“Wilford Woodruff’s Vision of the Founding Fathers”

Oldest temple in Utah

  Cassandra Showell Hedelius and Tanya Spackman have brought this instructive and relatively brief article to my attention: http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2013/10/22/historical-news-flash-wilford-woodruffs-vision-of-the-founding-fathers/ For those who might be interested in pursuing this topic further, John Gee tells me that there are a couple of articles in BYU Studies, by Professor Richard Bennett, that deal with the subject, and that it's also … [Read more...]

Man sees his family for the first time in 27 years

It's a fact I'm a quack

  The wonders of modern medicine! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzV2tHk50Qw   … [Read more...]

A third forthcoming book from The Interpreter Foundation

Temple Insights

  About which I will make no comments that will offend or bore anybody: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/books/temple-insights/   … [Read more...]

Against “rejoicing in iniquity”

One of my favorite scenes

  There are a couple of people on the web who maintain files, privately (for occasional public use) and publicly, on my various acts of cruelty, greed, misogyny, racism, irrational silliness, insensitivity, mean-spiritedness, bigotry, slander, libel, threatened violence, dishonesty, fanaticism, hypocrisy, and so forth. They relish their self-assigned task, and plainly delight in continually taking my deeds and utterances -- including, not uncommonly, fictional d … [Read more...]

“God reveals his secrets to his prophets”

The prophet Amos

  Even amidst the death throes of the thoroughly unproductive and essentially comatose Interpreter Foundation, Bryce Haymond continues to amaze. Although I'm only now posting a link to this, the eighty-fifth (85th) scripture roundtable posted by the Foundation, Bryce actually put it up last night -- within an hour or two of its … [Read more...]

Yet another forthcoming book from The Interpreter Foundation

Zinner on Enoch

  Learn more about it here: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/books/textual-and-comparative-explorations-in-1-2-enoch/  The spirit of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies and of the original Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship lives on.  And productively so!Just think what we could do with a bit more funding. … [Read more...]

“I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness”

four "minor" prophets

  Bruce Webster, Martin Tanner, and Andrew Smith discuss the Old Testament book of Hosea in this, the eighty-fourth (84th) scripture roundtable posted by The Interpreter Foundation: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/scripture-roundtable-84-old-testament-gospel-doctrine-lesson-34-i-will-betroth-thee-unto-me-in-righteousness/ The discussion is designed to help teachers and class members prepare for Lesson 34 in the 2014 Old Testament Gospel Doctrine … [Read more...]

Elder Bednar to speak on the Church and social media

Elder Bednar

  Elder David Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will address issues concerning the Church and social media in an address at 11 AM on Tuesday.  Learn how you, too, can hear it: https://www.lds.org/prophets-and-apostles/2014-education-week-bednar?cid=HPTU081214339&lang=eng  Posted from Centerville, Utah    … [Read more...]