Recent Articles by Daniel Peterson
Published: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 3:29 pm MST
The location of one of the important sites in the Old Testament remains unknown and controversial. But much can be learned from the debate about it.
Published: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 5:21 pm MST
A large ensemble of extraordinarily improbable facts makes our universe, and our lives, possible. How can these facts best be explained?
Published: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 4:08 pm MST
On our dynamic planet, change and decay are everywhere, even in things that appear to be stable. There is only one Person in whom full constancy is to be found.
Published: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 1:45 pm MST
These three specimens demonstrate how close reading and analysis can deepen understanding of the scriptures and support testimonies of their truthfulness.
Published: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 4:05 pm MST
An interesting recent book by a French Canadian neuroscientist argues, on the basis of experimental research, that mind is as permanent a part of reality as matter, that it is independent and can survive the en...
Published: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 4:01 pm MST
Must God have a body in order to experience emotions? Some theologians have argued that he must. And Latter-day Saints are perfectly fine with that.
Published: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 5:07 pm MST
The formation of a Hebrew biblical canon seems to correspond to a rejection of the concept of new or continuing revelation.
Published: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 4:01 pm MST
The basic message of the scriptural creation stories is that we are here not by chance but by deliberate plan. Why? "This is my work and my glory," says the Lord in Moses 1:39, "to bring to pass the immortality...
Published: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 2:01 pm MST
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are beginning a new curricular year, focused on the Old Testament. A scary prospect for some, this is an opportunity for us to study the scripture tha...
Published: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 3:01 pm MST
Christianity is about victory after seemingly total defeat, surprising life after clear death, boundless good news after all seems lost, divine help in our helplessness — an altogether fitting message for...