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239.2: Sabbath and Sacred Time (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 16)

April 21, 2017

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“Thou Shalt … Offer Up Thy Sacraments upon My Holy Day” The pace of modern life is unrelenting. Too many of us never stop. We never rest. We are always available, always on call–a text message away from work and distraction. There is wisdom is pausing, stopping for a moment, having times of quiet and […]

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239.1: Sabbath and Sacred Time (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 16, Updated)

April 21, 2017

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“Thou Shalt … Offer Up Thy Sacraments upon My Holy Day”   The Sabbath is perhaps our most familiar example of what scholars call “Sacred time”… moments of our lives where we ritually put aside everyday routines and responsibilities and engage with ourselves, each other, and God in particular ways. This episode defines Sabbath, the […]

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238.2: Differing Gifts (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 15)

April 13, 2017

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“Seek Ye Earnestly the Best Gifts” We all notice that some of us are better at some things than others, and vice versa. Some talents border on miraculous, and the scriptures teach of miracles work through the gifts of God. The imagery of the “body of Christ” where different members have different roles (and gifts […]

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238.1: Differing Gifts (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 15, Updated)

April 13, 2017

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“Seek Ye Earnestly the Best Gifts”   If you had never heard of something, how would you know if you could be good at it? In order to discover and cultivate our gifts and talents, we need to be aware of what they could be and then feel safe to express them. Recurring Donation: $5  […]

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237.2: Giving the Kingdom Our All (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 14)

April 6, 2017

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The Law of Consecration Why is “mine!” often among our first words? One of the most sensitive, difficult, and important questions involves resource allocation. Who gets what? Who has the right to what? Is there a minimum of resources that every person deserves? What level of inequality is ethical? What makes possession ethical? The Law […]

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237.1: Giving the Kingdom Our All (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 14, Updated)

April 6, 2017

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The Law of Consecration If we give everything we have and are, what is left? Too often we either ignore the idea of the Law of Consecration or we use it to discount our own needs, giving and giving until we are completely burned out. This episode emphasizes sustainable, transformative consecration. I believe that God […]

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236.1: What is Scripture? (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 13, Updated)

March 25, 2017

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“This Generation Shall Have My Word through You”   This update gets at the heart of the nature of scripture, and puts Joseph’s impressive contributions in a broader context. What is the relationship between inspiration, revelation, and scripture? When reading scripture, what is most important? How important is historicity? I suggest that when it comes […]

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235.2: Homecoming (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 12)

March 12, 2017

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“The Gathering of My People” Belonging is one of our greatest human needs, and there aren’t many more poignant and powerful ideas than that of “coming home.” This lesson will explore the concept of “gathering”, or more poetically put, our Heavenly Parents bringing us together so we can help each other come home. We will […]

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235.1: Homecoming (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 12, Updated)

March 12, 2017

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“The Gathering of My People”   How many of us have wondered whether we would need to dramatically move to Jackson County, Missouri? We are all ready right? I’ve said before that the Second Coming is the “action movie gospel topic”. It is easy to get excited about the dramatic and unusual. And the history […]

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234.2: Missionary Work Past, Present, Future (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 11)

March 7, 2017

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“The Field Is White Already to Harvest”   Along with majestic temples, nothing is more iconic of Mormonism than black-tagged missionaries. Missionary work has from the beginning played a vital role in the life of Mormonism. This lesson will discuss The early history of missionary work in the Church, including the historical background of the […]

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