My First Piece for Meridian’s Expand

Not long ago I was asked to participate in a new initiative at Meridian Magazine: creating a new section (called "Expand") The site launched about two weeks ago with a mission statement from Ralph Hancock, who is leading the project. The image above … [Read more]

T&S Post: When to Disobey

This morning's post for Times and Seasons was about: When to Disobey. Short version? Being willing to say "no" to religious leaders isn't fundamentally a question about the quantity of obedience. It's about the quality of obedience. Being open to … [Read more]

The Slow Hunch: Another Recap

Once again, I have let all three readers of my blog The Slow Hunch down. Instead of providing links here on Difficult Run to new blog posts each time I write one, I've let them build up over the past couple months. To add a little salt to the wound, … [Read more]

President Obama and Immigration

I've blogged before about the benefits of immigration reform and (more) open borders. I also think our path to citizenship is a mess. So, my initial reaction to the President's announcement regarding immigration was mixed. Peter Suderman at Reason … [Read more]

President Eyring at the Vatican

President Henry B. Eyring--LDS apostle and First Counselor in the First Presidency--participated in The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Interreligious Colloquium at Vatican City on Nov. 18, 2014. His presentation was entitled "To … [Read more]

Cleansing the Temple

Note: Obnoxious amounts of Christianity ahead. You've been warned! I've been contemplating Jesus' cleansing of the temple for a few weeks now. I like Saint John's account the most: 13 The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to … [Read more]

New AEI Study on Family Structure

A brand new study from the American Enterprise Institute (authored by sociologist W. Bradford Wilcox and economist Robert Lerman) looks at the impact of family structure. Its key findings: The retreat from marriage—a retreat that has been … [Read more]