Category Archives: Religion

Playground Equipment for Jewish and Islamic Schools in Mbale, Uganda

During a recent visit to Mbale, Uganda, we visited 2 schools: one Jewish and one Islamic.  We first visited a black Jewish primary school located in the hills above Mbale.  The school, with an enrollment that is approximately 65 percent … Continue reading

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New President at BYU-Idaho: Another Opportunity Lost

Elder Dallin H. Oaks recently announced that Henry J. Eyring will be the next President of BYU-Idaho. This would have been a great opportunity to diversify LDS Church leadership.  Was a woman even considered?  Was a non-white considered?  Was someone … Continue reading

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Mission of the LDS Church Relief Society, Really?

According to an article titled “The Gospel in Action” by the LDS Relief Society Presidency in the Church News, 12 Feb 2017, p. 15: . . . be reminded that the work of salvation includes covenant keeping work such as the … Continue reading

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Holes and Gaps in LDS Church History

In the February 2017 issue of The Ensign, Keith A. Erekson, LDS Church History Library Director, tries unsuccessfully to sell historical research short.  And why does Erekson, who is a trained historian, try such an ironic task?  Apparently, he doesn’t want … Continue reading

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A Little Christmas Cynicism

I went to church on Christmas Day because the children and Ward choirs were performing.  Hearing them sing is always a pleasant experience. Getting dressed for church is always problematic.  What should I wear?  A white shirt is out.  No … Continue reading

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To Do Research or Not to Do Research

A few months ago, I road up to Rexburg ID with my son who was taking my granddaughter for the start of her freshman year at Brigham Young University – Idaho. One of the activities was the university president explaining … Continue reading

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LDS Church’s Historic Racism

In a recent column in the, Robert Kirby opined: The LDS Church will spend until Kingdom Come living down our past discrimination toward black people.  We earned the finger-pointing and the hypersensitivity, thanks to our past behavior. We can … Continue reading

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