This is something I expect to hear a lot more of over the next few decades – our use, misuse and lack of our most precious resource – water. What makes the situation weirder is that floods such as the ones in Kerala (see below) are likely to become more common at the same time as increasing scarcity of drinking water.
This is another long read but it’s the sort of historical investigation that is so important when critics believe that scriptures are inherently unreliable because they have become scriptures.
This is a fascinating piece by Roger Olsen. His main contention is remarkable:
My outsider observer’s opinion is that many Latter-day Saints are coming to embrace much more orthodox Christian beliefs than was the case decades ago. There may even be a paradigm shift in the works—stemming from Salt Lake City and Provo (BYU)…
I can actually envision a day in the not-too-distant future when the LDS Church will become orthodox.
If Olsen is right then that would be one of the most remarkable transformations in the last several hundred years. That sort of transformation does not happen overnight. Think decades.
I was recently in India and the floods in Kerala are a national tragedy.
It’s a skill everyone should have.