The Jeep ad wasn’t for me. And I mean that in two ways: I’m not part of the target audience that the ad was made for, and neither am I likely to find any appeal in Jeep models similar to … Continue reading Go after the middle, says the Jeep ad; but is that the middle?
Not since the first time I voted in a presidential election — I was young and politically naive when I voted against the Vietnam War by voting for George McGovern — have I felt my vote potentially makes as much … Continue reading My top 5 reasons for voting for Joe Biden
Washing my hands is something I can do easily. Not touching my face is a bigger challenge. Continue reading How I’m using mindfulness to quit touching my face
This is what life was like for me near the beginning of the 2019-2020 pandemic. Continue reading A letter to my future grandchildren: Life soon after the pandemic began
Jeremiah 17:9 has been used as prooftext to show that humankind is inherently evil. Continue reading Does the Bible teach we’re ‘desperately wicked’?
When I was in college, I would routinely takes notes in class — and then seldom look at them again, and not just because my handwriting was nearly illegible. I found that the mere act of writing things down helped … Continue reading 13 days in Colombia: My travel notes
This is the draft I used for a talk at the Union Park (Utah) Stake Third Ward sacrament meeting today: A few years ago, on the weekend that our oldest son graduated from Indiana University, he and I had the … Continue reading 5 Things We Can Learn from the Book of Mormon
One of the privileges I have is to teach an adult Sunday school class. I’ve long said it’s one of the best jobs (or, as we say in my denomination, callings) there are in the church. It’s always a gratifying … Continue reading Nailed between thieves? There’s more to the story
I recently had an unusual opportunity to read a book before the publishing date. The book, which goes on sale Feb. 19, was the latest by Peter Enns, a controversial Christian writer known for challenging the traditional evangelical concept of … Continue reading A Latter-day Saint reflects on a Protestant rebel’s wisdom approach to studying Scripture