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231.2: Restoration of the Priesthood (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 8)

February 16, 2017

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The Restoration of the Priesthood The priesthood permeates pretty much everything we do in the LDS Church. Much of the reason to be a member is tied up in the power and authority restored through Joseph Smith, culminating in saving temple ordinances. For these reasons, this lesson is a very important one. I confess that […]

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231.1: Restoration of the Priesthood (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 8, Updated)

February 16, 2017

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The Restoration of the Priesthood   This episode proposes that we anchor our testimonies on hierarchies or principles rather than dominoes of presuppositions. For example, let’s take a look at the components of belief in the restoration of the priesthood: Joseph Smith had authority to act in the name of God This authority came through […]

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230.2: Personal Gospel Principles (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 7)

February 8, 2017

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“The First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel”   This lesson covers topics so frequently reviewed that we risk taking them for granted. We will dig deeply into the issues of faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism, and the gift of the Holy Ghost. What is faith? Why does it need to be in Jesus […]

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230.1: Personal Gospel Principles (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 7, Updated)

February 7, 2017

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“The First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel”   Faith. Repentance. Baptism. Confirmation. These principles are so familiar they risk losing meaning altogether. This updated episode invites us all to figure out not only what these foundational principles mean, but what they mean to us. It is vital that we create safe space to discover […]

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229.2: Interpreting Revelation (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 6)

February 2, 2017

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“I Will Tell You in Your Mind and in Your Heart, by the Holy Ghost” In this lesson we will discuss a topic of vital importance. How do we interpret revelation? How do we distinguish inspiration from God and our own thoughts, feelings, and desires? Once we can identify that we are receiving a prompting […]

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229.1: Interpreting Revelation (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 6, Updated)

February 1, 2017

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“I Will Tell You in Your Mind and in Your Heart, by the Holy Ghost”   This episode update explores how we can differentiate revelation from our own thoughts, as well as the balance between individual and institutional revelation. I propose that in order to become an expert at receiving and interpreting revelation, we must […]

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228.2: Receiving Revelation (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 5)

January 28, 2017

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“This Is the Spirit of Revelation” I would submit that the topic of the next two lessons is the single most important subject in all the gospel. Simply put, revelation is our access to everything else. It is our conduit and connection to spiritual life, to inspiration, to wisdom and guidance. It is the key […]

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228.1: Receiving Revelation (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 5, Updated)

January 28, 2017

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“This Is the Spirit of Revelation”   This updated episode outlines proposed steps for receiving revelation and integrates the new resources. Lesson six will focus on discerning and interpreting revelation. Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $25   $50 One Time Donation: $10   $25   $50   $100 You can access my Lesson Notes here (or PDF).   Resources “Oliver Cowdery’s Gift” […]

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227.2: The Book of Mormon (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 4)

January 21, 2017

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“Remember the New Covenant, Even the Book of Mormon”   We spent all last year digging deeply into and “feasting upon” the Book of Mormon. Virtually all readers of the Book of Mormon would agree that this is the most important use of the Book of Mormon–to read it to nourish us spiritually and gain […]

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227.1: The Book of Mormon (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 4, Update)

January 21, 2017

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“Remember the New Covenant, Even the Book of Mormon”   This updated episode discusses the function and nature of scripture (taking seriously its divine and human elements), reviews the new Church resources, and outlines suggestions as how to incorporate these into a Sunday School context.   Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $25   $50 One Time Donation: […]

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