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RS/MP Chapter 8: The Church and Kingdom of God (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual)

Posted by kirkcaudle on April 17, 2014

I will take this lesson section by section. The entire lesson can be found here. Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Chapter 4: Strengthening and Preserving the Family (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual)

Posted by kirkcaudle on February 13, 2014

The first line of this lesson quotes Joseph Fielding Smith saying, “The family is the most important organization in time or in eternity.” For my notes this month I will provide some thoughts on three scriptures pertaining to the importance of the family and how we might strengthen our own. Find the entire lesson here. Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Chapter 2: Our Savior, Jesus Christ (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual)

Posted by kirkcaudle on January 16, 2014

 

Find the link to the entire lesson here.

For my notes this month I will be dealing with section #4, “We All Should Pattern our Lives after the Life of Jesus Christ.” Following each block quote I will provide some brief commentary. Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Chapter 24: Reflections on the Mission of Jesus Christ (Lorenzo Snow Manual)

Posted by kirkcaudle on December 13, 2013

For my notes this month I will tackle four of the questions posed in the “Suggestions for Studying and Teaching” section:

See the entire lesson here.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Christmas List 2013: Books on Scripture/Theology

Posted by kirkcaudle on December 9, 2013

Because the list I wrote up last year was so popular, I have decided to continue this Christmas list tradition. As was the case last year, I will include a few of my favorite books related to scripture and/or theology along with their corresponding interviews that I conducted during this past year. As the host of The Mormon Book Review, I have the unique opportunity of reviewing a number of books in realm of Mormon Studies. I will include my top 5 of 2013 here (in no particular order). Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Chapter 22: Doing Good to Others (Lorenzo Snow Manual)

Posted by kirkcaudle on November 14, 2013

Find the link to the entire lesson here.

One Satan’s greatest tricks is to make us question our true identities. Another trick that Satan plays is even coyer though, he makes us question the true identities of others. Satan would have us believe that our lives do not depend on one other and that we should be disconnected to one another. Lorzeno Snow taught:

We are of the same Father in the celestial worlds. … If we knew each other as we should, … our sympathies would be excited more than they are at the present time, and there would be a desire on the part of every individual to study in their own minds how they might do their brethren good, how they might alleviate their sorrows and build them up in truth, how [they might] remove the darkness from their minds. Read the rest of this entry »

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CFP: American Academy of Religion 2014

Posted by kirkcaudle on October 20, 2013

Call for Papers 2014

PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION
AAR/SBL/ASOR

Regional Meeting
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta
May 9-11, 2014

SPECIAL TOPICS: MORMON STUDIES
Description of the goals and rationale
-This special topic of Mormon Studies promotes the exploration of a wide range of topics relating to Mormonism. This section seeks to provide scholarly inquiry into Mormon history, culture, belief and practice, theology, scripture, and the role of Mormonism in contemporary politics. This section encourages the study of Mormonism from multiple disciplines and methodologies. This section will better equip those in the academy to teach on the subject of Mormonism and actively promotes opportunities for interfaith dialogue.
Co-Chairs
Kirk Caudle (Brigham Young University-Idaho; caudlek@byui.edu) and Susanna Morrill (Lewis & Clark College; smorrill@lclark.edu) (first term; 2012-2015) Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Chapter 20: Missionary Work: “The Kingdom of God Moves Forward” (Lorenzo Snow Manual)

Posted by kirkcaudle on October 17, 2013

Find the whole lesson here.

For this weeks lesson I will focus on a number of the scriptures listed in the “Related Scriptures” section at the end of the manual.  Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Chapter 18: “Church Leadership and Selfless Service” (Lorenzo Snow Manual)

Posted by kirkcaudle on September 13, 2013

Find the entire lesson here.

Find some of my thoughts on what it means to be a servant of Jesus Christ in my notes from reading The Life of Holiness here.

For the lesson notes this week I will provide a scripture and/or quote from each section and then provide a few questions for you and/or your class members to ponder. Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Chapter 16: “That We May Become One” (Lorenzo Snow Manual)

Posted by kirkcaudle on August 16, 2013

For this week’s lesson notes I will provide a few comments/questions section by section. Find the link to this weeks lesson here.

From the Life of Lorenzo Snow

The introduction of this lesson discusses Brigham Young establishing the Perpetual Emigrating Fund in 1849. In 2001, the church established The Perpetual Education Fund, which you can read about here.

Although the people had little to give individually, their unified efforts blessed many lives. The Perpetual Emigrating Fund expanded beyond its original purpose, helping more than just the members of the Church who had been in Nauvoo. It continued for 38 years, helping tens of thousands of converts from many lands gather with their fellow Saints.

In what ways is today’s Perpetual Education Fund like Brigham Young’s Perpetual Emigrating Fund? What do these funds teach us about becoming one with one another? Read the rest of this entry »

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