Monthly Archives: January 2016

My Interview on Book of Mormon Central and the Modern-Day Tyndale Moment

In this fun, lively, and informative podcast interview with The Cultural Hall, I introduce Book of Mormon Central and situate it into what I call The Modern-Day Tyndale Moment.

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TED Talk: Your body language shapes who you are

In her TED Talk: Your body language shapes who you are, Amy Cuddy advocates enacting body power positions (such as arms outstretched in victory) to increase your confidence and your capabilities. Research demonstrates that such actions may lead to positive … Continue reading

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TED Talk: Why Are These 32 Symbols Found in Caves All Over Europe

In her TED Talk Why Are These 32 Symbols Found in Caves All Over Europe, Genevieve von Petzinger argues that there are only 32 symbols found in pre-historic caves in Europe. Furthermore, because early language/writing systems were pictographic (i.e., Sumerian, Egyptian), … Continue reading

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TED Talk: Everything you know about addiction is wrong

In his TED Talk Everything you know about addiction is wrong, Johann Hari argues that addiction rates would radically drop if as individuals and societies we practiced love and social connectivity.  To make his case he reviews addictive drug research from … Continue reading

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TED Talk: How to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed

In his TED Talk How to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed, Daniel Levitin encourages people to practice a pre-mortem instead of a post-mortem.  Post-mortems (which literally means after death) are investigations to discover and understand the cause of something after it … Continue reading

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TED Talk: How to speak so that people want to listen

In his TED Talk How to speak so that people want to listen, Julian Treasure identifies at least 7 things to avoid: Gossip Judging Negativity Complaining Excuses Lying Dogmatism How to speak so that people want to listen? Treasure suggests the … Continue reading

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1 Nephi 12-14: Nephi’s Grand Vision. New article on Interpreter

Nephi provides one of the most remarkable visionary experiences recorded in scripture.  In the short sweep of four chapters he unveils patterns of the plan of salvation woven into the threads of world history.  In the process he also elucidates … Continue reading

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