Grandpa Enoch once again points us to some great material, a video showing how Solomon’s Temple may have looked originally. The below video is a short behind the scenes of a 2-hour Nova program that will air on Tuesday, November 18th, on PBS entitled “The Bible’s Buried Secrets.” Looks like it will be an interesting show. The program’s description can be read here. You can watch a trailer for the program here, or on November 19th, the whole show online.
Here is another media preview of the new Twin Falls Temple that comes from Local News channel 8 in Idaho Falls and Pocatello Idaho. It gives more details concerning the murals in the garden room, painted by Rexburg artist Leon Parson. Parson skillfully included the Idaho Shoshone Falls in the depiction of the creation in these murals. Please forgive the commercial at the beginning of the clip.
The television station KREX Channel 5 from Grand Junction, Colorado, aired a news piece yesterday about the “Sacred Secrets of the LDS Church.”
I think that the news anchors, save being as objective and unaffected as anchors could possibly be, did a decent job of trying to understand what the LDS temple is all about. The members interviewed, on the other hand, I think missed a tremendous opportunity to share more and clarify our beliefs and practices of the temple. Stake President Richard Landes did a substantially better job than Elder Smith in explaining some of the reasons for the temple, but it still left the anchors with misconceptions.
At one point the anchor asks Elder Smith, “What goes on in the temple?”
Our missionary unfortunately replied, “I don’t know how to explain that. . . . I’m going to pass on that one.” [Read more…]