Tag: Book of Mormon

Watercolor Changes and Joseph Smith

I signed up for a watercolor subscription service. It’s been fun to take up a new hobby! I’ve always wanted to learn to paint. I have a bachelor’s degree in design, but I never got to take any of the 300 and 400 level classes in my specialization, BFA Industrial Design, because I was getting

On Book of Mormon Geography

I spent quite some time this summer looking at problems with the Book of Mormon. There are certainly some that are difficult to explain, and for me personally, I find it to be not as internally consistent as we claim (this can be used as proof it is made up or proof of multiple authorship,


There’s a know-it-all troll on Dan Petersen’s FB page who likes to try and stir up controversy. If I thought he might be worth talking to, I’d engage. Some innocently do. I was tempted to engage today when he asked some questions of another viewer: So, here’s what I’d say to Kolby if I thought

First Day of Seminary — Check!

Well, after failing to get any sleep last night, I’m finished with the very first day of my new humongus class of Seminary students.  I lost only one senior and gained 7 Freshmen plus a transfer student and an investigator for a total of 23 kids. It was crazy. We started out with an introduction

Book of Mormon Scripture Mastery Songs

Here are some links to Book of Mormon Scripture Mastery songs that you may like to use in your Seminary class.  The following links DO NOT include the newest verses from the recent 2013 change: http://lds.about.com/od/seminary/a/scripture_songs_2.htm http://www.ldsscripturerock.com/ http://emp.byui.edu/kunzko/SMS4BOM.htm The following sets are underconstruction or complete and DO include the 2013 passages: http://scripturemasterysongs.overblog.com/ http://www.scripturemasterysongs.com/ http://www.sugardoodle.net/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10217 Please

Teaching The Keystone of our Religion

I’ve been looking for ideas for how to teach about keystones during Seminary next year, and it seems I’m not the only one.  The interest stems from a quote by Joseph Smith that says:  I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone

Book of Mormon Scripture Mastery Flash Cards for 2013

My son helped me make a set of online scrpture mastery flash cards using Quzlet.  Before you ask, yes, these include the updated 2013 scripture mastery passages. Each phrase is an actual quote from the scripture so that students can learn actual scripture phrasing. Scripture Mastery Keyphrases 1 Nephi 3:7 – “I will go and

Help me Remake Magic Squares – Book of Mormon Scripture Mastery Rhymes

UPDATE: Below is the work-in-progress.  Here is a link to the final version created with help from user comments you see below: http://www.mormonshare.com/lds-clipart/book-of-mormon-scripture-mastery-… UPDATE 2 – If you are looking for strict magic squares style rhymes (without the verses) follow this link: http://www.mormonshare.com/lds-clipart/book-of-mormon-magic-squares-upda… ================== I have decided to remake Janice Tate’s Magic Squares for the

Book Review: Teaching the Book of Mormon Part One

I emailed John Bushman, from NW Seminary Share to see if I could do a book review of the book he recently co-authored titled Teaching the Book of Mormon, Part 1 (1 Nephi – Alma 16) by Bushman, Romney, Manis, and Wakefield.  The publisher, Cedar Fort, was kind enough to send me out a copy

New Scripture Mastery Passages for Book of Mormon 2013

Today another Seminary teacher came to observe my classroom (more on that later), and she mentioned something that the kids had talked about in class yesterday: the scripture mastery passages have changed!  I decided to take a quick look this afternoon before the kids get home to see what changes have been made. There are

Is the Bible Inferior?

For today’s reading I asked the kids to read 1 Nephi 13: 19-29, 40; 1 Nephi 14:23 and Mormon 7:8–9. Our discussion today was on whether the Bible was inferior scripture or not. They’ve heard all their lives that “plain and precious parts” have been removed, and the difficulty of reading the Bible sometimes means