Monthly Archives: October 2011

Santiago Pilgrimage Extension

From Santiago de Compostela (Spain), there is an extension of the pilgrimage route (El Camino de Santiago) which continues to the ocean.  This route terminates in coastal city of Muxia.  I first learned of this extension from the movie “The Way.” According … Continue reading

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“The Way,” a Movie Review

The movie “The Way” takes place on the pilgrimage route across northern Spain ending at Santiago de Compostela, a goal of pilgrims for over 1,000 years.  The plot, what there is of it, revolves around one man’s journey of self discovery and can be summarized as … Continue reading

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BYU, Rembrandt, and the Face of Christ

A small but exciting show called “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus” moved from the Paris Louvre, the show’s first venue, to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and subsequently to the Detroit Institute of Arts.  The exhibit highlights Rembrandt’s images of Christ as we tend … Continue reading

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Lord’s Resistance Army, Rush Limbaugh and Me

On October 15th, President Barack Obama notified Congress that the US is sending 100 troops into central Africa, into the countries of Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and South Sudan.  The goal of the mission is to assist these … Continue reading

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“The Way,” Pilgrimage Movie Background

According to an article in AARP:  The Magazine written by the actor Martin Sheen, the sacred pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela changed his life: My father was from the rugged mountainous, and rainy province of Galicia in northwestern Spain . … Continue reading

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Mormonism, Blacks and Me, 1964

In June, 1964, I was called to be a missionary in the Franco-Belgian Mission.  I was physically, emotionally, and spiritually immature at the time.  For example, I grew 2 inches during my 2-and-one-half years in Europe.  And emotionally, I was … Continue reading

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Lincoln Cannon: Mormonism and Transhumanism

This is a short exerpt from a published conversation between Ben Goertzel and Lincoln Cannon (president of the Mormon Transhumanist Association): Ben:  You’re a very well educated, scientifically and technically literate guy.  How can you believe that crazy stuff (Mormonism)? … Continue reading

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