May 6, 2018

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286.1: Farewell to Moses (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 17, Updated)

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“Beware Lest Thou Forget”   Moses’ final speech emphasizes the themes of remembrance and covenants. When we remember, we are entering into a relationship with our past selves. Covenants provide us the opportunity to connect our past, present, and future selves as we seek to become better, more like our Savior and Heavenly Parents.   […]

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April 28, 2018

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285.3: Boundaries (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 16, Study Notes)

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“I Cannot Go Beyond the Word of the Lord”   This portion covers: Scholarship Balaam in and out of the Bible (including a literary history of Balaam stories) Prophecy in the Ancient Near East Study Notes Return to the reading Decision making and “hesitation”. Healthy and unhealthy hesitation. In order to act without hesitation, how […]

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April 28, 2018

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285.2: Boundaries (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 16, Sunday School)

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“I Cannot Go Beyond the Word of the Lord”   Balaam’s argument with his donkey has to be one of the most memorable stories from the Old Testament, but it will surprise you how many profound lessons can be drawn from this little story. After all, if you read closely, this is a story about […]

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April 28, 2018

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285.1: Boundaries (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 16, Updated)

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“I Cannot Go Beyond the Word of the Lord”   This lessons’ reading is full of both gems and headscratchers. What do we make of a talking donkey? Is Balaam a good or bad example? Balaam is a complex character, but he does model an admirable mix of integrity and openness, and willingness to change […]

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April 28, 2018

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284.3: Choosing Life (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 15, Study Notes)

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“Look to God and Live”   In this section we cover: II: Scholarship: Struggles of authority: Aaron and Miriam vs. Moses; the Korahites Context of the conquest of Canaan Meaning of the Bronze Serpent III: Study Notes: The portrayal of God in these chapters Balance of personal and institutional revelation Brain chemistry and optimism/pessimism In […]

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April 28, 2018

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284.2: Choosing Life (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 15, Sunday School)

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“Look to God and Live”   What does it mean to “Look to God and Live”? It sounds nice, but how do we apply it to our lives? This lesson explores this principle through the lenses of Positive Psychology, time management, and balancing individual and institutional revelation.   Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $25   $50 One […]

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April 28, 2018

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284.1: Choosing Life (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 15, Updated)

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“Look to God and Live”   We usually end up where we are focused. Every day with our every action we place ourselves somewhere along the continuum of thriving and life and stagnation and damnation. This update explores the principles of divine focus and spiritual life.   Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $25   $50 One Time […]

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April 14, 2018

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

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“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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April 14, 2018

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

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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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April 14, 2018

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

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“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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