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Remembering 18 Months

September 4, 2009 | 39 comments
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Saturday, my son passes the 18 month mark of his mission–and he will then also pass me, having served longer on his mission than I did on mine. I confess, I’m a little jealous. Read more »

The Macho Interpretation

September 1, 2009 | 25 comments
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In priesthood meeting a couple of weeks ago we discussed fasting and prayer and how long you need to fast or pray for it to be effective. It occurred to me then that many male members of the Church have a tendency to approach spiritual isssues like this as a macho exercise. Read more »

T&S is now on Facebook

August 27, 2009 | 10 comments
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No, we haven’t moved to facebook. But we have a page on facebook — http://www.facebook.com/pages/TimesandSeasonsorg/94901729600 — so those of you on facebook can add our page to your profile, share favorite posts and give us feedback and suggestions. Read more »

Baseball History and Personal Significance

August 24, 2009 | 30 comments
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Yesterday, baseball history was marked when the Phillies’ Eric Bruntlett recorded the rarest play in the game–the unassisted triple play. If you think about it, there is a bit of a life lesson in this. Read more »

A Mormon Don Quixote

August 17, 2009 | 28 comments
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Last week I was in Cedar City for my annual visit to the Utah Shakespearean Festival, which has brought a lot of pleasure to my family for the past 24 years, thanks to the nearly 50-year-old impossible dream of a returned missionary, Fred Adams. His success is, today, an interesting counterpoint to other impossible dreams. Read more »

Notes From All Over For Week Ended August 2

August 2, 2009 | 14 comments
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Mission Websites — Mission.net or what?

July 31, 2009 | 3 comments
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Its been 25 years since I returned from my mission, and this past week I got an email from a friend asking me to join a new website for my mission. The first thing I asked myself, before joining, is ‘why do we need another mission site? Read more »

What I Found Interesting and Unusual in the Pew Report

July 28, 2009 | 46 comments
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For Pioneer Day, the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religious & Public Life released its report on Mormonism, based on responses to its 2007 Religious Landscape Survey. I was surprised that the initial coverage was so mundane, but when I read the report, so many details were fascinating! Read more »

The New “Opiate of the Masses”

July 26, 2009 | 34 comments
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In 1844 Karl Marx said that “Religion is the opium of the people,” and seemed to suggest that its abolition would bring true happiness. Read more »

Notes From All Over For Week Ended July 25

July 25, 2009 | 3 comments
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January 1 of the year 40

July 20, 2009 | 29 comments
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Happy Moonlanding Day! When I was a youth, I read a science fiction book in which dates in the future were figured from the day that Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, apparently because the date had such significance in the history of man. Read more »

Notes From All Over For Week Ended July 18

July 18, 2009 | 22 comments
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When Are We “In” A Ward?

July 12, 2009 | 20 comments
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Our ward here in New York City is undergoing quite a lot of transition at the moment, and I once again feel alienated from those who have left and those who are arriving. Read more »

Notes From All Over For Week Ended July 11

July 11, 2009 | 17 comments
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Notes From All Over For Week Ended July 4

July 4, 2009 | 17 comments
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Notes From All Over – through June 27

June 27, 2009 | 6 comments
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Notes From All Over – through June 20

June 21, 2009 | 22 comments
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A Mormon Advice Columnist?

June 16, 2009 | 48 comments
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Could there ever be a Mormon advice columnist, dispensing advice to a Mormon audience? Or is that what Bishops are for? Read more »

Jer3miah, The Great Mormon Novel, and The Problem with Mormon Media

June 15, 2009 | 44 comments
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The Book of Jer3miah phenomenon has been noticed on Salon, coincidentally just as an ill-advised Mormon Times essay touched off strong reactions by suggesting that the Great Mormon Novel could never exist. Read more »

Notes from All Over – through June 14

June 14, 2009 | 38 comments
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Where Will National Mormon Politicians Come From?

June 11, 2009 | 24 comments
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That may sound like the introduction to a bad joke, but I actually have a serious answer. Read more »

Archuleta and Exceptions to the Rule

June 8, 2009 | 120 comments
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So David Archuleta hinted last week that he might not serve an LDS mission. Read more »

Notes from All Over – through June 7

June 7, 2009 | 12 comments
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Safety in Mozambique and Elsewhere

June 1, 2009 | 40 comments
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I was in Mozambique. I felt safe. Read more »

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