Mormon Monday: The Old Testament vs. The New Testament

One of my favorite episodes of one of my favorite TV shows, The West Wing, deals with the subject of religion.  A Republican candidate for President (played by Alan Alda!) who is not very religious is talking with the President (played by Martin Sheen) who is a Democrat, but a very faithful Catholic.  The Alan … Continue reading Mormon Monday: The Old Testament vs. The New Testament

A Mormon perspective on War and Death

As a young kid I enjoyed reading the war chapters of the Book of Mormon.  They were interesting, full of great military heroes to emulate: Captain Moroni, the Stripling Warriors, Teancum with his awesome javelin heart-piercing skills.   And since my name is David I enjoyed reading his story in the Old Testament, his fight … Continue reading A Mormon perspective on War and Death

Mormon Monday: The Test

In my English literature class this week we are reading a transcript of a discussion by a group of smart scholar-types about the Book of Genesis, specifically Chapter 22 where Abraham is asked to sacrifice his son Isaac.  There are some very intelligent people talking together about what this story means, and though are Jewish … Continue reading Mormon Monday: The Test