Here’s a treat from the pages of Dialogue:A Journal of Mormon Thought that might be something you can use in a lesson on “likening the scriptures unto us.” What’s a Rameumpton, Daddy? (With Apologies to Gregory Bateson) “What’s a Rameumpton, Daddy?” “Well, the Book of Mormon says it was a place where the Zoramites stood… More What’s a Rameumptom, Daddy?
“Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.” —Barry Goldwater “When a broad table is to be made, and the edges of planks do not fit, the artist takes a little from both, and makes a good joint. In like manner here both sides must part with… More Eschewing Extremism and the Virtue of Compromise
I gave this presentation at the Miller-Eccles study group in California this spring: Dialogue Podcast #29 w/Editor Boyd Petersen
This is going to be a shocking admission, but I’m a Democrat. While I disagree with my party and my party’s candidates quite frequently, I still identify with and support Democrats. Back when I worked for Congress, I started collecting campaign buttons from Democratic races. I’ve got all the presidential campaigns from Grover Cleveland (1884)… More Rainbows at Church
William A. Wilson, former BYU English Professor and folklorist extraordinaire, passed away this past week. In his honor, I am posting a review I wrote in 2008 for the Journal of Mormon History of Wilson’s book The Marrow of Human Experience: Essays on Folklore. I returned from my mission to France in 1982 filled with… More In Praise of William A. “Bert” Wilson
The BYU Honor Code has come under fire recently, and I don’t want to detract from that discussion, but it has caused me to reflect back on my own run-in with the Honor Code back in March 1984. I’m pretty sure it was my friend Kent’s idea that we should run for ASBYU president and… More Of Haircuts and Honor
My first issue of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought is online today! It features articles by Fiona Givens, Mel Bashore, and Dennis Potter; poetry by Mark Brown, Warren Hatch, Sarah Page, Jenny Webb, fiction by Stephen Carter; a Mormon-Catholic dialogue featuring Polly Aird, Zina Petersen (!), Dan Dwyer, Mat Schmaltz, and Bob Rees; a wonderful… More The Continuing Importance of Dialogue