Gospel Doctrine Podcast lesson 20- Ruth!

Hit play above, or right click here to download.I present for your intellectual stimulation... Ruth. And it's a good one. By skipping lessons 18-19, I hope our podcasts now match up with most lesson schedules.See below for notes and references. … [Read more...]

Gospel Doctrine Podcast, Lessons 16-17

(If you're coming from LDS.org or the RSS feed, please click here for the proper post. Edit: I see that breaks the Podcast plugin. Stay here, then.)Handy dandy player! Just click play! To download the mp3, right-click here and choose "save link as"I'm still working on issues of settings and audio quality, as well as production times. The next podcast will cover Ruth (Lesson 20), and is already written and being recorded. Look for it later today or Monday.Podcast notes and references … [Read more...]

Lesson 14: “Ye Shall Be A Peculiar Treasure Unto Me”

Food serves as one of the most profound symbols throughout the standard works. Without food, both human beings and animals cannot survive.  Life upon this planet literally depends upon an ability to consume physical nourishment.  Hence, providing food for an individual (or even an animal) demonstrates that the giver holds the life of the recipient to be of considerable value.Important episodes appear throughout the Old Testament, which demonstrate God’s love for his children by means of food.  … [Read more...]

PH/RS Lesson 6: The Fall

I was asked to substitute teach for Priesthood recently. I feel that the boundaries and goals of Priesthood/Relief Society/Gospel Doctrine, which I don’t teach very often, are narrower than those of Institute, which I’ve taught for a long time.  As with all Church lessons, it is light-exegesis-pressed-into-inspirational-service. Preparation was different and more difficult than usual, but here’s how it went. I began by handing everyone slips with these two quotes, which we read."We set up assum … [Read more...]


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