Scripture Roundtable 28: D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 24, “Be Not Deceived, but Continue in Steadfastness”

(Originally published on 25 May 2013.)

This is Scripture Roundtable 28 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss Doctrine & Covenants Gospel Doctrine Lesson #24, “Be Not Deceived, but Continue in Steadfastness,” focusing on D&C 26, 28, 43, 50, and 52, bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures. These roundtables will generally follow the 2013 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.

Some of the interesting discussion in this roundtable includes:

  • Discussion of the historical and cultural backgrounds of the early members of the Church and how that would have potentially affected not only how many, as seekers, would find Joseph’s message attractive, but also how some would have had a hard time staying true once in the Church.
  • A discussion of the use of “spirit” in D&C 50, and the scriptural ambiguity that can be seen at one and the same time as an otherworldly entity and simply a metaphorical spirit (i.e. of contention, or pride, etc).
  • Cassandra’s new interpretation of “false spirits.”
  • Andrew’s comments on order, epistemology, and pedagogy.
  • Craig’s thoughts on the relationship between Oliver Cowdery and Hiram Page and reestablishing ancient Christianity.

Panelists for this roundtable include Andrew Smith, Cassandra Hedelius, Craig Foster, and Lincoln Hale.

This roundtable is also available as an audio podcast, and will be included in the podcast feed. You can listen by pressing the play button or download the podcast below:

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Scripture Roundtable 27: D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 23, “Seek Learning, Even by Study and Also by Faith”

(Originally published on 21 May 2013.)

This is Scripture Roundtable 27 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss Doctrine & Covenants Gospel Doctrine Lesson #23, “Seek Learning, Even by Study and Also by Faith,” focusing on D&C 88, bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures. These roundtables will generally follow the 2013 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.

Some interesting discussion included in this roundtable is:

  • The School of the Prophets in Kirtland was a school for both secular and sacred learning.
  • D&C 88: 78-80 suggests that both sacred and secular learning were important to prepare for their mission in the world.
  • The point of studying from the “best books” is not just to gain knowledge, but wisdom, which, along with the love we develop and relationships we have, are the only things we can take with us into the next life.

Panelists for this roundtable include Brant Gardner, Craig Foster, Daniel Peterson, and Martin Tanner.

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Scripture Roundtable 26: D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 22, “The Word of Wisdom”

(Originally published on 11 May 2013.)

This is Scripture Roundtable 26 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss Doctrine & Covenants Gospel Doctrine Lesson #22, “The Word of Wisdom: ‘A Principle with Promise,’” focusing on D&C 89, and also some from 49, 59, and 88, bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures. These roundtables will generally follow the 2013 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.

Panelists for this roundtable include Martin Tanner, Mike Parker, and Stephen Smoot.

This roundtable is also available as an audio podcast, and will be included in the podcast feed. You can listen by pressing the play button or download the podcast below:

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Scripture Roundtable 25: D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 21, “Looking Forth for the Great Day of the Lord to Come”

(Originally published on 5 May 2013.)

This is Scripture Roundtable 25 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss Doctrine & Covenants Gospel Doctrine Lesson #21, “Looking Forth for the Great Day of the Lord to Come,” focusing on D&C 29, 34, 45, 88, 101, and 133, bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures. These roundtables will generally follow the 2013 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.

Panelists for this roundtable include Ben McGuire, Martin Tanner, Cassandra Hedelius, and Mike Parker.

This roundtable is also available as an audio podcast, and will be included in the podcast feed. You can listen by pressing the play button or download the podcast below:

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Scripture Roundtable 24: D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 20, “The Kingdoms of Glory”

(Originally published on 26 April 2013.)

This is Scripture Roundtable 24 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss Doctrine & Covenants Gospel Doctrine Lesson #20, “The Kingdoms of Glory,” looking at D&C 76, 131, 132:19-24, 137, bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures. These roundtables will generally follow the 2013 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.

Panelists for this roundtable include Ben McGuire, Andrew Smith, and Lincoln Hale.

This roundtable is also available as an audio podcast, and will be included in the podcast feed. You can listen by pressing the play button or download the podcast below:

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