Scripture Roundtable 40: D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 36, “The Desert Shall Rejoice, and Blossom as the Rose”

(Originally published on 17 August 2013.)

This is Scripture Roundtable 40 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss Doctrine & Covenants Gospel Doctrine Lesson #36, “The Desert Shall Rejoice, and Blossom as the Rose,” bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures and our history. These roundtables will generally follow the 2013 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.

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

Some highlights from this roundtable include:

  • What was the Salt Lake valley like when the pioneers got there?
  • Discussion of the difficulty for these saints, their perseverance, faith and obedience, and how those can be examples and instructive for us today.
  • Stewardship in the Lord’s kingdom and what that means for all of us, whether we are called to colonize, go on missions, etc.

Resources noted in the roundtable:

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Scripture Roundtable 39: D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 35, “A Mission of Saving”

(Originally published on 11 August 2013.)

This is Scripture Roundtable 39 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss Doctrine & Covenants Gospel Doctrine Lesson #35, “A Mission of Saving,” focusing on D&C 4, 18, 52, 81, and 138, as well as 3 Nephi 18, and Moroni 7, 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 TannerCraig Foster, Daniel Peterson, and Stephen Smoot.

Some highlights from this roundtable include:

  • Craig Foster’s substantial historical introduction to, and commentary upon, the story of the handcart pioneers.
  • Recurring themes in the scriptures and in sacred history, of exodus and of divine deliverance, and about what we today can learn from the pioneers and their steadfast endurance.
  • Latter-day Saints having a pioneer-like experience traveling from their homes in Cameroon to the Aba Nigeria Temple.  Here is one place where it can be found: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf8xoDoj2jA

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 38: D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 34, Faith in Every Footstep

(Originally published on 3 August 2013.)

This is Scripture Roundtable 38 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss Doctrine & Covenants Gospel Doctrine Lesson #34, “Faith in Every Footstep,” focusing on D&C 136, 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 and Shon Hopkin.

Some highlights from this roundtable include:

  • Lead yourself out of bondage to a better place in your life.
  • We can learn from the examples of the pioneers.
  • Our journey through life is similar to the journey of the pioneers. They crossed the plains at profound personal sacrifice and often under severe hardship. Demonstrating great faith, courage, and endurance, they set an example for us to follow.

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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