Lesson 2: Abraham 3; Moses 4:1-4
Moses 1 For a variety of reasons, including having been heavily involved in BYU’s London Study Abroad program, I’ve been without the time to generate study questions for the Sunday School Lessons.
Some Reasons Why Reading the Old Testament Can Be Difficult
Though this horse is not dead yet, it still needs a good flogging.
Thanksgiving seems a good time to think about my membership in the Church and my gratitude for the Gospel. In other words, it seems to be a particularly good time for me to reflect on my conversion.
Let me present a sketch–though only a sketch and a very broad one at that–of how one might think about theology, both about a problem with it and one of the possible responses to that problem.
Those who may have been using my notes for Sunday School lessons deserve an explanation, though a late explanation, to be sure.
It is hardly news to this crowd that Mormons don’t accept the traditional understanding of the Godhead, the Trinity.
Last week Janice and I spent several days in Cornwall, Great Britain, with the BYU students doing London Study Abroad.
Lesson 38: Doctrine and Covenants 38:30; 42:30-31, 42; 44:6; 52:40; 56:16-17; 58:26-28; 88:123-125; 104:13-18 I owe an apology to those who have been receiving these by e-mail.
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
Lesson 36: Doctrine and Covenants 58:2-4; 64:33-34; 82:10; 93:1; and 130:19-21
Janice and I went to a new ward Sunday.
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.
Lesson 35: Doctrine & Covenants 4:3-7, 18:10-16, 52:40, 81:5-6, 138:58
Lesson 34: Doctrine and Covenants 136
Lesson 33: Doctrine and Covenants 107:22-24
Lesson 32: Doctrine and Covenants 135
Lesson 31: Doctrine and Covenants 131 & 132:4-33
Lesson 30: Doctrine and Covenants 2, 124:25-55, 127, 128, Joseph Smith — History 1:36-39
Lesson 29: Doctrine and Covenants 124: 1-21, 87-90, 97-110; Doctrine and Covenants 126
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.
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.
Lesson 27: Doctrine and Covenants 101, 103, and 105 For more understanding of these sections, read about Zion’s Camp in a church history.
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.
One thing usually missing from discussion on this blog and, from what I have seen, all others, is extended, thoughtful discussion.
Lesson 25: Doctrine and Covenants 84:33-44, 121:34-36
Lesson 24: Doctrine and Covenants 26, 28, 43:1-7, 50, 52:14-19