The Interpreter Foundation has released its expenses report for the first quarter of 2020. Major expenses: $13,600 for web design, digital publication, and set-up; $8,217.61 for “Conferences - Books - Annual Operating Expenses” (did the Foundation make up a new expense category for this quarter?); and $16,350 for Critical Text Project Volume III. Grand total: $45,258.85.
With $16,350 spent on the Critical Text Project during the first quarter of 2020, the Interpreter Foundation has spent at least $280,239.65 on the project.
In other news, I am pleased to report that the Interpreter Foundation has added a new member to its board of trustees
: Dr. Jeffrey D. Lindsay. It’s nice to see someone without an ancient studies background represented on the board.
Did you know that the Interpreter Foundation has a mission statement? Here it is:
Supporting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through scholarship.
The Interpreter Foundation supports the Church in the following ways:
Promotion: We provide tools to encourage and facilitate personal learning by study and faith, and disseminate accurate information to the public about the Church.
Explanation: We make the results of relevant scholarship more accessible to non-specialists.
Defense: We respond to misunderstandings and criticisms of Church beliefs, policies, and practices.
Faithfulness: Our leadership, staff, and associates strive to follow Jesus Christ and be true to the teachings of His Church.
I am not making this up. To continue:
Scholarship: Our leadership, staff, and associates incorporate standards of scholarship appropriate to their academic disciplines.
What? What is Interpreter
ghost editor A. Wyatt’s academic discipline? Do those standards include proper attribution?