Scripture Roundtable 45: D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 41, “Every Member a Missionary”

(Originally published on 12 October 2013.)

This is Scripture Roundtable 45 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss Doctrine & Covenants Gospel Doctrine Lesson #41, “Every Member a Missionary,” focusing on scriptures in D&C 1, 65, 88, and 109, bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures and church history. These roundtables will generally follow the 2013 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.

Panelists for this roundtable include Cassandra Hedelius, Craig Foster, and Martin Tanner.

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 30: D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 26, “Go Ye into All the World, and Preach My Gospel”

(Originally published on 12 June 2013.)

This is Scripture Roundtable 30 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss Doctrine & Covenants Gospel Doctrine Lesson #26, “Go Ye into All the World, and Preach My Gospel,” focusing on D&C 42, 88, and 142, 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:

  • Ideas, implicit within D&C 112, dealing with the theological nature of God and his characteristics, and their influence on missionary work then and now.
  • Historical context of the Kirtland period and the missionary work then to both expand the Church, even during hardship, and counter anti-Mormon sentiments put out by apostates, particularly Ezra Booth.

Panelists for this roundtable include Andrew Smith, Robert Boylan, and Martin Tanner.

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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Overcoming Obstacles: Becoming a Great Missionary

Review of Matthew Jensen, Overcoming Obstacles: Becoming a Great Missionary. S.l.: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016. 44 pp. $5.50. Kindle edition, $1.50.

Abstract: Matthew Jensen’s book Overcoming Obstacles: Becoming a Great Missionary shows how missionaries can remove their “perfect missionary” mask and learn to truly care about their investigators and what is best for them. In the process, they will become great missionaries. Continue reading

Scripture Roundtable 15: D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 11

(Originally posted on 20 February 2013.)

This is a Scripture Roundtable from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss Doctrine & Covenants Gospel Doctrine Lesson #11, covering scriptures in D&C 4, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 31, 33, 75, 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, Craig Foster, and Daniel Peterson.

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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“Because of Him”: The Church’s Easter Initiative, Website and Video

The Church is launching a worldwide initiative today, Palm Sunday, that will run through this week, ending Easter Sunday, “focusing on the hope, healing, and salvation made possible through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.” The initiative is titled “Because of Him.”

A new website has been created exclusively for this at mormon.org/becauseofhim, which redirects to easter.mormon.org. A video has also been produced, which is embedded here below:

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