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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
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
Bryce, are you related in some way to a Dwight Inouye (probably a generation above you) who grew up in Sanpete county as the best friend of my father, Russell Frandsen? Furthermore, are you in any way related to Ron and Shauna Frandsen and their children, Jill, Nick, and Peter?
If you are, not only have we probably met–but you are hereby banished from the bloggernacle for improperly appropriating a cultural more that was never intended to leave the Pacific! ;)
-The from-the-Bronx Yeechang Lee, who has always detested people who say “Aloha!” from the pulpit
Rosalynde! Your father is Russ Frandsen??
Amazing how the world shrinks. I knew Russ, perhaps before he met your mother. (I’d have a go at her name, but haven’t any clue how it’s spelled–Kristy?)
My favorite memory was when we went out with two sisters, one of whom is now in the history faculty at BYU, and somehow the conversation drifted along to the mating habits of chickens. Count on a boy from Sanpete County to know that sort of thing.
Of course Bryce, you now are required to explain the relationships between the Utah County and the Sanpete County Inouye clans.
Speaking of which, whatever happened to the lovely Liz Inouye?
Mark, how funny! Yes, my father eventually married my mother, Christie Hansen. Did you know him from the Honors Program? (I’m always amazed at how much more cohesive Honors was then than during my era.) I’ll have to bring up the chicken-mating habits conversation with him, maybe during one of his laments over the decline of cultural decency during the Clinton era….
It may well have been the Honors Program. I don’t remember. In fact, to quote Henry V: Old men forget, yet all shall be forgot . . .
You can all blame Jonathan Green for inspiring this throwaway post with his comment here.
I’m not Hawaiian and not Caucasian.
I am not related (that I know) to any Inouyes in Utah other than my brothers Dallin and Scott at BYU and Yukus, my grandfather, who lives in Highland. Grandpa has a lot of sisters, and my dad has one brother who lives in Fairfax County, Virginia.
I’m not related to Dillon Inouye by blood, but he was my quiz bowl coach at BYU for a year, shared an apartment with my father briefly, and took my mother to Homecoming.
I’ll have a few things to say about what I am in a forthcoming post.
Shauna Frandsen is my aunt — my mother’s sister, so I am by extension related to Ron and their children. I’ll start digging around the photo albums to see if I can come up with a picture of the two of us together.
Also, my wife is a Hintze. The first time I brought her over to my grandparents’ house to meet my extended family, Ron asked if she was related to Ferdinand Friis Hintze — she’s a great-granddaughter of the fourth wife (whose name escapes me at the moment), so she’s a cousin of my uncle.
And people wonder why Mormons are so interested in family history.
Hello! We (Greg, Elizabeth & I) used to be in the Durham ward with you — how are Kristin and Jaime doing? Is Jaime in first grade now? I have fond memories of her cute little baby cheeks from playgroup.
HI! Do you visit here much? Kristen and I were just talking about Elizabeth the other day, remembering something funny she had said about one of Jaymie’s stuffed animals. Jaymie is in 1st grade — we’re homeschooling her.
I visit Times & Seasons several times a week, but I haven’t visited Durham at all since we left. Sorry for the slaughter of Jaymie’s name, and congratulations on the births of your subsequent children.
Okay, Bryce, you’ve adequately covered the first item on my list of irritating meeting practices. During the rest of your tenure here please make sure to
1) tell a long, weepy story about the illness of a distant relative that has neither a happy ending nor a Gospel point;
2) inadvertantly confess to a serious transgression without showing any awareness that most members of the church would consider your actions immoral; and
3) use the words “circumcision” and “castration” frequently and interchangeably.
Rosalynde: “Bryce, are you related in some way to a Dwight Inouye (probably a generation above you) who grew up in Sanpete county as the best friend of my father, Russell Frandsen?”
Rosalynde, is that Russ Frandsen in Canoga Park, CA?? If so, you’ve got great folks. My association with them is through Miller Eccles study group which they have hosted at their place for quite a few years now.
Being married to a great-grandson of Ferdinand Friis Hintze, and being pestered by the spirit of Elijah, I would love to learn how your family is related to mine. Please respond, if you still post here, or email.