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BMGD #21: Mosiah 29 and Alma 1-4

May 21, 2012 | 3 comments
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BMGD #20: Mosiah 25-28, Alma 36

May 14, 2012 | 5 comments
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BMGD #19: Mosiah 18-24

May 7, 2012 | 4 comments
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CHAPTER 18  1 And now, it came to pass that Alma, who had fled from the servants of king Noah, repented of his sins and iniquities, and went about privately among the people, and began to teach the words of Abinadi— Are “sins” and “iniquities” two different things or two different ways of saying the same thing? Why “privately”?  (See v3 for more on this.) I love the idea that he is a fugitive. From the FEAST wiki:  “Why is it that Alma has success in preaching where Abinadi didn’t?” Do you interpret all of Abinadi’s teaching differently if... Read more »

BMGD #18: Mosiah 12-17

April 30, 2012 | 5 comments
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Dear SLCHQ,

April 24, 2012 | 95 comments
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Hiya, It has recently come to my attention that my ward and stake are in a gross state of apostasy.  I was completely unaware of this until I saw this infographic on the LDS Newsroom site, but now that I know about it, I really think you need to send us some GAs to reorganize everything, because we’re doing it all wrong here in the suburbs of Austin (and every other place I’ve ever lived, come to think of it). Read more »

BMGD #17: Mosiah 7-11

April 23, 2012 | 5 comments
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BMGD #16: Mosiah 4-6

April 16, 2012 | 4 comments
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BMGD #15 Mosiah 1-3

April 9, 2012 | 7 comments
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BMGD #15 Mosiah 1-3

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BMGD #14: Enos, Jarom, Omni, Words of Mormon

April 2, 2012 | 3 comments
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Why You Should Be Difficult

March 26, 2012 | 20 comments
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“I’m mad at Jacob,” I snarl to my husband. “Jacob who?” he asks. “Jacob in the Book of Mormon!” He backs away slowly, as if from a dangerous, wounded animal. Read more »

BMGD #13: Jacob 5-7

March 19, 2012 | 19 comments
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BMGD #12: Jacob 1-4

March 12, 2012 | 3 comments
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BMGD #11: 2 Nephi 31-33

March 5, 2012 | no comments
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BMGD #10 2 Nephi 26-30

February 27, 2012 | 2 comments
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BMGD #9: 2 Nephi 11-25

February 20, 2012 | 10 comments
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BMGD #8: 2 Nephi 6-10

February 13, 2012 | no comments
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On Not Skimming Isaiah

February 9, 2012 | 9 comments
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I know as soon as you hear the phrase “cedars of Lebanon,” your eyes glaze over. Read more »

BMGD #7: 2 Nephi 3-5

February 6, 2012 | 2 comments
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BMGD #6: 2 Nephi 1-2

January 30, 2012 | 8 comments
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Romney’s Taxes and The Clueless Media

January 22, 2012 | 85 comments
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BMGD #4: 1 Nephi 12-14

January 16, 2012 | no comments
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Note that I will not be posting notes for lesson #5; I’m taking the week off.  (Notes for lesson #6 should be right on schedule, however.)  Also note that when I teach this, I plan on covering 1 Nephi 11-15, since I think it makes more sense to treat Nephi’s vision in its entirety and in its context. Read more »

BMGD #3: 1 Nephi 8-11; 12:16-18; 15

January 9, 2012 | 16 comments
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This isn’t a lesson; it is the notes from which I will prepare a lesson.   Read more »

BMGD #2: 1 Nephi 1-7

January 2, 2012 | 29 comments
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Again, this isn’t a lesson. It is the notes from which I will prepare a lesson.  Sorry it is so long. (The rabbit trail of the week was related to the killing of Laban, but I don’t plan on discussing that with my class.) Read more »

BMGD #1: Introduction

December 26, 2011 | 23 comments
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These are the notes from which I will create my Sunday School lesson. It is not a Sunday School lesson, unless your ward has Sunday School for five hours and a high tolerance for rabbit trails that happened to catch my interest. Read more »