A very exciting development in the world of Mormon history. (Julie) ... See MoreSee Less
Gina Colvin opines on the latest LDS excommunication. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Philip Jenkins on the Book of Mormon. He rejects historicity (no surprise) but applauds Mormon faith. And he rather naively (myopically? hypocritically?) thinks his Christianity avoids the historical challenges that he thinks bedevil Mormonism. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
From Laura Compton: The Hawaiian roots of the Family Proclamation. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
At Keepa: The wicked witches of Mormon history. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Mike Ash of FAIR tackles the Zelph story. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
A man laying down his life for his friends. (Julie) ... See MoreSee Less
Projected equality date: 2189 (Julie) ... See MoreSee Less
A father's lament about Activity Days. ... See MoreSee Less
At JI, a Q&A with Russell Stevenson on For the Cause of Righteousness. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
BYU-Hawaii gets a new president. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Mormons still have about one more child than the rest of everybody. And fertility-wise we're totally crushing the agnostics. Link is to the WP but go to Pew to do your own digging. (Frank) ... See MoreSee Less
Russell's SL Trib op-ed on LDS race history and a standard narrative "manufactured primarily for Saints who have enjoyed the luxury of never being told that they were less valiant in premortality or that they are 'cursed.'" (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
A new song for Mothers' Day (Julie)http://janariess.religionnews.com/2015/05/08/a-new-mothers-day-song-for-mormons/ ... See MoreSee Less
The four primary accounts of the First Vision, now available at LDS.org in ten languages: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. And English. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
You will all be delighted to know that youtube appears to be up and running on BYU campus again. Perhaps in part thanks to this.
UPDATE: It’s blocked again.
Pffffft. Credit Giving FAIL. Try this.
Ah, BYU. Way to take a step toward joining the rest of the world, at least in one simple way.
Har! Great title.
Scott, that can’t be it. Nothing at BYU happens that fast.
Frank, good point. The block/unblock cycle on YouTube at BYU is probably a belated response to the Columbine shootings…
“The block/unblock cycle on YouTube at BYU is probably a belated response to the Columbine shootings…”
That sounds about right.
If you use “airproxy,” youtube is easily accessed on campus.
dude, just get an iphone and watch youtube on your phone. BYU cannot block youtube on the iPhone.
This happens all the time at BYU. All the blocks will be off for a day.
I imagine some guy accidentally hitting a switch somewhere from ON to OFF, then some righteous student calling to report the error, then a scramble to flip the switch back on before anyone’s videos have time to finish loading.
4. Especially the transmission of knowledge.