Posts Tagged ‘ Links and Announcements ’

Create your own quasi-Canon!

April 20, 2004 | 10 comments
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Not that we don’t already. Not that there’s anything wrong with that (grins inoffensively). I’ve just been flipping through BYU magazine. It announces that you can now order customized books and DVD’s of BYU speeches. Just select your preferred speeches, and voila! Here’s the site. A belated hat tip to doctrinal.net, who’s already posted on downloading the speeches as mp3′s. Note: I am not criticizing customized books of speeches. I actually like the idea. Read more »

Conference talks online

April 16, 2004 | no comments
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Now We are Ten

April 13, 2004 | 11 comments
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We’re very happy to add another name to the list on the right of the page. Julie Smith, whose stint as a guest-blogger included terrific posts like The Talk I’ve Never Given and Why We Doze in Sunday School, has agreed to continue casting her pearls before, well, us. We hope that with two women speaking, Times and Seasons will seem more like General Conference. Welcome, Julie!! Read more »

Reminder: 12 Questions for Armand Mauss

April 9, 2004 | one comment
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As I posted earlier in the week, Mormon sociologist extraordinaire Armand Mauss has graciously agreed to be interviewed by the T&S readership. For those that may not know his work, Mauss has studied and written extensively on issues such as the priesthood ban, the international growth of the Church and the challenges it poses, and Mormon assimilation and retrenchment in the 20th century. You can get the flavor of some of his interests and views here, here, and here. Please send any questions for Brother Mauss to greg@timesandseasons.org. The... Read more »

Bloggernacking again . . .

April 8, 2004 | 8 comments
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The bloggernacle is humming lately. Some highlights: Newcomer Celibate in the city is an entertaining blog dealing with “The Misadventures of Urban Dating for a Mormon Woman Outside of Utah” (It looks like she’s writing from New York). She’s funny and she kisses — single LDS fellows in New York might want to consider e-mailing her. At BCC, Aaron Brown has thoughts on an area of concern — the apparently widespread perception that any members’ intellectual concerns “aren’t really intellectual issues at all, but rather indications of sexual sin.” Aaron also has a funny and insightful post about how... Read more »

If you happen to be in California this weekend . . .

March 9, 2004 | 3 comments
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The Miller-Eccles Group has a speaker coming that sounds quite interesting. March 13, 2004 Speaker: Prof. Karen Torjeson Subject: LDS and their place in the Mosaic of Early Christian Belief-and-Why Claremont Graduate University Wants to Establish a Chair of Mormon Studies Time: 7:30 p.m. You will enjoy a riveting a stimulating presentation on comparisons and contrasts of Latter-day Saint doctrine and teachings with early Christianity, particularly with respect to the Godhead and Christology; the place of Mormonism in the mosaic of Christian belief and practices; Claremont Graduate University’s relationship to the Dead Sea Scrolls (and any connection to BYU’s... Read more »

A Nepotistic Link

March 7, 2004 | 7 comments
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My brother (who is normally a sportswriter) has this article in today’s Deseret News, dealing with Mormon tours of Central America. Noel Reynolds, Stephen Houston, and Brian Birch weigh in. I’ll have to tell him that Sorenson’s book is “An Ancient *American* Setting . . .” Read more »

Thanks Linda, and Welcome Greg

March 6, 2004 | 5 comments
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Linda Hoffman Kimball’s illustrious run as a guest-blogger ended yesterday, and I’m sure everyone here joins me in thanking her for the great posts. Hopefully we’ll hear from you again soon, Linda! Our newest guest blogger, Greg Allen, joins us today. I was a fan of Greg’s critically-acclaimed blog for a while before I came across a post that outed him as someone who could contribute to our discussion here. Here’s a bit of a bio: Read more »

St. Blog’s 2d Parish

February 21, 2004 | 2 comments
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Here’s some of the Catholicity I enjoyed this week: Michael Novak lays out the moral case for capitalism. (Link via Christus Victor, which has a retort.) He tries to root enterprise and ownership in each person’s status as an “Imago Dei, an image of God, born to be creative and inventive.” Read more »

LDS-Law list goes (sort of) public

February 6, 2004 | no comments
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Resenting our Baptism of your Dead

February 5, 2004 | one comment
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Claudia Bushman brought up the touchy subject of our baptisms for other people’s dead. Most don’t understand that we don’t view the baptism as efficacious until the deceased person assents to it, but most would object anyway. This age doesn’t welcome us making bold to act like we have truth and authority. Apparently, we’re not the only unwelcome ones. Here’s a link responding to an atheist who resents the Catholic doctrine that baptism leaves an indelible mark on the baptized. Read more »

Of interest

January 29, 2004 | no comments
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God and Man at Martin’s Cove

January 23, 2004 | 4 comments
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Here’s a fairly balanced story from the front page of today’s New York Times on the minor controversy surrounding Martin’s Cove in Wyoming. For those new to this story, the land in question is purportedly the place where the Martin and Willie handcart companies were stranded in the winter of 1856, and it is presently owned by the US Bureau of Land Management. When a prior deal giving the Church access to the site expired in 2001, the Church sought to purchase the land outright. The Wyoming senators, however, responding to a some public concerns, worked to block the... Read more »

Mormon Cinema: The Next Big Thing

January 21, 2004 | 22 comments
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So says the Village Voice in its latest issue. Here’s the link. (Thanks to greg.org (no relation) for the pointer.) Read more »

T&S: Cheesy and Faith Promoting

January 15, 2004 | 9 comments
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Here is a brief follow-up to the discussion below about the rampant “intellecualism” at T&S. A poster on one message board for self-identified “fringe Mormons” opined that “I found sort of cheesy (as far as I read anyway). I get those little faith promoting stories daily through spam.” You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people… Read more »

LDS Law Students’ Conference

January 12, 2004 | 5 comments
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The Mormon student group at Harvard Law School is sponsoring a conference for LDS law students to be held next month at Harvard. All interested parties are invited. Below is a message from one of the event organizers. Read more »

BYU Law Review Symposium

January 9, 2004 | no comments
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A Fun Discussion

December 11, 2003 | 16 comments
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There has been an interesting discussion over at the Metaphysical Elders on the perennial “Iron Rod v. Leahona” debate. In runs from this post to this post. Also, they seem to have added comments, although you have to go to the main page to see them, i.e. you can’t comment on archived posts. Read more »

Around the Newsroom

November 28, 2003 | 3 comments
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More FARMS Stuff Up

November 22, 2003 | no comments
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