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Sunday School Lesson 37

September 10, 2005 | no comments
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Lesson 37: Doctrine and Covenants 1:38; 20:21-26; 21:1, 4-6; 43:2; 68:3-4; 101:43-54; 107:22, 91-92 Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 36

September 8, 2005 | 8 comments
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Lesson 36: Doctrine and Covenants 58:2-4; 64:33-34; 82:10; 93:1; and 130:19-21 Read more »

Crystal Palace Ward

September 5, 2005 | 8 comments
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Janice and I went to a new ward Sunday. Read more »

Tithing the Mint?

August 18, 2005 | 41 comments
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I have a small herb garden: a couple of varieties of thyme, some tarragon, chives, basil, dill, oregano, rose geranium, parsley, lavender, sage, rosemary, and two kinds of mint, regular and chocolate, though the chocolate is gradually disappearing, replaced by the spearmint. Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 35

July 30, 2005 | 20 comments
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Lesson 35: Doctrine & Covenants 4:3-7, 18:10-16, 52:40, 81:5-6, 138:58 Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 34

July 30, 2005 | no comments
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Lesson 34: Doctrine and Covenants 136 Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 33

July 30, 2005 | no comments
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Lesson 33: Doctrine and Covenants 107:22-24 Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 32

July 25, 2005 | 8 comments
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Lesson 32: Doctrine and Covenants 135 Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 31

July 25, 2005 | 10 comments
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Lesson 31: Doctrine and Covenants 131 & 132:4-33 Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 30

July 17, 2005 | one comment
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Lesson 30: Doctrine and Covenants 2, 124:25-55, 127, 128, Joseph Smith — History 1:36-39 Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 29

July 16, 2005 | no comments
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Lesson 29: Doctrine and Covenants 124: 1-21, 87-90, 97-110; Doctrine and Covenants 126 Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 28

July 13, 2005 | no comments
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Lesson 28: Doctrine and Covenants 121:1-33; 122 Sections 121, 122, and 123 are each part of a letter written by Joseph Smith from Liberty Jail to the church leaders in Quincey, Illinois. Read about that experience in a good Church history. Read more »

Metaphysics and Mormonism: Transcendence

June 28, 2005 | 42 comments
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Very roughly and tentatively, but good enough perhaps for the purposes of a blog discussion or an introduction to philosophy, one could say that there are two basic metaphysical positions, with a third that is a variation of one of those two. Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 27

June 25, 2005 | 14 comments
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Lesson 27: Doctrine and Covenants 101, 103, and 105 For more understanding of these sections, read about Zion’s Camp in a church history. Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 26

June 25, 2005 | no comments
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This is an odd post, to be sure, but so that no one wonders: since there are no scriptures associated with this lesson, I’ve not prepared any study questions for it. Read more »

An Experiment in Blog Discussion

June 14, 2005 | 60 comments
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One thing usually missing from discussion on this blog and, from what I have seen, all others, is extended, thoughtful discussion. Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 25

June 11, 2005 | 6 comments
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Lesson 25: Doctrine and Covenants 84:33-44, 121:34-36 Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 24

June 6, 2005 | no comments
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Lesson 24: Doctrine and Covenants 26, 28, 43:1-7, 50, 52:14-19 Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 23

May 30, 2005 | no comments
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Lesson 23: Doctrine and Covenants 88 Notice that section 87, on war, was given only a few days before this section, “an olive leaf plucked from the Tree of Paradise, the Lord’s message of peace.” How is the message of section 88 one of peace to the Saints? Read more »

In-laws

May 27, 2005 | 27 comments
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Both of my daughters-in-law are very smart and good-looking, and they are good writers Read more »

Ricoeur Dies

May 23, 2005 | 4 comments
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Paul Ricoeur, Christian philosopher, friend of Emmanuel Levinas, colleague of Jacques Derrida, is dead. Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 22

May 21, 2005 | 25 comments
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Lesson 22: Doctrine and Covenants 89 Notice that this is the first revelation given after the School of the Prophets was organized. Is there a connection between that organization and this revelation? Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 21

May 21, 2005 | no comments
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Doctrine and Covenants 29:9-29; 34:5-12; 45:16-75; 88:86-89; 101:22-34; 133 Read more »

Catholics and Protestants

May 18, 2005 | 35 comments
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Mormons are often dismissive of some Protestants, especially evangelicals. Read more »