Clothing Our Nakedness (1)

While pondering and studying the idea of nakedness as a symbol, and covering ourselves with the atonement of Christ (e.g., Adam and Eve receiving a covering through the sacrifice of an animal), I came across a set of scriptures that include a principle that I have never heard taught that challenges my entire thinking regarding > > Read More …

The Desolation of Jerusalem

On Saturday morning while sitting in the synagogue, I was considering the many optimistic prayers (siddurs) and songs being sung about the triumphant joy, celebration, singing and dancing in the streets that would accompany the restoration of Jerusalem. It came to my mind that prior to this exultant time, there would be a period when > > Read More …

Upon the Mountain — Introduction Addenda (Part 1 of 4)

Awaking this morning, it was made clear that there were some things of import missing from the prior post. On July 24th and 25th, we received some singular revelations. This was in consequence of offering the prayer on July 23 to ask for a little more time, for which the parallels to the servant pleading > > Read More …

Peace, Peace, Peace Shalom, Shalom, Shalom

One of my favorite words is shalom, the meaning of which is very different than the word peace. Even if shalom is substituted for peace in The Testimony of St. John, the surrounding text very much changes the depth and the beauty of a number of Christ’s teachings by narrowing the meaning to a more > > Read More …

One Great Hole — Part First

Note: yes, that is intentional. While slightly off topic, one person I know thought for many years that part of the temple symbolism represented “One Great Hole,” and wondered when that concept would make sense to her. While I knew better than she what it meant, I wasn’t much further ahead (though in my arrogance, > > Read More …

There’s More

Opening the day, I’ was pondering yesterday’s experiences sharing personal aspects of The One Hypothesis with my Bishop and his wife, and later with the Rabbi. Let me give you the bottom line before laying in the background. I wonder if I had an opportunity to share the following with a congregation, would  they grok > > Read More …

Soul Food – for a Hungry Soul

It is Christmas morning. Joy is in Vermont with Heather and the boys. Mitchell is in Clovis, NM. The rest of the family is in UT. The snow is lightly falling, adding to the pines’ now substantial flocked frock. Beautiful. Break-fast concluded the 40th day of this extended sequence of fasts. I do not feel > > Read More …