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In Tents #27 Ethics and Aesthetics Part 5

Last night at dinner my sister Krista asked what I was presenting at the AML symposium. She was trying to distract me from mourning the impending loss of our mother’s four last infected teeth, with nothing left to anchor lower … Continue reading

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In Tents #24 Ethics and Aesthetics of Jesus and Pilate, Part II

By any measure the story of Jesus and Pilate is not flattering to Pilate, or to Rome. To see why take the elements of the story and move them to another time. A judge or military commander who says to … Continue reading

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In Tents # 22 Jesus and Pilate Part 8 The Midrash

As stated in part 7, while I was preparing my original AML paper I came across Robert Rees’s “The Midrashic Imagination in the Book of Mormon” (Dialogue 44:3, Fall 2011). Rees describes Midrash as imaginative engagement with scripture, and after … Continue reading

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In Tents # 20 Pilate before Jesus, Part 6

Today, Sept. 23, 2012, stake centers in Utah became extensions of the temple so people could participate in the dedication of the Brigham City temple. We attended the 9 AM session, the first of 3, conducted by L. Tom Perry, … Continue reading

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In Tents #19 Pilate before Jesus Part 5

Note: I hope to revise this a little later with scripture quotes and citations. I’ll note the updates in the Reply section. He taught me language, and my prophet on’t is, I learned how to pun At the end of … Continue reading

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In Tents 17 Pilate’s Trial Before Jesus Part 3

As I mentioned in May, the last parable Jesus tells before going into the temple to deliver his final public sermon–and I think “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees” is best seen as a sermon, a jeremiad, rather than a … Continue reading

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In Tents #16 Pilate’s Trial Before Jesus, Part 2

I ended last month’s post with a note about how little power Pilate has, not even the power to force a response from Jesus. That doesn’t mean, however, that Pilate’s power is inconsequential. Jesus’s death is a consequence. But we … Continue reading

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In Tents # 9

Contradictory Commandment, Taking Leaves, and Ritual Language Harlow Soderborg Clark They are not, on the face of it, contradictory commandments, Go forth, multiply and replenish the earth, and Do not eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge … Continue reading

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