A quick visit to Vernal Utah Temple
We drove past Vernal Utah Temple today. (Wikimedia Commons public domain image)
New Interpreter Foundation Materials:
Interpreter Radio Show – July 26, 2020
The edition of the interpreter radio show from July 26, 2020 is now available online free of charge without commercial breaks. The attendees that evening were Steve Densley, Mark Johnson and Matthew Bowen. In this episode, they interviewed Dr. Jeffrey Bradshaw on his extensive work on the Book of Moses, including recent and upcoming publications.
Audio Roundtable: Come and Follow Me according to Book of Mormon Lesson 31, “Stand Firm in the Faith of Christ”: Alma 43–52
The Interpreter Radio Roundtable for Come, Follow Me, Book of Mormon, Lesson 31, “Stand Firm in the Faith of Christ,” on Alma 43-52 showed Neal Rappleye, Jasmine Rappleye, and Hales Swift. This round table was extracted from the Interpreter Radio Show broadcast on July 5, 2020. The full broadcast can be heard at https://interpreterfoundation.org/interpreter-radio-show-july-5-2020/.
Come, follow me – study and teaching aids: Lesson 31, 3. – 9. August: Alma 43–52, “Stand Firm in the Faith of Christ”
Alma 43: 1-2; 44:24; 45: 2-8, 15-19: The end of Alma’s account
“The Salt Lake Temple Time Capsule opens 128 years later: Although most of the items in the temple capstone are in poor condition, the human connection is strong”
At his inauguration of the tabernacle in the Uintah Stake on August 24, 1907, Latter-day Saint Joseph F. Smith, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, told his audience that he “would not be surprised if the day came Temple “would be built here in your own midst.”
The tabernacle was a popular building in the relatively small and fairly isolated town of Vernal, Utah. But at some point it became obsolete. It held its last stake conference in 1983 and deteriorated over the years. The idea of converting it into a temple came up as early as 1984. In 1993 this proposal was approved. The interior of the tabernacle was completely gutted and a temple was erected within its walls, below and in adjacent structures. Today the Vernal Utah Temple bears two dedication dates, 1907 and 1997, representing its first consecration as a tabernacle and its second consecration, its remarkable transformation into a temple.
My wife took this photo of the entrance to the Vernal Utah Temple this afternoon.
“Look, President Nelson Talks About ‘Painful’ Decision to Close Temples Amid COVID-19”
Some of you will like this relatively brief essay by Jaxon Washburn:
“The Calvinist Mystery and Why I Can’t Help Being Mormon”
You may also find this article interesting. It’s from the Neville-Neville Land blog:
“An answer to Opie regarding Wayne May”