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In a letter to a struggling friend, Terryl Givens elaborates on what he believes it means to sustain Church leaders. ... See MoreSee Less
This is the second in a series of guest posts by Gerald Smith covering the release of his book Schooling the Prophet, How the Book of Mormon Influenced Joseph Smith and the Early Restoration. Read the first one here. Fifteen years ago a professor friend of mine at Boston College – a Jesuit Catholic university – walked into my office and asked a puzzling question: Why did the Catholic Church not recognize Mormon baptisms? [ 1422 more words. ] http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2016/02/the-provenance-of-mormon-baptism/ ... See MoreSee Less
These three concepts exist, for most Mormons, in a tangled web. This has become especially evident in recent months as members have reacted to the Church’s new policies regarding same-sex married couples and their children that were announced in November. This discussion was stoked again following Elder Nelson’s recent remarks, leading to Dave’s post last week pondering: Policy or Revelation… [ 2353 more words. ] http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2016/01/policy-doctrine-and-revelation/ ... See MoreSee Less
I'm pleased to introduce Dr. Gerald Smith for a round of guest posts here at Times & Seasons. He will be sharing a series of posts about his new book, Schooling the Prophet, How the Book of Mormon Influenced Joseph Smith and the Early Restoration (published by BYU Press and the Maxwell Institute.) I was lucky enough to be an early reader for the project, and was really struck by his unique approach to studying the Book of Mormon and how it had shaped the views and beliefs of Joseph Smith. [ 200 more words. ] http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2016/01/introducing-gerald-smith/ ... See MoreSee Less
The Expanse is an acclaimed novel series by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck writing under the pen-name James S. A. Corey. The first novel, Leviathan Wakes, was released in 2011 and nominated for both the Hugo Award for Best Novel and the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Abraham and Franck have released a book a year since then, with… [ 1819 more words. ] http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2016/01/the-expanse-mormons-in-space/ ... See MoreSee Less
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“For it shall come to pass in that day, that every man shall hear the fullness of the gospel in his own tongue, and in his own language.” D&C 90:11 Introduction This post begins with a simple question: does the Maxwell Institute (formerly FARMS) publish scholarship that treats the Book of Mormon as an ancient text? Or, in the words of Bill Hamblin… [ 3021 more words. ] http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2015/12/in-their-own-language/ ... See MoreSee Less
Some good advice. ... See MoreSee Less
Nathaniel Givens writes about the travesty of the social justice movement. ... See MoreSee Less
Ben Carson, Science, and Seventh-day Adventists.http://religionandpolitics.org/2015/11/17/ben-carson-science-and-seventh-day-adventists/ ... See MoreSee Less
The legal department failed in vetting the new policy. Or someone. ... See MoreSee Less
The First Presidency has issued a letter clarifying the scope of the new policy regarding the children of same-sex couples. Worth reading. ... See MoreSee Less
The new policy is problematic in more ways than one. The church needs to hire some engineers to make sense of things. ... See MoreSee Less
Ben Carson promotes a form of Biblical naiveté.http://www.peteenns.com/ben-carson-and-the-bible-maybe-he-should-get-a-second-opinion/ ... See MoreSee Less
I don’t have any belief in real effects caused by Friday the 13th. (Other than in Nethack, of course). But it is a fun reminder of more superstitious days and beliefs. Or is it something more?
In any case, happy Friday the 13th!
As I said below, I consider Friday the 13ths to be lucky days. Or, at least, days on which I have good reason to hope that I’ll get lucky.
It’s something more. My understanding is that it was the day that the Knights Templar were wiped out by Phillip in 1307, which is where the “bad luck” tradition started. The Inquisition was typically very bad luck. Nobody expects the Spanish — er, French — Inquisition.
All the best with that, Russell!
I, however, have the unmitigated bad luck on having my non-member pain-in-the-hindquarters mother-in-law visiting today (day 9 of 14), so the only lucky I’ll be getting is bad lucky.
Hmmm. There are tornadoes in the area today. Wonder if she’ll put her striped socks on and step outside…
Oh! Be nice, Chad Too: remember: families are _forever_.
We passed _forever_ on day 6…
I forgot the smilie ;-).
No one should take any of this seriously, btw. Just a little standard issue joshing at the mother-in-law’s expense.
Yet, Wednesday can’t come soon enough.
I always buy my wife a small gift on Friday the 13th.
My 13th birthday was on a Friday the 13th.
My 58th birthday (and 5 + 8 = 13!) will be on a Friday the 13th in the year 2013.
I hope I live to see it!
Nethack. This is like, the first time since high school I have ever heard another Mormon refer to nethack.
My mom was born on a Friday the 13th, so she thinks they’re especially lucky. And my little sisters play Nethack…