At Peculiar People, commentary on Nate Oman's "Jurisprudence and Church Doctrine." There is more to think about than just doctrine. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
At NRO: The Mormon Advantage. Reading blogs and Facebook, it's easy to forget we are doing some things right. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
LDS Psychologist who advised CIA on "interrogation" was bishop for just 1 week before asking to be released. (Kent) ... See MoreSee Less
Geoff and Al weigh in on the Mormon of the Year. Will their nomination get seconded? (Kent) ... See MoreSee Less
Reposting the announcement of the BYU & Maxwell Institute 2015 Summer Seminar because the previous version of this post left out the link to the application form. (Nathaniel) ... See MoreSee Less
Why can't we hear talks like this at Conference? A little light humor in place of the annual sort-of-an-audit report. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Leavening the lump and moral psychology. (James) ... See MoreSee Less
Bringing data to bear on how many young adults are active in the Church. Unfortunately no standard errors. (Frank) ... See MoreSee Less
A new low for M-Star, labeling JD a cancer within the Church. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
In this article, the Slate.com "Book Review critics suggest 27 great books you never heard about—but should’ve." And Terryl Givens' "Wrestling the Angel" shows up on the list! (Nathaniel) ... See MoreSee Less
Wow. (Julie) ... See MoreSee Less
Managing the Mormon brand. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
How to create change within the LDS Church: get the media involved. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Sam Brown and Craig H. in the Washington Post's "10 Things" series: or, what do you wish people knew? ... See MoreSee Less
Stay tuned for some exciting changes coming to Times & Seasons! (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.