http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/06/28/rachel-dolezal-race-not-social-construct-column/29207125/     Read more

    Martin Tanner and Bruce Webster join in conversation for this 128th scripture roundtable posted by the Interpreter Foundation.  Their conversation is centered on 2015 Gospel Doctrine lesson 30, which treats Acts 10-15:   http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/scripture-roundtable-128-new-testament-gospel-doctrine-lesson-30-god-is-no-respecter-of-persons/     Read more

    Luke 11:14-23 Compare Matthew 12:22-30; Mark 3:22-27; John 7:20; 8:48, 52; 10:20   That some accused Christ of being in league with Satan says little about him.  Rather, it’s a tribute to the power of at least some human beings to call evil good, and good evil.   There is, in other words, nobody so kind, good, charitable, honest, well-intentioned, self-effacing, and sincere but what at least someone, somewhere, will condemn and hate him or her.   No,… Read more

    These are the four lectures that I’ll be presenting this year at BYU’s Education Week (18-21 August):   Daniel C. Peterson Traces of the Gospel in Four Great Islamic Classics Assembly Hall, Hinckley Center (HC), 1:50–2:45 p.m. T Omar Khayyam and a World without Hope W Al-Ghazali on Gaining a Testimony Th Jalal al-Din Rumi on Premortality and Our Yearning for God F Farid al-Din Attar, the Temple, and Ascending to God   Now, all I have to do is to actually… Read more

    Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.  (Mark Twain)     Read more

    Luke 11:9-13 Compare Matthew 7:7-11; John 14:13-14; 15:7; 16:24   In this passage, Jesus encourages disciples to pray.   If ordinary mortal fathers are often inclined to grant the requests of their children, God — whose goodness is perfect, rather than, like ours, partial and occasional and constrained by changeable moods — will be much more inclined to do so.     Read more

    In the Interpreter Foundation’s 127th scripture roundtable, Kristine Frederickson, Jeff Bradshaw, Ben McGuire, and Dan Peterson discuss Acts 6-9, which are the focus of 2015 Gospel Doctrine lesson 29:   http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/scripture-roundtable-127-new-testament-gospel-doctrine-lesson-29-the-number-of-the-disciples-was-multiplied/     Read more

    If you read attentively, you’ll discover something that’s going to happen this very Tuesday, something that’s very small but, in a way, quite big:   http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/slippin-slippin-slippin-into-the-future#.neMDrnd3Xx     Read more

    Here’s one:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630998/Unusual-family-history-miracle-links-the-living-and-the-dead.html     Read more

    Eight more installments on Saturday.   And despite the seeming wrong order below, this is the order in which they appear on Professor Hamblin’s blog:   Jenkins Rejoinder 10: Prove It   Hamblin 16: Dear Phillip   Hamblin 17: The Debate Thus Far   Hamblin 18:  Quantity of Evidence   Jenkins 11   Hamblin 19:  Why Methodology?   Jenkins 12:  Still No Evidence   Hamblin 18: Why No Inscriptions     Read more

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