Monthly Archives: July 2014

Ralph C. Hancock Says My Brain is Rotting

Ordinarily I don’t like to give publicity to the Meridian Magazine.  However, the recent article by Ralph C. Hancock, professor of political science at Brigham Young University, is just plain bizarre.  So I will break my own unstated rule. Hancock’s premise is … Continue reading

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What Can the LDS Church Learn from Harley-Davidson?

I’ve always had a peripheral interest in the evolving dynamics of organizations.  I guess that’s one of the reasons why I was a history major as an undergraduate at Brigham Young University. In a recent edition of Time magazine (30 Jun 2014), … Continue reading

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Another Important Mormon Missionary Memoir

This blog has encouraged more reality in Mormon missionary stories.  And I have attempted to highlight some of the quirkier and humorous aspects of Mormon missions.  Along that line I would like to promote a book recently published by Craig … Continue reading

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Waldensian Movement, a Precursor to Mormonism?

Lia McClanahan wrote the following in the June 2014 Ensign: In 1849, Elder Lorenzo Snow (1814-1901) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles was called to establish a mission to Italy.  As he was contemplating where to commence, he learned about … Continue reading

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