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Nov 24, 2020
President Russell M. Nelson’s historic invitation to #GiveThanks
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President Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, issued a historic invitation to the world on Friday, Nov. 20. The “fast-acting, long-lasting spiritual remedy” — during this time defined by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, racism, violence, political tensions and a lack of civility — is gratitude. On this podcast, historian Richard E. Turley Jr. reflects on this and other prophetic invitations. Most interesting to Turley is that at a time in history when a disease has brought the world to its knees, the president of the Church is a renowned medical doctor. “What makes his invitation interesting is that he says, ‘As a medical doctor, I'm interested in what's happening to try to resolve this pandemic. But I'm going to offer you a solution that may be a little bit counterintuitive,’” said Turley, a retired managing director of the Church’s Communications Department and former assistant Church historian and recorder. 

The Church News Podcast is a weekly podcast that invites listeners to make a journey of connection with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the globe. Host Sarah Jane Weaver, reporter and editor for The Church News for a quarter-century, shares a unique view of the stories, events, and most important people who form this international faith. With each episode, listeners are asked to embark on a journey to learn from one another and ponder, “What do I know now?” because of the experience. 

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Repicturing Leadership in the Restoration | An Interview with Anthony Sweat
Anthony Sweat is an Associate Professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University. He received his bachelors degree in painting and drawing and his PhD in curriculum and instruction. He is the author of several books, most recently Repicturing the Restoration. Anthony is a regular speaker at Latter-day Saint events and conferences. He and his wife, Cindy, are the parents of seven children. Highlights Find the images mentioned at @leadingsaints on Instagram 5:40 Recently called as a bishop 7:10 Combining the worlds of fine art and being a religion professor, and intention to paint images that had not been done or could be done differently 8:55 Unconscious consumption of images as a source material for history vs. the role of art 10:00 Example of the Prayer at Newburgh compared to the Prayer at Valley Forge 11:20 Images he has painted about women giving blessings, Michael detecting the devil, and a Black man being ordained 13:30 Art has a role in leadership: teaching is the essence of leadership and art teaches Follow the recent directives to refresh art in the building Consider the art in the church building and ask: What does this say? What is it teaching? Who is it representing and making feel welcome here? How many pictures of Christ are up and what do they portray? Are there images of women and of people of color? What concepts or ideas are represented in the art? Art is not meant to be historical or doctrinally accurate, but to be representative and interpretive Leadership principles in the paintings 22:15 Painting: Joseph and William Fight and Forgive - Joseph made the decision to say something to his brother William following a debate, resulting in a physical attack and a fight that Joseph lost - lesson in making a mistake and seeking forgiveness, and in welcoming disagreement 30:20 Painting: Divers Angels - Who is the angel Raphael? What powers and gifts did these angels bring? - The Church is true because it is authorized - The Restoration is ongoing 35:40 Painting: Washing the Feet at the School of the Prophets - We are all invited in to the temple 40:45 Painting: Sidney’s Sermons - Sidney Rigdon sermons that had negative impacts - Danites and the Missouri extermination order - D&C 121:41-43 - Sermons gone wrong when they try to force righteousness Links Repicturing the Restoration: New Art to Expand Our Understanding, by Anthony Sweat Y Religion podcast (Episode 17/October 2020: The Missouri "Danites") Instagram: @leadingsaints and @brotheranthonysweat Previous interviews on the Leading Saints Podcast: Seekers Wanted | An Interview with Anthony Sweat Church Doctrine, Policy, & Leadership | An Interview with Prof. Anthony Sweat Transcript This transcript was machine-produced. We would be grateful for help correcting errors. You can help! Simply copy/paste the transcript text into a document, make the corrections, and then copy/paste the corrected text into a comment on the page (below) and we will get the corrected text published! 00:00:00 - 00:05:03 Welcome back to another episode of the leading saints. Podcast if you've enjoyed content on this podcast. It's important that. I tell you about the leading saints newsletter that we send out every week this newsletter keeps you up to date on all the current leading saints content releases including podcasts articles online events and even live events. That might be happening in your own area in this newsletter. We also recommend some past episodes and written articles that you don't want to miss each week. We include additional leadership perspectives and thoughts. That you can only find in the weekly newsletter. So you definitely don't want to miss out to subscribe to the weekly newsletter simply text. The word lead to four seven four seven four seven or visit leading saints dot org slash. Subscribe again text. The word l. e. a. d. two four seven four seven four seven or visit leading saints dot ...
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