‘Mormon Land’: The loss of historic murals and the ‘live’ endowment through the tearful eyes of a Salt Lake Temple worker

On this week’s podcast, Exponent II blogger Jody England Hansen, who served as a volunteer ordinance worker in the Salt Lake Temple before it closed to undergo a four-year renovation, tearfully discusses the changes — how the live endowment and vivid murals enhanced the temple experience and what will be lost without them.

Heather Moore-Farley
Heather Moore-Farley
TopHat is putting her roots down in the Bay Area with her husband and three children. She loves the earth, yarn, and bicycling.


  1. The actual recitation of lines gave one something to stay awake for . . trying to figure out what the mistakes by the elderly folk putting on the performance were . . . — i haven’t been in a temple in many years, but the prospect of a sort of never-ending film loop seems unappealing . . . i call it the Technicolor Temple . . . to each his/her own, i guess . . . .

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