which we enjoyed with a friend.   The dinner was at one of our favorite Salt Lake Valley restaurants, the Market Street Grill in South Jordan.  Excellent seafood.  Wonderful clam chowder.  Even the sourdough bread is really, really good.   The musical was The Pirate [Read More…]

BOM Mosiah 19

    If your opinion of King Noah isn’t already low enough, today’s reading, Mosiah 19, should help you to lower it further.  Consider, for example, these passages:   “And the king commanded the people that they should flee before the Lamanites, and he himself did go before them” (19:9).   In other words, when danger [Read More…]

“Nice Try, But No Cigar: A Response to Three Patheos Posts on Nahom (1 Nephi 16:34)”

    Since it’s Friday, the folks at Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture thought to themselves “What the heck.  Why not put up an article today?”   So here’s an article:   Nice Try, But No Cigar: A Response to Three Patheos Posts on Nahom (1 Nephi 16:34)       [Read more…]

Acting on impressions

    “In the performance of our responsibilities, I have learned that when we heed a silent prompting and act upon it without delay, our Heavenly Father will guide our footsteps and bless our lives and the lives of others. I know of no experience more sweet or feeling more precious than to heed a [Read More…]

“How to effectively engage in social media during LDS general conference”

    For many years, I wondered how I, sitting in the very heart of very Mormon Utah County, which is located in the heart of Mormon Utah, and teaching at the Church’s university, could be seriously involved in missionary service.   I could, of course, hope to send out the occasional missionary.  I could [Read More…]

An old man, clearly past his prime, joins in on a soccer game

  In honor of today’s holiday, I offer, once again, one of my very favorite online videos, which is only about three minutes long.  Watch it and laugh:       [Read more…]

It’s April One!

    Let me be the first to extend my very best wishes to anti-Mormons everywhere on their special day!     [Read more…]

“The Mostly German Philosophers Love Song”

    http://jboor.net/?page_id=919   Be sure that you follow along with the lyrics.  Otherwise you may miss some of the references.     [Read more…]

“14th annual interfaith music tribute hosted in Tabernacle on Temple Square”

    I’m not at all displeased to see this sort of thing happening — and to see it happening where it happened:   http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/14th-annual-interfaith-music-tribute-hosted-in-tabernacle-on-temple-square     [Read more…]