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283.3: Law and Ritual (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 14, Study Notes)

April 14, 2018

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Mount_Sinai

“Ye Shall Be a Peculiar Treasure unto Me”   This portion of the episode continues our exploration of the two parts of the Jewish Law: Ritual and morality. We cover Puzzling passages including the golden calf and slaughter by the Levites the centrality of the Jewish Law Importance and role of ritual in our lives […]

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283.2: Law and Ritual (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 14, Sunday School)

April 14, 2018

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“Ye Shall Be a Peculiar Treasure unto Me”   Though the 10 Commandments are arguably the most well-known legislation in the history of the Western World, the Jewish Law which they preface has prompted more confusion. This episode puts the Jewish Law in the context of the sacred. We introduce context and concepts behind the […]

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283.1: Law and Ritual (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 14, Updated)

April 14, 2018

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Mount_Sinai

“Ye Shall Be a Peculiar Treasure unto Me”   This update engages what is perhaps the most important questions of our lives… how should we live? How do we know what is right and good, and how do we increase our ability and desire to live well, to become our better selves? What is the […]

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282.3: Deliverance (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 13, Study Notes)

April 14, 2018

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Edward Knippers, "Moses and the Burning Bush," 2008. Oil on panel, 4 x 6 ft. Source: http://edwardknippers.com/2005-2010/large-works

Bondage, Passover, and Exodus Part II (Scholarship) explores the Exodus and Passover from literary and historical perspectives. What can we say really happened? How did these stories develop? The symbolism and importance of the Passover in  the Bible and Judaism is also discussed. Part III (Study Notes) takes Moses and Exodus “down the rabbit hole”, […]

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282.2: Deliverance (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 13, Sunday School)

April 13, 2018

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Edward Knippers, "Moses and the Burning Bush," 2008. Oil on panel, 4 x 6 ft. Source: http://edwardknippers.com/2005-2010/large-works

Bondage, Passover, and Exodus The Exodus and Passover left an indelible imprint on Jewish memory, and Jesus’ institution of the Last Supper during a Passover meal carried the symbolism into Christianity. Sheldon Greaves hosts his episode which addresses from both scriptural and personal perspectives the following themes: Bondage Deliverance Remembrance Sacrament   Recurring Donation: $5  […]

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282.1: Deliverance (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 13, Updated)

April 13, 2018

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Edward Knippers, "Moses and the Burning Bush," 2008. Oil on panel, 4 x 6 ft. Source: http://edwardknippers.com/2005-2010/large-works

Bondage, Passover, and Exodus   We like to focus on the dramatic stories of deliverance, but the story of Moses and the Exodus has much more to teach us about the ways that we grow and change during challenges, the role we have to play in our own deliverance, and how we remember both deliverance […]

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281.3: Trials and Providence (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 12, Study Notes)

March 24, 2018

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“Fruitful in the Land of My Affliction”   Joseph gets into some tight spots, but even when things are hard, they work out for the best. How does that line up with our lives? Our trials can help us grow, but can they ever break us? In this second portion I provide some historical and […]

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281.2: Trials and Providence (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 12, Sunday School)

March 24, 2018

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JosephPharaohsDreams

“Fruitful in the Land of My Affliction”   The masterfully written story of Joseph in Egypt is like nothing else in the Bible–it can actually be described as a novella. This touching account also engages with fundamental life questions: What contributes to success? How can our trials and suffering be for our good? How do […]

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281.1: Trials and Providence (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 12, Updated)

March 24, 2018

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“Fruitful in the Land of My Affliction”   Joseph’s story has a bit of a fairy tale happy ending, but how do we apply it to our own stories, which have not yet ended? How do we put ourselves in the path of Providence, so to speak? This update reviews lessons from both Joseph and […]

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280.3: Let’s Talk about Sex (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 11, Study Notes)

March 17, 2018

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“How Can I Do This Great Wickedness?”   In this segment we return to the narratives from a literary and historical perspective, discuss LDS approaches to sexuality from a more critical perspective, confront difficult issues such as rape and sexual abuse, and get into more detail about sexual morality.   Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $25  […]

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