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I enjoy teaching what I am learning, especially about the scriptures. Below are notes from classes current and past and other teaching or speaking engagements, along with useful links to related content.

Adult Education class:
New Testament
(Sep 2017 - May 2018)

Mondays, 9:30 - 11:00am, Monroe building
Schedule and notes below

  1. 11 Sep - Introduction to the New Testament
  2. 18 Sep - Mark 1-8
  3. 25 Sep - Mark 9-16
  4. 2 Oct - Matthew 1-4
  5. 9 Oct - Matthew 5-10
  6. 16 Oct - Matthew 11-13
  7. 23 Oct - Matthew 14-18
  8. 30 Oct - Matthew 19-25
  9. 6 Nov - Matthew 19-25 (part 2)
  10. 13 Nov - Matthew 26-28
  11. 20 Nov - Luke 1-3
  12. 27 Nov - Luke 4-9
  13. 4 Nov - Luke 10-15
  14. 11 Dec - Luke 16-21

18 and 25 Dec and 1 Jan - Merry Christmas and happy new year

  1. 8 Jan - Luke 22-24
  2. 15 Jan - John 1-4
  3. 22 Jan - John 5-8
  4. 29 Jan - John 9-12
  5. 5 Feb - John 13-17
  6. 12 Feb - John 18-21

19 Feb - Presidents Day, no class

  1. 26 Feb - Acts 1-5
  2. 5 Mar - Acts 6-12
  3. 12 Mar - Acts 13-18:22; 1 & 2 Thessalonians

19 Mar - Taking daughter to MTC, no class

  1. 26 Mar - Acts 18:23-21:14; 1 Corinthians
  2. 2 Apr - 2 Corinthians & Galatians
  3. 9 Apr - Romans
  4. 16 Apr - Acts 21:15-28:31; A Paul Chronology (work in progress)

23 Apr - NO CLASS

  1. 30 Apr - Philemon; Colossians, Ephesians, Philippians, 1 Timothy; Titus; 2 Timothy
  2. 7 May - Hebrews; James
  3. 14 May - 1 & 2 Peter; 1, 2, & 3 John; Jude
  4. 21 May - Revelation; After the New Testament

 

Other teaching/speaking events:

  • Snohomish stake Easter fireside, Thu, 29 Mar 2018, 7:00pm, Snohomish bldg (8522 131st Ave SE, Snohomish, WA 98290); "The Last Week of Jesus"
  • B'nai Shalom, Sat, 21 Apr 2018, about 7:15pm (event starts at 6pm), Bellevue South stake center (behind the temple, 15205 SE 28th St, Bellevue, WA 98007); "Treasures of Understanding from the Dead Sea Scrolls"
  • Single adult fireside, Sun, 22 Apr 2018, 7:00pm, Bellevue South stake center (behind the temple, 15205 SE 28th St, Bellevue, WA 98007); "Lehi's Journey Through Arabia"
  • Education Week, Mon-Fri, 20-24 Aug 2018, Brigham Young University (Provo, UT), "The Journeys of Paul," "The Metaphors of Paul," "The Message of Isaiah" (proposed but not confirmed topics)
  • Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 26-27 Oct 2018, Brigham Young University (Provo, UT), "Christology in the Joseph Smith Translation of the Gospels"

 

Links

Virtual New Testament from BYU - Nice virtual re-creation of first century Jerusalem

Scripture Citation Index - See scriptures quoted in General Conference and more

Bible Versions online - See many translations

Parallel Bible online - Pick two versions and see passages side-by-side

Learning New Testament Greek - Handy online tool to get started

Past classes

Doctrine and Covenants

  1. JS-H 1:1-26; D&C History; D&C 1 (First vision accounts; D&C section numbers)
  2. JS-H 1:27-65; D&C 2-5, 10
  3. JS-H 1:66-75; D&C 6-9, 11-13
  4. D&C 14-19
  5. D&C 20-26
  6. D&C 27-32
  7. D&C 33-38
  8. D&C 39-42
  9. D&C 43-46
  10. D&C 47-52
  11. D&C 53-58
  12. D&C 59-63
  13. D&C 64-68
  14. D&C 69-75
  15. D&C 76-77
  16. D&C 78-83
  17. D&C 84-87
  18. D&C 88
  19. D&C 89-92
  20. D&C 93-96
  21. D&C 97-100
  22. D&C 101-102
  23. D&C 103-105
  24. D&C 106-112
  25. D&C 113-120
  26. D&C 121-123; full letter
  27. D&C 124-126
  28. D&C 127-131
  29. D&C 132; OD1
  30. D&C 133-134
  31. D&C 135
  32. D&C 136-138
  33. OD2

