“What were Jaredite swords made of?”

  http://etherscave.blogspot.co.il/2016/04/what-were-jaredite-swords-made-of.html  Posted from Tiberias, Israel    … [Read More...]

“Christ’s resurrection was a witnessed fact, not a later fantasy”

  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576869/Christs-resurrection-was-a-witnessed-fact-not-a-later-fantasy.html  Posted from Tiberias, Israel    … [Read More...]

Modern Physics and Ancient Faith

  Two quotations from Modern Physics and Ancient Faith, by Stephen M. Barr, a cosmologist and theoretical particle physicist at the University of Delaware: “Science has given us new eyes that allow us to see down to the deeper roots of the world’s structure, and there all we see is order and symmetry of pristine mathematical purity.” “The universe looks far more orderly to us now than it did to the ancients who appealed to that order as proof of Go … [Read More...]

Are science and religion enemies?

  Science and religion . . . are friends, not foes, in the common quest for knowledge. Some people may find this surprising, for there's a feeling throughout our society that religious belief is outmoded, or downright impossible, in a scientific age. I don't agree. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that if people in this so-called 'scientific age' knew a bit more about science than many of them actually do, they'd find it easier to share my views. Sir John Polkinghorne, … [Read More...]

“Sepphoris — the ‘ornament of the Galilee'”

  The latest installment of the biweekly Hamblin/Peterson column has appeared in the Deseret News: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865653225/Sepphoris---The-ornament-of-the-Galilee.html  Posted from Tiberias, Israel    … [Read More...]

The goal of the founder of modern Zionism

  Those of us who are today prepared to hazard our lives for the cause would regret having raised a finger, if we were able to organize only a new social system and not a more righteous one. Theodor Herzl   Posted from Tiberias, Israel    … [Read More...]

“Conversations with Mormon Historians”

  As it has been doing rather often of late, Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture posted a second article today:http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/conversations-with-mormon-historians/  Posted from Tiberias, Israel    … [Read More...]

“How These Mormon Women Became Some of the Best Cybersecurity Hackers in the U.S.”

  An article about a very interesting honor: http://fortune.com/2016/04/27/mormon-women-cybersecurity/ Good for them!  Posted from Tiberias, Israel    … [Read More...]

From the coast to the shore

  A very full day, I think. We were up early, leaving the Tel Aviv/Yafo (= Jaffa or Joppa) area behind.  En route to Caesarea Maritima, I spoke about Peter's vision of the clean and unclean beasts in Joppa and the centurion Cornelius in Caesarea and his acceptance of the gospel.  Then we poked around Caesarea itself -- at Herod's palace, where, decades later, Paul was given a hearing by Agrippa and Festus and appealed to Caesar; at the theater; at the beautiful … [Read More...]

“Shulem, One of the King’s Principal Waiters”

  It's Friday.  So you have no real reason to be surprised at the fact that Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture has published yet another article: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/shulem-one-of-the-kings-principal-waiters/  Posted from Tiberias, Israel    … [Read More...]