When I was in college, I dabbled a bit with genealogy.
“Reverent” and “quiet” are not synonyms.
A recent post over at FMH set off a firestorm (over 170 comments and still going) with the news that the writer’s husband had “recently attended a church meeting where the leaders discussed, among other things, the new statistic out from church-headquarters that estimates 70% of those raised in the church will go inactive/leave by the time they are adults.”
Here’s Matthew 12:46-50:
Here’s one way of thinking about the Gospel of Matthew.
A friend of mine is a dedicated genealogist.
In 1950s America, Rose Marie Reid was a household name. She was born one hundred years ago today.
Moroni 8:14 never used to sit well with me:
I decided that this is too important for a mere sidebar link. (I hope that it is an indication of things to come on other prominent topics.) I don’t want to take away from the discussion already under way at M*, so please head there to discuss. (Rosalynde and J. Stapley’s comments are particularly noteworthy.)
This is not the kind of article you see every day.
This is what you see as you drive on 300 West just past 300 North in Salt Lake City:
Simon, 5, loves this little boy. His family is a little bit too Conspicuous Consumption for me, but how can you deny a five-year-old his best friend? Which is why I’m spending an afternoon at his 500$ birthday party at the karate studio.
. . . because this may be the longest post you’ll read this year. (I want a Niblet!!) Randy wanted me (and Nate) to explore the issue of presiding a little more on the temple thread, but some yahoo cut off comments, so Randy emailed me.
If you are an adult, inevitability comes in the form of death and taxes. If you are a child, it comes as the middle school research project.
A Rascal By Nature, A Christian by Yearning: A Mormon Autobiography by Levi Peterson.
An Advocate for Women: The Public Life of Emmeline B. Wells by Carol Cornwall Madsen
Today I abandon my personal policy of only writing book reviews that are, on balance, positive.
If any of you are familiar with the Morgan/Henefer/Coalville area of Utah and could recommend a place where two women, seven kids, and one husband along for the ride could meet up at a playground or similar, please email me.
BYU took advantage of me at a time in my life when I would have done almost anything for 10$.
I posted previously on the women in Jesus’ genealogy but wanted to invite discussion on some other aspects of it.