April 13, 2014

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091.2: Law and Ritual; OT Lesson 14 (Study Notes)

“Ye Shall Be a Peculiar Treasure unto Me”   Class Member Reading: Exodus 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 32, 33, 34; JST Deut. 10:2; John 6:35, 48-51; Galatians 3:23-24; Mosiah 13:29-30; Alma 25:15-16; Alma 34:14-15; 3 Nephi 15:4-10; D&C 84:19-27 Additional Reading: Psalm 78; 1 Corinthians 10:1-11 Other Reading: Look over the legal material in Exodus, […]

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April 2, 2014

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091.1: Law and Ritual; OT Lesson 14 (Core)

“Ye Shall Be a Peculiar Treasure unto Me”   Class Member Reading: Exodus 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 32, 33, 34; JST Deut. 10:2; John 6:35, 48-51; Galatians 3:23-24; Mosiah 13:29-30; Alma 25:15-16; Alma 34:14-15; 3 Nephi 15:4-10; D&C 84:19-27 Additional Reading: Psalm 78; 1 Corinthians 10:1-11 Other Reading: Look over the legal material in Exodus, […]

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March 26, 2014

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090.2: Passover and Exodus; OT Lesson 13 (Study Notes)

Bondage, Passover, and Exodus   Class Member Reading: Exodus 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14; Matthew 26:19, 26-28; D&C 20:75-79 Additional Reading: Exodus 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15 Other Reading: None   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 […]

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March 24, 2014

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090.1: Passover and Exodus; OT Lesson 13 (Core)

Bondage, Passover, and Exodus   Class Member Reading: Exodus 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14; Matthew 26:19, 26-28; D&C 20:75-79 Additional Reading: Exodus 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15 Other Reading: None   The Exodus and Passover left an indelible imprint on Jewish memory, and Jesus’ institution of the Last Supper during a Passover […]

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March 18, 2014

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089.2: Joseph in Egypt; OT Lesson 12 (Study Notes)

“Fruitful in the Land of My Affliction”   Class Member Reading: Genesis 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45; D&C 64:8-11 Additional Reading: 2 Nephi 2:2; D&C 122:5-9 Other Reading: Review Genesis 39   Joseph gets into some tight spots, but even when things are hard, they work out for the best. How does that line […]

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March 15, 2014

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089.1: Joseph in Egypt; OT Lesson 12 (Core)

“Fruitful in the Land of My Affliction”   Class Member Reading: Genesis 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45; D&C 64:8-11 Additional Reading: 2 Nephi 2:2; D&C 122:5-9 Other Reading: Review Genesis 39   The masterfully written story of Joseph in Egypt is like nothing else in the Bible–it can actually be described as a novella. […]

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March 8, 2014

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088.2: Sexual Morality; OT Lesson 11 (Study Notes)

“How Can I Do This Great Wickedness?”   Class Member Reading: Genesis 34; 37; 38; 39 Additional Reading: Genesis 32:28; 35:22; 1 Chron. 5:1-2; Romans 8:28 Other Reading: None   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 […]

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March 8, 2014

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088.1: Sexual Morality; OT Lesson 11 (Core)

“How Can I Do This Great Wickedness?”   Class Member Reading: Genesis 34; 37; 38; 39 Additional Reading: Genesis 32:28; 35:22; 1 Chron. 5:1-2; Romans 8:28 Other Reading: None   Sexuality is an aspect of life universally experienced but difficult to talk about. And the assigned readings are no exception. This episode  engages with the stories of […]

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March 2, 2014

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087.2: Birthright and Marriage in the Covenant; OT Lesson 10 (Study Notes)

Birthright Blessings; Marriage in the Covenant   Class Member Reading: Genesis 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 Additional Reading: None The episode continues by reviewing Jewish practices of endogamy (marrying within one’s culture), wrestles with challenging or even harmful aspects of LDS approaches to marriage and children, and concludes with a discussion of healthy approaches to relationships. Adam and Cami continue the discussion.   […]

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March 1, 2014

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087.1: Birthright and Marriage in the Covenant; OT Lesson 10 (Core)

Birthright Blessings; Marriage in the Covenant   Class Member Reading: Genesis 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 Additional Reading: None What difference does preparing for marriage in the temple make? And how does that relate to the stories of Rebekah and Isaac and Jacob and his wives? This episode reviews these narratives, discusses the relationship between […]

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