Lesson 04- Moses 4; 5:1-15; 6:48-62

Keep using that word

In my experience, lessons on the fall often bring comparisons between “what LDS believe” and “what Christians/Catholics/Protestants/Evangelicals believe.” I think these kinds of comparisons are usually less helpful, for two reasons. 1)  They’re rarely well-founded and 2) they're usually to establish some kind of simplistic "LDS Doctrine Good, Others' Doctrine Bad."Just as LDS tend to bristle when other Christians misunderstand and misstate what LDS believe, so LDS also tend to misunderstand a … [Read more...]

Email Subscription Option and Various

I know some of you want to follow the blog, but life is busy and sometimes we forget things. … [Read more...]

Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 3: Moses 1:27-42; 2:1-31; 3:1-25


 Inigo Montoya sums this lesson almost perfectly. Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.  Actually, I don’t feel we can even sum up here. … [Read more...]

Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 2: Abraham 3:11-12, 22-23; D&C 138:53-57


Since today's readings are short, I will reproduce them instead of linking.Abraham 3 11 Thus I, Abraham, talked with the Lord, face to face, as one man talketh with another; and he told me of the works which his hands had made; 12 And he said unto me: My son, my son (and his hand was stretched out), behold I will show you all these. And he put his hand upon mine eyes, and I saw those things which his hands had made, which were many; and they multiplied before mine eyes, and I could not see t … [Read more...]

The Rediscovery of the World of the Old Testament Screencast

I've presented a version of this as a fireside in Paris (in French!) and Jacksonville, Fl, and promised to make it available online. It's the first screencast I've ever done, and I made it between finals and leaving the country for several weeks, so it's a little rough.How can we contextualize the Old Testament, and understand it? Most people are unaware of the major discoveries of the last 150 years which have revolutionized our knowledge of Israel's neighbors and Israel itself, Israelite … [Read more...]

Welcome and Intro!

Hello, Sis/Bro Blank !  Thanks for coming in and meeting with me. I'd like to make you aware of the contents of this blog, dedicated to the 2014 Old Testament Gospel Doctrine curriculum of the LDS Church. Yes, it's brand-new, and a little behind, but will get caught up and ahead very shortly. Each lesson will be posted a few weeks before most wards get to it. You'll have plenty of time to read, digest, and prep for class.No, I'm not calling you to be the Gospel Doctrine teacher.  Sis/Bro Blan … [Read more...]