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Seeing Psalms as the Libretti of a Holy Drama

1 week ago
Abstract: Psalms was the favorite Old Testament book at Qumran and in the New Testament; the Book of Mormon contains more than three dozen allusions to Psalms. While Psalms contains both powerful, poetic words of comfort and doctrinal gems, many psalms also seem to careen between praise, warning, comfort, military braggadocio, and humility, sometimes addressing […]
Janet Ewell

The Sower

1 week 1 day ago
A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Lesson 12: “Who Hath Ears to Hear, Let Him Hear”     Transcript The sower scattered seeds of truth upon the empty land. He sent the rains, he sent the sun to light and wet the sand. He looked forth with hope to see sprout up the holy […]
Hales Swift

The Parable of the Sower

1 week 1 day ago
A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Lesson 12: “Who Hath Ears to Hear, Let Him Hear”     Transcript In Matthew 13, Jesus gives several notable parables, stories which focus on commonplace occurrences like growing crops but contain rich symbolic lessons a layer beneath. In this video I will discuss the parable of the […]
Hales Swift

Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 12

1 week 3 days ago
This is an audio Roundtable for Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 12, “Who Hath Ears to Hear, Let Him Hear,” covering Matthew 13, Luke 8 and Luke 13. Panelist for this roundtable is Martin Tanner. The views expressed in this roundtable are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect the views […]
Administration

The Lord Gives His Servants Power to Do His Work

1 week 4 days ago
A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Lesson 11: “These Twelve Jesus Sent Forth”     Transcript In Matthew 10, Jesus calls and commissions the 12 Apostles. He gives them authority to perform their mission, specifically directing them to minister at this time to the house of Israel. I will go through and discuss a […]
Hales Swift

Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 11

1 week 4 days ago
This is an audio Roundtable for Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 11, “These Twelve Jesus Sent Forth,” covering Matthew 10-12, Mark 2, Luke 7 and Luke 11. Panelist for this roundtable is Martin Tanner. The views expressed in this roundtable are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect the views of […]
Administration

Was Adam a Monotheist? A Reflection on Why We Call Abraham Father and Not Adam

2 weeks ago
Abstract: The three great monotheistic religious traditions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) all claim Abraham as father and prototypical monotheist. Though Adam is the putative first father in all of these traditions, he is seldom remembered in Judeo-Christian scriptural, apocryphal, or pseudepigraphic texts as an exemplary monotheist. This essay briefly reviews why Abraham retains the lofty […]
Taylor Halverson

I Can Defend My Beliefs by Teaching True Principles

2 weeks 3 days ago
A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Lesson 10: “Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole”     Transcript In this lesson (including Mark 2 and Matthew 9), Jesus employs an interesting pattern of teaching which I think is worth highlighting. He acts, exercising a divine prerogative. This then elicits a question from his critics. He […]
Hales Swift

Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 10

2 weeks 4 days ago
This is an audio Roundtable for Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 10, “Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole,” covering Matthew 8-9 and Mark 2-5. Panelist for this roundtable is Martin Tanner. The views expressed in this roundtable are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Interpreter Foundation, […]
Administration

Interpreter Radio Show — February 24, 2019

2 weeks 4 days ago
The February 24 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Steve Densley, Craig Foster and Matthew Bowen and discussed Come, Follow Me lesson 9, “He Taught Them as One Having Authority”, Matthew chapters 6 and 7, as well as a discussion of Joseph Smith and polygamy.
Administration

Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 9B

2 weeks 5 days ago
This is an Interpreter Radio (audio) Roundtable for Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 9, “He Taught Them as One Having Authority,” covering Matthew chapters 6 and 7. Panelists for this roundtable were Steve Densley, Craig Foster and Matthew Bowen. This roundtable was extracted from the February 24, 2019 broadcast of Interpreter Radio. The complete […]
Administration

Campbellites and Mormonites: Competing Restoration Movements

3 weeks ago
Abstract: In October 1830, Oliver Cowdery, Peter Whitmer Jr., Parley P. Pratt, and Ziba Peterson were the first missionaries sent to travel through the western states to the Indian territory at the far reaches of the United States. Pratt, a former resident of northeastern Ohio, suggested they stop in the Kirtland, Ohio, area and visit his preacher friend, […]
RoseAnn Benson

The Strait and Narrow Path

3 weeks 4 days ago
A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Lesson 9: “He Taught Them as One Having Authority”     Transcript Matthew 7:13-14 reads “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is […]
Hales Swift
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