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.
You can read the study itself here or a summary of it in the DN here.
The Church announced that it has released a revised Strength of Youth pamphlet.
Terryl L. Givens and Matthew J. Grow, Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism, Oxford University Press, October 2011, 521 pages.
“Why didn’t I know about this?” She sounds angry.
Publishers Weekly announced their list of the top ten religion books for 2011 recently.
Here are the original words to this hymn.
This from then-member of the Quorum of the Twelve Spencer W. Kimball in the October 1953 General Conference:
I hope to see some of y’all there.
The Washington post’s On Faith blog has a piece from President Monson responding to the question, “What have we learned about religion in the past 10 years? What was the spiritual impact of 9/11?”
Every once in awhile, I read or hear something that just zings.
Craig Harline, Conversions.
In On the Road with Joseph Smith: An Author’s Diary, we get a fascinating peek into Richard Bushman’s psyche during the time immediately after the publication of his monumental work, Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling.
There’s a sidebar called “The Poetic Language of the King James Bible” in the August 2011 Ensign.
So I haven’t exactly been a fan of Meridian, but lately they have been running some very innovative stuff from Grant Hardy; see here and here. And I suppose you can discuss his essays in the comments here, if you play nice.
Michelle Stone’s “Celestial Education” philosophy is seriously misguided and theologically dangerous.
I have to admit that I am not usually thrilled by the images in the Ensign.
The emphasis here is on for the YM, not to be modest. In fact, most of you would consider me to be ultra-conservative in the modesty department:
So apparently some people think the world is ending tomorrow, based on an analysis of some numbers used in the Bible.
You can find an explanation of this series here.
I wonder sometimes if our kids don’t think that “amen” means “thank heavens that’s over!”
Not every scholar agrees (as if!), but some identify the following structure in Matthew’s Gospel:
Introduction to this series is here. I only prepared three this month in order to leave time for an Easter FHE (one of my favorites is here).
Eric D. Huntsman, God So Loved the World: The Final Days of the Savior’s Life, Deseret Book, 2011.
Imagine your four favorite meals. Now imagine them cut into bite-sized pieces and combined into one dish.
The Greek word translated as “parable” means, basically, a comparison. A parable compares one thing with another.