BOM Mosiah 14

    Mosiah 14, today’s reading, is simply Abinadi’s quotation of the “Suffering Servant” poem from what we now know as Isaiah 53.   Jews have often taken the poem to refer to personified Israel, while Christians have typically interpreted it messianically, as a moving description of Christ as atoning savior.     Note the [Read More…]

The difference the Resurrection makes

    “If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn’t rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said?  The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from [Read More…]

“How Mormon is Mitt Romney? Fifty jokes for Trump”

    Admittedly, not all contributors to Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture receive the degree of attention that this one does:   Give us time, though.  Give us time.     [Read more…]

More on the Tabernacle Choir’s “Messiah”

    Video of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Good Friday performance of Händel’s Messiah will be available here for the next few days, at no cost.   If you weren’t able to make it, or even if you were, here’s a chance to enjoy a wonderful performance of Mac Wilberg’s revision of the great masterpiece. [Read More…]

“Buried Hope or Risen Savior”

    Some of you will find this interesting.  It’s a summary of a critique of a relatively recent attempt to explain away the New Testament accounts of the resurrection of Jesus:   Unfortunately, I’ve forgotten (and cannot seem to find) who first called this review to my notice.  My apologies.   Posted [Read More…]

“Mormon Apostle: Seek a ‘Cease-fire’ in the Culture Wars”   Posted from Bountiful, Utah     [Read more…]

Some reading for Easter

    Here are some Easter-related columns that I’ve published in the Deseret News, one or two of which may be of interest to one or two of my readers:   “Evidence of Jesus Christ’s resurrection”   “Religion matters in death”   “Life after death is a joyful fact”   “The days leading up to [Read More…]

“He lives — Celebrate Easter because Jesus Christ lives”

    Slightly less than 2.5 minutes.   Watch it.  Share it with your family.  Share it with your extended family and your friends.  Share it on social media:     [Read more…]

“‘Parallels’ of prophets not parallel”

    It being Easter Sunday, and some hating Christianity and Easter Sunday, I’ve seen a couple of references already today to the various dying and resurrecting gods that, a few critics claim, were a dime a dozen in the environment out of which the Christian faith emerged.   The claim is nonsense.   Here’s [Read More…]

Χριστός ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!

    I would like to wish everyone out there a joyous Easter Sunday.   As the traditional Greek Christian greeting has it,   Χριστός ἀνέστη!   To which the traditional response is,   Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!   “Christ is risen!”   “Truly, he is risen!”   A reading from 1 Corinthians 15 (New International Version): [Read More…]