Thursday, September 26, 2013

Another Good Interview

I just finished an interview with Martin Tanner of KSL Radio. We spoke about my books the Essential Old Testament Companion and Return Unto Me, my Book of Abraham lectures, and the Book of Abraham in general. He was great to work with. He took my wife and I on a tour of KSL studios beforehand, which we enjoyed. The interview will be broadcast on KSL radio (1160 am 102.7 fm in Utah) this Sunday at 6:30 am, 10 am, and 9:30 pm. When it is archived I will post the link here. Hope you all enjoy!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Conference Possibility

I have been contacted about participating on a conference about children in the Graeco-Roman world. I think our excavation can contribute a lot of valuable information about children in Roman Egypt, so I am excited. The fact that the conference will be in Sydney, Australia doesn't hurt either.

We will have to keep an eye on this one and see if it turns out to be a good thing. I'll keep you posted.

Great Evening

Tonight Julianne and I were able to attend an annual dinner held for General Authorities Emeritus. What a delight and pleasure. We were able to visit with so many amazing men and women. What power and how many years of serving God and mankind. It was a delightful and impressive group.

The dinner was held in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City on the 10th floor.

We sat next to Elder Neuenschwander and had the most fascinating conversations about his work as a Patriarch in Russia and eastern Europe. The work he puts in and the blessings people receive from that service is amazing. Because my oldest son and daughter just received their patriarchal blessings it was all the more interesting to us.

The evening ended with my giving about a 25 minute lecture on the excavation and about 20 minutes of questions and answers.

Overall it was an amazing dinner. We loved it!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


The exhibit about our excavation in BYU's Joseph Smith Building is looking good. I think we might need to do a few repairs, but we should soon be able to hold an open house and officially open the thing. It looks great!