Recent Articles by Daniel Peterson
Published: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 3:30 pm MDT
The Mormon account of the origin of Satan avoids one of the major problems that face other, more traditional accounts.
Published: Thursday, July 14, 2016 7:32 am MDT
The Book of Mormon seems to reflect a surprisingly sophisticated understanding of the way languages change over time.
Published: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 4:54 pm MDT
We're all inevitably affected by our cultural and social environment. Such influences can be spiritually dangerous, though, so it's wise to be aware of rival worldviews and, where necessary, to be on guard agai...
Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 4:50 pm MDT
How we model our beliefs may be more important than any words we ever say, although words, too, are essential to preaching the gospel.
Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 4:45 pm MDT
C.S. Lewis saw the Gospels as presenting us with a stark choice regarding Jesus: lunatic, liar or Lord. But are the four New Testament Gospels sober enough accounts to justify his claim?
Published: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 5:21 pm MDT
A quotation from an 1838 Missouri affidavit portrays Joseph Smith as a militaristic would-be dictator. Although it's often been used by critics as evidence against his claims, it's out of character for him, an...
Published: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 5:33 pm MDT
Church leaders don't claim perfection. Whether anciently or in this modern dispensation, they never have. And it's uncharitable to expect it.
Published: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 6:15 pm MDT
Placing flowers on graves is a nice gesture, but it doesn't actually benefit the dead. Is there anything that does?
Published: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 4:57 pm MDT
The historical data surrounding the coming forth of the Book of Mormon makes the easiest and most natural sense when Joseph Smith's explanation for it is accepted.
Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 4:54 pm MDT
The famous phrase from Shakespeare's "As You Like It" is theologically sound, but few are qualified to use it. And, in the end, it only makes significant sense if this life isn't the end.