The September 16 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Bruce Webster, Kris Peterson and Mike Parker. Topics discussed included the protests and excommunication of Sam Young, General Conference speculation and discussion and keys for understanding Isaiah.
Abstract: What is theosis? Why does the doctrine of theosis matter? Why did God become man so that man might become God? In his book To Become Like God, Andrew C. Skinner answers these questions with compelling clarity. He provides … Continue reading →
The September 9 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Martin Tanner, John Gee, Dan Peterson, and Terry Hutchinson discussing "Saints", BYU's New Testament commentary, linguistic analysis of the Book of Mormon text, scholarly insights about the witnesses to the Book of Mormon, "The Expanded Canon," and John Gee's book on the Book of Abraham.
The September 2 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Neal Rappleye, Jasmin Rappleye, Stephen Smoot, and Hales Swift. Topics discussed included the upcoming release of the new "Saints" Church history book, the history of creating Church histories, and types of histories.
The August 26 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Craig Foster, Martin Tanner, and Matthew Bowen, discussing Sam Young's hunger strike, youth interviews by bishops, medical marijuana, same-sex marriage, baptism of children in same-sex marriage households, and legalism vs. moralism.
Abstract: Beyond his autobiographic use of Joseph’s name and biography, Nephi also considered the name Joseph to have long-term prophetic value. As a Semitic/Hebrew name, Joseph derives from the verb yāsap (to “add,” “increase,” “proceed to do something” “do something … Continue reading →
Abstract: Moroni’s years of wandering alone after the battle of Cumorah have been often discussed, but not in the context of how they impacted his writing and editorial work. John Bytheway’s latest offering provides us insight into the man Moroni … Continue reading →
Abstract: In this article I argue that faith is not only rationally justifiable but also inescapable simply because our decisions regarding ultimate questions must necessarily be made under conditions of objective uncertainty. I review remarks by several prominent thinkers on the … Continue reading →
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.