April 21, 2017

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239.2: Sabbath and Sacred Time (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 16)

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“Thou Shalt … Offer Up Thy Sacraments upon My Holy Day” The pace of modern life is unrelenting. Too many of us never stop. We never rest. We are always available, always on call–a text message away from work and distraction. There is wisdom is pausing, stopping for a moment, having times of quiet and […]

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April 21, 2017

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239.1: Sabbath and Sacred Time (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 16, Updated)

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“Thou Shalt … Offer Up Thy Sacraments upon My Holy Day”   The Sabbath is perhaps our most familiar example of what scholars call “Sacred time”… moments of our lives where we ritually put aside everyday routines and responsibilities and engage with ourselves, each other, and God in particular ways. This episode defines Sabbath, the […]

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April 13, 2017

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238.2: Differing Gifts (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 15)

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“Seek Ye Earnestly the Best Gifts” We all notice that some of us are better at some things than others, and vice versa. Some talents border on miraculous, and the scriptures teach of miracles work through the gifts of God. The imagery of the “body of Christ” where different members have different roles (and gifts […]

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April 13, 2017

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238.1: Differing Gifts (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 15, Updated)

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“Seek Ye Earnestly the Best Gifts”   If you had never heard of something, how would you know if you could be good at it? In order to discover and cultivate our gifts and talents, we need to be aware of what they could be and then feel safe to express them. Recurring Donation: $5  […]

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April 6, 2017

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237.2: Giving the Kingdom Our All (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 14)

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The Law of Consecration Why is “mine!” often among our first words? One of the most sensitive, difficult, and important questions involves resource allocation. Who gets what? Who has the right to what? Is there a minimum of resources that every person deserves? What level of inequality is ethical? What makes possession ethical? The Law […]

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April 6, 2017

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237.1: Giving the Kingdom Our All (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 14, Updated)

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The Law of Consecration If we give everything we have and are, what is left? Too often we either ignore the idea of the Law of Consecration or we use it to discount our own needs, giving and giving until we are completely burned out. This episode emphasizes sustainable, transformative consecration. I believe that God […]

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March 26, 2017

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236.2: What is Scripture? (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 13)

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“This Generation Shall Have My Word through You”   We usually don’t stop to think about it, but our conceptions of the nature of scripture play a key role in our understanding of spiritual reality. The fundamental question is: Do we use scripture to understand the rest of reality, or do we need to use […]

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March 25, 2017

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236.1: What is Scripture? (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 13, Updated)

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“This Generation Shall Have My Word through You”   This update gets at the heart of the nature of scripture, and puts Joseph’s impressive contributions in a broader context. What is the relationship between inspiration, revelation, and scripture? When reading scripture, what is most important? How important is historicity? I suggest that when it comes […]

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March 12, 2017

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235.2: Homecoming (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 12)

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“The Gathering of My People” Belonging is one of our greatest human needs, and there aren’t many more poignant and powerful ideas than that of “coming home.” This lesson will explore the concept of “gathering”, or more poetically put, our Heavenly Parents bringing us together so we can help each other come home. We will […]

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March 12, 2017

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235.1: Homecoming (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 12, Updated)

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“The Gathering of My People”   How many of us have wondered whether we would need to dramatically move to Jackson County, Missouri? We are all ready right? I’ve said before that the Second Coming is the “action movie gospel topic”. It is easy to get excited about the dramatic and unusual. And the history […]

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