3 Nephi 27 - 4 Nephi - "What is it that ye desire of me"
30 min

How would you respond if you were there in 3 Nephi and Jesus asked you, as one of his disciples, "What is that ye desire of me, after that I am gone to the Father?" If the resurrected Christ gave you permission to ask Him for something, what would it be? In this episode we share our own desires and invite you to consider yours as you study along.

Show Notes:

Quentin L. Cook, "Hearts Knit in Righteousness and Unity," General Conference, October 2020.

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Church News
Church News
Church News
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This is the Gospel Podcast
This is the Gospel Podcast
LDS Living
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49 min
The Collin Kartchner Podcast
The Collin Kartchner Podcast
Collin Kartchner
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1 hr 4 min
Faith Matters
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Faith Matters Foundation
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.
57 min
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