The August 19 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Bruce Webster and Mike Parker. Topics discussed include the Church's re-emphasis on its official name, the history of the Church's name, Old Testament study in Gospel Doctrine class, and wisdom literature in the Old Testament and Book of Mormon.
Abstract: This is the second of two articles discussing Missouri’s requisitions to extradite Joseph Smith to face criminal charges and the Prophet’s recourse to English habeas corpus practice to defend himself. In the first article, the author discussed the English … Continue reading →
The August 12 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Allen Wyatt, Dan Peterson, and John Gee. Topics discussed included resources offered by the Interpreter Foundation and various other topics.
The August 5 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Neal Rappleye, Jasmin Rappleye, Stephen Smoot, and Hales Swift. Topics discussed included the six-year anniversary of the Interpreter Foundation and a recap of presentations made at the 2018 FairMormon Conference.
The July 29 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Bruce Webster and Kris Fredericksen. Topics discussed include the upcoming (then) FairMormon Conference, the promises and pitfalls of social media, Old Testament prophets and how we deal with revelation, and taking responsibility for our own education and historical literacy.
The July 22 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Martin Tanner, Matthew Bowen, and Craig Foster. Topics discussed include D&C 132, the then-breaking LDS Church shooting in Fallon, Nevada, and the announced updates to the LDS Hymnbook.
Abstract: Name as Key-Word brings together a collection of essays, many of them previously published, whose consistent theme is exploring examples of onomastic wordplay or puns in Mormon scripture in general and the Book of Mormon in particular. Without a … Continue reading →
Abstract: Matthew L. Bowen’s book compels readers to consider both the Book of Mormon’s construction and the significance of names in the text. Bowen and his coauthors invite readers to contemplate not only scripture but its stages of construction to … Continue reading →
Abstract: In the days of the first Israelite temple, only certain individuals were allowed into the temple and sacrificial services; foreigners and eunuchs were excluded. However, in Isaiah 56:1–8, formerly excluded individuals are invited into the presence of God at … Continue reading →
Abstract: Textual Studies of the Doctrine and Covenants: The Plural Marriage Revelation is a textual study of Section 132. It offers some interesting information as the author attempts to understand and place within context the revelation, which is, as the … Continue reading →
Abstract:The first published commentary on Doctrine and Covenants Section 132 is a lengthy volume with much material that deals directly with the revelation as well as extended discussions that go well beyond Joseph Smith’s dictated text. Much of the included material … Continue reading →
The July 15 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Bruce Webster Kris Frederickson, and Mike Parker. Topics discussed include accounts of the First Vision, the literary feat of creating the Book of Mormon, the place of faith and reason, the criticism of faith, the Church and its relationship with the US Constitution, and religious freedom.
The July 8 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Allen Wyatt, Martin Tanner, and Kevin Christensen. Topics discussed include Margaret Barker's work, Old Testament studies, and the affinity of her work with Mormon Studies. Other topics include theosis (or deification) and salvation by grace.
The June 24 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Steve Densley, Craig Foster, and Matt Bowen. Topics include the passing of John Tvedtnes and Stephen Robinson; new youth interview guidelines; the Joseph Smith Papyri, the Book of Abraham, and the temple endowment; and Jeff Lindsay's Interpreter article about Joseph Smith's cosmology and the cosmology of modern Chinese science fiction.
Abstract: The concept that race has evolved rather than remaining static is not well understood, both outside and within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In Religion of a Different Color, W. Paul Reeve shows how the concept … Continue reading →
Abstract: Some sources have described Mormonism as the faith most friendly to the intellectual movement known as Transhumanism. This paper reviews an introductory paper by the past President of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. A syllogism that purports to show that … Continue reading →
Abstract: Living in the Holy Land as a Palestinian Latter-day Saint has created unique challenges and perspective for Sahar Qumsiyeh. In order to attend church meetings in Jerusalem from her home near Bethlehem, Sahar was required to travel under unsafe … Continue reading →
Abstract: Those who follow world events are painfully aware that peace in the Middle East — and particularly in the Holy Land — seems eternally elusive. From a distance we watch events unfold which we are not able to fully … Continue reading →
The June17 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Kris Fredericson and Bruce Webster. Discussion includes the stories of 1 Samuel (including Eli, Samuel, Saul, David, and Goliath), Fathers' Day, fatherhood, D&C 121, moral relativity, and evolution.