Rameumptom Ruminations: 018: From BYU Faculty to Apostate with Kajsa Berlin Kaufusi Part 1

In this special episode, Kajsa Berlin-Kaufusi joins the podcast to talk about her time working at BYU. As faculty at BYU, she worked in the ancient scripture department teaching religion courses. We discuss the documentary hypothesis and how others in her department dealt with the uncomfortable concepts of scriptural historicity. Our conversation ran long. I’m […]

Rameumptom Ruminations: 017: Did Paul Condemn Homosexuality?

​​Before condemning an entire demographic of the population to eternal punishment and damnation, perhaps we should explore what the Bible has to say on the subject. With only six references to homosexuality in the entire cannon, Scott explores the historical context of homosexuality in the ancient world and what these scriptures were actually talking about. […]

Rameumptom Ruminations: 013: Looking Through a Glass Darkly

Prophets see through a glass darkly. According to modern LDS apologists, members of the church need to excuse the leaders of the church for making mistakes. The reasoning for this belief comes from 1 Corinthians 13:12 where paul admits he does not see everything clearly. Does this scripture say what apologists think? After examining the […]

Rameumptom Ruminations: 012: Did Moses Write That?

Did Moses write that? When was the Bible written? How much time passed between its writing and the events of the Bible? In this episode, Scott discusses two interpretations of the dating for the Pentateuch. The Documentary Hypothesis and the Supplementary Hypothesis. This discussion is a primer on the subject of biblical scholarship. There are […]