Category Archives: Temples Today

LDS Women Hold and Exercise Priesthood Authority

“We are not accustomed to speaking of women having the authority of the priesthood in their Church callings, but what other authority can it be?” —Elder Dallin H. Oaks, “The Keys and Authority of the Priesthood,” April 2014 General Conference. Emphasis added. I’m a Sunday School teacher in my ward, and today I taught about […]

Women, the Priesthood, and the Temple

There has been a lot of media attention in recent days over a small group of Latter-day Saint women who have organized to petition Church leaders that women should be “ordained to the priesthood.”  I’d like to point out a few things about the priesthood, particularly in regard to the temple, and the process of […]

Video: An Introduction to the LDS Mormon Temple

Several new videos have just been published by the Church, including this one about the temple:

Revelations to Build Temples

Professor Daniel C. Peterson wrote a column in the Deseret News today about temples.  In particular, he focuses on how temples have anciently been revealed through prophets of God, and how that pattern continues in these latter days.  Examples include: Kirtland Temple as was revealed to Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon, and Frederick G. Williams Salt Lake […]

The Relationship between the Ancient Israelite Temple and the Endowment

Professor William J. Hamblin has offered some good starting points in considering the relationship between the ancient Israelite temple ritual and the modern day LDS temple endowment.  It is from this vantage point that we should approach trying to understand these ancient ritual systems and the connections they might have with the Latter-day Saints temple […]

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