Category Archives: Temples Today

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 […]

Temples Infographic and 3D Models

Brian Olson has put together a few items of interest for those who love the temple. First is an infographic that shows all of the LDS temples that have been built, side by side, showing how they compare in height, and explaining some of the differences between them.  Secondly are 3D models of many of […]

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