57 min

Aaron Franklin: The Literal Light of the World All In

    • Christianity

Could a greater understanding of the physical properties of light allow us to better radiate God's light—spiritual light—to those around us? How can our hope and trust in God increase when we more fully appreciate the ability of God's light to reach us? On this week’s episode, we speak with Aaron Franklin, an engineer, chemist, and a professor at Duke University about how an increased grasp of principles of light could open our eyes to the gospel truths associated with spiritual light.  

“How does God working by natural laws make Him any less divine? To me, it doesn’t. If anything, it makes what God has done and continues to do more majestic.” 

Show Notes 

3:12- A Catalytic Study of Light
5:38- Scientific Light and Spiritual Light
12:02- A Joseph Smith Seed
14:17- What the Doctrine and Covenants Adds
17:35- Why Equations?
22:01- Four Principles of Physics of Light
23:58- Encoded Information
28:00- Influence and Radiating Light
32:34- Samuel the Lamanite
38:42- What God Can Do
43:23- Retention of “An Indelible Impression”
48:26- “Jesus Found Him”
53:34- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.

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Could a greater understanding of the physical properties of light allow us to better radiate God's light—spiritual light—to those around us? How can our hope and trust in God increase when we more fully appreciate the ability of God's light to reach us? On this week’s episode, we speak with Aaron Franklin, an engineer, chemist, and a professor at Duke University about how an increased grasp of principles of light could open our eyes to the gospel truths associated with spiritual light.  

“How does God working by natural laws make Him any less divine? To me, it doesn’t. If anything, it makes what God has done and continues to do more majestic.” 

Show Notes 

3:12- A Catalytic Study of Light
5:38- Scientific Light and Spiritual Light
12:02- A Joseph Smith Seed
14:17- What the Doctrine and Covenants Adds
17:35- Why Equations?
22:01- Four Principles of Physics of Light
23:58- Encoded Information
28:00- Influence and Radiating Light
32:34- Samuel the Lamanite
38:42- What God Can Do
43:23- Retention of “An Indelible Impression”
48:26- “Jesus Found Him”
53:34- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

57 min