Probably my final Easter-related post of the season (maybe)

My favorite kind of landscape, by far -- a glimpse of heaven, in my judgment

  An interesting thought here:   … [Read more...]

“The Eucatastrophe of Easter”

Sunrise above clouds

  A nice Easter blog post from Greg Smith: Incidentally, the Interpreter Foundation blog has really been coming to life of late, and there are a number of nice Easter links (and other things) there:   … [Read more...]

An Easter Greeting

Light piercing the darkness

  Χριστός ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη! Christ is risen!  Truly, he is risen! Χριστός ανέστη εκ νεκρών,θανάτω θάνατον πατήσας,και τοις εν τοις μνήμασι,ζωὴν χαρισάμενος! Christ is risen from the dead,Trampling death by deathAnd bestowing life uponThose in the tombs. καλό Πάσχα!Happy Easter!   … [Read more...]

Picks and Pans: A Musical Play and a New Film

Ian Fleming

  I call this blog Sic et Non, which is the Latin equivalent of "Yes and No."  The point in choosing the title was that I intended the blog to be a place in which, among other things, I expressed opinions, both positive and negative. Well, here's an opinion.  (And some of you may have noticed that it's not actually my first.) After a seafood dinner, my wife and I and a friend of hers attended a performance of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang this evening at … [Read more...]

William Hamblin on Resurrection Theophanies

The empty tomb

  Some very nice work by my friend and BYU colleague William Hamblin on the "Resurrection Narratives": Ideal for reflection on this Easter weekend. In the meantime, I'm scheduled to be the concluding speaker for our Easter sacrament meeting tomorrow, and I feel acutely inadequate to the task.  If I could, I would love to evoke in each person … [Read more...]

The Truth of Easter Explains the Behavior of the First Apostles

An Apostle, by Anthony Van Dyck

  Another past Deseret News column of mine on a theme related to Easter:   … [Read more...]

An Overview from the Beginning of Cinema: “The History of the Savior’s Life, Ministry, and Crucifixion in Film”

From Franco Zeffirelli's "Jesus of Nazareth"

   The other Peterson who writes for the Deseret News has contributed this interesting historical survey: He's also written a background piece on Hollywood treatments of the Bible more … [Read more...]

Online Easter Videos from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Garden Tomb, in Jerusalem

   Here's a page full of links to "Easter videos" from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that, I think, many will find helpful in their own Easter reflections and in their efforts to bring the message of Easter to friends and families: In the spirit of Elder M. Russell Ballard's admonition to share our convictions on the Internet, I hope that many … [Read more...]