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Warp drives pertaining to futurity

January 9, 2006 | 19 comments
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This news–that the US Government is exploring a warp drive–is unlikely to be true. If true, the research is extremely unlikely to lead anywhere. But . . . ! Read more »

Photoshopping loved ones

January 7, 2006 | 13 comments
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Just a little anguish. Read more »

They Do Things Differently There

January 2, 2006 | 11 comments
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Even the present can be a foreign country. Read more »

Christmas and the Sacrament

December 21, 2005 | 11 comments
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I look forward to taking the Sacrament with all of you on Christmas Day this year. In honor that, I’ve updated this post on Christmas and the things that make us innocent. Read more »

Falls, Gardens, Deaths

December 18, 2005 | 8 comments
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Falls, Gardens, Deaths

In New Mexico the weeks before Thanksgiving are High Fall, autumn in abundance, all gold colors and fruits. Thanksgiving is the high point of that season, and also its end. Then its whooping crane season, Christmas, and winter. Read more »

From the Archives: Christmas 2003

December 15, 2005 | no comments
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Our mission Christmases were lonely times, but God gave us a gift on the second one. –more– Read more »

Narnia Review

December 14, 2005 | 44 comments
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I’ve seen the movie and read lots of reactions to it (some you probably haven’t seen are linked to below). Mine come’s closest to The American Scene’s–”it was fine.” Read more »

The Church’s Secret Plot to Undermine the Book of Mormon — EXPOSED!

December 5, 2005 | 26 comments
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Apparently some BYU Professor has published an article suggesting that the World Trade Center was brought down by explosive devices, presumably planted by some outside entity, perhaps even by >hushed whisper fraught with unstated menace< the government >/hushed whisper fraught with unstated menace< . John Fowles has posted about it here and Clark Goble followed it up here. As a connoisseur of out-of-control threads, I’d have to give the ensuing discussion at least a B, probably even a B+. Read more »

From the Archives: Marriage and Abrahamic Tests

December 2, 2005 | no comments
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A post on the role of chance in our lives reminded me of a post on marriage as a way of understanding why God might ask us to do irrational things. (more…) Read more »

Illegal Brothers and Sisters

November 30, 2005 | 246 comments
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The Church, it appears, has a self-interested interest in one aspect of the debate over illegal immigration. Reading between the lines, I”m figuring that the church is worried that sometimes our Temple Square misssionaries, etc., might actually be here for longer than their visas are for. I’m must speculating, of course, but I have reason to believe that in at least one foreign country American missionaries are almost all violating the letter of their visas. Read more »

The Sweetness of Mormon Life

November 27, 2005 | 16 comments
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Earlier, I said that in lieu of great Mormon writers I’d be happy with adequate ones who capture the sweetness of Mormon life. A commenter who’s named Matt Evans but isn’t the coblogger said some pretty percipient things about the actual Catholic literature vis-a-vis the potential Mormon literature. Check it out. In passing he added this comment I say ‘so-called sweetness’ because I don’t believe the essence of the gratifying experience you sketched above is in any meaningful way different from the Lake Wobegon religious life Garrision Keillor has chronicled so well. I’ve been thinking a lot about that. Read more »

Adam Greenwood: My Conversion

November 23, 2005 | 8 comments
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I was sitting on my bed one teenage afternoon in the early 90s wondering if there was a God and a Christ. Read more »

Church Thoughts

November 8, 2005 | 25 comments
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Here’s where my meandering mind took me this Sunday. Read more »

Zeitcast

November 1, 2005 | 11 comments
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Steve Evans interviewed your humble coblogger in the latest Zeitcast. Read more »

If I could speak with the pen of angels . . .

October 23, 2005 | 13 comments
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We Mormons don’t need great writers who remake genres and transcend the particulars of their work (though please, please, please) Read more »

Abortion restrictions for the fetus-indifferent

October 21, 2005 | 21 comments
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A recent study concludes that mandatory waiting periods lead to fewer women killing themselves. Another study by the same people suggests that parental notification laws reduce venereal disease among teens. This is ostensibly because teens behave like rational actors, but that can’t be right. Read more »

Test-Tube Tower of Babel

October 18, 2005 | 122 comments
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Recently I linked to an article about single women getting artificially inseminated, without the trouble of men or marriage. Read more »

Pro-life, Pro-Constitution

October 3, 2005 | 287 comments
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Us pro-lifers and constitutionalists are learning again what we should have already taken to heart: put not your trust in princes. Yes, we always rely on Egypt, and Egypt always turns out to be a reed, shaken with the wind. Update: Take that, Egypt. Read more »

Credentialism and the New Elites, by a Curmudgeon: Degrees of Glory

September 14, 2005 | 108 comments
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Bloggentiles have been arguing over credentialism–the belief that everyone needs a degree. Not an education, mind, but a degree. Preferably several. Read more »

Saints and Soldiers

September 12, 2005 | 90 comments
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I saw Saints and Soldiers with my lovely one and my father last night. I liked it. A lot. But before you rush out to buy the DVD, you should know that I was biased. Read more »

From the Archives, Updated: September 11, 2001

September 11, 2005 | 8 comments
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September 11, 2001. Four years have passed–four more nails in the cross, one called Katrina–but we remember. Read more »

The Sabbath Pages

September 4, 2005 | 11 comments
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There are Sabbath Heroes, but there are Sabbath Businesses too. We all know about the Chick-Fil-A’s of the world, but what about the local entities? I’ve been kicking around an idea for a bit now on how to recognize them. Read more »

Spam Attack

August 8, 2005 | no comments
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Times and Seasons had a massive spam attack yesterday. In dealing with it, one of your trusty editors might have accidentally deleted several recent comments. Apologies to our ever insightful, delightful, and mostly un-apostate commenters. Read more »

Abortion Yack

August 2, 2005 | 17 comments
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We know from experience that having an abortion thread that stays on topic is tough, especially if the topic is fairly narrow. Here’s a thread for all those general remarks you’re dieing to make. It’ll probably get shut down when the other abortion threads wind down, Read more »

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