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The Prestige of Parenting and Childlessness

May 18, 2006 | 75 comments
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Glenn Reynolds has written us an essay on childlessness in the USA. Read more »

Tupperware: on the Sweetness of Mormon Life

May 15, 2006 | 15 comments
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On Mother’s day, it fell to me to clean up the kitchen. Read more »

Credentialism is Cruelty

May 8, 2006 | 129 comments
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I’ve complained before about credentialism. Now it turns out that top experts, credible men with Ph.D’s in their field, agree with me. My friends think I must be some kind of genius, and, yeah, they’re probably right. Read more »

Three meanings of weak things made strong

May 7, 2006 | 8 comments
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I’ve just read a book on Washington and heard a couple of talks in Church that got me thinking about weak things being made strong. Read more »

From the Archives: Happy Birthday, Betsey Pearl

May 4, 2006 | 7 comments
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I first posted this one year ago today. (more . . .) Read more »

Without Hesitation

April 23, 2006 | 18 comments
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I just read a story in the Church News that I can’t make out. Read more »

A Most Mormon Story

April 20, 2006 | 13 comments
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Nate Oman’s link to the art show from the Kingdom’s latest international competition puts me in mind of a story, most Mormon story, that I read recently in the Ensign. Read more »

We are conquered, we are free

April 16, 2006 | one comment
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On Friday (Good Friday). I drove slowly to work. Read more »

The Morality of Using Affirmative Action

April 13, 2006 | 46 comments
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We have had arguments before about whether college students (training for high-income professions) can morally take advantage of welfare. Read more »

The Economics of the Mommy Wars

April 12, 2006 | 84 comments
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Jane Galt argues that if mothers are “rational” (in the economic sense) they’ll fight in the Mommy Wars. Read more »

Peg O’ My Heart

April 4, 2006 | 33 comments
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We are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter Margaret Rose. Read more »

Pray for our brother in Christ

March 27, 2006 | one comment
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An Afghan gentleman who quietly converted to Christ faces execution by the authorities. Pray for him, and his country. Read more »

Woefully Arrayed

March 23, 2006 | 29 comments
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Thanks to The Atlantic, I’m in the middle of reading the book From the Hook of Holland to the Horn of Constantinople. When the author was in his late teens in the early 30s, he decided on a whim to walk across Europe and this is his memoir. Read more »

Two Faces

March 20, 2006 | 7 comments
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On the sweetness of Mormon life: Read more »

Abraham’s Human Sacrifice

March 19, 2006 | 12 comments
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Abraham went up to Mount Moriah to kill his boy Isaac. He did it at the Lord’s command. Read more »

Black

March 13, 2006 | 26 comments
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My daughter Betsey Pearl died one year ago today. Read more »

Big Love for Romney

March 10, 2006 | 35 comments
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Big Love, the HBO polygamy show, has arrived. Both on National Review’s Corner and in other conservative commentary, folks have been wondering whether this polygamy reminder will hurt Romney. Folks are already sensitive about Mormonism and its wierdness without having their noses rubbed in it. Read more »

Success through good breeding

March 6, 2006 | 9 comments
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I posted on demography and Mormon attitudes to child-bearing a month or two ago. This is not my long awaited follow-up on pro-family and pro-childbearing social policies, though now that I don’t have to worry about tipping the Canadian elections, it should get posted soon. This is a quick note on some complacencies. Read more »

Objectively murder, subjectively only like unto it

February 28, 2006 | 54 comments
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I’ve argued before that abortion is objectively murder but that the mother who permits her child to be aborted or the father who encourages it are not committing the sin of murder, but only something like unto it.* Read more »

Will He Give Him a Stone?

February 27, 2006 | 10 comments
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Jesus once asked, rhetorically, if when a child asked for blessings his father would Read more »

“Precept upon Precept” and Corianton

February 19, 2006 | 31 comments
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We know that our Lord reveals and conceals, in response to our faithfulness. For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and from them that shall say, We have enough, from them shall be taken away even that which they have. Read more »

Beauty in the Book of Mormon

January 29, 2006 | 26 comments
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Reading the Book of Mormon this time through I kept noticing the poetry and beauty. There’s Nephi’s Psalm, of course, and Alma’s elaborate chiasmus in Alma 36. But some of the beauty comes in smaller packages. Here are a few of the phrases that gave me chills this time through: Read more »

A Letter from Birmingham Jail: from the Archives

January 16, 2006 | 2 comments
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For Martin Luther King, like Lincoln, the best remembrance is reading his own words. more Read more »

Multiply and Replenish the ____

January 15, 2006 | 93 comments
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After decades of low birth rates, Japan’s population just went into absolute decline. Public figures have started to call on the Japanese to breed like rabbits. I shouldn’t laugh because of that, but I do. Read more »

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