July 1 – Cheers, Utah!

As reported by World magazine (July 4, 2009): Some of Utah’s prohibition-minded alcohol laws will be officially loosened today.  Beer lovers may celebrate the rift in the so-called “Zion Curtain” that has up until this day prohibited bars from operating normally in Utah, as establishments will be able to serve alcohol to customers without first […]

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ReJesus & ethical monotheism

I just finished reading one of the latest emergent missional books, ReJesus. In the book, the authors trash on one of my favorite pictures of Jesus on pages 92-95, dubbing it “The Bearded-Lady Jesus.”  To counter their observations, I am joyfully headed to Oregon in August to pick up from my grandparent’s estate a large framed print […]

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Gay Petition to the First Presidency

Right here. I looked to see if I could recognize any of the names.  Any from Southeastern Idaho?  What about Bloggernacle?

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The view from my sister’s front porch in Rexburg

What do you think of the scenery?  My sister gets to see this view every day from her living room bay window. She doesn’t go to the church across the street.  Her husband is a Baptist minister. Here is their missionary church in Rexburg:   You all must meet my brother-in-law.  He is great.

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Robert Wright (2009) on Mormonism

Have you browsed his latest book, The Evolution of God  (Little, Brown and Company, 2009) and noticed what he said about Mormonism? “It may sound cynical to explain the growth of a religion, especially a religion of love, in crass commercial terms, as though religions were mere networking services.  But such practical functions play some […]

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Don Parry to work on BHQ

BYU shares the news. HT: Thomas That is quite an LDS scholarly achievement.  I remember listening to Don lecture on the Dead Sea Scrolls  at a local Methodist church here in Idaho Falls.  I noted some of his biases in the thread following the report on his lecture.  And I would assume that his biases are probably right within the […]

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The life of a dad

1.  My sister wrote a small post on our father, and she included a nice pic.  A Christian father is a wonderful gift from heaven. 2.  My wife and four children spoiled me this weekend. 3.  Also this weekend, I watched The Elizabeth Smart Story (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, 2008).  It helped me imagine a little more what this […]

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Father’s Day Musings

Jesus obeyed completely the will of His Father.  He taught only what His Father wanted Him to teach.  The record of John’s Gospel is clear and beautiful on the perfect, sinless example of the Son. This Son was not equal with His Father for only a mortal time in the work of His salvific subordination.  […]

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Calvin on Christ

Did all you guys catch the John Calvin “Christ Alone” article in Christianity Today (June 2009)? “We see that our whole salvation and all its parts are comprehended in Christ.  We should therefore take care not to derive the least portion of it from anywhere else.  If we seek salvation, we are taught by the […]

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LDS Idaho Area Authorities

I have the 2009 Church Almanac. In the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy, there are these six names for the Idaho Area: Robert E. Chambers, Kim B. Clark, Ronald J. Hammond, K. Brett Nattress, Brent H. Nielson, Gary W. Walker So these six are under the First Quorum of the Seventy, who are under the Presidency […]

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