Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Olive Press by Del Parson

The Tree of Life Part 4: The Olive Tree

Last time I talked about how the Tree of Life was symbolic of Christ and His sacrifice. I closed by mentioning that it doesn’t matter what type of tree the Tree of Life is (as we’ll see, many trees have been used to portray it), but that one of particular note was the olive tree. […]

Tree of Life Vision

The Tree of Life Part 3: Christ and the Tree

Part 3: Christ and the Tree Last week we talked about the Tree of Life and the Fall of Adam and Eve. As promised, this week the focus will be on the Tree’s symbolism of Christ. Going back to Nephi’s recounting of the Tree of Life Vision, he asked the angel who was his tour-guide […]

Fall and Atonement

Tree of Life Post 2: The Tree and the Fall

In part 1 of this series of posts, the topic of the Tree of Life was introduced and a brief summary of its meaning within Mormon theology was given. Today, the focus will be on the Fall and the Tree. As established before, the Tree of Life symbolizes eternal life or the fullness of salvation. […]

Tree of Life1

The Tree of Life, Part 1

Truman G. Madsen—a BYU professor known for his love of history once wrote: “Religious literature, ancient and modern, is replete with images of a tree of life that is to be planted in a goodly land by a pure stream. Some typologies regard it as the link at the very navel of the earth—the source […]

Hello world!

This blog is meant as an outlet for my ideas and personal research. It is my intention to cover such topics as folklore, music, science, history, theology (particularly involving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), life in general, and so on. I enjoy writing on such things and have had ideas I’ve wanted […]