Calling it "the best high council talk ever" might sound like damning with faint praise, but this is a really good talk anyway. (Julie) ... See MoreSee Less
Former U.S. Senator Larry Pressler joins LDS Church (Kent)http://www.standard.net/Faith/2015/04/20/Harry-Reid-helps-former-senator-join-Mormon-church.html ... See MoreSee Less
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What do we know about Heavenly Mother? (Alison) ... See MoreSee Less
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Jack reviews a postmodern critique of Christian apologetics. Yes, it is relevant to Mormon apologetics -- same tune, different words. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
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Ross Douthat on where the religious freedom debate is going. He suggests the ground is shifting beneath our feet. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Things you won't hear in Conference: "Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about the existence of God." Actually, I think the Guardian story is unfairly representing the tone and import of the Archbishop's remarks -- read it yourself and decide. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
I have a theory. What do you think? (Alison) ... See MoreSee Less
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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
Earlier today, Elizabeth Rose Oman was born in Richmond, Virginia. Both Heather and the baby are doing well. Elizabeth is 8 lbs 2 oz and 21 inches long. Labor lasted for 18 hours, and we are very glad that she is here. God has been very good to us.
Congratulations! She is beautiful.
How great! Congratulations to you and Heather.
That li’l gal is as purty as a picture. Congratulations.
Well done, Heather and Elizaabeth Rose (and Nate)!
wooo hooo! I really want to squeeze her now.
OOOOhhhh! She’s beautiful!
What a lovely girl! Congratulations to you.
Congratulations! It’s wonderful to see both you and Janet of FMH with new babies.
And Elizabeth Rose is a beautiful name.
Awesome! Cute baby and great name to boot!
Elizabeth Rose is a lovely name.
Such a pretty little girl.
Good job! You and Heather do some great work! ^_^
Oh she’s just SO pretty! Congratulations!
Congratulations! Sheâ€™s beautiful
She’s SO beautiful! Love the name. Congratulations!
So now I’m wondering, Nate — if you had let Heather do all the hard work on your contract-theory paper, would it have turned out this cute, too? :)
The Omans are a blessed family; first William and Mary, now Elizabeth Rose.
Here is the etymology of your daughter’s name:
From Î•Î»Î¹ÏƒÎ±Î²ÎµÏ„ (Elisabet), the Greek form of the Hebrew name ×Ö±×œÖ´×™×©×Ö¶×‘Ö·×¢ (‘Elisheva’) meaning “my God is an oath” or perhaps “my God is abundance”. In the Old Testament Elisheba is the wife of Aaron. In the New Testament Elizabeth is the mother of John the Baptist.
Rose of course comes from the Latin rosa and means, well, “rose.”
Kevin, how did you do that?
Her great grandmother and great great grandmother (my mom and grandmother) were named Rose. Elizabeth is a family name on my dad’s side, and the middle-name of Nate’s sister. But I suspect this isn’t all about me. She’s lovely.
From one of the pack of proud grandmas!
Julie, that was a cut and paste from an online etymological dictionary. The fonts survived the cut and paste.
Gotta love that standard baby hat. At least when they come into the world they all start with the same fashion these days. She is a cutie!
She makes that standard baby hat look good. Congratulations to the Omans!
Congrats. She’s a cutieee! A gorgeous name!
My daughter is Elizabeth too, so not only do I love the name, but I love Kevin’s info too. Oh my, you are so lucky! Yay!
Nate, you once said, tongue in cheek, that you regard children primarily as a vehicle for tax planning. She is a sweet deduction, and it is very good news that she is here and all is well.
Congratulations! And what a classic, feminine name you have chosen–I love it! And she is waaaayyyyy cute — be sure to post more pictures as she grows!
Congrats on a beautiful baby. What a blessing.
Congratulations! She’s beautiful. Daughters are the best.
Congratulations! And my sympathy for the long labor—yikes! Speaking of which, extrapolating backward…. were you blogging yesterday DURING LABOR?
The safe birth of a beautiful grandchild by a courageous mother has been an answer many prayers. We are absolutely delighted and grateful.
beautiful! we have our very own elisabeth (mae) who is now three months old. lovely name!
You do know that not all babies are beautiful, right? But SHE IS. Wow. Heartfelt congratulations to you!
Nate, congratulations to you and Heather. I’m so very happy for both of you.
Awesome, Nate! What a beautiful baby girl! Welcome to the world, Elizabeth Rose!
I must say Nate, this is your best post ever! Congratulations!
Hooray! Fabulous news!