Seismic shifts in the religious and secular landscapes are destabilizing the faith of millions. Join religion scholar Jared Halverson as he explores restored scripture, doctrine, history, and practice; examines patterns and pitfalls in navigating faith crisis; and wrestles with ways to make your faith unshaken.
Doctrine and Covenants 109-110: ”A Place of My Holiness”
A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 109-110, the dedicatory prayer of the Kirtland Temple and an account of the visitation of heavenly beings there. This lesson focuses on the temple and personal sacrifice, growing up in God, repentance, holding a name and standing, the face of Christ, priesthood keys, leaving different, and more.
- Historical Background - 3:00
- Study of D&C 109 - 27:42
- Study of D&C 110 - 2:21:52
Doctrine and Covenants 106-108: ”To Have the Heavens Opened”
A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 106-108, revelations given to Warren Cowdery and Lyman Sherman and a revelation on priesthood and priesthood organization. This lesson focuses on peer pressure, types of priesthood, the significance of Melchizedek, presiding quorums, balancing equality and hierarchy, decision making, leaving people better than you found them, and more.
- Historical Context - 2:59
- Study of D&C 106 - 12:22
- Study of D&C 107 - 22:13
- Study of D&C 108 - 2:16:10
Link to video of press conference with President Eyring: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8tcc...
Doctrine and Covenants 102-105: ”The Redemption of Zion”
A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 102-105, revelations organizing a high council in Kirtland, providing for the poor and needy, and calling and later disbanding Zion's Camp. This lesson focuses on delegation, worthiness and competence, Church discipline, advance notice, redemption through power, providing in the Lord's own way, stewardship vs. ownership, dealing with debt, transcendent vs. transactional sacrifice, and more.
- Historical Context - 2:16
- Study of D&C 102 - 7:45
- Study of D&C 103 - 52:54
- Study of D&C 104 - 1:39:43
- Study of D&C 105 - 2:55:15
Doctrine and Covenants 98-101: ”Be Still and Know”
A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 98-101, revelations regarding the persecution the Saints were facing in Missouri, as well as several missions various Saints were serving. This lesson focuses on attitude in adversity, the law of the land, passing our proving grounds, just war theory, maintaining the moral high ground, entrusting your family to God, science and creation, watchmen on the tower, the U.S. Constitution, the flip side of freedom, and more.
- Historical Context - 1:16
- Study of D&C 98 - 13:07
- Study of D&C 99 - 1:25:36
- Study of D&C 100 - 1:36:13
- Study of D&C 101 - 1:52:09
Doctrine and Covenants 94-97: "For the Salvation of Zion"
A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 94-97, revelations regarding the construction of temples in Kirtland and Independence. This lesson focuses on the 3 Ss of gospel teaching, cedar and gold, following the Lord's patterns, darkness at noon day, balancing dominion and delegation, removing incumbrances, observing our covenants by sacrifice, building or becoming, and more.
- Principles of Gospel Teaching - 2:30
- Making Scripture Relevant - 7:21
- Study of D&C 94 - 20:28
- Study of D&C 95 - 48:35
- Study of D&C 96 - 1:33:47
- Study of D&C 97 - 1:44:35
Doctrine and Covenants 93: "Who & How We Worship"
A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 93, a revelation explaining who and how we worship. This lesson focuses on ignorantly worshipping, seeing and knowing God, Christ's condescension, "grace for grace" and "grace to grace," perpetual progress, raising children in light and truth, and more. Plus parallels to the King Follett Discourse.
We count you as one of the greatest blessings that came to shine gospel light on us through the Covid sadness. We have proclaimed your name to so many others. You bring such depth and meaning to every verse. We love the artwork you share (many we have never seen). We feel like our testimony of the scriptures has grown ten fold!!!
We are astonished with your stamina to preach from your scriptures for hours and we pray for you Jared that you will be able to continue until the Savior comes. With all of your followers you are definitely a big part of gathering Israel.
Something we have shared with many (to bait the hook so to speak) is your poem about what it would be like to hear the Savior sing!
Thank you, we love spending time with you!
Dave and Nancy Rodgers
I’m 12 year old girl and I love your podcast!!! Just wanted to say thank you for the service that gospel brings through your words, thank you!
Loved how the connection between D&C 107:30 and how decisions are made in quorums are also followed in Second Peter and give us a pattern on how to make righteous decisions in our lives. Good insights and practical applications are helping me daily through Jared Halversen and this podcast!