From the temple conference

Actually in Bellevue

  I'm sitting, right now, in the audience at today's Interpreter Foundation temple conference. Marvelous papers thus far, and a fine audience. Seated one row ahead of me and a few places to my right (just in front of the sainted Louis Midgley) is Bryce Haymond, who is video-recording the proceedings for eventual posting on the Interpreter Foundation website.  (I don't yet know how long that will require.) Moreover, these papers will ul … [Read more...]

Those who serve devils

Third of "Perelandra" books

  "In fighting those who serve devils one always has this on one's side; their Masters hate them as much as they hate us." C. S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength    … [Read more...]

What is an expert?

Niels Bohr

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2 Nephi 31

The temple in Vancouver BC

  Today's reading, 2 Nephi 31, is a marvelously clear statement of the necessity of baptism.  I certainly can't improve on it, so I'm going to quote it.  At least one or two passages, anyway -- "for my soul delighteth in plainness; for after this manner doth the Lord God work among the children of men" (verse 3): "And now, if the Lamb of God, he being holy, should have need to be baptized by water, to fulfil all righteousness, O then, how much more need have we, … [Read more...]

Temple conference tomorrow!

The temple in Bolivia

  One last reminder about the Interpreter Foundation conference on temples that will be held tomorrow, starting in the morning, on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo:   … [Read more...]

Some forthcoming antics by an atheist group

an anti-religious slogan

  A heartwarming tale from the Florida public schools:   … [Read more...]

Perhaps the worst major Democratic political candidate this year

Thar she is I've written about Ms. Davis, I think, three previous times, all back in January of this year: here, here, and here. As has been suggested, maybe she'll leave politics and join MSNBC.   … [Read more...]

“‘Zion’ and ‘Jerusalem’ as Lady Wisdom in Moses 7 and Nephi’s Tree of Life Vision”

an illustration for 1 Nephi 8

  You'll be astonished to learn -- this being only the 117th Friday in a row, so that the pattern may not yet be entirely clear -- that Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture published a new article today: In this article, Dr.  Samuel Zinner, who is not a Latter-day Saint, takes a look at two important Mormon te … [Read more...]