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265.2: God Training (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 43)

November 18, 2017

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“Take upon You My Whole Armor”   We are supposed to put on the Armor of God… but what is the battle? This episode proposes that the battle is one for our agency (an idea that should be familiar!)–our ability to act rather than be acted upon. This episode will discuss: The components of the […]

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265.1: God Training (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 43, Updated)

November 18, 2017

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RomanArmor

“Take upon You My Whole Armor”   Imagining spiritual armor is fun, but life teaches us that our most challenging opponent comes not from external enemies, but from within. This episode explores the gospel principles described as the Armor of God and explores how we can train ourselves in addition to “putting on armor.”   […]

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264.2: Continuing Revelation (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 42)

November 11, 2017

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Continuing Revelation to Latter-day Prophets The message that God speaks to us today is certainly needed and comforting, but how does it work? The lesson explores the nature of revelation and broaches the topic of what revelation we have had in the Church, and the discussion digs deeper into these and other issues including: The […]

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264.1: Continuing Revelation (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 42, Updated)

November 11, 2017

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Continuing Revelation to Latter-day Prophets   Continuing revelation sounds great at first, but is also challenging… because it means that right now we are wrong, and we need to change, update our views and behaviors, and learn something new. Turns out that is hard for all of us. This leads to one of my favorite […]

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263.2: Conversion (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 41)

November 4, 2017

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“Every Member a Missionary” Class Member Reading: Doctrine and Covenants 1:4–5, 30; 65; 88:81; 109:72–74; D&C 115:4–6; 123:12; Our Heritage, pages 116–17, 124–25. Additional Teacher Reading: None This lesson explores some paradoxes at the heart of effective missionary efforts. Do we seek only to share what we know, or are we also expected to learn from […]

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263.1: Conversion (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 41, Updated)

November 4, 2017

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MissionaryWorkHelpingHands

“Every Member a Missionary” Inevitably, we all feel anxious about missionary work whenever it comes up in Church. Are we doing enough? Why haven’t our friends joined the church yet? Why do some of us not have many friends who aren’t members? This update explores the counterintuitive nature of missionary work, which is an on-the-ground […]

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262.2: Family History (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 40)

October 28, 2017

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“Finding Joy in Temple and Family History Work” Can we be saved through stories? This episode explores the stories we tell, as we record our own experiences, document the stories of family members, and “redeem our dead”–first by rediscovering them and keeping their stories alive and then doing their temple work. Bradley leads an informed […]

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262.1: Family History (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 40, Updated)

October 28, 2017

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Finding Joy in Temple and Family History Work   When we think about family history, we imagine computer searches, visiting graveyards, and perhaps a DNA test. But it turns out that the most precious family history remains alive… in our own stories and the life stories of family members. If we do not record them, […]

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261.2: Redeeming the Living and the Dead (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 39)

October 14, 2017

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“The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn to Their Fathers” Previous episodes on the temple have discussed the history of temple work and the theology behind redeeming the dead. This lesson approaches temple work from the perspective of the member performing the vicarious ordinances, and next lesson will cover family history.  We explore the value […]

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261.1: Redeeming the Living and the Dead (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 39, Updated)

October 14, 2017

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“The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn to Their Fathers” If the dead didn’t need your temple service, how often would you attend? This updated episode invites an honest look at our relationship to the temple and explores how temple attendance benefits us, the living. Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $20   $50 One Time Donation: $10   $20   $50  […]

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