Recent Articles by Daniel Peterson
Published: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 6:09 pm MDT
The annual FairMormon conference will be held next week in Provo. Presenters will cover a wide variety of interesting topics, and anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.
Published: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 4:40 pm MDT
The original Christian apostles were closely interrelated men from a tiny provincial area. Were they appropriate leaders for a worldwide church? The Lord plainly thought so.
Published: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 4:48 pm MDT
Even if they can't prove it, those who argue for the antiquity of the Book of Mormon can be, and often are, engaged in reasonable and justifiable scholarship.
Published: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 4:01 pm MDT
The most rich and concentrated scriptural data that we have about the condition of the early Christian church after Christ suggests not vigor, optimism and promise but with problems and the need to endure to th...
Published: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 4:01 pm MDT
It's easy to romanticize other times, when (we imagine) things were simpler and clearer. But this is our time. And the good old days weren't all that different, anyway.
Published: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 5:28 pm MDT
An interesting new book by two Latter-day Saint historians takes a fresh — and testimony-strengthening — look at the recovery and publication of the Book of Mormon.
Published: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 5:16 pm MDT
Humans aren't purely rational thinking machines. We make decisions, on religious issues and on others, on the basis of feelings, moods, assumptions, desires, loyalties, relationships and other subjective factor...
Published: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 5:30 pm MDT
The warning against adding to "the words of this book" at the end of the Revelation of John almost certainly refers only to that book and not to the Bible as a whole. It cannot be used, therefore, as an argumen...
Published: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:02 pm MDT
How does Mormonism compare to a basic checklist of fundamental evangelical Protestant beliefs? Here's a quick and preliminary look.
Published: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:00 pm MDT
Historical evidence suggests that the doctrine of three degrees of glory really did come by revelation, rather than from study and theological speculation.