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Spencer W. Kimball Ch 6: Discovering the Scriptures

Posted by douglashunter on February 25, 2007

Spencer W. Kimball Manual Chapter 6
Discovering the Scriptures for Ourselves

I. Introduction
Anyone who is part of this blog probably has a reaction similar to my own when opening to this lesson: “woo-hoo,” “alright!” or something similar, since it’s a lesson on a topic that is of the greatest significance to us, reading the scriptures. What follows is not a full lesson, I won’t be teaching the chapter for another two weeks and I need that time to develop a lesson but I am posting now in the hopes that a lesson on reading scriptures will be of interest and stimulate some discussion that will be fruitful in teaching it. What follows is a bullet point outline of the lesson and some initial questions that I think are called for. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Collision Between Scripture and Doctrine?

Posted by douglashunter on February 11, 2007

I want to relate an experience I had today and get some opinions. During my MP class I attempted to use Gen. 3 when God confronts Adam and Eve in the garden as an example of guilt and the difficulty of speaking about sin. Read the rest of this entry »

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Better Late than Never- MP Lesson ch4.

Posted by douglashunter on February 10, 2007

Well, I should have posted this a week ago but it’s been challenging for me to put this together. I decided to make this a more scripture oriented lesson, to tie the themes of the lesson to scripture. I wanted to do this in a way that brought out a different voice, one less oriented to doctrine but more oriented to scripture that articulates the emotional story of repentence and forgiveness. I found that I relied on the OT a great deal and made a personal discovery in some wonderful passages of Jeremiah. Anyway here is it. I’m interested to know if people think this is a good way to tie scripture into RS / MP lessons that are not scripture based. Read the rest of this entry »

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Following Up / How do we Measure Success?

Posted by douglashunter on January 24, 2007

I thought I’d post a quick note to follow up on my first EQ lesson from the Kimball manual. In thinking about this follow up I started looking at an old question with renewed interest. How do you know if a lesson has been successful? Or how does one measure the relative success of a lesson? Read the rest of this entry »

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EQ lesson #2 “To live with him someday”

Posted by douglashunter on January 11, 2007

Elders Quorum Lesson #2

To Live With Him Someday

The only way we can find joy, truth, and fulfillment is to live in harmony with Heavenly Father’s plan.

Sections of the lesson and their main points:

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The role of, and Goals for Teachers.

Posted by douglashunter on January 4, 2007

This being the beginning of both a new teaching year in the church and the beginning of a new blog dedicated to teaching, scripture, scripture in teaching, and teaching scripture; I figured I’d try to find something of an organic starting point for a dialogue on teaching in the church. A starting point that can be used to articulate the role of the teacher in Sunday classes as well as the goals of teaching, it seems to me that without examining these basic concepts there isn’t much of a basis for other discussions. Granted there is a lot that we all could say (and I hope we will say!) about teaching, what we are most passionate about, what concerns are central to us, the issues we struggle with, what we strive to get out of each lesson, and much more. But my chosen starting point is a bit more modest. Read the rest of this entry »

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