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Quorum of the Twelve . . . uh, Something-or-Others

Quorum of the Twelve . . . uh, Something-or-Others

Apparently, the following story is not for the easily offended in the Church.

An hour with Ken Burns

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending one of the very best Devotionals or Forums I’ve ever experienced in the seven and a half years I’ve attended BYU. Ken Burns, arguably the greatest documentary filmmaker of this or any generation, came to campus and spoke about history (in general) and the making of his new […]

Delegitimizing bad behavior

It seems that everybody has an opinion on the appropriateness of Dick Cheney’s invitation to speak at BYU’s April commencement. A few prominent professors voiced their concerns in a Daily Herald (Provo’s newspaper) article yesterday (03/27/07), and four others wrote a Viewpoint in today’s (03/28/07) Daily Universe (BYU’s paper) calling on people to flood local […]

Will Cheney steal attention from graduates?

The Salt Lake Tribune reported yesterday (03/22/07) that Vice President Dick Cheney was scheduled to speak at BYU’s campus-wide commencement ceremony in April.  Today that story was confirmed by spokespersons for both Cheney and the university: "An invitation for Vice President Cheney to speak at BYU’s April commencement was extended by members of the First […]

BYU supports Dr. Steven Jones . . . er, wait

There’s nothing like a strong dose of irony to get you going in the morning, particularly when it involves people at BYU. I opened up The Daily Universe (BYU’s free weekday newspaper) to read this letter by university alum Eric Rasmussen commending the school for its "hands-off" position regarding Dr. Steven Jones’ controversial work implicating […]

Richard Dutcher, a polarizing LDS filmmaker

Back when Richard Dutcher’s God’s Army burst onto Utah movie screens in 2000, marking a complete revolution in LDS cinema, I don’t think anyone realized at the time what kind of primal creative force had just been unleashed. Dutcher brought to audiences an unflinching, warts-and-all perspective of Mormon missionaries and LDS culture that some found […]

Maybe they thought the wedding would be in the Monticello temple

Talk about your strained in-law relations. A day before a pair of BYU students were set to be married, the bride-to-be’s parents abduct her and take a little drive to Grand Junction, Colorado. The Daily Universe reports: Last Friday, [BYU student Perry] Myers’ then-future in-laws allegedly abducted their daughter, Julianna Redd, a senior majoring in […]

Something this one General Authority once said

The Daily Universe, BYU’s daily dose of student journalism, printed a Viewpoint yesterday (August 8, 2006) that got me thinking about all of the common phrases we hear at church. Then it got me thinking about another (better) rant on the subject, written by Eric D. Snider back in 1998 while I was a freshman […]