Nathan (enters, stage left): “Tell Simon that America is part of Texas!”
Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, “as of December 31, 2004, there were 2,267,787 people behind bars in the United States.”
The March 2006 issue of The New Era features an article on the Lord’s prayer, wherein we can read the following:
Check out the new online Mormon-themed narrative arts magazine at popcornpopping.net.
Jane Jacobs passed away today in Toronto. She was 89 years old.
In one of its fitful bursts of faux-oracular prose, the Supreme Court once declared that the U.S. Constitution knows no blasphemy.
Authority is a key concept in Mormonism.
I haven’t been in Primary very long, but it has been long enough to notice this: most adults could benefit from a few simple ideas that will make them much, much better at teaching a group of children.
Today is Earth Day. A number of denominations have given their support to environmental issues, encouraging their members to be sensitive to the protection of the environment. This not only pertains to the major (and controversial) topic of climate change and global warming, but to all the small things people can do daily to save energy, sort waste, recycle, be attentive to what we purchase…
Lesson 17: Deuteronomy 6; 8; 11; 32: 1-4, 15-18, 30-40, 45-47
Three of the best books that I have ever read on Mormonism are not about Mormonism at all:
I’ve been teaching the second half of the Old Testament in Institute this semester. The KJV is a terrible obstacle to understanding the scriptures.
This week’s New Yorker features an interesting article by Peter Boyer on the crisis facing the Episcopalian Church in the United States after a New Hampshire diocese elected the openly-gay Gene Robinson as bishop. (This post, by the way, is not principally about gay issues.)
It was a historic day for our tiny Flemish branch when we replaced the old harmonium with a new electric organ. Nothing could better symbolize our progress, lift the morale of our handful of members, and prepare the way to convert the whole city.
I blog most on Tuesdays.
I have often heard or read conversations that go something like this:
BCC is hosting an all-star panel of academics on questions relating to correlation. Talking about correlation reminds me of a time from our history when doctrinal correlation efforts were incredibly restrictive.
BYU Political Science professor Valerie Hudson has been in the news lately as a result of her new book, Bare Branches.
A while back I stumbled upon this website that allows you to map the prevalence of a given surname, by state, in the United States for the years 1850, 1890, 1920, and 1990.
Mother in Heaven recently made a cameo appearance in correlated materials.
And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!
This Easter, I have a story to tell, a story about the Atonement. (more . . . )
Lesson 16: Numbers 22-24; 31:1-16*
Robert Aumann, a winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize for Economics, once published a paper in The Annals of Statistics titled “Agreeing to Disagree.” The basic idea of the paper is that two rational people should, by sharing their beliefs with each other, come to a common understanding about what is likely to be true.
The LDS Council for Mormon Studies, which has been involved with the creation of a chair in Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University, has issued the following press release:
The night before he was killed, Jesus ate the passover with his disciples.
This image was too good not to revive the Mormon Images feature of blessed memory.
We give many thanks and a fond farewell to both John Fowles and John Payne. We were happy to have them around and enjoyed their posts. In an effort to keep up our streak of powerful yet ubiquitous names, we welcome Ed Johnson as a guest blogger.
In some way, Jews and Mormons seem to be kin culturally, whatever the doctrine about our kinship.
With all the talk about missionaries around here lately, I have again pondered on something that concerned me both while a missionary and afterwards, teaching in the MTC and more generally as a non-full-time-missionary member of the Church. It is about the sheer inadequacy of our missionaries.