Ep 68 | Helaman 13-16, Come Follow Me (Aug 31-Sept 6)
1 hr 7 min

02:05 – When we lay hold on the things that bring eternal happiness they will be never become “slippery.” Blind guides lead people on snipe hunts.

14:45 – C.S. Lewis quote about a more majestic, longer-lasting love.

17:36 – Samuel’s warnings parallel an Egyptian text: The Instruction of Amenemope.

26:20 – Why are signs given by Samuel? Even with great signs we still have to choose.

30:39 – The signs of light at birth and darkness at death are types.

32:56 – We are saved by the merits of Christ, not our good works.

39:50 – Overcoming spiritual death by being brought back into the Father’s presence. The Atonement brings everyone back. What is the second death?

46:55 – Samuel’s prophecy of the future of the Lamanites. Love and hate can be misunderstood in this text. What is the historical context of God hating the Lamanites? How does this relate to ancient Near Eastern treaties?

55:57 – Summary of what led the Lamanites to where they are today.

1:00:14 – Samuel escapes their stones and arrows. The miracle of the Book of Mormon is preservation.

1:05:04 – The importance of striving for unity. The book of Helaman is a pattern for our day, exposing the weakness of a fragmented society that is deeply divided and contentious.

For the show notes covering many of the stories and quotes in this podcast, go to Helaman 13-16 Quotes and Notes. For Kevin Barney’s analysis of Semitic adaptation of existing sources, including the Egyptian parallels to the book of Proverbs, go here.

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55. Transformations of Faith - Thomas McConkie
*** Find out more at transformationsoffaith.org *** In this episode, we spoke with Thomas McConkie about something really exciting that he’s been working on over the past year in partnership with Faith Matters. Thomas has created an online course called Transformations of Faith. Many of our listeners are familiar with Thomas’s unique story. He’s a mindfulness teacher and practitioner of over 20 years, a committed and thoughtful Latter-day Saint, and a researcher and teacher in the field of adult development. In Transformations of Faith, Thomas draws on all three of these perspectives to create some truly transformative insights and practices. It’s an extraordinarily rich course with over 10 hours of teaching and guided meditations by Thomas, plus some fascinating conversations between Thomas and Adam Miller in which they dive deeper into the ideas in the course. Faith Matters is a non-profit organization, but we’ve made a substantial investment to produce this course because we believe what Thomas has to share  will be life-changing for many people. For that reason, the course is the first product we’ve made available for purchase through Faith Matters. We’re offering a discounted price of $98 for the first 100 purchasers. We’ve also decided to make financial aid available for those who can’t currently afford it — we don’t want money to be the reason anyone misses out on the course. Subscribers will also be able to access an audio-only version of the course on a private podcast channel. For those of us who have taken the course, it’s been a subject of constant conversation. Many of the ideas and practices Thomas shared have truly been life-changing and opened up new awareness for both of us about ourselves and others around us that we simply couldn’t see before. We expect we’ll be back to it over and over again to process and uncover new layers of meaning. We think it could be particularly helpful if you feel spiritually or emotionally stuck or stagnant, or if you struggle with anxiety. You can head to transformationsoffaith.org in order to see more detail about the course, watch a sample video, and enroll.  We had a ton of fun talking with Thomas about some of the most interesting and impactful moments in the course for this episode of the podcast. We can’t wait for you to listen and hope you enjoy the conversation.
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