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  1. A bit of home this Saturday morning! This made me smile. Thanks, Tacenda! But let me just set you straight: Erik is a Calvinist, which of course means he gets to define who is a Christian and who is not. At the end of the day, I suspect he'll disqualify this example and chalk it up to Garth Brooks being an "Okie" rather than a Christian. Oh! The shame!
  2. For what it's worth, here are some interesting facts about the 46 US Bishops of the United Methodist Church in 2015: 1. 2015 compensation = $145,665 per Bishop. 2. "U.S. bishops’ compensation was on average 4 percent lower than that of large church senior pastors." (Which means that senior pastors at large US Methodist churches were making around $151,000+ in 2015.) 3. US membership in the United Methodist Church in 2015 was right at 7 million.
  3. Here are a few examples of what you're talking about--i.e., colleges that require faculty and staff to agree to a Statement of Belief or Article of Faith (some Calvinist, some Methodist, etc.): Calvin College Wheaton College Cedarville University Eastern University Central Christian College Judson University Bryan College John Brown University
  4. UVU already has an Air Force and Army ROTC program which actually operates under a "Cross-Enrollment Agreement" with BYU: "Cross-Enrollment Agreement: The University offers ROTC through a cross-enrollment agreement with Brigham Young University (BYU). Compliance with BYU standards, as listed in the current BYU catalog, is an obligation while participating in ROTC activities and at all times on the BYU campus. General information on Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC) and Military Science (Army ROTC) is given below. More detailed information is available in the appropriate BYU catalog listing." Unless BYU's ROTC cadets are coming along, it makes no sense to "move" the BYU program to UVU.
  5. This may not soothe your injured senses; BUT, the article linked is published on SB Nation: One Foot Down--a Norte Dame fan site. So in this particular case, it's the Catholics who are churning the faith-promoting rumor mill.
  6. I get and appreciate what you're saying. By the way, in your earlier post you mentioned the "1858 Marsh letter"--you probably meant 1857, right? His letter to Heber C Kimball is dated May 5th 1857. It's in that letter that he speaks about his "reconciliation" with George W. Harris--the husband of Lucinda--the very person on the other end of the milk strippings controversy (see pages 396-398 of the BYU Studies article I linked earlier.) Even though the complexity of his apostasy can be overly-simplified in the telling of the strippings story; it's interesting that Brother Marsh himself regarded this particular reconciliation important enough to mention specifically. Anyway, I apologize for derailing.
  7. But were you aware of Henry Bigler's journal entry? (See page 395, footnote 22)
  8. This article and this one provide some of the answers: "Craig K. Manscill, associate professor of Church History and Doctrine at BYU wrote the following in “Artemus Millet: Builder of the Kingdom“: "Much has been said concerning the exterior stucco of the Kirtland Temple. The common story is that the women of Kirtland donated their fine china to be crushed and mixed in with the stucco, thereby adding a shimmering surface. That glass was put into the plaster is true, yet there are no records that tell of any fine china. Artemus’s journal and other contemporary accounts use the phrase “old glass and crockery.” His son recalled, “Artemus sent men and boys to the different towns and places to gather old crockery and glass to put in the cement.” Stories about fine china being mixed in the Kirtland Temple stucco do not appear on the historical record until 1940—over a hundred years after the dedication of the temple.(Pg. 64)"
  9. John Piper is a traditional Calvinist Christian, and he says the following about marriage: 1. That the family of God grows not by propagation through sexual intercourse, but by regeneration through faith in Christ; 2. That relationships in Christ are more permanent, and more precious, than relationships in families; 3. That marriage is temporary, and finally gives way to the relationship to which it was pointing all along: Christ and the church — the way a picture is no longer needed when you see face to face; 4. And that faithfulness to Christ defines the value of life; all other relationships get their final significance from this. No family relationship is ultimate; relationship to Christ is. And John MacArthur is another traditional Calvinist Christian who agrees: "Marriage and other business of this life can sometimes intrude on more important matters of eternal concern. Paul writes, “I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord. But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife, and his interests are divided” (1 Corinthians 7:32–34). So if you can remain single, do. Concentrate on the things of the Lord, because marriage is only a temporary provision." “If you’re already married, however, this does not mean you should become indifferent to your marriage. Scrip­ture elevates the importance of marriage and commands husbands and wives to seek to honor God through the marriage relationship. This passage simply underscores the temporal nature of marriage. While married couples are heirs together of the grace of this life (1 Peter 3:7), the institution of marriage is passing away. There are higher eternal values.”
  10. Nice! Love the snow scenes and you can't beat "Stoppin' at the stop lights, goin' at the go lights"...and they even managed to get a kitty scene in there!
  11. It was implemented in 2004. "Before the implementation in 2004, total spring enrollment was 8,287. In 2011, it had risen to 14,296."
  12. I hadn't thought of that, but I'm sure it has something to do with it.
  13. Yes, the article mentions that the online number includes enrollees in the Pathway program as well.
  14. BYU-Idaho is growing...quickly. 33,747 on-campus students (under the 3-track system) and 33,627 online students: an increase of more than 5,000 students in one year. When we drove to Rexburg to deliver a niece to the campus last year, I was amazed at the on-going transformation.