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270.1: Of God and Humans (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 1, Updated)

January 14, 2018

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“This Is My Work and My Glory”   The first chapter of Moses addresses some of the most profound questions of human existence. What is human nature? Who is God? What is our relationship to God? What does God want? And what is salvation? Moses also models important lessons about character in his interaction with […]

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269.2: Introduction to the Old Testament (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 0)

January 7, 2018

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Introduction to the Old Testament   We need a preliminary episode before diving in to the manual for the year. In this “Lesson 0”, I go over the manual, provide a brief but intense overview of the Old Testament, talk about issues of faith, and suggest some key resources that will aid you in understanding […]

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269.1: What the Old Testament Is and Isn’t (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 0, Updated)

January 7, 2018

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Introduction to the Old Testament   Admit it… the Old Testament is full of some crazy stories. That is part of what makes it so memorable! I believe that the Old Testament is used most responsibly when we apply a “challenge and be challenged by” attitude that and that engage with scripture in a way […]

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268.2: Zion (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 46)

December 16, 2017

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 “Zion—The Pure in Heart”   What exactly is Zion, and how do we achieve it? Is it something we wait for, or must we build it one brick and changed heart at a time? This final episode of the year explores the nature of Zion and how we achieve it. Class Member Reading: Doctrine and […]

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268.1: Zion (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 46, Updated)

December 16, 2017

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“Zion—The Pure in Heart”   The idea of Zion connects two things–being pure in heart ourselves and united with those around us. Zion evokes both images of the City of Enoch and New Jerusalem and calls us to better our lives and communities.   Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $20   $50 One Time Donation: $10   $20   $50   $100 […]

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267.2: Family (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 45)

December 1, 2017

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“The Family Is Ordained of God” Is there anything more important than our relationships? This lessons digs deep into the principles behind healthy relationships, with a focus on marriage and parenting. This is a “two-tone” episode… we model the type of discussion that would fit in a Sunday School environment, and then discuss some of […]

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267.1: Family (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 45, Updated)

November 30, 2017

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“The Family Is Ordained of God”   There’s no getting around the complex importance of families. We all come from one… all come from the same one, if you look back far enough. And we all have strong feelings about those families which shape us more than anything else. In this update I discuss what […]

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266.2: Making a Difference (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 44)

November 25, 2017

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Being Good Citizens Being a good citizen in essence means to make the world a better place. In this episode, we discuss: an overview of global and US political systems the question of why we need different views and perspectives the issue of “religious freedom” how we can make a difference as individuals, families, and […]

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266.1: Making a Difference (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 44, Updated)

November 25, 2017

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Being Good Citizens One of the most distressing paradoxes of being human is that the more important an issue is, the harder it is to consistently care and engage. Politics governs our day to day lives, and supposedly we live in a democracy, right? And yet the prospect of becoming involved in our community, let […]

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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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