The Electric Universe – Fact or Fiction?


A new image from the far side of Mercury was released by NASA today. It was taken by the Messenger probe that flew by last week before it begins an orbit of Mercury in a few years. It has been sending back a wealth of data about the planet that was not previously known. This …

Has the prophecy in Joel 2:31 been fulfilled?


In October 2001, just after the destruction of the world trade centers and the tragedy of the loss of all the lives of those who perished there, President Hinckley said this in his opening address of General Conference: "The era in which we live is the fulness of times spoken of in the scriptures, when …

If I could only get through those Isaiah chapters!


Growing up in the church I often heard members say that they did not understand Isaiah. I'm not sure if they were just repeating what they had heard others say or if they really felt this way. In fact, I recall a gospel doctrine instructor who started a lesson on Isaiah by expressing that same …

Are Mormons Zionists?


I guess it all depends on what you mean by Zionist. If you define Zionism as an international political movement that supports a homeland for the Jewish People in the Land of Israel, then you will have to ask each individual member their opinion. The church does not take sides. Personally, I'm all for the …

What kind of warnings do we prefer?


There are occasions when I feel especially appreciative of the unique perspectives of life that come from being a Mormon. Let's face it, we see life differently than most people of the world. We have the advantage of an understanding of the purpose of life that is very different. There are times when we can …

Latter-day Commentary and Planet LDS


Thanks to John Hesch of KZION Radio who just added my Latter-day Commentary blog to the Planet LDS aggregator. I'm looking forward to more comments and feedback. That's why I write - to connect with other bloggers and blog readers interested in similar topics. I hope I have something unique and worthwhile that will cause …

Eschatology – The study of what?


I'm amazed at the interest and response of so many to the YouTube video (beware of the immature, rude and profane comments) about the TU24 asteroid due to pass by the earth in a few days (Jan 29 2008). The best response is from Phil Plait, the author of the Bad Astronomy blog. Phil has …