1. Alece

    It was interesting to hear the history of the Qumran community. Thanks for that. I thought I knew something about that community, but I hadn’t heard any of that. I also didn’t realize that part of the history of the Maccabees — just basically knew about their final stand at Masada. Fascinating and informative and worth my time to listen to.

  2. […] FollowPatheos on: About « My Brother’s Keeper Temple Studies Video DiscussionsAugust 19, 2012 By danpeterson Leave a Comment The Houston Texas Temple TempleStudy.com, led by Bryce M. Haymond (a member of the editorial board of Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture), is hosting a series of fireside-style video discussions on the topic of the temple. These discussions are being facilitated by the new Google+ Hangouts on Air, which allows a live panel discussion with up to ten contributors to gather virtually, via webcams, and permits discussants to broadcast their conversation online. The text serving as the springboard for the discussions is Andrew C. Skinner’s book Temple Worship: 20 Truths That Will Bless Your Life, published by Deseret Book in 2007. Panelists have included William J. Hamblin (another member of the Interpreter editorial board), Frederick M. Huchel, Gary N. Anderson, and others. Two discussions have already taken place, with more forthcoming.  Here are links to the two prior discussions: http://www.templestudy.com/2012/08/05/templestudycom-fireside-discussion-introduction/ http://www.templestudy.com/2012/08/16/fireside-discussion-part-2/    Filed Under: Uncategorized Leave a Comment « My Brother’s Keeper Leave a Comment Cancel replyName *Email *Website […]

  3. John Shaw


    Any chance of getting the quote from this – Nibley on why members hold the temple so sacred that they fail to even live the covenants they make? That was classic Nibley.

  4. Certainly. Here is the quote from Nibley:

    What the Mormons like best about their temples is the obligation of secrecy that exonerates them from ever having to speak, and hence to think, about what they have learned by the ordinances and teachings. So strict are they in observing the confidential nature of those teachings that they, for the most part, scrupulously avoid dropping so much as a hint to outsiders by putting any of them into practice. (Boyd Petersen, Hugh Nibley: A Consecrated Life, 361)

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