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  2. What a conversation! I’m encouraged to hear a number of my own thoughts on this topic mirrored by the panelists, For instance, as a Gosepl Doctrine teacher I’ve always focussed on promoting faith, regardless of whether the lesson manual aligns with my own beliefs or not and what kind of gyrations I have to go through to get there. Also I haven’t hesitated for a second to search for insight anywhere I can find it. I plan on listening to this episode several times.

  3. Teaching GD to a non-academic, but well-educated, affluent, and faithful congregation in Folsom, CA, and commissioned to teach according to the GD manual and the scriptures, I find no difficulty in including Torah in my scriptures. Though not all the thoughts, insights, and interpretations are applicable to LDS theology, I am impressed that there is much known by Jewish scholars that is consistent with LDS theology, but not to secular Christianity.

  4. My first time with Mormon Matters. I nearly gave up because the introductions took so long. I’m glad I persevered, as I gained some useful ideas for my new calling as GD teacher. Thank you.

    1. Glad you stuck with it! Usually not this long of a preamble. My fault in chatting with my friends!

      Also, I’d asked Carrie ahead of time to give us a burst on her work teaching the Bible in African and other settings, so that may have felt like “intro” when it was something substantive I’d asked for ahead of time.

  5. May I be so bold as to add a few suggestions to the reading
    Archaeological Study Bible: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture

    This is a wonderful text with easy to follow topical discussions. I like it because it confronts many of the controversies of the Bible with openness yet provides a reasonable “faithful” interpretation
    of the text.

    God,Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible
    This is a pretty technical book that explores modern laws as seen as influenced or as an outgrowth of Old Testament biblical law.

    The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary by Robert Alter

    Amazing commentary on the text of the Books of Moses with extensive footnotes.

    Just my 2 cents worth. Thanks for the podcast.
    Ron Tenney

  6. Thanks for this episode and the continuing series diving deeper into the Old Testament text. Really helpful and fascinating! I’m excited to teach gd this year.
    A family member recommend How To Read the Bible by Marc Zvi Brettler as a good resource. Anybody familiar with it?

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  8. The title of this webcast intrigued me but did not directly deal with a concern of mine. I wrote something kind of too small to be a book and I named it “Eden”. It pretty much annihilates the common thought about what happened in Eden and why it happened. The members of the Church have the revelations but they are grossly misinterpreting what they are reading. I wanted to publish it so I found a website called Church Publishers. I tried three of them: Deseret Book, Ebborn Books, and BYU. No go. This is an LDS subject but my handling of it is not very mainstream. Do you have any suggestions? Instead posting this, you might just want to email me.

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