January 18, 2018

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273.3: The Fall of Humanity (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 4, Study Notes)

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“Because of My Transgression My Eyes Are Opened”   This portion of the episode discusses the Adam and Eve narrative in historical and literary context, proposes theories of the Fall across the belief spectrum, and brings in insights from psychology to the question of human nature and improvement.   Recurring Donation: $5 $10 $25 $50 […]

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January 18, 2018

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273.2: The Fall of Humanity (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 4, Sunday School)

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“Because of My Transgression My Eyes Are Opened”   We can appreciate the story of Adam and Eve on many levels. It is a story about human nature, about making hard choices, about growing up. This episode explores the role of the Fall in LDS culture and theology, contrasts it with the idea of “original […]

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January 18, 2018

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273.1: The Fall of Humanity (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 4, Updated)

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“Because of My Transgression My Eyes Are Opened”   The story of Adam and Eve is the story of all of us… we all leave the “paradise” of innocence and are cast off into the lone and dreary world of adulthood and responsibility, tasked with using our knowledge of good and evil to live responsibly […]

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January 18, 2018

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272.3: The Wonder of Creation (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 3, Study Notes)

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The Creation This portion of the Creation episode explores the worldview of the Ancient Near East details of the Genesis creation accounts theories of authorship of the Books of Moses evolution the origins of the universe Recurring Donation: $5 $10 $20 $50 One Time Donation: $20 $50 $100 Class Reading:Moses 1:27-42; 2; 3; Abraham 3:24–25; […]

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January 16, 2018

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272.2: The Wonder of Creation (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 3, Sunday School)

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The Creation Appreciating the miracle of creation and our responsibility relating to it proves more important than understanding its mechanics, but the latter remains valuable. Sheldon, Danny and Amanda discuss the accounts in Moses and Abraham and the relationship of scripture and science relating to the creation of human beings and the world. Recurring Donation: […]

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January 16, 2018

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272.1: The Wonder of Creation (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 3, Updated)

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The Creation Guess what? You are able to read this because you exist! (And are literate and have access to the internet). The creation is truly a mystery and a miracle. It is easy to get hung up on how exactly God created the universe, the earth, and us, but far more important is living […]

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January 16, 2018

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271.3: Pre-Existence and Book of Abraham (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 2, Study Notes)

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“Thou Wast Chosen Before Thou Wast Born” This “Study Notes” portion on the Book of Abraham explores this book of scripture from a literary and historical perspective, and explains why some people have a hard time reconciling an academic approach with the way the Book of Abraham is presented in Church. A discussion of the […]

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January 16, 2018

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271.2: Pre-Existence and Book of Abraham (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 2, Sunday School)

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“Thou Wast Chosen Before Thou Wast Born” The Book of Abraham commands fascination, with its theological distinctiveness (plurality of gods and teaching about the pre-existence) and connections to the Egyptian papyri. Not everyone may be aware that many struggle with this book of scripture, however. This episode digs deeply into the value of the Book of […]

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January 15, 2018

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271.1: Pre-Existence and Book of Abraham (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 2, Updated)

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“Thou Wast Chosen Before Thou Wast Born”   The Plan of Salvation has been described as a “three act play”, and we could add that all of them are full of drama. We read about “noble and great” and “chosen” ones in the pre-existence, and wonder where we fit in. This update covers the following […]

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January 14, 2018

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270.3: Of God and Humans (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 1, Study Notes)

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“This Is My Work and My Glory” This lesson only covers thirty-nine verses, but contains profound doctrine. Specifically, these verses illuminate the nature of God, humanity, revelation, and the Plan of Salvation.     III. Study Notes Value of the Book of Moses What is the Joseph Smith translation? Relationship of Moses to history Comments […]

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