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Sunday School Lesson #27

July 3, 2006 | 7 comments
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Lesson 27: 1 Kings 12-14; 2 Chronicles 17, 20 Read more »

Sunday School Lesson #26

June 30, 2006 | 20 comments
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Lesson 26: 1 Kings 3; 5-11 Read more »

History and Scripture

June 24, 2006 | 65 comments
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Growing Old

June 18, 2006 | 33 comments
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I was going to title this “growing older,” but I decided to be honest. I’ll be fifty-nine this year and, though I’m not yet decrepit, by most people’s measures I’ll officially be old next year. Read more »

Sunday School Lesson #25

June 14, 2006 | 7 comments
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Lesson 25: Psalms Read more »

Sunday School Lesson #24

June 13, 2006 | 21 comments
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Lesson 24: 2 Samuel 11-12; Psalm 51 Read more »

Sunday School Lesson #23

June 4, 2006 | 12 comments
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Lesson 23: 1 Samuel 18-20, 23-24 Read more »

Sunday School Lesson #22

June 4, 2006 | 13 comments
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Lesson 22: 1 Samuel 9-11, 13, 15-17 Read more »

Sunday School Lesson #21

May 25, 2006 | 31 comments
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Lesson 21: 1 Samuel 2-3, 8 Read more »

Sunday School Lesson #20

May 18, 2006 | 16 comments
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Lesson 20: Ruth; 1 Samuel 1 Read more »

Sunday School Lesson #19

May 17, 2006 | 22 comments
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Lesson 19: Judges 2; 4; 6-7; 13-16 Read more »

Sunday School Lesson #18

May 16, 2006 | 19 comments
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Lesson 18: Joshua 1-6, 23-24 Read more »

Salting the water

May 16, 2006 | 81 comments
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If you’ve had any cooking training, you almost certainly were told to salt the water in which you cook vegetables. It turns out that, objectively/scientifically, it doesn’t matter whether you do. Read more »

Sunday School Lesson #17

April 21, 2006 | 42 comments
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Lesson 17: Deuteronomy 6; 8; 11; 32: 1-4, 15-18, 30-40, 45-47 Read more »

Sunday School Lesson #16

April 15, 2006 | 26 comments
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Lesson 16: Numbers 22-24; 31:1-16* Read more »

Jews and Mormons

April 13, 2006 | 99 comments
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In some way, Jews and Mormons seem to be kin culturally, whatever the doctrine about our kinship. Read more »

Sunday School Lesson #15

April 12, 2006 | 5 comments
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Lesson 15: Numbers 11-14; 21:1-9 Read more »

JEF Sunday School Lesson #14

March 21, 2006 | 19 comments
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Lesson 14: Exodus 15-20, 32-34 Read more »

JEF Sunday School Lesson 13

March 19, 2006 | 19 comments
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Lesson 13: Exodus 1-3, 5-6, 11-14 Before looking in detail at the scriptures for this week, consider these parallels between the story of Moses’s life and the story of Israel’s experience: Read more »

And Justice for All

March 15, 2006 | 6 comments
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I apologize in advance for writing about a topic that is at least closely related to, if not the same as Nate’s. But it is his fault. He made me start thinking about the question of freedom and its relation to justice. Read more »

JEF Sunday School Lesson #12

March 14, 2006 | 39 comments
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Lesson 12: Genesis 40-45 Read more »

JEF Sunday School Lesson 11

March 5, 2006 | 37 comments
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Lesson 11: Genesis 34 and 37-39 Read more »

ISPART Becomes Maxwell Institute

March 2, 2006 | 60 comments
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BYU announces that the Institute for the Preservation of Ancient Texts–the umbrella organization for FARMS, the Middle Eastern Texts Initiative, the Center for the Preservation of Ancient Texts, and other entities–has a new name: the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. I doubt that the general character of that name is an accident, and I like what it portends. Read more »

JEF Sunday School Lesson 10

February 26, 2006 | 51 comments
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Lesson 10: Genesis 24-29 Read more »