Monthly Archives: November 2011

John W. Gardner: Why We Need to Travel

John W. Gardner (1912-2002), was Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, the only Republican in the Lyndon B. Johnson administration.  Gardner had an illustrious career in public service and was a life-long advocate for education.  He was also an important author. In … Continue reading

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Elder Ronald E. Poelman and “The Conference Talk”

According Peggy Fletcher Stack writing in the SLTrib (21 Nov 2011): Ronald E. Poelman, an emeritus LDS general authority known as a gentle leader who spoke often of service, unselfishness and forgiveness, died Saturday at his SLC home.  He was … Continue reading

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Mormons and the Nature of God

I recently attended the funeral of the youngest son of a friend and neighbor.  While it was a sad event, the funeral was short and the speakers did a good job.  The sermon by the Bishop was short and to … Continue reading

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Uganda: In the News

Uganda continues to stay in the news for a variety of reasons.  The three articles quoted below are about as diverse as you can get: According to Time magazine’s “The 50 Best Inventions of the Year” (28 Nov 2011):  The Digital … Continue reading

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Harold Bloom’s Recent Op-ed Rant in the NYTs

According Thomas Burr reporting in the SLTrib (8 Nov 2011): “The secular liberals are going to mock Mormonism,” Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission [stated], “they’re going to start doing documentaries on Mormonism and … Continue reading

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Harold Bloom: On Mormon Cosmology and Mitt Romney

According to Harold Bloom, Mormon observer and Yale University scholar, wrote the following as an op-ed piece in The New York Times (12 Nov 2011): Our political satirists, with Mr. Romney evidently imminent, delight in describing the apparent weirdness of … Continue reading

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Spencer W. Kimball: On Oppression of the Poor

I found these quotes while reading the SLTrib; their blog was quoting from a post on http://www.timesandseasons.org by Julie M. Smith.  It is worthy of being read and reread. According to then-member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Spencer W. Kimball in an … Continue reading

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