Repurposing Sunday School

This post must begin by acknowledging the current events regarding the excommunication of Kate Kelly. Regardless of how you feel about the excommunication, we should all be mourning together. We should all be grieving. We should all follow our baptismal covenant to comfort each other and bear each other’s burdens. We need to...

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The Old Testament Does Not Prohibit Homosexuality

By Sheldon Greaves, Ph.D. The section in Genesis for this week’s lesson is Genesis 13-14; 18-19, a crucial set of passages where the Bible paints a defining picture of Abraham, Lot, their families, and the world they lived in. There isn’t time to do proper justice to these sections, because understanding some of them demand a...

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Book of Mormon Lesson 41: 3 Nephi 22-26

“HE DID EXPOUND ALL THINGS UNTO THEM” Click here to listen to Jared Anderson’ podcast that goes over this lesson.  Jesus Quotes Isaiah 54:1-17:  3 Nephi 22:1-17 “Although Mormon, as narrator, never inserts scriptural passages he does recount how Jesus quoted Isaiah, Micah, and Malachi” (Grant...

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Book of Mormon Lesson 39: 3 Nephi 16-19

“Behold, My Joy is Full” Click here to listen to Jared Anderson’s podcast on this lesson and to read his lesson notes. First of all, why do you think chapter 16 is not included in  Lesson 39?  I will review chapter 16 here and then again in Lesson 40 “Reading Jesus’ sermons in Third Nephi is more...

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Book of Mormon Lesson 38: 3 Nephi 12-15

“Old Things Are Done Away, and All Things Have Become New” Jesus’ First Sermon to the Nephites:  3 Nephi 12:1-18:39 Jesus Teaches the Nephites the Sermon on the Mount:  3 Nephi 12-14:27 To listen to Jared Anderson’s podcast that goes over this lesson and to read his teaching notes, click here. Note:   I...

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Book of Mormon Lesson 37: 3 Nephi 8-11

“Whosoever Will Come, Him Will I Receive” If you have not voted on a rationalfaiths.com bumper-sticker, click here.  To listen to Jared Anderson’t podcast and read his teaching notes, click here.   Jared mentions one of our blog posts – Atticus’ post entitled “Mormon War”,  on this...

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Book of Mormon Lesson 35: Helaman 13-16

“REPENT AND RETURN UNTO THE LORD” Click here to link to Jared Anderson’s podcast for this lesson and to look at his notes.  Samuel2‘s Prophecy:  Helaman13:1-16:9 Samuel2, a Lamanite, Prophesies of the Destruction of the Nephites:   Helaman 13:1-16 ….Nephite society had been characterized by rapid...

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Book of Mormon Lesson 34: Helaman 6-12

“How Could You Have Forgotten Your God?” First, some news about our blog that is not directly related to this post.  We want to let all of you guys know what is up and coming.  On Monday my brother, Paul, is posting another in his blog series that looks at the human filter through which revelation comes;  it is going...

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BOOK OF MORMON LESSON 30: ALMA 40-42

“THE GREAT PLAN OF HAPPINESS” Click here to listen to Jared Anderson’s Sunday School lesson on Alma 40-42 ALMA2 TEACHES ABOUT DEATH AND THE RESURRECTION:  ALMA 40:1-26 40:8  “…all is as one day with God, and time only is measured unto men.”  This makes it sound as if God exists outside time,...

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BOOK OF MORMON LESSON 29: ALMA 36-39

“GIVE EAR TO MY WORDS” Alma2‘s Words to Helman2:   Alma 36:1-37:47 Alma2 Recounts His Conversion:  Alma 36:1-30 Click here for Jared Anderson’s podcast that goes with this lesson.  There is extra learning material there as well as an outline of how he presents the material.  The audio for the podcast is...

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