Times & Seasons Welcomes Ben Spackman

August 26, 2011 | 14 comments

Times and Seasons is pleased to welcome Ben Spackman as our latest guest blogger. Ben received his BA in Near Eastern Studies from BYU and an MA in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago, focusing on philology and Semitic languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, and Aramaic. During his graduate summers, he taught New Testament, Book of Mormon, and Biblical Hebrew at BYU. He has taught various courses in a volunteer capacity for the LDS Church Education System since 2003. Most recently, Ben was the managing editor of the Mormon Portal at Patheos.com. Ben has lived in Canada, Minnesota, Utah, Jerusalem, Chicago, France, and Brooklyn.

14 Responses to Times & Seasons Welcomes Ben Spackman

  1. Chris H. on August 26, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I love Ben Spackman!

  2. Sam Brunson on August 26, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Welcome, Ben!

  3. TT on August 26, 2011 at 3:16 pm


  4. Ardis E. Parshall on August 26, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Ben’s writing is always terrific. This is good news for T&S.

  5. J. Stapley on August 26, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Yep, I love me some Spackman. Another example that serving in France produces greatness.

  6. Chris H. on August 26, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    My grandfather served in France…makes sense. Also explains why I went to California.

  7. Julie M. Smith on August 26, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    So, what are you up to these days, Ben?

  8. Researcher on August 26, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Good news. Brooklyn? Best wishes with the storm.

  9. Ben S. on August 26, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Researcher- It may be overconcern, but the PTB are wary of a huge public backlash as happened after the big snowstorm they failed to deal with appropriately. Given that all the buses and trains will stop tomorrow around noon for at least 24 hours, Sunday meetings have already been canceled and low areas are being evacuated.

    Julie- Unpacking and prepping for hurricanes. And working on a project I might publicly announce just so I have people expecting me to do it.

    Tis nice to be appreciated.

  10. Spack on August 26, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Hey why haven’t you privately announced this project?

  11. aquinas on August 26, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    I look forward to your posts Ben.

  12. Steven B on August 27, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Three cheers! I have long admired your work!

  13. Kent Larsen on August 28, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Glad you’ve joined us Ben! I might have to track you down now, given that we live in the same city and all!!

  14. Dave K on August 29, 2011 at 3:54 am