Monthly Archives: September 2008

Preview: “The Sermon on the Mount in the Light of the Temple,” by John Welch

Last night at the Third Nephi conference held at BYU, Professor John W. Welch gave the keynote address.  His topic was “New Insights Into the Temple Setting of the Sermon on the Mount in Reference to the Sermon at the Temple.”  It was an excellent address, after which Paul Y. Hoskisson, the director of the […]

Liveblog: Third Nephi Conference at BYU – Part 2

Part 2 of liveblogging the Third Nephi Conference at BYU.

Liveblog: Third Nephi Conference at BYU

This is a liveblog of the conference entitled “Third Nephi: New Perspectives on an Incomparable Scripture,” which is taking place at Brigham Young University on September 26-27, 2008, from 6:30pm on the 26th to about noon on the 27th.  See my previous post on the subject, or the program of the conference here.  Note: Those […]

San Salvador El Salvador Temple Groundbreaking

The announcement of the building of the San Salvador, El Salvador, temple was particularly moving for me since that is where I served my mission (’00-’02).  The closest temple for members in the country when I served there was the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple.  Making the trip to Guatemala typically took members years of saving, […]

Pōwhiri and Hongi of New Zealand’s Māori: a Sacred Ritual

The title is a bit of a mouthful, but let me explain. I have been a ballroom dancer since I was about 12 years old, or about 15 years.  It has been quite an experience being involved with this subculture of ballroom dance, which has made up a large portion of my life.  During the […]

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