Defending the Book of Mormon Witnesses against a recent attack

    A two-part response to a recent assault on the credibility of the Witnesses to the Book of Mormon:   http://blog.fairmormon.org/2016/06/19/ces-letter-50-65-three-witnesses/   http://blog.fairmormon.org/2016/06/25/ces-letter-50-65-witnesses-continued/   I myself had a few (derivative) things to say about the Book of Mormon Witnesses in this two-CD set, which was first published back in 2003:     Of course, as [Read More…]

“Orrin Hatch Pays Tribute to Elie Wiesel”

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/orrin-hatch-pays-tribute-to-elie-wiesel/article/2003215   Or you can watch it here:   http://www.hatch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2016/7/hatch-pays-tribute-to-elie-wiesel   And I heartily recommend this piece by Allen Hansen, an Israeli Latter-day Saint:   “Soul on Fire: Appreciating Elie Wiesel”   Sober thoughts for a Sabbath.     [Read more…]

A famous prayer

    Lord . . . We thank you for your church, founded upon your Word, that challenges us to do more than sing and pray, but go out and work as though the very answer to our prayers depended on us and not upon you. Help us to realize that humanity was created to [Read More…]

“Mitt Romney, A Nation Turns Its Lonely Eyes to You”

    Some appear to think that it’s only Mormons — or perhaps even only yours truly — who wish that Governor Romney would declare for the presidency.   I don’t think that Michael Levin is a Latter-day Saint.   I’m reasonably confident that Michael Levin isn’t me.   And yet . . .   [Read More…]

BOM Alma 48

    There’s a remarkably revealing passage in Alma 48 in which the prophet and editor of the Book of Mormon — the man for whom it’s named — comments upon his great forerunner as military commander of the Nephites:    11 And Moroni was a strong and a mighty man; he was a man of a perfect understanding; yea, a man [Read More…]

“To Them of the Last Wagon”

    I was reminded of this famous speech a couple of days ago, at the opening of the conference that I attended on Thursday and Friday.  The meeting was sponsored by BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, and one of those who welcomed the conference audience briefly spoke of the late President J. Reuben Clark, [Read More…]

“The Most Exacting Precision”

    If the universe had not been made with the most exacting precision we could never have come into existence. It is my view that these circumstances indicate the universe was created for man to live in.  John O’Keefe     [Read more…]

Don’t those angel statues on Mormon temples violate the Ten Commandments?

    Robert Boylan responds to a rather surprising argument leveled by some against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:   http://scripturalmormonism.blogspot.com/2014/10/latter-day-saints-and-religious-images.html     [Read more…]

“Attacks in Lebanon: The ‘New York Times’ gets it right – the targets were Christians”

    http://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2016/7/6/attacks-in-lebanon-the-new-york-times-gets-it-right-the-targets-were-christians     [Read more…]

“Donald Trump, Man of Faith”

    http://www.firstthings.com/article/2016/08/donald-trump-man-of-faith     [Read more…]