May 13, 2017

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243.2: Heaven on Earth (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 20)

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The Kingdoms of Glory One of the gospel’s great contributions is its expansive, detailed, and powerful description of the Plan of Salvation–encompassing more than simply the afterlife, the scriptures describe multiple steps–the pre-existence, earth life, the spirit world, and then the kingdoms of glory. In this episode we will Briefly touch on the history of […]

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May 13, 2017

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243.1: Heaven on Earth (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 20, Updated)

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The Kingdoms of Glory   Eternity is now. That isn’t just a nifty saying to etch on a crystal… it is a doctrine and principle of the gospel. This update explores theological insights relating to the Celestial, Terrestrial, and Telestial Kingdoms, and then I explain how hell and heaven, and damnation and salvation are all […]

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May 11, 2017

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242.2: The Plan of Salvation (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 19)

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“The Plan of Salvation“   “The Plan of Salvation” broad in scope, puts this life in perspective. It places us as the main character in a cosmic drama and represents one of Mormonism’s greatest contributions to religious thought. We are eternal, spiritual beings at the crucial junction in our path to perfection. At the same […]

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May 11, 2017

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242.1: The Plan of Salvation (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 19, Updated)

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“The Plan of Salvation“   If perchance you came to a sure knowledge that your existence would end at death, would you live differently? The Plan of Salvation provides grand, cosmic context for this precious life. How does each aspect of the plan impact us from day to day? How do teachings about the Preexistence, […]

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May 6, 2017

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241.2: Temples and Sacred Space (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 18)

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“Establish … a House of God”   Is there any aspect of Mormonism more simultaneously distinctive to outsiders, emphasized to insiders, yet misunderstood by pretty much everyone as the temple? These majestic edifices represent the pinnacle of Mormon worship and represent great sacrifice. Service at the temple involves high ritual and embodied worship to a […]

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May 6, 2017

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241.1: Temples and Sacred Space (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 18, Updated)

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“Establish … a House of God”   D&C 88:119 teaches us that the temple is a House of Prayer, a House of Fasting, a House of Faith, a House of Learning, a House of Glory, and a House of God. Where we do find these elements in our lives? How do we access our own […]

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April 27, 2017

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240.2: Tithing (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 17)

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“The Law of Tithing and the Law of the Fast”   This lesson is about sacrifices, one easier than the other–tithing and fasting (guess which is which). Money is one of those topics considered impolite to discuss, and the message that all we have belongs to God and therefore God should be able to command […]

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April 27, 2017

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240.1: Tithing (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 17, Updated)

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“The Law of Tithing and the Law of the Fast”   “Put your money where your mouth is” succinctly demonstrates that our values are not shown so much by what we profess as by what we pay–where we invest in our time and resources. This updated episode tackles the challenging topic of tithing. We know […]

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April 21, 2017

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

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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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April 21, 2017

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

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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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