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Barriers to Belief: Mental Distress and Disaffection from the Church

1 day 1 hour ago
Abstract: People leave the Church for a variety of reasons. Of all the reasons why people leave, one that has attracted little or no attention is the influence of mental distress. People who experience anxiety or depression see things differently than those who do not. Recognizing that people with mental distress have a different experience with church […]
Steven T. Densley, Jr.

Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 5

4 days 1 hour ago
This is an Interpreter Radio (audio) Roundtable for Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 5, “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” covering Matthew 3, Mark 1 and Luke 3. Panelists for this roundtable are Martin Tanner, John Gee, Kevin Christensen, and Grant Hardy. This roundtable was extracted from the January 13, 2019 broadcast of […]
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Interpreter Radio Show — January 13, 2019

4 days 3 hours ago
The January 13 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Martin Tanner, John Gee, Kevin Christensen, and guest Grant Hardy. Discussed were Hardy’s new study edition of the Book of Mormon as well as a Come Follow Me roundtable on the lesson for Matthew 3, Mark 1, and Luke 3 (Come, Follow Me Lesson 5).
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There are Many Witnesses to the Birth of Christ

5 days 4 hours ago
A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Lesson 3: We Have Come to Worship Him     Transcript Luke 2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. 26 And […]
Hales Swift

Light and Perspective: Essays from the Mormon Theology Seminar on 1 Nephi 1 and Jacob 7

1 week 1 day ago
Abstract: The Mormon Theology Seminar has produced two volumes of essays exploring 1 Nephi 1 on Lehi’s initial visions, and Jacob 7 on the encounter with Sherem. These essays provide valuable insights from a range of perspectives and raise questions for further discussion both of issues raised and regarding different paradigms in which scholars operate that readers must navigate. […]
Kevin Christensen

Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 4

1 week 2 days ago
This is an Interpreter Radio (audio) Roundtable for Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 4, We Have Found the Messiah, focusing on John chapter 1. Panelists for this roundtable are Neal Rappleye, Jasmin Rappleye, Stephen Smoot, and Hales Swift. This roundtable was extracted from the January 6, 2019 broadcast of Interpreter Radio. The complete show […]
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Interpreter Radio Show — January 6, 2019

1 week 3 days ago
The January 6 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Neal Rappleye, Jasmin Rappleye, Stephen Smoot, and Hales Swift. Discussed were the new 2 hour block, excitement at the temple, Grant Hardy’s new study edition of the Book of Mormon, and John chapter 1 (Come, Follow Me Lesson 4).
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“Come unto Me” as a Technical Gospel Term

2 weeks 1 day ago
Abstract: The Book of Mormon repeatedly outlines a six-part definition of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but most writers within the book refer to only two or three of them at a time in a biblical rhetorical device called merismus. Throughout the scriptures, the term “come unto Christ” in its many forms is used as part of these […]
Noel B. Reynolds

Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 3

2 weeks 2 days ago
This is an Interpreter Radio (audio) Roundtable for Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 3, We Have Come to Worship Him, focusing on Luke chapter 2 and Matthew chapter 2. Panelists for this roundtable are Martin Tanner and Bruce Webster. This roundtable was extracted from the December 30, 2018 broadcast of Interpreter Radio. The complete […]
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Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 2

2 weeks 2 days ago
This is an Interpreter Radio (audio) Roundtable for Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 2, “Be It unto Me according to Thy Word,” focusing on Matthew chapter 1 and Luke chapter 1. Panelists for this roundtable are Martin Tanner and Bruce Webster. This roundtable was extracted from the December 30, 2018 broadcast of Interpreter Radio. […]
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The Church in the DR Congo: A Personal Perspective: Part 10, The Temple 3: A Light to the World

2 weeks 3 days ago
In a presentation at the 2018 FairMormon Conference,[1] I shared stories of some of the faithful Saints in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa). In this series of presentations, I would like to speak from a more personal perspective, reflecting on the meaning of that experience for Kathleen and me, and pondering some of […]
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

Margaret Barker’s Lectures in October, 2018

2 weeks 5 days ago
Two lectures given by Margaret Barker, a Methodist scholar of Bible and Temple Studies, during her visit to Utah in October were recorded and are now available for viewing, as follows:   Lead Books found in Jordan Presented Thursday, October 11, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 900 North 1500 East in […]
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