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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
About a week ago, I came across an interesting quote from a talk President Hinckley gave during the October 1981 General Conference (Faith: The Essence of True Religion). He quoted a journalist who had recently given a speech during which the journalist had said that “Certitude is the enemy of religion.” (I’d be fascinated to see the full text of this journalist’s remarks, or even just learn his name.) [ 2218 more words. ] http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2015/11/the-assurance-of-love/ ... See MoreSee Less
Neal Rappleye has an interesting post about "bracketing" (the practice of provisionally setting one's faith aside for the purpose of conducting academic analysis) and the dangers and limitations thereof. Definitely a thought-provoking and interesting post. (Nathaniel) ... See MoreSee Less
Perhaps we literally need to feel our own pain in order to feel the pain of others. From a scientific perspective: The ability to feel the pain of others is based on neurobiological processes which underlie pain experience in oneself. Using innovative methods, an international research team headed by psychologist Claus Lamm from the University of Vienna could show that a reduction of self-experienced pain leads to a reduction in empathy for pain in others as well. [ 395 more words. ] http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2015/10/every-scar-is-a-bridge-to-someones-broken-heart/ ... See MoreSee Less
An investor, Durrant understands the value of regular deposits into one’s stores. He invited us to make two investments in our own future. One was a financial investment – save a little money each week – and springs from his profession. The other was a spiritual investment – think about a little bit of scripture each week – and springs from his faith as a disciple of Jesus Christ.http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/10/06/investments/ ... See MoreSee Less
I read the Book of Mormon all the way through several times as a teenager. Between multiple readings and a knack for remembering anything that comes in the form of a story, by the time I was 19 I knew the Book of Mormon as well as any other 19 year old I met. Now I’m 34, and I routinely meet people whose familiarity with the text far, far outstrips my own. [ 2130 more words. ] http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2015/10/reading-the-book-of-mormon-for-the-first-time-again/ ... See MoreSee Less
Cool figure with ages and seniority of the apostles. (Frank)http://threestory.com/apostles/ ... See MoreSee Less
Elder Ballard- "When I have a question that I cannot answer, I turn to those who can help me. The Church is blessed with trained scholars and those who have devoted a lifetime of study, who have come to know our history and the scriptures. These thoughtful men and women provide context and background so we can better understand our sacred past and our current practices."- https://lds.org/prophets-and-apostles/unto-all-the-world/… ... See MoreSee Less
"Although some might have a default assumption that outcomes such as “feeling greater spiritual direction” or an increased likelihood to “keep the commandments” are better accomplished in face-to-face settings, this assumption is not borne out by the present study." (Julie) http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15507394.2015.1045385 ... See MoreSee Less
The title of today's post ("A woman is a woman no matter what, but manhood can be lost,") is a quote comes from a long and interesting article from the Pacific Standard: Why Men Kill Themselves. There's a lot that is interesting in the article, especially about some of the gender differences that lead to a much higher suicide rate for men as compared to women. [ 2043 more words. ] http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2015/… ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday's Warrior 2016 - it's back! (And it's updated…) - Alison ... See MoreSee Less
I know we believe in a God of hurricanes, but this is starting to get ridiculous.
My sister lives in Tampa.
I read last spring that this was going to be a terrible year for hurricanes, the worst in many a decade. And we are now in a particular part of the weather cycle, that we may see a lot of hurricanes for the next few decades.
From A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief (the 4th verse)
‘Twas night; the floods were out, it blew
A winter hurricane aloof.
I heard his voice abroad, and flew
To bid him welcome to my roof.
I warmed and clothed and cheered my guest
And laid him on my couch to rest;
Then made the earth my bed, and seemed
In Eden’s garden, while I dreamed.
Hoax, yes. Political cartoon, no.
This cracked me up, even tho snopes sets the record straight. However, given Elder Oaks’ talk, is the premise really that silly?
News from hurricane alley: the effects of hurricanes extend 100 miles in each direction from the path of the eye. That means that all kinds of blue counties (Palm Beach is one example) were badly affected by the storm. The new storm Jeanne is expected to hit Sunday morning, and it will follow a path similar to Frances. Four hurricanes have hit Florida so far, and another two months left in hurricane season! Unprecedented and quite scary.
If you live in the hurricane zone, you can see the positive effects of a hurricane on people. Immense storms tend to humble people and make them more willing to love their neighbors and respectful of the power of their Creator. It is not accidental that all of these storms are happening in Florida today.
I’ve had enough of these storms, and I want them to stop. But from an eternal perspective, I see the tremendous power of the Creator in them.
From the political point of view, if Heavenly Father is using hurricanes to send an anti-Bush political message, he’s doing a bad job of it. Pres. Bush gets to come in after the disaster strikes and throw lots of Federal money around to help people rebuild their lives. I can guarantee that western North Carolina, which has been devastated by flooding from the recent spate of hurricanes, will not get the same attention from the federal government as Florida.
One would assume that this is placed to prompt discussion and you have no axe to grind. Otherwise one would be tempted to make comparisons with current events and a certain large media network / newsperson.
This is very funny, entertaining but also very wrong â€“ each of the hurricane tracks for Charley, Frances and Ivan are shown incorrectly. As a resident of Florida this is immediately obvious. One can view the actual hurricane track and see that the correct hurricane track differs from the graphic provided by Kaimi Wenger. The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Monterey Marine Meteorology Division website is one of the best to look at — http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/tc_pages/tc_home.html, select ALL under the heading of 2004 storms, then you can click on each hurricane for the historical tracks.
Neither funny nor illuminating nor accurate. But hey, its political! And the views espoused are cartoonish.
Today hurricanes… Tomorrow Volcanos?
“Neither funny nor illuminating nor accurate. But hey, its political! And the views espoused are cartoonish.”
In short: vintage liberal law prof chic.
Sorry to hear it, Nate. At Notre Dame, perhaps because they didn’t think they were preaching to the choir, the liberal law profs were scarily bright and fair and well-informed. One’s attitude was, more or less, ‘please don’t say anything I’m going to feel forced to respond to, because then you’re going to eat my lunch.’
Yet another argument for more conservatives in legal academia. They make the liberals smarter…