“How Mormons build temples: A step-by-step guide”

The Atlanta Georgia Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Click to enlarge.  Click again to enlarge further.)

  And now for something completely different!  Different, anyway, from my immediately previous blog entry here about the idea of rebuilding the temple of Jerusalem: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602198/How-Mormons-build-temples-step-by-step-guide.html   … [Read more...]

“Rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem?”

A modern model of the temple at Jerusalem in the time of Jesus

   This weekend's Hamblin/Peterson column: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602313/Rebuilding-the-temple-in-Jerusalem.html   … [Read more...]

“Sharing the gospel with our talents”

Our responsibility

  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765586394/Sharing-the-gospel-with-our-talents.html?pg=1   … [Read more...]

Photos from Tonight’s Ninetieth Birthday Party for John Sorenson

John L. Sorenson, a grand old man in the study of the Book of Mormon (Click to enlarge.  Click again to enlarge further.)

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“Separated but Not Divorced: The LDS Church’s Uncomfortable Relationship with Its Polygamous Past”

Nauvoo, Illinois, with temple spire in background (Click to enlarge)

  It's Friday, so, of course, there's a new article in Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/separated-but-not-divorced-the-lds-churchs-uncomfortable-relationship-with-its-polygamous-past/   … [Read more...]

A REAL war on women

Nigerian schoolgirls

   You probably haven't heard much about this story -- if you've even heard it mentioned at all -- and the American news media don't seem to be making much of it. But it's … [Read more...]

Some people actually do seem to fantasize about me. Very flattering.

A friend who prefers to remain anonymous shared this with me today.

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Are Hugh Nibley’s footnotes and citations fraudulent?

Sergeant Hugh Nibley, Ph.D., during World War II

   Within the past few days, I've seen several confident assertions that the late great Hugh Nibley was exceptionally careless, if not altogether dishonest, in his citations and footnotes. Those who make these assertions typically have no real experience in checking his footnotes and confirming or correcting his citations. My own experience is limited:  In graduate school, I once wrote a term paper in which, a budding Arabist, I sought to … [Read more...]