When Was Jesus Born?

Have you ever wondered why we celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25?

Was it just a random date chosen by the early Christian fathers or is there more to it?

Dr. Chadwick, an archaeologist and Herodian scholar, became interested in this question and thinks he has found an answer.

Using Matthew, Luke, the Book of Mormon, and historical clues, he comes up with what he thinks to be a pretty sound theory on the dating of the birth of Christ. As he shares his research, we discuss old Jerusalem and LDS thought on the topic from Elders James Talmage, Reuben J. Clark, and Bruce R. McConkie.

Join Laura Harris Hales of LDS Perspectives Podcast in a fascinating discussion that brings into question how we can use scripture.

Can it accurately pinpoint historical events?

Listen in and let us know what you think.

For links to resources mentioned in this podcast, visit the LDS Perspectives website.

Sacramental Christmas

This Christmas we will take the sacrament together. The ordinance will be, or can be, bigger than the time and place. Bigger than the place, because it binds us to all the Saints who are taking it with us worldwide, and to God in his heaven. Bigger than time, because it brings us to the foot of the cross and to the times when we made our covenants. Continue reading