Welcome to our first fireside discussion at TempleStudy.com! This discussion is taking place with a new innovative tool from Google called Hangouts, and specifically Hangouts on Air. This allows up to ten panelists to take part in a discussion with full video/audio of each participant. The “on air” portion means that it is streamed live to the world, and will be recorded also for later for viewing. It will be streamed live on TempleStudy.com, and wherever else it is embedded. See the original post about the idea.
The text we will be using as a springboard for our discussion in these firesides is Temple Worship: 20 Truths That Will Bless Your Life, by Andrew C. Skinner. Deseret Book and BYU Religious Education note Dr. Skinner’s background:
Andrew C. Skinner is a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University, was dean of Religious Education and the first executive director of BYU’s Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. He holds master’s degrees in Biblical Hebrew and Jewish Studies and a Ph.D. in Near Eastern and European History, specializing in Judaism. He is the author or co-author of over 100 publications.
We will have several great panelists participating in our discussion tonight, including myself, Frederick M. Huchel, Gary N. Anderson, Steve Reed, and Tevya Washburn. I thank them sincerely for participating in tonight’s discussion. Thank you for coming!