Two shameless promotions, but closely tied to the purposes of this site!
Posted by joespencer on September 21, 2007
Two new podcast sites are worth advertising here.
Both of these sites can trace themselves back to the influence of Jeff Batt, who has pushed a few of us in this interesting direction. The first site listed above is his, dedicated to recordings that bear on teaching and studying the scriptures. Today it has only a single recording up, but it will have close to a dozen by the end of the weekend. Many of the recordings are Robert Couch and myself discussing various scriptures. There is a discussion also of Jeff and myself discussing aspects of teaching: preparation and teaching by the Spirit. There is a study group of youth discussing 2 Nephi 31, a study session with a few missionaries looking at the facsimiles in the Book of Abraham, and two talks (my wife’s and my own) from a mock zone conference held for the young men in our previous ward. There will be more added weekly.
The second site is my own, and it is limited to one thing: my early morning seminary class this year. I am trying to upload the new lesson within an hour or two of its being taught, both for my students’ families’ benefit, and for anyone else who wants to listen in. It is an “honors” seminary class in which four (only four!) students are being helplessly dragged through only three books from the OT: Genesis, Job, and Isaiah. The texts considered are considered in far greater detail than in most seminary classrooms. The year is going to culminate in a research paper for each student (and for myself) that will be collected into a one-time-publication for the ward (and we’ll post them somewhere online, I imagine). Class started two weeks ago, so there are nine class sessions up now, and they will be added on school days.
For both of these sites, you can set up iTunes, RSS feed, or whatever you prefer so that you can get the recordings directly. You can download the recordings or listen to them right on the site. If you have any questions, let me know.
I hope you all enjoy. Feel free to bring up issues these recordings might raise–whether scriptural, semi-philosophical, or didactic–here on the blog. Thanks, all.
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