Monday Morning Mormonism: Caring for the Poor and Needy

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Another Monday, another post for Times And Seasons. This morning’s topic is the addition of the fourth point to the threefold mission of the Church: to care for the poor and needy. Why wasn’t it originally included in 1981? Why was it added in 2009? Read the post for my thoughts, and stay tuned for a longer treatment of the topic from Walker and me coming soon.

Science & Mormonism: Cosmos, Earth & Man

The Interpreter Foundation sponsored a conference in early November on (as the title indicates) the interaction of science and Mormonism. The conference videos were recently posted at the Interpreter website. The following is the list of presenters and participants:

  • David H. Bailey
    Berkeley National Laboratory (ret.) and University of California, Davis
  • Emily Bates
    Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Bates Laboratory, University of Colorado
  • Jeffrey M. Bradshaw
    Senior Research Scientist. Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition
  • R. Paul Evans
    Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Biology, Brigham Young University
  • Ron Hellings
    Research Professor, Department of Physics, Montana State University
  • Bart J. Kowallis
    Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Brigham Young University
  • John S. Lewis
    Professor Emeritus of Planetary Sciences, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona and Chief Scientist, Deep Space Industries
  • Steven L. Peck
    Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Brigham Young University
  • Jani Radebaugh
    Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Brigham Young University
  • Michael R. Stark
    Associate Professor, Department of Physiology & Developmental Biology – Neuroscience, Brigham Young University
  • Trent D. Stephens
    Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Embryology, Idaho State University
  • Amy L. Williams
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Columbia University
  • Richard N. Williams
    Founding Director, The Wheatley Institution, Brigham Young University

I’m excited for more conferences of this sort in the future. Be sure to check out the videos.