“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:   http://sharperiron.org/article/book-review-buried-hope-or-risen-savior   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”

    http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/mormon-apostle-cease-fire-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:   https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2015-04-1010-he-lives-celebrate-easter-because-jesus-christ-lives?lang=eng     [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…]

“The Challenge of Easter”

    Father James Martin’s article on Easter in the Wall Street Journal is excellent — which, to a certain degree, means that I agree with it and that I could very well have written it myself:   http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-challenge-of-easter-1458916153   But I really do commend it to your attention.   And, continuing somewhat in the [Read More…]

“None Were with Him”

    An extraordinarily powerful Easter message from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, of the Quorum of the Twelve:   https://www.lds.org/youth/video/none-were-with-him?lang=eng     [Read more…]

“The International Day of the Book of Mormon”

    I’m waaaaaay late on this, but I don’t want it to go unnoticed.   http://bookofmormoncentral.org/content/book-of-mormon-day   And I vow not to be late next year.     [Read more…]

Listening to two of the injured LDS missionaries in Brussels

    Here’s an video from the British Daily Mail in which the seriously injured Sister Fanny Clain, of Montélimar, France, is briefly interviewed:   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3507439/It-like-end-world-Brussels-blast-survivor-skin-melted-airport-explosion-speaks-shocking-ordeal-hospital-bed.html   She was at the airport, preparing to leave for service in the Ohio Cleveland Mission.   Elder Mason Wells, of Utah, who had four months remaining of his service in the [Read More…]