Monthly Archives: March 2013

Orson Scott Card’s Short Story on the Law of Consecration

I don’t know how I missed this until now. Orson Scott Card published a fantastic short story/essay on the law of consecration back in 1993 entitled “Consecration: A Law We Can Live With.” In it he eloquently writes a parable of a man who envisions some scriptures as a Book of Mormon figure might have […]

BYU Studies Articles on the Temple

John W. Welch, Editor in Chief of BYU Studies, has informed me of a comprehensive list of articles dealing with the temple that have been published in the journal BYU Studies over the years. This is a fantastic collection of LDS scholarship on the temple, dealing with a wide variety of temple-related topics, including book reviews, […]

“Enoch and the Temple” Conference Videos Now Available

The conference “Enoch and the Temple,” which took place on February 19 and 22, 2013, in Logan, Utah, and Provo, Utah, respectively, was filmed. The videos are now available for free viewing in 1080p HD resolution, on the Academy for Temple Studies YouTube channel, the Academy’s website TempleStudies.org, as well as embedded below.

Was Baptism for the Dead Practiced Deep Inside the Walls of St. Paul’s Basilica?

There is an email being forwarded around that claims that there is a baptismal font deep inside the Basilica of St. Paul that was used for the purposes of baptism for the dead. Here is the text of the original email: This photo was taken by Kevin Barton, grandson of Keith Barton, a Stake Patriarch, […]

Sistine Chapel as a 3D Virtual Reality Simulation

Seven years ago in 2006 I did a project as part of a course at BYU. The object of the project was to produce something substantially creative. I decided to recreate the Sistine Chapel as a computer generated virtual simulation. Since most people may not have a chance to visit the real Sistine Chapel, this […]

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