OLD TESTAMENT

Episodes and Show Notes Located Below

EPISODE 34  – Psalm 49-51,61-66,69-72, 77-78, 85-86

August 15 – August 21 

Dr. Eric D. Huntsman

“I Will Declare What He Hath Done For My Soul “

Part I

Can music be the soul’s most earnest expression? Dr. Eric Huntsman explores the form, application, and the power inherent in the Book of Psalms and worship through poetry and music..

Part II

Dr. Eric Huntsman continues to share his testimony of the Savior through the Psalms, music, and the value of song in personal and corporate worship.  

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EPISODE  33 – Psalms 1-46 

August 8 – August 14

Dr. Shon D. Hopkin

“The Lord is My Shepherd”

Part I

Have you ever felt forsaken by God? Dr. Shon Hopkin explores the structure and purpose of the Psalms, the effect of music in worship, and how the Psalms prepared the Lord and the disciples for difficult times.

Part II

Dr. Shon Hopkin returns and discusses the influence and importance of Psalm 22 in understanding the life, suffering, and triumph of Messiah, Jesus Christ.  

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EPISODE 32 – Job 

August 1  – August 7  

Dr. Adam S. Miller

“Yet Will I Trust In Him”

Part I

Why does bad happen to good people? Dr. Adam Miller explores suffering, loss, integrity, and redemption themes in the Book of Job.

Part II

Dr. Adam Miller continues the discussion of suffering and personal growth to become like our Heavenly Parents. Dr. Miller also discusses the lack of desired answers in the Book of Job but the nature of suffering and loss.  

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EPISODE 31 – Esther

July 25 – July 31  

Dr. Ariel C. Silver 

“Thou art Come … For Such a Time as This”

Part I

Can one person change the world? Dr. Ariel Silver explores the importance of the story of Esther, exile, and the Gathering of Israel, temporally and spiritually.

Part II

Dr. Ariel Silver continues and explores how God sometimes seems hidden, yet helps us act in seemingly impossible times where action is required.  

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EPISODE 30 – Ezra 1; 3-7; Nehemiah 2; 4-6; 8 

 July 18 – July 24 

Dr. Jared W. Ludlow  

“I Am Doing a Great Work”

Part I

Do we ever simultaneously rejoice and weep? Dr. Jared Ludlow explores the Jewish people returning to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple and rejoicing to have what they had lost, as well as feeling sorrowful for the years of exile and the loss of the glory of Solomon’s temple.

Part II

Dr. Ludlow returns to discuss the Apocrypha, Esther, Ezra, and Nehemiah and the importance of remaining steadfast while completing the Lord’s work.  

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EPISODE 29 – 2 Kings 17-25 

July 11 – July 17  

Dr. Joshua M. Sears 

“He Trusted in the Lord God of Israel”

Part I

How is 2 Kings like the Book of Mormon? Dr. Joshua Sears explores how Deuteronomistic History and the Book of Mormon are parallel in theme, language, and idea. We also discuss how the Ten Tribes became lost by forgetting they are covenant Israel.

Part II

Dr. Sears returns to discuss the righteous King Hezekiah and King Josiah and the impact of the Rabshakeh trying to tear down the faith of King Hezekiah and the remaining Israelites in the Southern Kingdom. We discuss what types of voices we choose to listen to in times of difficulty.  

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EPISODE 28 – 2 Kings 2-7

July 4 – July 10 

Dr. Krystal V. L. Pierce 

“There Is A Prophet In Israel”

Part I

Are prophets ever popular? Dr. Krystal Pierce returns to explore the spiritual and physical scattering of Israel and the many miracles of Elisha, oracles, and the sons of the prophets.

Part II

Dr. Krystal Pierce continues and discusses the translation of Elijah, the danger of rejecting prophets, and whether or not bears attacked a large group of toddlers.  

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EPISODE 27 – 1 Kings 17-19

june 27 – July 3 

Dr. Camille Fronk Olson

If the Lord Be God, Follow Him

Part I

Do the Israelites respond to prophetic and scriptural calls for reform? Dr. Camille Fronk Olson returns to explore the ministry of Elijah, the pantheon of foreign gods, and the purpose of miracles.

Part II

Dr. Camille Fronk Olson returns and explores evil Queen Jezebel’s reign, Elijah’s struggle with discouragement and loneliness,  and the still, small voice in times of trial. 

