William Hamblin and Daniel Peterson
Recent Articles by William Hamblin and Daniel Peterson
Published: Monday, December 2, 2013 1:43 pm MST
The official Thanksgiving holiday is just 150 years old, but its origins can be traced far further back, and depend, ultimately, upon the rhythms of nature.
Published: Friday, November 15, 2013 3:01 pm MST
New religious movements (or NRMs) continue to be formed in vast numbers around the world. The reasons for this are as varied as the spiritual needs such movements strive to satisfy.
Published: Monday, November 4, 2013 3:00 pm MST
One of the most prolific theologians in the English-speaking world began his academic life as an atheistic chemist. In his very informed judgment, religious faith and rigorous science are entirely compatible.
Published: Friday, October 18, 2013 3:11 pm MDT
After experiencing a severe crisis of belief, al-Ghazali (died A.D. 1111) was able to reconstruct his faith and move forward. How he did it remains interesting and relevant today.
Published: Friday, October 4, 2013 3:55 pm MDT
Seasonal festivals occur worldwide, many of them attached to astronomical phenomena, to the rhythms of seedtime and harvest, or both. The semiannual Latter-day Saint conferences reflect that venerable pattern.
Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 4:30 pm MDT
Christianity appears to be dying in Great Britain, and it's weak across Western Europe. Why? Perhaps the same rules apply to the religious marketplace as to competition for other goods and services.
Published: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 4:02 pm MDT
Shocked by the pain and suffering that he encountered when he looked beyond his overly protected upbringing, this young prince eventually became one of the most important religious leaders in history.
Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013 11:43 am MDT
Christians should be careful in drawing conclusions from recent Islamist violence against Coptic churches in Egypt.
Published: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 8:39 am MDT
Hezbollah and Hamas, two of the best known modern Islamist organizations, grew out of the failure of the region's governments to meet the needs of their citizens.
Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 1:22 pm MDT
Studying scripture as literature is legitimate, proper and useful. But if doing so assumes that scripture is nothing more than literature, a human artifact, it misses what is by far most important about the tex...