July 31, 2014

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107: Temple, Law, and Reform; OT Lesson 30 (Mini-Episode)

“Come to the House of the Lord”   Class Member Reading: 2 Chronicles 29; 30; 32; 34 Additional Reading: 2 Kings 18, 19, 22, 23; Isaiah 37:10-20, 33-38 Other Reading: None   The assigned scriptures speak of temple and Law, but the underlying lesson is one of reform and resolution, making changes and becoming better. I suggest […]

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July 31, 2014

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106: Elisha and Prophetic Succession; OT Lesson 29 (Mini-Episode)

“He Took Up … the Mantle of Elijah” Class Member Reading: 2 Kings 2; 5; 6 Additional Reading: None Other Reading: None   This is the first of three episodes I am covering minimally so that we can get ahead of schedule. This episode provides pointers on teaching this lesson and covers topics such as prophets […]

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July 30, 2014

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105.2: Elijah and the Still Small Voice; OT Lesson 28 (Study Notes)

“After the Fire a Still Small Voice”   Class Member Reading: 1 Kings 16:33; 17; 18; 19 Additional Reading: None Other Reading: None   Dr. Sheldon Greaves continues discussing Elijah from a literary and historical perspective.   Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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July 25, 2014

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105.1: Elijah and the Still Small Voice; OT Lesson 28 (Core)

“After the Fire a Still Small Voice”   Class Member Reading: 1 Kings 16:33; 17; 18; 19 Additional Reading: None Other Reading: None   Dr. Sheldon Greaves teaches this lesson, which addresses topics such as revelation, divine intervention, and miracles in the context of Elijah’s ministry.   Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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July 18, 2014

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104.2: Wicked and Righteous Leaders; OT Lesson 27 (Study Notes)

The Influence of Wicked and Righteous Leaders   Class Member Reading: 1 Kings 12; 13; 14; 2 Chronicles 10:7; 17; 20 Additional Reading: 1 Kings 11:26-40; 2 Kings 17:20-23 Other Reading: Luke 22:24-27; Mark 9:33-37; 10:42-44;  D&C 121   As human beings, we are attuned to authority, and leaders can inspire us to do things we otherwise would […]

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July 18, 2014

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104.1: Wicked and Righteous Leaders; OT Lesson 27 (Core)

The Influence of Wicked and Righteous Leaders   Class Member Reading: 1 Kings 12; 13; 14; 2 Chronicles 10:7; 17; 20 Additional Reading: 1 Kings 11:26-40; 2 Kings 17:20-23 Other Reading: Luke 22:24-27; Mark 9:33-37; 10:42-44;  D&C 121   As human beings, we are attuned to authority, and leaders can inspire us to do things we otherwise would […]

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July 17, 2014

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103.2: The Wisdom and Foolishness of Solomon; OT Lesson 26 (Study Notes)

King Solomon: Man of Wisdom, Man of Foolishness   Class Member Reading: 1 Kings 3; 4:29; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; Jacob 2:18-19; D&C 97:15-17 Additional Reading: 1 Kings 2:1-12; 4:29-34; 7:13-51; 1 Chronicles 29; D&C 46 Other Reading: None   Solomon is known as a “man of wisdom”, but if so, why […]

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July 13, 2014

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103.1: The Wisdom and Foolishness of Solomon; OT Lesson 26 (Core)

King Solomon: Man of Wisdom, Man of Foolishness   Class Member Reading: 1 Kings 3; 4:29; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; Jacob 2:18-19; D&C 97:15-17 Additional Reading: 1 Kings 2:1-12; 4:29-34; 7:13-51; 1 Chronicles 29; D&C 46 Other Reading: None   Solomon is known as a “man of wisdom”, but if so, why […]

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July 13, 2014

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Bonus Episode: Exploring Sainthood Interview

Brian Kissell interviewed me for Exploring Sainthood on the topic of communication and well-being across the spectrum of Mormonism. I won’t be posting  the audio to the podcast feed, but you will be able to access both parts of the interview here. Usually I would put this in the “Excavating Scripture” category, and this definitely […]

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July 13, 2014

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102.3: Psalms and Gratitude; OT Lesson 25 (Musical Numbers)

“Let Every Thing That Hath Breath Praise the Lord”   Class Member Reading: Psalm 69:20; 22:7-8; 22:16; 22:18; 22:1; 16:10; 23; 51; 59:16; 78:38; 86:5, 13; 100:4-5; 103:2-4, 8-11, 17-18; 4:5; 5:11; 9:10; 18:2; 56:11; 62:8; 118:8-9; 5:7; 15:1-3; 24; 27:4; 65:4; 84:1-2, 4, 10-12; 122; 134; Mark 14:32-41; Matthew 27:35, 39-43, 46; Mark 15:25; Acts […]

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