And now we hear from Joe Spencer:
Today’s entry was written by Grant Hardy:
This entry is a bit different because it is a sample assignment for one day, not a complete syllabus.
Our next entry comes from Matt W. (see the first post and explanation here).
One big change resulting from the new CES and BYU Religious Ed curriculum will be that, instead of two classes on the Book of Mormon, now only one will be required; here is its description:
The Second Annual Summer Seminar on Mormon Theology “Christ and Antichrist: Reading Jacob 7” Union Theological Seminary, New York, New York June 8—June 20, 2015
According to this letter posted on William Hamblin’s blog, big changes are afoot.
Read them here, here, and here. I’ll leave the squabbling over whether they fairly represented the historical situation to those who get paid the big bucks to consider those questions and instead look at a tangential issue: how they depict the way that prophets receive revelation.
1 Nephi 13:12 refers to Bartolome de las Casas. Discuss.
Here are the words that President Uchtdorf used in his talk at the General Women’s Meeting: I am honored to have this opportunity to be with you as we open another general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In the coming week the First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles will meet with all the General Authorities and general auxiliary leaders, and the remaining sessions of our worldwide general conference will follow on the coming Saturday and Sunday.
Note that I did a separate post on the General Women’s Meeting here and posted notes from the Saturday afternoon session here. Some things I liked from conference:
My conference notes. (Snark in parentheses.)
It is my nature to be cynical and critical and to focus on flaws, so when I tell you that the General Women’s Meeting was nearly perfect, that’s really saying something.
Today Elder Ballard spoke at the Europe Area Sisters’ Meeting. (Yes, the same meeting with the poster flap.) You can see the video here.
Terryl and Fiona Givens, The Crucible of Doubt, Deseret Book, 145 pages.
Imagine that everything in the church is precisely the way that it is now with two exceptions: