Part 2: FPR on how the BYU AVP's unfettered discretion undermines academic freedom and merit hiring. Example: publish in Dialogue and you can't even get an interview. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
"Our society’s information environment steers the public to view conflicts as just a part of a bigger culture war, a battle of winner-takes-all in which there is only ever one right and one wrong, and where the only answer to any question is either “yes” or “no.” Such polarizing only hardens our hearts and coarsens our reason." (Julie) ... See MoreSee Less
FPR looks at BYU's Statement Against Academic Freedom. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Not doctrine, not history -- just a touching story and a good seminary teacher. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
This is what happens when you put the Missionary Department in charge of LDS historical sites. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
A 4-part series on corporatism, the organizational imperative, and Correlation, by a former Ensign editor. (Ben S) http://mormonomics.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-most-powerful-idea-in-universe-part.html ... See MoreSee Less
A Chicago newspaper editor visits Temple Square. You won't believe what happened next. (Dave) http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-83091729/ ... See MoreSee Less
Cyclone Pam leveled Vanuatu, but all LDS missionaries now accounted for. Great photos. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
My summary of feedback from bishops and stake presidents: In theory, you can publicly support gay marriage and maybe even OW and keep your membership and temple recommend. Just not generally in practice. But they all affirm inerrancy of the Brethren (not a doctrine of the Church) and expect you to as well. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
John Dehlin's appeal to the First Presidency. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
At SL Trib: Gospel topics essays teach the messy part of Mormon history. And no, you can't talk to the authors. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Dr. Tom Roberts publishes a letter to Christian leaders about Mormonism, encouraging dialogue and acceptance. He also suggests we Mormons get around to figuring out our doctrine. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Elder Holland on Mark Twain's cats (and a few other things like religious liberty). Julie ... See MoreSee Less
Fiona Givens and Terryl Givens on doubt (and why it doesn't have to be so dangerous) at Meridian Magazine Expand. (Nathaniel) ... See MoreSee Less
The link between talents and service beautifully explained. (Julie) ... See MoreSee Less
How do we know that Jael, Heberâ€™s wife, was very righteous?
She got her entire stake through the temple.
See Judges 4:21. Courtesy of our local Institute Director.
And did you read about the food fight?
Zechariah saw a flying roll… (Zechariah 5:1)
Evidence that Rebekah had a Word of Wisdom problem:
And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. (Genesis 24:64)
Anita, I thought that was about toilet paper.
And in Genesis 3:24, we find out that God has a car. ‘Cause he drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden.
My favorite is Isaiah 14:8:
“Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.”
You interested in the Cub Scouts, Gordon? We’re always looking for adults who have the right stuff, and you may just be one of them.
I remember snickering about how Abraham saddled his ass and left Ur… in about ninth grade.
It’s still funny, although now I laugh at it secretly instead of openly. I am, after all, a parent. I have to set a good example for my kids.
The Morning of the Living Dead:
“And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.” (2 Kings 19:35)
Evidence for Santa Claus:
“Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north” (Zech 2:6).
my husband and I laughed out loud in sunday shcool last week
Although it’s not the Old Testament, I get a chuck out of Abinadi sneaking into the city in disguise, then announcing, “It’s me, Abinadi!”
Uh, that should read “chuckle.”
And don’t forget the old chestnut about when tennis was first mentioned in the Bible?
“when Joseph served in Pharaoh’s court!”
Ahh yes, back when I drove my honda, I was so proud to be driving the same car as the Son of God
“and I speak not of mine own accord”
One that always made me laugh was:
It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
Prov. 21: 19
Seems like a call to go fishing.