The Consolation of Boethius

The Consolation of Boethius

Sometimes in your studies, you run across pleasant surprises. Recently this happened to me.  As I was studying medieval church history, I ran across the name Boethius. I learned that Boethius was a powerful influence on the scholastic movement with writers like Thomas...
From “Oh, My Father” to “Restless Weaver” – Ola is the New Eliza!

From “Oh, My Father” to “Restless Weaver” – Ola is the New Eliza!

er Restless Weaver by Ola Harrison It seems everyone in the LDS world is familiar with the hymn “Oh, My Father” by Eliza R. Snow. For Mormons, this hymn is unique in the sense that it both mentions Heavenly Mother and functions as a prayer in its own right: In the...
Petitioning Heavenly Mother and the Call to Faithful Agitation

Petitioning Heavenly Mother and the Call to Faithful Agitation

As I was reviewing the 1991 Ensign article “Daughters of God” by Gordon B. Hinckley, then First Counselor in the First Presidency, I began to see a correlation between Hinckley’s prohibition against praying to our Mother in Heaven and the later call...