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Parables & Poems, Literature Springs Forth in Maxwell Institute Discord

It’s amazing how people wax literary in climates such as these.  Sometimes common language just doesn’t do the subject matter justice, and understanding is not well communicated.  Thus the use of parables and poems.  One of the reasons Christ taught in parables was so that people could learn about different gospel topics by using their […]

Does the Parable of the Ten Virgins Represent Endowed Members Only?

I had a reader ask me: I have tried to find a statement or quote about the parable of the 10 virgins that says the parable is about endowed members of the church.  [Some General Authorities] say it has to do with members, not necessarily endowed.  On the web there are a few folks who […]

The Wolf, The Goat, And The Kid

One of our readers, Walt, emailed me a link to a fable that is intriguing.  It is entitled “The Wolf, The Goat, And The Kid,” and was originally penned by the popular 17th century French poet and fabulist Jean de la Fontaine. THE WOLF, THE GOAT, AND THE KID by Jean de la Fontaine As […]

Baptism for the Dead: An Erroneous Practice? – Part 2

(Continued from Part 1) Some of the best studies of the early Christian practice of baptism for the dead have come from Hugh Nibley and John A. Tvedtnes. Both of these LDS scholars have written extensively on the topic. I hope to analyze some of their excellent work and provide examples of the practice of […]

Temple Imagery in the Parables of Matthew 25 – Part 2

(Continued from Part 1) Justin, a reader of Temple Study, brought to my attention that there may be more temple imagery in Matthew 25 than just the parable of the ten virgins. Indeed, the parable of the talents has some striking shadows and allusions to the temple too. In the same spirit Elder Robbins likened […]

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