Clothing & Vestments

Karate Kid Perspective on Ordinances

Aug 9, 2013
3 min read

For those who have seen the original Karate Kid movie you’re probably familiar with the famous “wax on, wax off” lesson that Mr. Miyagi taught Daniel. I like the updated version of this lesson presented in the new Karate Kid movie…

The Relationship Between The Ancient Israelite Temple And The Endowment via TempleStudy.com

Apr 8, 2013
2 min read

The following article is from TempleStudy.com Professor William J. Hamblin has offered some good starting points in considering the relationship between the ancient Israelite temple ritual and the modern day LDS temple endowment.  It is from this vantage point that we should…

The Nephite Interpreters

Mar 18, 2013
7 min read

Pictured above is my latest rendering of the Nephite Interpreters that were in the possession of Joseph Smith for a time. I have always wondered what these instruments must have looked like so I began by creating a few simple illustrations. Over…

A Few Notes About Temple-related Clothing From the Temple Institute

Jan 14, 2013
4 min read

All of the notes below are taken directly from the Temple Institute which is an organization seeking to rebuild the third temple on Mount Moriah. Moses was instructed by G-d that the garments of the priests were to be both…

Sikhism’s “Five Ks” and Other Sacred Clothing and Artifacts

Apr 15, 2012
5 min read

A look into the “Five Ks” of Sikhism and how the practice of this tenet of faith relates to LDS theology.

White Cloth, Fire and the Glory of God

May 16, 2011
6 min read

It has occurred to me over the years that there is something significant about white cloth and its use in religious practices and metaphors.

Sanctuary Vesture: A Brief Overview and Comparison via Temple Study

Mar 6, 2011
10 min read

Matthew B. Brown wrote an article on TempleStudy comparing the general ideas behind ancient Israelite and Latter-day Saint ceremonial temple clothing. It’s a short but informative read.