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Nathaniel Givens writes about the travesty of the social justice movement. ... See MoreSee Less
Ben Carson, Science, and Seventh-day Adventists.http://religionandpolitics.org/2015/11/17/ben-carson-science-and-seventh-day-adventists/ ... See MoreSee Less
The legal department failed in vetting the new policy. Or someone. ... See MoreSee Less
The First Presidency has issued a letter clarifying the scope of the new policy regarding the children of same-sex couples. Worth reading. ... See MoreSee Less
The new policy is problematic in more ways than one. The church needs to hire some engineers to make sense of things. ... See MoreSee Less
Ben Carson promotes a form of Biblical naiveté.http://www.peteenns.com/ben-carson-and-the-bible-maybe-he-should-get-a-second-opinion/ ... See MoreSee Less
About a week ago, I came across an interesting quote from a talk President Hinckley gave during the October 1981 General Conference (Faith: The Essence of True Religion). He quoted a journalist who had recently given a speech during which the journalist had said that “Certitude is the enemy of religion.” (I’d be fascinated to see the full text of this journalist’s remarks, or even just learn his name.) [ 2218 more words. ] http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2015/11/the-assurance-of-love/ ... See MoreSee Less
Neal Rappleye has an interesting post about "bracketing" (the practice of provisionally setting one's faith aside for the purpose of conducting academic analysis) and the dangers and limitations thereof. Definitely a thought-provoking and interesting post. (Nathaniel) ... See MoreSee Less
Perhaps we literally need to feel our own pain in order to feel the pain of others. From a scientific perspective: The ability to feel the pain of others is based on neurobiological processes which underlie pain experience in oneself. Using innovative methods, an international research team headed by psychologist Claus Lamm from the University of Vienna could show that a reduction of self-experienced pain leads to a reduction in empathy for pain in others as well. [ 395 more words. ] http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2015/10/every-scar-is-a-bridge-to-someones-broken-heart/ ... See MoreSee Less
An investor, Durrant understands the value of regular deposits into one’s stores. He invited us to make two investments in our own future. One was a financial investment – save a little money each week – and springs from his profession. The other was a spiritual investment – think about a little bit of scripture each week – and springs from his faith as a disciple of Jesus Christ.http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/10/06/investments/ ... See MoreSee Less
I read the Book of Mormon all the way through several times as a teenager. Between multiple readings and a knack for remembering anything that comes in the form of a story, by the time I was 19 I knew the Book of Mormon as well as any other 19 year old I met. Now I’m 34, and I routinely meet people whose familiarity with the text far, far outstrips my own. [ 2130 more words. ] http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2015/10/reading-the-book-of-mormon-for-the-first-time-again/ ... See MoreSee Less
Cool figure with ages and seniority of the apostles. (Frank)http://threestory.com/apostles/ ... See MoreSee Less
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
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!