I thought that If God is incomprehensible, you can’t truly know about Him or even be in relation with Him. My friend helped me out of my confusion because I had thought that the words know and comprehensible had the same meaning. So what does it mean that God is incomprehensible? Find out here.
We need an explosion of learning resources contextually connected to the scriptures….One of the promising endeavors to make this modern-day Tyndale moment a reality is Book of Mormon Central online at bookofmormoncentral.org.
Read more of my article on the Deseret News: The Book of Mormon and The Modern-Day Tyndale Moment.
In this fun, lively, and informative podcast interview with The Cultural Hall, I introduce Book of Mormon Central and situate it into what I call The Modern-Day Tyndale Moment.
In her TED Talk Why Are These 32 Symbols Found in Caves All Over Europe, Genevieve von Petzinger argues that there are only 32 symbols found in pre-historic caves in Europe. Furthermore, because early language/writing systems were pictographic (i.e., Sumerian, Egyptian), there may be a cognitive connection between symbols in ancient caves and the development of written languages.
In summary, these 32 symbols may represent the first form of written language the world has known.
Personally, I’ve wondered for some time: why do we only see pictographs and cave art in full flowering? I’ve been to Utah’s Nine Mile canyon that has the largest concentration of petroglyphs anywhere in North America. These petroglyphs are simultaneously beautiful and mysterious. But they definitely are not childish. When I observe the writing and drawing of my 8 and 5 year old, it looks childish, typical for their age group. In contrast, my observation of petroglyphs and cave art is that such executions are mature, thought-through, practiced, deliberate, and capable (even if they do not fulfill modern aesthetic expectations).
Why do we not find evidence of ancient petroglyph practice? Even ancient Mesoptamian cuneiform tablets bear the tell-tale signs of scribe-in-training sloppiness (sorry I couldn’t find an image to share). I’ve held such a tablet in my hand at the Yale Babylonian Collection in the Sterling Memorial Library.
Why does there not seem to be evidence in the most ancient forms of pre-historic art, of artistic growth and development as we see from childhood to adulthood ?
“In our suffering we come to experience the truth and reality that Jesus became like us so that we could become like him. God — who knew all, had all, created all — was willing to take on the destructive flesh of a mortal body to suffer with us, live with us, love us and thereby show us a better way.”
“We know that faith is the first principle of the gospel (Articles of Faith 4). However, in our world saturated with “evidence first,” the call to act in faith first seems difficult, if not outright outlandish. When I was completing a graduate degree in biblical studies at Yale University, I gave an invited presentation to fellow students on Mormonism. I explained the origins of the Book of Mormon and shared highlights from its timeless message. At the end of the presentation, one thoughtful student raised his hand with a question….”