Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (23B): Diverse Writing Styles

Anti-LDS antagonists, after a superficial reading of the Book of Mormon, sometime conclude that that there was only one author – Joseph Smith. A casual reader of the Book of Mormon could easily reach that conclusion. Likewise, a superficial reading of the King James Version would lead a casual reader to the same conclusion about the … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (23B): Diverse Writing Styles

Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (21): Memorable Profound Verses – Mormon & Moroni

The Book of Mormon is filled with memorable verses that contain profound truths and rich doctrine. These verses are a powerful witness of the Book of Mormon divinity.      Every chapter includes verses and phrases worth highlighting. Each of these profound verses can, and have been, the basis for talks and lessons.  Many of these … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (21): Memorable Profound Verses – Mormon & Moroni

My Judicial Campaign and the Quirky Voters

Most California judges are appointed by the governor.  Since I didn’t have the political "juice" for an appointment, I ran an election for an open seat. Thankfully, this was my first and only contested election. Judges come up for re-election every six years. In thirty years, no one ever challenged me. Thanks goodness! (Unfortunately, I … Continue reading My Judicial Campaign and the Quirky Voters

The LDS Juror and The Clueless Lawyer

Just about everyone who knows me well, knows that I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most Orange County attorneys who regularly appear in my court know I’m LDS. I was presiding over a driving under the influence (DUI) jury trial. We were selecting the jury. The clerks, bailiff, reporter, … Continue reading The LDS Juror and The Clueless Lawyer

Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (11): Foreshadowing and Flashbacks

Foreshadowing and Flashbacks The Book of Mormon is too complicated to be a work of fiction. Adding to the overwhelming complexity are the foreshadowing and flashbacks scattered throughout. As a boy, I was amazed at how my Dad could predict what was going to happen in TV dramas. When I asked him how he did … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (11): Foreshadowing and Flashbacks

Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (10): Poetry

Prophets are poets.  When emotions overwhelm us, or when the spirit soars within us, our thoughts turn to poetry. Fully one-third of the Old Testament is written in poetry.  The New Testament also contains poetry. Likewise, the Book of Mormon is filled with poetry.   To truly savor and get the “feel” of poetry you should read it … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (10): Poetry

Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (5): Military Battles and Stragegies

 The War Chapters Sadly, much of the Nephite thousand-year history is about war. In fact, over fifty chapters of the Book of Mormon highlight skirmishes and battles. This is about one fifth of the entire book. So much of the Book of Mormon is about wars because conflict was so prevalent among the Nephites and Lamanites. … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (5): Military Battles and Stragegies

Jury Trial of the Nervous LDS Drunk Driver

I was in a jury trial prosecuting a drunk driver. My expert criminalist testified that the defendant would have needed to consume about seven drinks in order to get reach his blood alcohol level. After finishing with the criminalist’s testimony, I rested my case, and the judge announced a noon recess.  The judge was delayed coming … Continue reading Jury Trial of the Nervous LDS Drunk Driver