Helpful links for D&C class:

  • Revelations in Context. Great reference on lds.org with Joseph Smith Papers and other scholars supplying backgrounds and contexts for sections. Also available on store.lds.org in book form for $3.45.
  • Joseph Smith Papers. The online version of the documents, histories, and all relevant papers of the Prophet.
  • Gospel Topics. Valuable resource with analysis on a number of important Church topics, including seer stones, polygamy, Book of Abraham, and many more.

The Book of Revelation

1. Introduction and Revelation 1: The Majesty of Christ
2. Revelation 2-3: The Messages to the Seven Churches
3. Revelation 4-5: God and the Lamb
4. Revelation 6-7: The Scroll Begins to Open
5. Revelation 8-9: The Opening of the Seventh Seal
6. Revelation 10-11: John's Mission; Two Prophets
7. Revelation 12-13: The Woman, the Child, and the Dragon
8. Revelation 14-15: Judgment and Praise
9. Revelation 16-17: Seven Last Plagues and Babylon the Great
10. Revelation 18-19: The Marriage Supper of the Lamb
11. Revelation 20-22: Heirs of the Celestial Kingdom

 

Old Testament

1. Genesis 1-3; Moses 1-4; Abraham 3-5 (Parallel creation accounts)

2. Genesis 4-5; Moses 5-8:12

3. Genesis 6-11; Moses 8:13-30

4. Genesis 12-23; Abraham 1-3

5. Genesis 24-36

6. Genesis 37-50

7. Exodus 1-17

8. Exodus 18-40

9. Leviticus

10. Numbers

11. Deuteronomy

12. Joshua

13. Judges and Ruth

14. 1 Samuel 1-15

15. 1 Samuel 16-31

16. 2 Samuel; 1 Chronicles 1-22

17. 1 Kings; 1 Chronicles 23-29; 2 Chronicles 1-20

18. 2 Kings; 2 Chronicles 21-36

19. Ezra; Nehemiah

20. Esther, Job

21. Psalms

22. Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon

23. Isaiah 1-12

24. Isaiah 13-23

25. Isaiah 24-35

26. Isaiah 36-47

27. Isaiah 48-55

28. Isaiah 56-66

29. Jeremiah 1-29

30. Jeremiah 30-52; Lamentations

31. Ezekiel 1-24

32. Ezekiel 25-48

33. Daniel

34. Hosea, Joel, Amos, and Obadiah

35. Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah

36. Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, and Between the Testaments

 

Book of Mormon

1. Title Page, Witnesses, 1 Nephi 1-3

2. 1 Nephi 4-9

3. 1 Nephi 10-18

4. 1 Nephi 19 - 2 Nephi 5

5. 2 Nephi 6-11

6. 2 Nephi 12-24 (Nelson)

7. 2 Nephi 25-30

8. 2 Nephi 31 - Jacob 4

9. Jacob 5 - Words of Mormon

10. Mosiah 1-8 (Mosiah 1-8 slides)

11. Mosiah 9-17

12. Mosiah 18-25

13. Mosiah 26 - Alma 4

14. Alma 5-10

15. Alma 11-16

16. Alma 17-20

17. Alma 21-28

18. Alma 29-35

19. Alma 36-42

20. Alma 43-49

21. Alma 50-63

22. Helaman 1-6

23. Helaman 7-16

24. 3 Nephi 1-7

25. 3 Nephi 8-14 (Supplement: Sermon on the Mount in parallel columns)

26. 3 Nephi 15-20

27. 3 Nephi 21-27

28. 3 Nephi 28 - Mormon 3

29. Mormon 4-9

30. Ether 1-7

31. Ether 8-12

32. Ether 13 - Moroni 6

33. Moroni 7-10

 

Other Topics

Videos

Book of Mormon Evidences and Discoveries

Isaiah's Messages for our Day

The Unique Messages of the Four Gospels

The Metaphors of Paul