Recent Articles by Daniel Peterson
Published: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 3:46 pm MST
Clarence Jordan was a true Southern original who wanted to translate the ethical teachings of Jesus into language that would jolt his contemporaries into self-awareness. In our own different ways, we all need s...
Published: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 5:43 pm MST
If testimonies must be cultivated every day, what does that say about the nature of religious faith?
Published: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 3:01 pm MST
We cannot possibly repay what we owe for the unearned blessings we've received, but we can at least be thankful for them.
Published: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 4:01 pm MST
Archaeological research has provided invaluable knowledge about ancient history and the human past more generally. But, like everything human in this life, it has distinct limitations.
Published: Thursday, November 13, 2014 8:42 am MST
A provocative recent article forecasts a future of "exile" for American Christianity and argues that the Reformed tradition is best suited to cope with such marginalization. Does the Restoration have something ...
Published: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 4:21 pm MST
We often regret the obstacles and challenges with which life confronts us, but, in a very real sense, they're the reason we're here.
Published: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:45 pm MDT
The revelation recorded in Doctrine and Covenants 76 restored genuine and wonderful ancient doctrine. It also teaches us about how God regards our honest questions and provides powerful evidence for the prophet...
Published: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:49 pm MDT
Latter-day Saints take a high view of the reliability of scripture, but we don't believe in scriptural inerrancy. And, anyway, some aspects of the scriptures are more important than others. We should focus on d...
Published: Friday, October 17, 2014 12:24 pm MDT
In the end, of course, evidence has to be cited and arguments made. But sometimes an excellent shorthand response to certain criticisms of Joseph Smith and the Restoration is simply a good laugh.
Published: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 4:49 pm MDT
A curious account published in Hawaii in 1907 is remarkably similar to the near-death experiences chronicled since 1975. What does this mean?