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#8 Book of Mormon, “O How Great the Goodness of Our God”

Posted by nhilton on February 19, 2008

2 Nephi 6-10

In studying and understanding Jacob’s speech contained in these five chapters, I’d like to look at it from a historical and traditional perspective, that being a formal Covenant or Treaty Speech. Read the rest of this entry »

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#7 Book of Mormon, “I Know In Whom I Have Trusted…”

Posted by nhilton on February 9, 2008

2 Nephi 3-5

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#6 Book of Mormon, “Free To Choose…”

Posted by nhilton on February 4, 2008

2 Nephi 1-2

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Sunday School #5 “Hearken to the Truth…”

Posted by nhilton on January 27, 2008

1 Nephi 16-22

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Sunday School #4 “The Things Which I Saw…”

Posted by nhilton on January 25, 2008

1 Nephi 12-14

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Losers from the Pre-Existence?

Posted by nhilton on January 24, 2008

During last week’s lesson (GD#3) our Sunday School President told the class that he felt Laman’s & Lemuel’s repeated bad choices can be blamed on their NOT BEING CHOICE SPIRITS, that they were less valiant in the pre-existence and were inherently lower quality than their younger brothers… Read the rest of this entry »

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Roses Strip in ‘Vegas!

Posted by nhilton on January 21, 2008

rose

At high noon it’s 53° outside on this twenty-first day of January, 2008 in the ‘Vegas valley. However, there is ice on my shaded jacuzzi. It is, after all, winter. But how do the roses know it?
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Top Ten Book List for LDS Students of the Scriptures

Posted by nhilton on October 24, 2007

A student in my Gospel Doctrine Class began telling me about a book she was currently reading, “The Politics of Jesus.”  (One reviewer says, “If I had only one work of twentieth-century theology to read, this would be it .”Read the rest of this entry »

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Romans: Calculus in the hands of Students struggling to Learn Basic Arithmetic

Posted by nhilton on October 17, 2007

“Romans is not a source of gospel knowledge for the spiritually untutored; it is not the initial place to turn to learn of Christ and his laws. In the hands of the sectarian world, Romans is a book on calculus in the hands of students who are still struggling to learn the basics of common arithmetic,” Read the rest of this entry »

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Socratic Methodology in Corinthians?

Posted by nhilton on September 26, 2007

Scripture is an example of optimal teaching. Paul was an exemplary teacher. Paul, as well as many other scriptural authors, used what I’m terming the Socratic Method as he taught. An example of this is found in 1 Corinthians 12:14-31 as Paul teaches the Corinthians about the diversity of spiritual gifts. Many other examples of this methodology are found throughout the LDS cannon of scripture, including Korihor, the Antichrist. :)

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