Just prior to General Conference, Utah Valley University hosted a Mormon Studies Conference titled “The Expanding Canon”. I wish I could have attended more of the sessions, but enjoyed the sessions I attended. I was surprised that the LDS Instituted of Religion hosted one of the sessions. I attended Institute when I was in college, […]
Sorry I’ve been gone so long. A severe server crash caused my website to be unavailable for quite some time, but thanks to my brother, we were able to resurrect most of my posts and comments. Many of my photos have disappeared, and I’ll try to add those as I get to them. Anyway, thanks […]
What a week!Â I had the pleasure of attending sessions with both Ron Paul and Terryl Givens.Â Now I have to choose whether to write about Ron Paul, or Terryl Givens.Â Tough choice.Â Given that political discussions often devolve into ideological (and often irrational) arguments, Iâ€™m just not in the mood for Ron Paul this […]
I am amazed at how much time people spend on Facebook. Â I post rarely, though it is nice to stay in touch with people growing up, even if I don’t comment. Â A few years ago, I noticed on Facebook an announcement from one of my Facebook “friends.” Â He posted his resignation letter from the LDS […]
Most of the people who come to my blog are Mormons, but there are some that aren’t. Â I have been surprised that my 3-year old post on the Trial of Joseph’s Assassins has suddenly developed a spirited discussion. Â I want to keep that post on topic, so I have decided to move some of the […]
I thought I would take a quick break from the Bushman interview for this little post. Â I attended the Ogden Film Festival last week (officially known as theÂ Foursite Film Festival) and saw 2 films:Â The Religious Test andÂ Cleanflix: the Documentary. Â I thought I would give my impressions.
I’ve had Google Analytics installed since June 2009.Â In that time, I’ve had visits from all over the world.Â The largest (by land mass) country that has never visited my site is Greenland.Â Obviously I’m not a big hit there.Â So, if you have a friend in Greenland, tell them I’d love to welcome them […]
1 Samuel 16:7 says, “But the LORD said to Samuel, â€œDo not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.â€ Why do LDS leaders spend so much time […]
Over at Mormon Matters, they’re nominating various blogs or post in the bloggernacle.Â They have categories for various topics: best new blog, best group blog, best post, most spiritual post, funniest post, etc.Â Anyway, nominations are open to anyone, so if you want to nominate something, please do so over at Mormon Matters.
It’s not often that my 2 loves (religion and sport) combine in a way for me to write about both.Â Here in Utah, the death of Larry Miller, owner of the Utah Jazz, is big news.Â Outside this area, it’s not a big story.