Scripture Roundtable 20: D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 16, “Thou Shalt … Offer Up Thy Sacraments upon My Holy Day”

(Originally published on 2 April 2013.)

This is Scripture Roundtable 20 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss Doctrine & Covenants Gospel Doctrine Lesson #16, “Thou Shalt … Offer Up Thy Sacraments upon My Holy Day,” covering scriptures in D&C 59, 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, Brant Gardner, and Andrew Smith.

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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The Changing Forms of the Latter-day Saint Sacrament

Abstract: Partaking of bread and water each Sunday is a fundamental part of the theology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — a solemn moment in which the mortal Savior’s mission and ministry are remembered and pondered by those who partake individually and as a congregation. This paper explores instructions provided by the Savior himself as found in the Mormon canon of scriptures, together with a review of how this practice has changed over time as part of the LDS Church liturgy. Moreover, the meaning associated with this sacred ordinance is analyzed by way of the Savior’s teachings in ancient scripture through Mormon prophets in modern times, particularly in light of a more recent emphasis shared by the LDS Church leadership. Continue reading

Scripture Roundtable 63: Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 13, Bondage, Passover, and Exodus

This is Scripture Roundtable 63 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss the Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #13, Bondage, Passover, and Exodus, focusing on scriptures in Exodus 1-3, 5-6, 11-14, and others, bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures. These roundtables will generally follow the 2014 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.

Panelists for this roundtable include Mike Parker, Benjamin McGuire, 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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