Author: Bruce Nielson

Well, there isn't much to say about me. I'm just a regular person that is a regular member of the Church. Nothing fancy or amazing has ever happened to me... well, unless you count my marriage to my beautiful wife. THAT was pretty amazing. Oh, and the birth of my kids. THAT was pretty fancy. Feel free to contact me at nielson@lightreborn.com if you have questions or want to talk. But it's probably a good idea to put "Mormon Matters" in the subject line or you might not make it through my spam filter.

The Biology of Irrationality

In my previous post, I discussed my introduction to the science behind the rationality problems all humans suffer from. I later found another book, this one called Evil Genes: Why Rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed, and My Sister Stole…

What is Tolerance?

I wrote an article explaining how I become converted to “political correctness”. I was really talking about “tolerance.” Tolerance: I hear that word a lot. Words are funny things because they often mean different things to different people. And sometimes…

Alma 36

In Sunday School I was assigned to teach Alma 36-39. I decided to concentrate on Alma 36. I refused to use the word “Chiasmus” during the lesson. I’m not an expert in ancient Hebrew poetry, so I thought I’d leave…

The Case for Marriage

I’ve enjoyed a book by Linda J. Waite and Maggie Gallagher called The Case for Marriage: Why Married People Are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off Financially. This book is, in large measure, a response to earlier research done by sociologists…