Posts Tagged ‘ LDS ’


November 11, 2008 | 6 comments

Today is a good day to celebrate the soldiers I have known and 9 years of marriage. Read more »

The Raft-Builders

November 11, 2008 | 9 comments

By Lord Dunsany: Read more »

Sunday School Redux 2

November 10, 2008 | 2 comments

The Joseph Smith manual had one of my favorite quotes in it this week: “I say to all those who are disposed to set up stakes for the Almighty, You will come short of the glory of God. To become a joint heir of the heirship of the Son, one must put away all his false traditions.” Read more »

The Canonization of the Book of Mormon?

November 10, 2008 | 29 comments
The Canonization of the Book of Mormon?

Penguin Books has just published a “Penguin Classics” edition of the Book of Mormon edited by Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp. Penguin Classics, of course, are the paperback editions of literary staples like Jane Austen or Charles Dickens. They are printed and marketed largely as texts for college classes. The assumption is that a text included in the Penguin series has become a stable part of the high-brow diet of books, or at least ought to be. It is worth reflecting a little bit about what this edition of the Book of Mormon might or might not mean. The Penguin book... Read more »

How the Other Half Preaches

November 9, 2008 | 59 comments

A pool in our area had a free admission day this summer and I’m nothing if not cheap so there we were. Imagine the delighted looks on my kids’ faces when they saw not only a FREE pool, but FREE inflatable bouncers, FREE snowcones, FREE hot dogs, FREE chips, and FREE games with prizes. Read more »

Just Say No (to members)

November 7, 2008 | 67 comments

A few months ago, a sister in our ward asked my daughter to babysit. On a Monday evening. That’s right. Monday Evening. We try to be diligent with family home evening on Monday night, so the answer needed to be “no,” but I was a bit confused about how to convey that message. Read more »

Hum together, right now

November 6, 2008 | 12 comments

While the candidates have been talking the talk about cooperation and unity, a few humble LDS editors have been walking the walk. Read more »

What of the Mormons (in Congress)?

November 5, 2008 | 34 comments

The results are in, and the Mormon officials in congress is facing some changes as a result. From what I can tell, the new congress will include either 5 or 6 Mormons in the Senate and 9 in the House of Representatives. Read more »

Simple ideas to be a better missionary

November 5, 2008 | no comments

A horrible, no-good, very bad blog can still run a great series on missionary work. Read it, take it to heart, recommend it to others. Part I Part II Part III. *** Bumped. Read more »

Abortion, Obama: Extreme Deeds, Meaningless Words

November 4, 2008 | 51 comments

People who want to vote for Obama labor mightily to get around his extreme pro-choice/pro-abortion record. Read more »

Prop. 8 Cometh

November 4, 2008 | 33 comments

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Abortion, Obama

November 4, 2008 | 137 comments

Barack Obama is the most pro-choice/pro-abortion candidate to ever run for President in any major party. Read more »

2009 LDS Law Students Conference at Harvard Law School

November 3, 2008 | 8 comments

The J. Reuben Clark Society’s annual student conference will be held this year at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Registration is now open, and I urge LDS students, lawyers, and interested laypersons to attend. FYI. Read more »

12 Questions for the LDS Newsroom, Part Two

November 1, 2008 | 11 comments

This is Part Two of responses provided by representatives of the LDS Newsroom to a set of questions submitted by T&S permabloggers. See Part One for the first six questions and responses. Read more »

The Fall Makes Righteous Pride Possible

November 1, 2008 | 7 comments

Man is hungry for status like he is hungry for food (and they say the public schools don’t teach you anything!). Read more »

12 Questions for the LDS Newsroom, Part One

October 30, 2008 | 20 comments

Representatives from LDS Public Affairs who manage and direct the Newsroom site at agreed to respond to a dozen questions submitted by the T&S permabloggers. We are pleased to post the first six questions and answers below, with the second set of six to follow shortly. We appreciate the time and effort that went into preparing these detailed responses. They should help make the Newsroom an even more useful resource for LDS readers. Read more »

Marriage University

October 30, 2008 | 11 comments

The Lovely One and I were lazing in bed and got to talking about life expectancy. Barring mishap, we figured we’d reach our 50th wedding anniversary, no problem. Read more »

Porn increases infidelity?

October 28, 2008 | 54 comments

The New York Times has an interesting write-up on the latest infidelity research. Among other morceau, researchers have found a rise in infidelity among young couples and speculate that increasing porn use may be responsible. Read more »

Lunar Lander Challenge Today and Tomorrow

October 24, 2008 | 2 comments

One competitor’s vehicle exploded on camera already. The next attempt is at 2:30 Mountain Time. You can watch a live webcast here. The challenge t is being held in Las Cruces, NM, but is not open to the public. Read more »

Subject unto Man

October 24, 2008 | 6 comments

It behooveth the great Creator that he suffereth himself to become subject unto man in the flesh . . . that all men might become subject unto him. -2 Nephi 9:5 Read more »

Two-headed Hydra

October 22, 2008 | 100 comments

Thirteen-year-old son: Mom, can I watch “The Sarah Connor Chronicles”? me: No. son: Why not? There’s nothing bad about it. me: I disagree. son: Well, I disagree with you. me: That’s okay. Read more »

President Hinckley and J. Edgar Hoover

October 20, 2008 | 12 comments

The FBI released its files on Gordon B. Hinckley last week in response to a FOIA request from the Salt Lake Tribune. Apparently the FBI conducted a background check on President Hinckley in 1951 in order to ensure he wasn’t a communist and clear him for a potential position with Voice of America. The results… no dirt. The verdict seemed to be that this Gordon B. Hinckley was a “loyal American” whose reputation and work ethic were unimpeachable. The whole (slightly redacted) file is pretty interesting and definitely worth a look. Read more »

National Student Dialogue Conference II

October 18, 2008 | 2 comments

Standing Together and the Religious Studies Program at Utah Valley University are hosting a conference of Latter-day Saint and evangelical Christian students and scholars this coming Friday and Saturday, October 24-5, 2008, on topics including, “Was a Restoration Necessary?,” “Authority and Scripture,” and “The Nature of God: Finite or Infinite?” Directly addressing some of the primary points of disagreement between Mormons and evangelicals, the discussion is sure to be electric. Read more »

Essentials in Church Categorization

October 17, 2008 | 14 comments

Marc Bohn’s post yesterday on how Mormonism is classified became a legal issue reminded me that the issue of how Mormonism is classified is anything but clear, especially when non-Mormons are doing the classifying. We say we are Christian, and evangelicals claim we are not. We don’t want to be called Catholic or Protestant (or Eastern Orthodox for that matter, but that doesn’t seem to be much of an issue). But despite our intentions, Mormonism is classified in all sorts of different ways by many different observers and for many different purposes. We’ve been classified all over the place. Read more »


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