Category Archives: YouTube Videos

Two Great Scholars Speak to Interpreter Gathering

I had the opportunity to be at a gathering for the Interpreter online journal early in August where scholars Margaret Barker and Stephen Webb addressed the group in a Q&A format. It was an intriguing discussion. Margaret Barker, a Methodist scholar and founder of the Temple Study Group in England, has become a favorite among […]

Also posted in LDS Interest, News and Events, Religious Scholars | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Temple on Mount Zion: “From Dust to Exalted Crown”

I am posting here a presentation that I gave a while back at the “Temple on Mount Zion” conference held in September 2012, sponsored by the Interpreter Foundation in memory of Matthew Brown. It was an awesome gathering, with many great scholars presenting on various topics related to the temple.  If you haven’t seen them […]

Also posted in LDS Interest, Scholarly Conferences, Temple | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Enoch and the City of Zion: Can an Entire Community Ascend to Heaven?

There are some things that I have done in the past year or two that I have not managed to post on this blog. I hope to rectify some of that and be a bit more active in getting things up here. One of these is my participation in early 2013 in a conference entitled […]

Also posted in Apocalypticism/Mysticism, Early Judaism, Heavenly Ascents, Pseudepigrapha/Apocrypha, Religious Scholars, Scholarly Conferences, Scripture, Temple | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Script for “The Temple: Part 2, Three Degrees of Glory (section a, The Bronze Laver)”

The following is the script for the second installment released from the temple video series that David Tayman and I have been working on. The Temple: Part 2, “Three Degrees of Glory” (section a, The Bronze Laver) The ancient Temple of Solomon was built following a three-fold structure that represented the increasingly sacred gradations of […]

Also posted in Temple | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Script for “The Temple: Part 1 — Sacred Space”

In response to some requests that have been received, the following is the written script for the first video of the temple video series (The Temple: Part 1 — Sacred Space) that David Tayman and I have been working on. Hopefully this is helpful for those who have slower internet connections or for some other […]

Also posted in Temple | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Temple: Part 2 — Three Degrees of Glory (section a)

It seems that I’ve been posting more videos than anything else lately (apologies to those who read this blog mainly by email or mobile device), but this latest video is definitely worth it (IMHO)! “The Temple: Part 2 — Three Degrees of Glory”, produced by David Tayman ( http://www.visionsofthekingdom.com) and I, continues the series of videos discussing […]

Also posted in Doctrinal Issues, LDS Interest, Temple | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Responses

More Videos

I have been fiddling around with what movie-making software I have and put together the following video called “A Heavenly Journey.” The “journey” starts off in the presence of God and we then travel through the immensity of space to reach the Earth, the place where God determined that our mortal experience would take place. […]

Also posted in Heavenly Ascents, LDS Interest, Temple | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sinai Sunrise

Professor William Hamblin of Brigham Young University is one who has recently had the opportunity to watch the sun rise from Mount Sinai, a view shared by Moses, Joshua, and many a dedicated pilgrim from all three Abrahamic faiths over millenia. What an amazing opportunity, and we are blessed to be able to share in Prof. Hamblin’s inspiring experience through the video that he made of it.

Also posted in Religious Scholars | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Responses