Scripture Roundtable 22: D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 18, “Establish … a House of God”

(Originally published on 13 April 2013.)

This is Scripture Roundtable 22 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss Doctrine & Covenants Gospel Doctrine Lesson #18, “Establish … a House of God,” covering scriptures in D&C 95, 109, and 110, bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures. These roundtables will generally follow the 2013 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.

Panelists for this roundtable include Robert Boylan, Martin Tanner, and Shon Hopkin.

This roundtable is also available as an audio podcast, and will be included in the podcast feed. You can listen by pressing the play button or download the podcast below:


Videos Now Available of 2016 Temple on Mount Zion Conference

The Interpreter Foundation was a sponsor of the 2016 Temple on Mount Zion Conference which took place on 5 November 2016 in Provo, Utah. It was filmed. Videos of each of the presentations are now available for free viewing on The Interpreter Foundation’s YouTube channel, or on There is also a YouTube playlist available of the conference presentations. The conference proceedings will also be published in book form in the future.

Margaret Barker Upcoming Lecture on “Theosis/Divinization”

Margaret Barker

Margaret Barker

The Interpreter Foundation is co-sponsoring a lecture by Margaret Barker, the prolific British Methodist Old Testament scholar, who will be speaking on “Theosis/Divinization,” in the Varsity Theatre, WSC, Brigham Young University, in Provo, 4:00 pm, Wednesday, November 9, 2016. The lecture is open to the public.

“Sacred Space Sacred Thread” Conference & Margaret Barker Lectures


An international and interfaith conference on “Sacred Space, Sacred Thread” will be held on Thursday and Friday, November 3-4, at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Speakers and participants will include: Margaret Barker, Amir Hussain, John Thompson, Rory Scanlon, James Mchugh, David Judson, Roy Gane, Alonzo Gaskill, Gary Rendsburg, John Welch, Varun Soni, Patrick Mason, and Reverend Gaddis.

Click here to register and for the full program schedule. Watch on that web site for further information about how to view to this conference streamed live on line. This conference will also be shown free in the Eccles Conference Center at Utah State University, room 205/207, live, an hour earlier on Mountain time.

Conference sponsors are the John A. Widtsoe Foundation, the Academy for Temple Studies, the USC Office of Religious Life, Our Savior Parish USC Caruso Catholic Center, the California Missionary Baptist State Convention, the Los Angeles Greek Orthodox Community, and the Los Angeles Institute of Religion.

Also while here from England, Margaret Barker will deliver three other public speeches:

  • “Entering Sacred Space: Beholding the Wonders of Temple Theology,” at the Los Angeles Temple Visitors Center, 7:15 pm, Thursday, November 3.
  • “Theosis/Divinization,” in the Varsity Theatre, WSC, Brigham Young University, in Provo, 4:00 pm, Wednesday, November 9.
  • “Teaching Religion, Living Religion:  Religion in a Secular Age in the Academy.” Room 101, Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University, Logan, 10:30 am-1:00 pm, Thursday, November 10.