I’ve published an article on Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture entitled “A Kingdom, Which Shall Never Be Destroyed: Daniel 2.“
I’m presenting at the Instructional Design & Learning Community conference on Friday at BYU on the topic of Engaging the Scriptures Geographically. I’ll be drawing upon my published research on Interpreter “Reading the Scriptures Geographically: Some Tools and Insights.” My presentation is from 10:00 am – 10:30 am, room 2295 of the BYU Conference Building.
I published a new article on Interpreter focusing on select chapters from the Book of Jeremiah. The article is entitled “I Will Write It in Their Hearts: Jeremiah 16; 23; 39; 31.”
Teaser: “Jeremiah lived at the crossroads of troubled times and troubled places. He stood as a witness and a representative of an old covenant dying away with the promise of a new covenant emerging. His message was both timely and timeless. It was directed to the people of his day. It spoke to later generations of Israelites. And it yet speaks to us today as we open our scriptures and our hearts.”
If you are in the area, you may consider attending the annual BYU Sperry Symposium sponsored by Religious Education. Sessions begin the evening of Friday, October 24 and continue on Saturday, October 25. For a full schedule click here.
“The Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, held annually at the end of October at Brigham Young University, features speakers from BYU Religious Educational, Seminary and Institute teachers in the Church Educational System, and other gospel scholars. The symposium focus is traditionally on the topic for Gospel Doctrine and Church study for the upcoming year.
The theme for the 2014 symposium will be The Ministry of Peter the Chief Apostle, which sheds important light on the mission of the man whom Jesus himself referred to as “the rock.” Presentations will treat Peter’s cultural background and context, his role in the apostolic church, many of his noted teachings, and his important legacy in early Christianity and the Restoration. But above all, Peter is revealed as one who, through the atonement and the endowment of the spirit, overcame his own weaknesses to become one of the greatest, and most powerful, witnesses of the divinity, mission, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The keynote speaker will be Elder Bruce C. Hafen. Since 1989, select papers from the Sperry Symposium have been co-published by Deseret Book and the Religious Studies Center at BYU. The entire printed collection represents the work of more than 275 authors producing more than 600 articles.
Sidney Branton Sperry (1895–1977), a leading LDS scholar of the Book of Mormon and Bible, joined the Religion Department at Brigham Young University in 1932 and retired in 1969. The first Sperry Symposium was held four years later in 1973.
The symposium is free and open to the public.” From http://ce.byu.edu/cw/cwsperry/
My article on Isaiah 40-49. “When we come to know the true nature of God our faith can increase, our joy can expand and our eye can be single to the glory of God. Isaiah 40-49 represent a beautiful testimony of Isaiah’s understanding of the nature of God magnificently presented in symbolic language, metaphor, and poetry.”
Another article of mine was published by Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture. “I Will Betroth Thee Unto Me in Righteousness: Hosea 1-3; 11; 13-14.”
“Introduction: This article will be divided into two parts. The first part will deal with the prophet Hosea and establish the historical background for his message. The second part will discuss Hosea’s message of covenant fidelity to God and God’s everlasting mercy to His children. The prophet: Hosea was active as prophet in the Northern Kingdom of Israel between 752 B.C. until the destruction of Israel at the hands of the Assyrians in 721. We do not know as much as we would like about him because very few biographical details are offered in his record. However we can surmise with relative accuracy the years of his prophetic activity, which are based upon the dates of the kings mentioned in the superscription to the book (Hosea 1:1).”
Read the rest of the article via the link above.