Posted by kirkcaudle on June 18, 2013
The Maxwell Institute Summer Seminar, co-sponsored by the Mormon Scholars Foundation and the Jack and Mary Lois Wheatley Institution, will be holding a public symposium on Thursday July 11th, 2013 at Brigham Young University, for all interested parties.
This years seminar has continued the series of seminars on Mormon culture begun in the summer of 1997. The seminar was conducted by Terryl Givens, Professor of Literature and Religion and James A. Bostwick Chair of English at the University of Richmond. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by kirkcaudle on June 14, 2013
Sorry for these late notes on this lesson! And thank you to everyone that requested them. It is nice to know that people use these. Never hesitate to get on us (or at least me) to get these up on time.
So without further adieu, the link to the full lesson can be found here. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by kirkcaudle on June 13, 2013
For this weeks lesson I will be dealing exclusively with the “additional scriptures” listed in the back of the manual. However, before I get to my notes I wanted to quote the following, “Be careful not to end good discussions too soon in an attempt to present all the material you have prepared. Although it is important to cover the material, it is more important to help learners feel the influence of the Spirit, resolve their questions, increase their understanding of the gospel, and deepen their commitment to keep the commandments” (Teaching, No Greater Call, 64). If more teachers would heed this council I believe that we would all (teacher and students) would be the better for it. My hope is always that these notes will not only spur such good discussions during class, but also afterward and into the week.
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Posted by kirkcaudle on May 18, 2013
Sorry for these notes being so late this week! I have been busy and I am just now getting to them. I have chosen to focus on the 6 questions given at the end of the lesson. I will not really answer the questions per se’, but I will try to give some on ideas on how one might approach answering them.The link to the full lesson can be found here.
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Posted by kirkcaudle on April 18, 2013
The link to the full lesson can be found here.
The additional scriptures listed at the end of this lesson include 2 Peter 1:2-11. This section of the Biblical text struck me as important and so my thoughts today will be based upon these verses. This chapter deals with the theme of hoping for eternal life, which fits very well with the sub-heading of this lesson, “Righteous Latter-day Saints strive to ‘establish a character before God that could be relied upon in the hour of trial.’” As you read this commentary ask yourself (and perhaps your class if you are a teacher) “how can each of these verses help me improve my own personal character as a disciple of Jesus Christ?” Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by kirkcaudle on March 4, 2013
I will provide some thoughts on this lesson section by section this month. The link to the full lesson can be found here.
“Do not expect to become perfect at once. If you do, you will be disappointed. Be better today than you were yesterday, and be better tomorrow than you are today.” Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by kirkcaudle on February 9, 2013
The link to the full lesson can be found here.
As I read through this lesson I found a strong emphasis on the need for personal revelation and friendship. We all go through trials in our lives and we are all searching for answers in our lives,”Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” (John 16:13). The Holy Ghost can help us make tough decisions and find answers to the difficult questions in our lives. Lorenzo Snow relates, “There is a way by which persons can keep their consciences clear before God and man, and that is to preserve within them the Spirit of God, which is the spirit of revelation to every man and woman. It will reveal to them, even in the simplest of matters, what they shall do, by making suggestions to them” (italics added). I am struck by the word suggestions in this last sentence. Read the rest of this entry »
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