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Sunday School Lesson 7

February 5, 2005 | 22 comments
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Lesson 7: Various scriptures on the First Principles and Ordinances Before I offer some study questions, let me say why I object to this year’s way of organizing our Sunday School lessons. Read more »

12 Questions for Terryl Givens

January 31, 2005 | 9 comments
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Professor Terryl Givens–who has another book out within the last month, The Latter-day Saint Experience in America (Greenwood Press)–has been kind enough to answer twelve questions for us. Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 6

January 30, 2005 | 5 comments
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Lesson 6: D&C 6, 8, 9, and 11 You will find study questions for D&C 6, 8, and 9 in the materials for lesson 5. Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 5

January 22, 2005 | 2 comments
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Lesson 5: D&C 6, D&C 8, D&C 9, Joseph Smith History 1:8–17 Those who are preparing lessons to teach should notice that the scriptural material for this lesson and for lesson 6 are almost identical. Read more »

Getting older

January 18, 2005 | 46 comments
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I mentioned earlier that I thought to post about what getting older has gotten me and then thought better of doing so. Now, with some editing, here is the post I resisted. Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 4

January 16, 2005 | 2 comments
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Lesson 4: Joseph Smith—History 1:27–65; Doctrine and Covenants 3; 5; 10; 17; 20:5–15; and 84:54–62 Read more »

Blogging

January 16, 2005 | 17 comments
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I just finished a blog several pages long. It began a couple of weeks ago when a Belgian friend, Rudi, called to wish me a happy new year and to talk about making arrangements for his visit to BYU in April. Read more »

Invitation: 12 Questions for Terryl Givens

January 16, 2005 | 18 comments
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Many of you have probably at least heard of Terryl Givens’s book, By the Hand of Mormon. Read more »

III: 12 Questions for Travis Anderson

January 12, 2005 | 37 comments
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This is the last installment of Travis Anderson’s answers to our 12 questions. Read more »

II: 12 Questions for Travis Anderson

January 9, 2005 | 3 comments
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The second four questions and answers from Professor Anderson: Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 3

January 8, 2005 | 9 comments
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Lesson 3: Joseph Smith History 1:1-26 Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 2

January 7, 2005 | 6 comments
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I am gradually making headway. I hope to finish lesson 3 Sunday and send it out early next week. My apologies for not being further ahead. Lesson 2: Verses from Doctrine and Covenants 18, 19, 58, 76, 88, and 93 – “Behold, I am Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World” Read more »

I: 12 Questions for Travis Anderson

January 7, 2005 | 107 comments
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Russell Fox’s post on International Cinema at BYU and the responses to it inspired us to ask Travis Anderson, IC’s director, to do 12 Questions for us. Here is the first installment, answers to four questiosn. Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 1

January 1, 2005 | 6 comments
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Lesson 1: Doctrine and Covenants 1 Read more »

Petitionary Prayer

December 26, 2004 | 32 comments
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If we remember that the Father already knows our needs and desires, then the idea of prayer is strange. Read more »

Worthy?

December 21, 2004 | 22 comments
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We often speak of being worthy. We pray that we may be worthy. We urge each other to be worthy. Sometimes we recognize that we are not worthy. But what do we mean by “worthy”? Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 48

December 18, 2004 | 9 comments
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Lesson 48: Mormon 7-8, 10 Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 47

December 1, 2004 | no comments
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Lesson 47: Moroni 1-6 Read more »

12 Questions for Travis Anderson

December 1, 2004 | 33 comments
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Everyone was excited to talk about International Cinema at BYU. Read more »

Plainness and Ornament

November 24, 2004 | 21 comments
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With many other Christian traditions, we share the admonition to plainness in speech and other aspects of life: “Let all thy garments be plain, and their beauty the beauty of the work of thine own hand” (D&C 42:40) Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 46

November 24, 2004 | no comments
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Lesson 46: Ether 7-15 These notes will concentrate on Ether 12. Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 45

November 22, 2004 | 5 comments
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Lesson 45: Ether 1-6 Chapter 1 Though things are complicated by the fact that Mosiah (which one?) withheld the Book of Ether from his people (Ether 4:1), it is plausible to think of the book as being like a Book of Mormon for the people of the Book of Mormon. Read more »

Interpreting Scripture

November 15, 2004 | 23 comments
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Joe Spencer, Blake Ostler, Larry, and Ivan Wolfe have started talking about the interpretation of scripture on the thread on pride. Read more »

Pride

November 14, 2004 | 80 comments
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In Book X of Confessions (chapter 39), Augustine writes about various ways of being proud. Read more »