Recent Articles by Daniel Peterson
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.
Published: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 5:17 pm MDT
Critics often declare that the witnesses to the Book of Mormon never claimed to have literally seen or hefted the plates. But those who thus seek to dismiss the testimony of the Eight Witnesses ignore what the ...
Published: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 4:08 pm MDT
Unrealistic expectations and false assumptions mar many opinions about archaeology and the Book of Mormon. Here are brief notes on at least two of them.
Published: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 3:22 pm MDT
Although few recognize it, the area around Palmyra, New York, is, in its way, sacred and significant in a way quite comparable to Jerusalem and the land of the Bible.
Published: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 4:01 pm MDT
The notion of "ascending" to Jerusalem reflects not only the city's location on a mountain ridge but also its status as the once and future site of a temple of the Lord.