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255: Brigham Young and the Succession; D&C and Church History 33

August 19, 2017

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Young_Smith

“President Brigham Young Leads the Saints“ This episode addresses the topic of prophetic succession in the Mormon tradition as well as the complex character of Brigham Young. The lesson and discussion cover the following topics: The effects of Joseph Smith’s death on the membership The various modes of succession that Joseph discussed (unknown to the […]

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254.2: The Martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 32)

August 12, 2017

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Carthage-Jail

“To Seal the Testimony”   How is your life different because of an obscure farmboy born in 1805 Vermont? This episode explores the contributions and martyrdom of Joseph Smith and Hyrum. This episode will cover: The events leading up to Joseph’s death, including the role of the Laws The events of the martyrdom, including some […]

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254.1: The Martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 32, Updated)

August 12, 2017

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Carthage-Jail

“To Seal the Testimony”   This updated episode reviews the events that led to Joseph and Hyrum’s martyrdom and invites reflection on how Joseph’s life impacts ours and the world today.   One Time Donations: $5   $10   $20   $50   $100 Recurring Donations: $5   $10   $20  $50   $100 You can access my Lesson Notes here (or […]

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253.2: Marriage in Heaven and Earth (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 31)

August 4, 2017

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“Sealed … for Time and for All Eternity” No human relationship is as focused on, celebrated, and debated as marriage. But what is the relationship between our marriage now and union in the eternities? What was the development between marriage in the Bible, early Church, and present day? Get ready for one of the most […]

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253.1: Marriage in Heaven and Earth (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 31, Updated)

August 4, 2017

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SLTemple1800s

“Sealed … for Time and for All Eternity”   Marriage is at the center of our most precious and challenging relationships. Family life can be heaven on earth, or hell when things aren’t going well. This episode explores the principles of healthy relationships as well as digging into polygamy, which the new Church resources engage […]

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252.2: Redeeming the Dead (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 30)

July 28, 2017

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Headstones in Arlington National Cemetery last March. The new online database should make it easier to find specific graves.

“The Prisoners Shall Go Free”   In this episode we discuss the history and doctrine underlying the third mission of the Church–to redeem the dead. We will explore Ancient precedents to vicarious rituals including the interpretation of 1 Cor. 15:29 The background to vicarious ordinances in Church History The way approaches to redeeming the dead […]

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252.1: Redeeming the Dead (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 30, Updated)

July 28, 2017

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Headstones in Arlington National Cemetery last March. The new online database should make it easier to find specific graves.

“The Prisoners Shall Go Free” Have you ever been curious about the importance of temple work for the dead? Why is it so urgent? Specifically, why is performing vicarious ordinances for the dead worth sacrificing hours of our life, here and now? This episode discusses the ways in which temple work helps those of us […]

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251.2: The Church in Nauvoo (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 29)

July 22, 2017

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Nauvoo

Building the Kingdom of God in Nauvoo, Illinois   The Nauvoo period of 1839-1846 proved both productive and tumultuous. This episode will explore this critical segment of Church history with an emphasis on the following points: Why the Nauvoo period is so important historically Establishment of the Relief Society Establishment of temple ordinances Nauvoo immigration […]

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251.1: The Church in Nauvoo (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 29, Updated)

July 22, 2017

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Nauvoo

Building the Kingdom of God in Nauvoo, Illinois   The period the Saints lived in Nauvoo was one of cooperation and outpourings of revelation and spiritual blessings. In addition to covering this history, this update addresses our relationship to history itself–it isn’t everyone’s passion, which is why it is important for us all to teach […]

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250.2: Suffering and Pain (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 28)

July 14, 2017

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MandelaPrison

“O God, Where Art Thou?” Why? Why me? Why my loved one? Why any of us? Where is God? There are no more poignant questions in life. This may prove to be the most important episode we even produce, as it explores our deepest question–why life is so hard. So unfair. So painful. This lesson […]

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