William Hamblin and Daniel Peterson
Recent Articles by William Hamblin and Daniel Peterson
Published: Friday, February 5, 2016 4:00 pm MST
Although many in the West imagine Buddhism to be pacifistic, its history contradicts this — not because of the nature of Buddhism so much as because of the nature of human beings.
Published: Friday, January 22, 2016 4:57 pm MST
Is religion intrinsically and inevitably at war with science? Plainly, it's not.
Published: Friday, January 8, 2016 4:30 pm MST
Spirituals by anonymous African or African-American slaves provided both religious hope and earthly comfort — and some of them may even have offered literal maps to freedom.
Published: Monday, December 28, 2015 8:36 am MST
Islam raises the same interpretative questions found in most of the world’s great religions.
Published: Friday, December 11, 2015 4:00 pm MST
Stories of the first Christmas are found only in Matthew and Luke, and they each emphasize very different things. All the narratives in Luke 1-2 are unique to Luke, and it is often assumed that his source for t...
Published: Friday, November 27, 2015 4:00 pm MST
Muslims, Christians and Jews once worked and thought together productively and in relative harmony in medieval Andalusia, which symbolizes the hope that such peaceful coexistence can exist again someday.
Published: Friday, November 13, 2015 4:28 pm MST
A very old, little mosque in the United Arab Emirates offers insights into the transition between Israel's "tabernacle in the wilderness" and the grand temple of Solomon.
Published: Friday, October 30, 2015 3:38 pm MDT
Even if some might be inclined to try, it's probably an impossible task to erase Christian symbols and references from the American landscape — and, anyway, doing so would impoverish us all.
Published: Friday, October 16, 2015 4:21 pm MDT
Though this is largely forgotten now, Halloween has its origins in the Western Christian liturgical calendar. It almost certainly draws, too, on an ancient Celtic holiday called "Samhain." But Samhain wasn't ev...
Published: Friday, October 2, 2015 4:43 pm MDT
When Matthias was chosen as an apostle to replace Judas Iscariot, he was selected by the casting of lots. Although this practice seems odd to us and evidently isn't followed today, it's not quite as strange as ...