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
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!