D&C 113-120

So this was the easiest lesson I’ve prepared all year.  I used to have easy ones like this all the time when I was teaching Seminary, but this is the first time that it’s come so easily for one of these multi-chapter weekly lessons. I have been recording the Joseph Smith Papers documentary videos off of BYUTV for a while now, and several of them have given me good information and insights. Joseph Smith and the Law Part Two works PERFECTLY for this lesson. The video starts out with a good explanation that briefly explains the apostasy in Kirtland and what caused the move to Missouri. The last half of the video talks about many of the revelations received at…

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D Todd Christofferson

Jenny Smith is a fool, Elder Christofferson.

I am ashamed to admit this, but when Elder Christofferson was called to be an apostle, I was unimpressed.  “Why did they call that guy?” (1) I wondered.  He seemed less polished and charismatic than what I was expecting given the latest crop of super human apostles we seem to be getting lately. I was a fool. Today on Facebook I read a friend’s post about how Elder Christofferson had said in a press conference that Church members can support gay marriage publicly and remain in good standing.  If you are not a Mormon reading this, that’s probably no big deal to you since your church probably doesn’t affect your public statement, but in a church where we appear before…

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D&C 88-108, 137

Whoa.  It’s been a while. :) We ended up having class canceled a couple of times due to poor weather this month (unplanned), we missed one day because school was out (planned), and I’m pretty sure that I’ve only taught three times since my last post. D&C 106-108, 137 I’m not sure why D&C 137 was tossed in with this material, though I will say it did end up fitting perfectly with my class’s discussion.  We had a very wide ranging discussion on the Priesthood in conjunction with D&C 107.  I made a handout with the offices and duties of each of the Priesthoods in one column.  In the second column, I listed the two priesthoods.  I had planned for…

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