“Be Perfectly Joined Together”

“Be Perfectly Joined Together” August 7, 2019


The Brox sisters listen to their radio
Eager fans of the Interpreter Foundation across the nation and around the world tune in on Sunday nights to hear tidings of goodness, truth, and beauty. But now they can also hear those same tidings throughout the week!   (Library of Congress public domain photograph)


Now available, on the website of the Interpreter Foundation:


Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 33: “Be Perfectly Joined Together”


The Interpreter Radio (audio) Roundtable above, for Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 33, “Be Perfectly Joined Together,” covering 1 Corinthians 1-7, was extracted from the 4 August 2019 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show. (It was also stripped of commercial and other interruptions.)  Participants in this roundtable were Neal Rappleye, Jasmine Rappleye, Stephen Smoot and Hales Swift.  The complete 4 August 2019 broadcast may be heard at https://interpreterfoundation.org/interpreter-radio-show-august-4-2019/.




It’s a very important dream of mine, although I’m not in any position to do much about it, that fresh new art (of all types, not just of the visual kind) be created to reflect and express the scriptures and teachings of the Restoration.  So I was pleased, during today’s lunch at the 2019 FairMormon Conference in the Utah Valley Convention Center, to see the results of this year’s Book of Mormon Central art competition.  You too might enjoy having a look at the winners and the “honorable mentions”:


“2019 Book of Mormon Central Art Contest: Illuminate the Book of Mormon: We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Book of Mormon Art Contest”




A trio of links to quite serious critiques of the writings of Mr. Jonathan Neville, whose attacks on those who don’t share his views — unfortunately, including me –seem to have grown increasingly shrill and, frankly, more and more bizarre:


“Neville’s shot at FairMormon raises important questions”


“Topics Jonathan Neville can’t tell the truth about”


“Two answers for Heartlanders”




I subscribe to an excellent newsletter put out by Tad Walch, whom I consider one of the most consistently interesting writers at the Deseret News.


In his most recent installment, he asks a question that you might enjoy considering.  But first some background:


Last year, leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a plan to revise the official hymnal of the Church for the first time in three decades.  As part of this plan, they invited online feedback regarding which hymns ought to be included in the revision and which hymns ought to be dropped.  (For what it’s worth, I have some strong opinions on both topics.)


Evidently, more than 45,ooo suggestions were submitted, and the addition of one particular hymn led all the others.


Would you like to hazard a guess as to which hymn it was?  Do you feel lucky?  (Please, for those who may themselves be subscribers to Tad Walch’s newsletter or some other such source, No cheating!)


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