Monthly Archives: November 2013

Robert Kirby on “Obedience” vs “Cooperation”

In Saturday’s “Faith” section of The Salt Lake Tribune (30 Nov 2013) is a wonderful column by humorist and theologian Robert Kirby.  (For my money, he is Mormonism’s best definer.)  The column is titled “Why it’s better to cooperate than to … Continue reading

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Mormon Bishop Dons Homeless Disguise

A Mormon bishop–David Musselman–from Taylorsville, Utah put on a homeless disguise and then attended his church meetings on Sunday.  USA Today reports that “five people asked [him] to leave the church property, some gave him money, and most were indifferent.” … Continue reading

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LDS Article on Africa Disappoints

In the December 2013 Ensign magazine, an official publication of the LDS Church, there is an article titled:  “Africa:  Continent of Bright Hope” by staff writer Richard M. Romney.  From a reader’s perspective, it is poorly written.  It is nothing more than … Continue reading

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Which International Church Leader Said These Things?

A major international church leader recently made the following statements? I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from … Continue reading

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Press Clippings About Lars Peter Hansen

With the recent news that my youngest brother will be receiving a Nobel Prize in economics has come a great deal of press coverage.  The following is from Lars Peter Hansen, 61, of the University of Chicago economics department, … Continue reading

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Africa’s Fight Against Disease

The most recent (24 Nov 2013) has an op-ed piece by Devon C. Hale, assistant dean for international medical education at the University of Utah, on the fight against disease in Africa.  He makes excellent points about the nature … Continue reading

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What Are the World’s Most-Trafficked Wildlife?

According to short write-up in Time magazine (25 Nov 2013): Illegal animal trading is already a multibillion-dollar business, but in the wake of a bust at an airport in Thailand where authorities seized 470 protected turtles, conservationists warn that it’s on the … Continue reading

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