Archive | April 2009
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First of all, I have to point to the Teacher, at Gospel Doctrine Underground, for introducing this topic to me. Previous to his discussion, I had not given much thought to when the Melchizedek Priesthood (MP) was restored. I just finished a book called â€œThe Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Powerâ€ by D. Michael Quinn which […]
Ok, I have a tendency to get into some pretty deep stuff here, and so every once in a while, I need to take a break.Â Over the weekend, our local PBS affiliate broadcast Hotel Rwanda, with Don Cheadle.Â It is the true story of the Rwandan Civil War of around 1994, with Don portraying […]
In part 5 of my Sidney Rigdon series, I wrote that I thought I was done writing about Sidney Rigdon.Â But alas, I have been given a challenge to refute the Spaulding Manuscript theory by Doug G, so it looks like I’m temporarily back to talking about Sidney Rigdon.
So, I came across an interview of Richard Bushman at the Pew Research Forum, about both early and modern Mormon politics.Â I’ve also been reading a book called The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power by D Michael Quinn on the early leadership of the church.Â I want to combine the 2 sources, and talk about […]
I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the number of positive responses of the Malay Theory in my previous post.Â In discussing the post with Ralph Olsen, the author of this theory, he has given me permission to post his unpublished manuscript!Â Ralph is looking for a sort of “peer review”, where people give honest feedback about […]
Ok, I’ve been wanting to add photos to my comments for quite some time, but didn’t know how to do it. So, I must give thanks to Andrew S and Irresistible (Dis)Grace for his post titled, A Junk Post about my commenting frustrations, where he compares the differences between WordPress and Blogspot.Â I agree with […]
The Faithful Dissident recently had a post commemorating her 1st anniversary as a blogger.Â Since I let my 1st anniversary pass without fanfare (in January), I decided to do a sort of anniversary when I reached my 100th post.
So, I’ve been checking my blog stats, and with Easter upon us, it seems my post from last year about why Mormon’s don’t celebrate Easter is getting the most hits.Â While last year’s post was a little negative-that I think Mormon celebrations of Easter are lacking compared to other Christians’ Easter celebrations, I hope to […]
In the movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Nazi’s are looking for the Lost Ark of the Covenant.Â They have an image of a map burned into the hand of a Nazi scientist, so they think they know where the Ark is.Â However, there is a critical piece of information missing which is found […]
With little fanfare over the weekend, President Uchdorf announced the call of only the second black general authority, Joseph Sitate of Nairobi, Kenya.Â He was called to the First Quorum of 70, as well as Yoon Hwan Choi of Seoul, Korea.