January 6, 2015

    An extremely important new archaeological discovery in Jerusalem:   http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/06/living/jesus-trial-site/index.html     Read more

January 6, 2015

    You might find this interesting, as I did:   http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/2014yearinreview/     Read more

January 6, 2015

    A pleasant story about some of the good that the Church does:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618423/LDS-Charities-reaching-out-to-Iraq.html     Read more

January 6, 2015

    I have to admit that I find this both highly amusing and very gratifying:   http://www.nationalreview.com/article/395777/when-obamacare-came-harvard-rich-lowry     Read more

January 6, 2015

    John 3:1-21   At least two of the most famous passages in the New Testament occur within this reading.  Take John 3:16, for example, which is familiar to every fan of American football:  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”   Three very quick comments:   1.   The Greek word that’s translated in the King James Version as again in the phrase “born again,” is anothen (ἄνωθεν), which can also mean “from above.”  (I suppose,… Read more

January 6, 2015

    It’s a stunning thing — it won’t likely make the headlines, but, historically speaking, it’s far more significant than what typically does make the headlines — to witness the rapid decline of a major world language, a language that has contributed enormously to both science and world literature.  (Think of the Latin of Rome, or the Aramaic of  Babylonia and the Coptic remnant of ancient Egyptian that both fell before Arabic.)  But that’s precisely what’s happening, right now…. Read more

January 6, 2015

    We’re several days into 2015 and, already, some resolutions for the new year have probably fallen by the wayside.  Here’s a column that I wrote just before 2014 began:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865593000/Behold-I-make-all-things-new.html   There’s still hope.     Read more

January 5, 2015

    This is really rather remarkable.  I’ve met some people who seem to believe that animals are merely machines.  (I’ve encountered a few academics who argue that humans are, as well.  But that’s a different and much less defensible notion.)   http://higherperspective.com/2014/12/chimp.html     Read more

January 5, 2015

    Another Latter-day Saint blog that’s well worth reading:   http://mormonwar.blogspot.com     Read more

January 5, 2015

    “To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.” Josh Billings (nineteenth-century American humorist)     Read more

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