long ago ideas

“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago." - Friedrich Nietzsche. Long ago, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery conquered false claims that the Book of Mormon was fiction or that it came through a stone in a hat. But these old claims have resurfaced in recent years. To conquer them again, we have to return to what Joseph and Oliver taught.

Monday, October 23, 2023

Symposium report - October 20, 2023

Last Friday I spoke to around 350 people in Lehi, Utah, at the Land of Promise symposium. I discussed the two sets of plates and other topics for over an hour, followed by another hour of Q&A. Many in the audience had never heard of the events in Church history I discussed even though they were otherwise well-informed about Church history.

The most common question, as usual, is "Why haven't I heard this before?" 

It's cool to see more and more people, both Latter-day Saints and others, become aware of the original, authentic historical record about the origin and setting of the Book of Mormon. 

Here are some of the slides I showed.

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