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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
Saturday's Warrior 2016 - it's back! (And it's updated…) - Alison ... See MoreSee Less
I am excited to introduce Meg Conley as our newest guest-blogger here at Times and Seasons! Meg Conley is a freelance writer and blogger specializing in topics of womanhood and motherhood. Her website, megconley.com, is quickly becoming a nationally recognized platform for women’s issues and day to day inspiration. She has appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline and The Steve Harvey Show. [ 92 more words. ] http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2015/09/introducing-meg-conley/ ... See MoreSee Less
You might think that this is a strange question, and that of course everyone has a duty to vote. That’s part of being a good citizen, isn’t it? Well, there’s a growing body of opinion that says this isn’t so. It all starts widespread agreement that voting doesn’t make a lot of sense from the perspective of an individual voter. Your chance of swaying a national election—of being the decisive vote—is for all practical purposes zero. [ 2106 more words. ] http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2015/09/do-mormons-have-a-duty-to-vote/ ... See MoreSee Less
After citing him on multiple occasions here at Times and Seasons (for example here and here), I’m very pleased to announce that Walker Wright will be joining us for a guest blogging stint. Walker is an MBA student at the University of North Texas, and his primary interests are in the theology of work and sacralizing the mundane. Walker has written for… [ 50 more words. ] http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2015/09/introducing-walker-wright/ ... See MoreSee Less
You've heard of chiasmus, but do you know how it was first identified in the Book of Mormon? Find out in this entertaining video. (Rosalynde, and full disclosure, my brother-in-law is the producer of the video and my father-in-law is its subject.) ... See MoreSee Less
Some thoughts on BSA and gender in the church. ... See MoreSee Less
Teaching the Seer Stone, by Ardis (Ben)http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/08/09/in-our-ward-joseph-smiths-seer-stone/ ... See MoreSee Less
A wide-ranging new aggregator of Mormonism-related websites and blogs, categorized by level of orthodoxy. (Kaimi) ... See MoreSee Less
If you are in Provo on July 31st: http://www.byunewtestamentcommentary.com/annual-conference-on-july-31-2015-1-corinthians/ ... See MoreSee Less
What LDS Education Week looks like at Oxford. (Ben S)http://www.traditionofenquiry.com ... See MoreSee Less
Blogger Christian Harrison shows the patience of Job while discussing LGBT issues with a variety of enthusiastic interlocutors. (Kaimi) ... See MoreSee Less
Symposium tomorrow for "Theology and Social Issues" Seminar, 10am-5pm in Harold B. Lee Library, July 9th ... 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!