Dr. Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts holds a bachelor’s degree in theology from Triune Biblical University, a M.Th. from Covenant Bible College and Seminary, Federal Way, Washington as well as an M. Div. and Ph.D. in Theology from the Hellenic Orthodox University in Athens, Greece. He believes that his mission is to make biblical knowledge more widely known among the general public. Formerly, Tom has been a professional singer, a lay pastor and a D.J. He is currently an ordained Priest for Christ’s Catholic Church and Academic Dean of St Elias Seminary and Graduate School. Tom resides with his wife and son in Weiser, Idaho.

Is Feminism in the Future of Mormonism?

May 08, 13 Is Feminism in the Future of Mormonism?

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Is Feminism in the Future of Mormonism? By Father Tom Roberts, PhD “Feminism” is really a loaded term.  It extends from conservative religious practices under studies such as A Women’s Strategic Place in the Church.  Even evangelical feminists like to show just how powerful women were throughout church history into modern...

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Is Ashtoreth Mrs. Yahweh?

Is Ashtoreth “Mrs. Yahweh”? By Tom Roberts, PhD   For centuries, the people of God had fought an uphill battle attempting to defend the one God concept.  Monotheism is defined as the belief in one deity.  Amenhotep of Egypt believed the Great Monad was the sun god Ra.  The mountain god El, in Hebrew traditions, was known...

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Is the New Testament a Gnostic Document?

Mar 26, 13 Is the New Testament a Gnostic Document?

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Is the New Testament a Gnostic Document? By Tom Roberts, PhD             There’s much deception in the air today from a few leading scholars regarding the New Testament text.  This is a spin-off from the days of Rudolf Bultmann.  The main target was the Gospel of John and its so-called Docetic influences upon the New...

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LDS Christianity and our Common Christian Tradition

Mar 19, 13 LDS Christianity and our Common Christian Tradition

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LDS Christianity and our Common Christian Tradition Collaborative Efforts Between the Faith Communities By Tom Roberts, PhD   As religious traditions evolve over time the interfaith dialogue generally begins with the academic and professional sectors.  As far back as the 1950’s, BYU faculty have interchanged cultural and...

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LDS Scholarship Examined – A Theologian’s Perspective

Mar 12, 13 LDS Scholarship Examined – A Theologian’s Perspective

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From the early days of Latter Day Saint history, education was always an important part of the LDS scenario.  The 1857 edition of a Welch periodical is proof of this assertion.  As religious traditions develop a need to internally examine their teaching often arises.  This is certainly true in the LDS experience. Among the first...

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The Mystery of Monotheism

Mar 05, 13 The Mystery of Monotheism

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This is the second post written by Dr. Tom Roberts; click here to read his first post. The Mystery of Monotheism   By Tom Roberts, PhD   For centuries, the people of God had fought an uphill battle attempting to defend the one God concept.  Monotheism is defined as the belief in one deity.  Amenhotep of Egypt believed the...

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The Little Known Similarities Between Mormon Christians and the General Christian Faith

Feb 26, 13 The Little Known Similarities Between Mormon Christians and the General Christian Faith

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By Tom Roberts, PhD  The scope of this paper is not to provide commentary on the many well known theological positions where the LDS theology intersects with that of the historic Christian faith but to provide the reader a quick synopsis and overview of our common Christian heritage which even extends into some of the...

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