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Peace in the Holy Land

1 month 3 weeks ago
Abstract: Living in the Holy Land as a Palestinian Latter-day Saint has created unique challenges and perspective for Sahar Qumsiyeh. In order to attend church meetings in Jerusalem from her home near Bethlehem, Sahar was required to travel under unsafe and stressful circumstances for hours through military checkpoints to cover the few miles’ distance (as […]
Shirley S. Ricks

Dehumanization and Peace

1 month 3 weeks ago
Abstract: Those who follow world events are painfully aware that peace in the Middle East — and particularly in the Holy Land — seems eternally elusive. From a distance we watch events unfold which we are not able to fully comprehend because of that very distance. There are individuals who are burdened with the devastating […]
Kent P. Jackson

19th Century Restorationists – RoseAnn Benson

1 month 3 weeks ago
As Joseph Smith reported his visions and revelations designed to restore the New Testament church, another preacher living nearby sought the same goals, but through very different means. RoseAnn Benson, author of Alexander Campbell and Joseph Smith: 19th-Century Restorationists explains the similarities and contrasts between Joseph Smith and Alexander Campbell.
LDS Perspectives

Old Major with Alexander L. Baugh

1 month 3 weeks ago
This week we have a little fun as we take a lighthearted look at Joseph Smith's loyal companion, friend, and pet—Old Major. Dr. Alexander L. Baugh shares the tenuous nature of historical sleuthing. Often disparate references are all that scholars have to reconstruct the past.
LDS Perspectives

Interpreter Radio Show — June 17, 2018

1 month 4 weeks ago
The June17 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Kris Fredericson and Bruce Webster. Discussion includes the stories of 1 Samuel (including Eli, Samuel, Saul, David, and Goliath), Fathers' Day, fatherhood, D&C 121, moral relativity, and evolution.

Violence in the Bible with George A. Pierce

2 months 1 week ago
In Deuteronomy, the Israelites were instructed to smite, destroy, and consume the inhabitants of Canaan, an act that Joshua initiates at the city of Jericho. Laura Harris Hales interviews Dr. George Pierce, a specialist in ancient Near East archaeology and anthropology about just what these chapters might be telling us.
LDS Perspectives

KnoWhy OTL22A — What Was the Religious Role of Music in the Life and Times of David?

2 months 1 week ago
An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 21: Question: Within the short space of one chapter, the boy prophet Samuel speaks the phrase "Here am I" five times. Is there something more than meets the eye in his repeated reply? Summary: Yes, when spoken in a spirit of meekness in response to a call from the Lord, it is not a simple assertion of availability but rather of humility and moral readiness.
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

John Tvedtnes

2 months 1 week ago
We’ve just received the sad news of the passing, on Sunday, 3 June 2018, of our friend and colleague John A. Tvedtnes. John was born to a Roman Catholic family on 26 January 1941 in Mandan, North Dakota. Introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when his family moved to Salt Lake […]
Daniel C. Peterson
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