Miller Eccles Study Group – Texas Edition: The Mundane and the Sublime in Mormon Art

[A]ll good things…come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy. – Norman Maclean[1] This last Sunday, the teacher in Elders Quorum relayed some experiences he’d had building temples for the Church. He explained that … Continue reading

Adjusting the Narrative: Part 2b – On Disavowed Theories

A (much delayed) continuation of the the series “Adjusting the Narrative”, initially begun as a proposed response to the new header to Official Declaration 2 in the 2013 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants. See Introduction, Part 1a – The … Continue reading

Infallible Proofs: Interpreting the Temple Endowment as Mystical Rhetoric

*Author’s Note: An earlier version of this address was presented at the annual Mormon Scholars in the Humanities conference, March 15, 2013 at Brigham Young University.  The Latter-day Saint temple endowment is a taboo topic for reasons obvious to probably … Continue reading