“The Glory of Zion Will Be a Defense”

Isaiah's call narrative

  In this, the eighty-sixth (86th) scripture roundtable posted by The Interpreter Foundation, John Gee, Cassandra Hedelius, and Martin Tanner discuss Isaiah 1-6, in connection with lesson 36 in the 2014 Gospel Doctrine manual: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/scripture-roundtable-86-old-testament-gospel-doctrine-lesson-36-the-glory-of-zion-will-be-a-defense/   … [Read more...]

“Abraham and Jehovah”

Where the patriarch Abraham went

  A new entry, from Dr. David Larsen, on the blog of The Interpreter Foundation: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/abraham-and-jehovah/   … [Read more...]

Scenes from Samoa

A map of Samoa

  Beautiful photographs from the largest of the Samoan islands, along with (if you pursue the embedded link) images of missionaries currently serving in Samoa: http://samoamission.blogspot.com/2014/08/im-late-very-very-late.html May their work thrive!   … [Read more...]

How to get the president interested in dealing with foreign crises

How to get Barack interested

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“The Passing Parade: Observations on People and Culture”

John Sorenson, Ph.D.

  An interesting "insider" account of an element of twentieth-century Mormon intellectual history, now up on the blog of The Interpreter Foundation: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/the-passing-parade-observations-on-people-and-culture/   … [Read more...]

Obama’s second term: Even worse than Romney had expected

Obama on vacation

  http://www.ijreview.com/2014/08/169827-romney-obama-good-deal-worse-even-expected/ In related news, Jimmy Fallon mocks Obama's golfing: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/08/22/Fallon-Mocks-Obamas-Golfing   … [Read more...]

“Alexander the Great wasn’t content to be merely human”

Alexander the Great

  This week's Saturday Hamblin/Peterson column in Salt Lake City's Deseret News: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609382/Alexander-the-Great-wasnt-content-to-be-merely-human.html  Posted from Bountiful, Utah  … [Read more...]

Another significant day for the family

temple in Bountiful

  There are few things that compare with being in the temple, with family and friends, for an ordinance that carries eternal significance. Our niece was just married this morning in the Bountiful Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. May they be happy and faithful -- to God, their covenants, and each other.  Posted from Bountiful, Utah    … [Read more...]