Adjusting the Narrative–Part 2c: Jacob’s Priestly Re-Examination of the Lamanite Curse

Adjusting the Narrative is a series exploring close reading of scriptural texts traditionally related to and used as justification of LDS notions of curses on those with dark skin.  In Part 2a, I analyzed the Book of Mormon’s presentation of … Continue reading

Adjusting the Narrative: Part 2b – On Disavowed Theories

A (much delayed) continuation of the the series “Adjusting the Narrative”, initially begun as a proposed response to the new header to Official Declaration 2 in the 2013 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants. See Introduction, Part 1a – The … Continue reading

First Impressions: BYU New Testament Commentary Series, “The Revelation of John the Apostle”

Since the very first rumblings I heard of the planned exhaustive BYU New Testament Commentary Series, I was both extremely excited, and a little nervous. Part of the excitement was due to the notice that part of the commentary would … Continue reading