I’m sorry. I’ve been delinquent in calling your attention to newly-appeared items from the Interpreter Foundation. But I’ll try to make that up in this entry.
Today, a new article appeared in Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship:
Steven T. Densley, Jr., “Procedural Violations in the Trial of the Woman Taken in Adultery”
Abstract: The story in John 8 of the woman taken in adultery is sometimes used to argue that Jesus was lenient toward sin and that we should be too. However, when placed in its broader context, we can see the story is not one in which Christ shows indifference or contempt for the law, but rather utmost respect for it.
On Thursday, the Interpreter Foundation posted a short new video:
The 7 April 2019 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show featured Neal Rappleye, Jasmin Rappleye, Stephen Smoot, and Hales Swift, and they discussed General Conference and changes in Church policies. A recording of that broadcast, with commercial interruptions removed, was made available for free, online, on Wednesday:
Also posted on Wednesday was
The panelists for this roundtable, which was extracted from the 7 April 2019 broadcast of Interpreter Radio, were Neal Rappleye, Jasmin Rappleye, Stephen Smoot, and Hales Swift.
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