Poverty and suffering are perhaps some of the most challenging thoughts for a religious seeker to confront and reconcile. This Wednesday offers a good opportunity to flush out some of your thoughts as Blog Action Day 2008 is challenging all bloggers to discuss the issue of poverty to launch a worldwide conversation. I am perhaps most fascinated and excited by this model of journalism, a kind of open source community effort focusing on a global issue. I will posting my thoughts from a professional perspective over at my blog on MicroFranchising and if I can work in two posts in one day I would love to address the issue from a religious perspective in this forum. If you plan on posting yourself go to the Blog Action Day website to register to help them show the impact of the day.
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July 27th, 2008 — Links
I was introduced to an exhibit produced by a photographer out of Arizona which depicts scenes from the life of Jesus Christ. It is an absolutely beautiful collection of images. I commend the artists and the producers for both the spirit they captured and art they produced. I understand there are talks that will bring it to the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. as well as the LDS Visitor’s Center. I look forward to seeing it in person. Behind the scenes video about the production can be seen at reflectionsofchrist.org.
March 12th, 2008 — Links
Toys will be our downfall (In perpetuum) Well written post about the absurd over-pursuit of entertainment in our modern world.
Dwellings of prophets (Adventures in Mormonism) Cites a great article from the Salt Lake Tribune about the living arrangement President Monson will inherit as the latest president of the LDS Church. Not quite as glamorous as the Vatican.
Enoch (Journeys in Between) Any mention of Enoch catches my eye as I long for a Zion society.
The Fallacy of Misplaced Hope (Connor’s Conundrums) Interesting post about the Obama phenomenon. I’m sticking with my prediction from three months ago that he will be our next president.
Joseph Smith Papers Fantastic new resource with key writings of Joseph Smith available and searchable online.
A Sample of Mormon Donors (Times and Seasons) Someone spent a lot of time sorting through that big list but it made for a very interesting read. I like that there is still a little bit of diversity in there.
Dolphin Saves Stuck Whales (National Geographic) How do the evolutionists explain an altruistic dolphin?
National Geographic News
February 18, 2008
More than half of the sunlike stars in the galaxy could have terrestrial planets with the potential to harbor life, a new study suggests.
The research, announced yesterday at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston, Massachusetts, is just one of a set of recent findings that suggest the roster of potential life-harboring worlds is huge--even in our own solar system.
February 7th, 2008 — Links
An interesting post the other day at Summa Theologica about the traditional text-centered dialogue about Mormonism as opposed to one that analyzes actual practice, ritual, and devotion in an attempt to understand a group of people.The post resonated with me because part of the reason I started this blog was because I was absolutely bored with the dialogue that so often accompanies Mormonism on the internet; Continue reading →