Coming soon: Emails from God to you (by the mouth of his servants). (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Wheat & Tares has an interesting post on the tension between individualism and authority in Terryl Givens' "People of Paradox." It's an intrinsically interesting topic and post, and also a fresh perspective on the question of disobedience that's been discussed in the Times and Seasons comments so much for the last few days. (Nathaniel. Note, I'm not the "Nate" who wrote the W&T post.) ... See MoreSee Less
The new Meridian Magazine Expand is running a post in which I hit on just about all the controversies and conundrums to hit the Bloggernaccle in the last couple of years. Except Mitt Romney. I left him out, and I sort of feel bad about that. But just about everything else is in here. (Nathaniel) ... See MoreSee Less
At MM: "It is not the fault of individual members that they don’t know the sordid details of history and doctrine that are not included in the official church materials." (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
I have no idea where this image came from…heh…but this is a fabulous thoughtful post by Nathaniel. Please read! (Alison) ... See MoreSee Less
At MMM, a proposal for a broader, more diverse Mormonism with more items on the menu. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Free ebook: Discourses in Mormon Theology ... See MoreSee Less
"His mother provides, presides, nurtures, she is the sole source of parental love for Anthony." ... See MoreSee Less
It's not Mormonism that is making you crazy. It's altitude. HT: M-star. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
An amazingly insightful piece. (Alison) ... See MoreSee Less
This is awesome! (Alison) ... See MoreSee Less
Joanna Brooks on polygamy and Correlation. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Church History in an Information Age (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
The PBS Newshour interviews Kristine Haglund on Joseph Smith and polygamy (Craig) ... See MoreSee Less
I hope they are looking for a new bishop, too. (Dave) ... 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…