“Moulding Surprise” was a stomach-churning concoction of pasta, ketchup, shredded cheese, vinegar, and spices.
Author: Gordon Smith
Gordon blogged at Times and Seasons between 2003 and 2007. Further biographical information can be found here.
I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go, Dear Lord
Last week I had dinner with three other people at a law professors’ conference in Washington DC. Two of the other people are Mormons. The third is a friend and former colleague, the daughter of two avowed atheists.
I had a revelation in Gospel Doctrine class yesterday.
Stump the Missionaries
This afternoon, we had a family from our ward over for dinner. The missionaries were here, too.
Developing a Testimony of Modern Prophets
I have a friend who is thinking about joining the Church, but he does not have a testimony of the prophet.
Nightline: “Gay Mormons Face Excommunication”
Nightline‘s first segment tonight focused on gay Mormons.
The Da Vinci Code Movie: Better Than the Book
My wife and I read The Da Vinci Code two years ago. Describing the book on T&S, I used "clumsy," "tedious," and "implausible" in one sentence. When I saw that the film was getting panned by the critics, I was not very excited about seeing it, but Friday is "date day" for my wife and me, and we decided to judge for ourselves. I thought the movie was better than the book. Much better.
Old Testament Humor
How do we know that Jael, Heberâ€™s wife, was very righteous?
As a new member and as a missionary, I usually sat near the back of the chapel.
I love the book of Fourth Nephi in the Book of Mormon, especially this verse: “And it came to pass that there was no contention in the land, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the people.”
The Sabbath as “Family Day”?
Are we losing the battle for Sundays?
Marketing the Church
Over on Conglomerate, Elizabeth Brown links to an article about the “Scum of the Earth Church” as an example of niche marketing.
Sunday Afternoon Session: Open General Conference Thread
Ok, here’s the last session for this General Conference. It’s been fun.
Sunday Morning Session: Open General Conference Thread
Welcome to the second day of General Conference. President Hinckley, President Faust, and Elders Oaks, Ballard, Wirthlin, Scott, Holland, and Uchtdorf have yet to address a general session this year, so there is a lot to look forward to today.
Priesthood Session: Open General Conference Thread
I am not sure how an open thread on Priesthood Session will work, but let’s give it a try. I hope someone will provide summaries of the talks to provide a basis for the conversation.
Saturday Afternoon Session: Open General Conference Thread
Ready for Round Two? Here is the open thread for the Saturday afternoon session of General Conference.
Saturday Morning Session: Open General Conference Thread
This is an open thread for discussions of the Saturday morning session of General Conference.
Watching General Conference
Over the past few years, we have been watching General Conference at home. I know this is old hat in Utah and some other regions, but it’s a relatively recent innovation in the nether regions, enabled by the internet, satellite television, or certain cable providers. For families with children, General Conference in the home is a huge blessing, though sometimes I feel a bit of nostalgia for the old days.
Culture Shock: BYU
Imagine an LDS woman, 18 years old, who has lived her entire life far from the centers of Mormonism. Next fall, she plans to attend BYU. What will she experience?
Inactivity & The Manhattan First Ward Choir
I just checked, and my last post on T&S was in January. Although I have never experienced a period of prolonged inactivity in my Church life, this posting drought has caused me on more than one occasion to reflect on the state of mind of “believing inactives.”