Saints and Orwell: The Rise of Newspeak and Doublethink

The LDS Church is known for its emphasis on history and record keeping. Since its early days, official leaders and common members of the church recorded countless journals, essays, and first hand accounts of the context surrounding the critical beginnings of the now multi-million member worldwide religion. In its 180+ year existence there have been … Continue reading Saints and Orwell: The Rise of Newspeak and Doublethink

The Best of All Possible Worlds and Voltaire

God is all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-good. In the Christian belief, he created the universe and the earth we live in. He placed Adam and Eve upon it and through their progeny we are here today. Presupposing that this world was created by this omniscient, omnipotent and omnibenevolent God, would we expect it to be the … Continue reading The Best of All Possible Worlds and Voltaire

Misquoting Jesus | From a Mormon Perspective

Bart D. Ehrman is a distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Ehrman completed his M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees at Princeton Seminary, where his 1985 doctoral dissertation was awarded magna cum laude. An expert on the New Testament and the history of Early Christianity, he has written or edited thirty … Continue reading Misquoting Jesus | From a Mormon Perspective