Chris Crowe wrote a novel to commemorate the 16,592 U.S. soldiers who died in Vietnam in 1968. The book is written entirely in haiku stanzas and contains 16,592 syllables. After this project, he began to write a novel in free-verse poetry about an MIA soldier and from the perspective of over thirty characters. Learn about Crowe’s inspiration and read an excerpt from his project, Lottery, here.
“The LDS Story of Enoch as the Culminating Episode of a Temple Text”
By Jeffrey M. Bradshaw
The story of Enoch might be understood as the culminating episode in a temple text cycle woven through the Book of Moses in the Pearl of Great Price. A “temple text” is a sacred text that uses ceremony and commandments to allow a person to stand ritually in the presence of God. Learn more in this article by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw.
Moses 7 teaches us about the potential for divine nature that we all possess. As Enoch saw the misery and wickedness of humankind, he wept and his heart swelled, foreshadowing the Atonement of Jesus Christ. As we increase our consecration and our compassion, we can live as Enoch and his city did.
The Widtsoe Foundation will hold an interfaith conversation each month on topics related to the Come, Follow Me curriculum of this year. Join us for “The Sacrifice of Isaac” with special guest Rabbi Mark Diamond. Join live to send in questions and comments. Interviews will be posted later on the Widtsoe Foundation YouTube channel and on podcast channels.
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