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EPISODE 26 – 2 Samuel 5-7; 11-12; 1 Kings 3; 8; 11

June 20 – June 26  

Dr. Michael A. Goodman 

“Thy Kingdom Shall Be Established Forever”

Part I

How is our spiritual strength dependent on the choices we make today? Dr. Michael Goodman explores David’s uniting of Israel and downfall. We learn about humility and the importance of dependence on the Lord.

Part II

Dr. Goodman returns and discusses the gift of human sexuality within the bounds the Lord has established, and the reign and downfall of King Solomon,  the gift of wisdom, and the power of staying on the covenant path.  

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 EPISODE 25 – 1 Samuel 8-10; 13; 15-18 

June  13 – June 19 

Dr. Daniel C. Peterson 

“The Battle is The Lord’s”

Part I

Why do the Israelites demand a king? Dr. Daniel Peterson explores the rise and downfall of Saul, Saul’s complicated relationship with David, and how pride often comes before a spiritual fall.

Part II

Dr. Peterson continues and discusses the fall of Saul, David and Goliath, and his personal testimony of Jesus Christ.  

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EPISODE 24 – Ruth, 1 Samuel 1-3

June 6 – June 12 

Dr. Gaye Strathearn 

“My Heart Rejoiceth in the Lord”

Part I

How have women’s choices affected nations? Dr. Gaye Strathearn explores what it means to be family, the power of covenants, and the value of expressing gratitude to the Lord, even when long-awaited blessings have yet to come in the story of Naomi and Ruth.

Part II

Dr. Strathearn returns and discusses Hannah’s faithfulness in the face of trials, and Samuel’s experiences learning to hear the voice of the Lord.  

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EPISODE  23 – Judges 2-4; 6-8; 13-16 

May 30 – June 5  

Dr. Dana M. Pike  

“The Lord Raised Up A Deliverer”

Part I

What does it mean that the Lord delivers people unto a covenant? Dr. Dana Pike explores the pattern of repentance, covenant making, prosperity, covenant-breaking, captivity, and then the Lord raising deliverers and judges in the Book of Judges. In addition, we discuss the difficulties of violence in the Hebrew Bible as well as review what has happened with the Israelites and the Divided Kingdom.

Part II

Dr. Pike continues his discussion of Gideon, and Deborah in the Book of Judges. Dr. Pike explores the story of Samson in the Book of Judges and shares his testimony as a scholar and man of faith..  

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EPISODE  22 –  Joshua 1-8; 23-24

May 23 – May 29 

Dr. George Pierce 

“Be Strong and of Good Courage”

Part I

How does Joshua leading the children of Israel into the Promised Land remind you of the Savior’s mission? Dr. George Pierce explores the importance of names, the power and faith of Rahab, and the importance of children gaining their own testimonies.

Part II

Dr. Pierce returns and explores the importance of remembering the hand of the Lord and tackles what modern readers do with violence in the Hebrew Bible.  

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 EPISODE  21 – Deuteronomy 6-8; 15; 18; 29-30; 34

May 16 – May 22 

Dr. Bruce K. Satterfield

“Beware Lest Thou Forget The Lord”

Part I

Why is the word remember one of the  most important words in Deuteronomy? Dr. Bruce Satterfield joins the podcast and discusses covenants, a fortunate scattering of Israel, and a God of emotions.

Part II

Dr. Bruce Satterfield returns and discusses the scattering of Israel, the importance of covenants, and his testimony as a scholar.  

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EPISODE  20 – Numbers 11-14; 20-24

May 9 – May 15 

Dr. Kerry Muhlestein

“Rebel not ye against the Lord, Neither Fear”

Part I

How does the Lord create a holy people? Dr. Kerry Muhlestein explores the Book of Numbers and the holiness code the Lord develops with his people as the Lord creates his people and leads them to the Promised Land.

Part II

Dr. Muhlestein returns to discuss how the Israelites travel in the spiritual and temporal wilderness yet learn to trust in the Lord for healing, restoration, and mercy.  

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EPISODE  19 – Exodus 35-40, Leviticus 1, 16, 19

May 2 – May 8 

Dr. Matthew Grey

“Holiness to the Lord”

Part I

Where do ancient Near East and modern Western culture meet? Dr. Matthew Grey explores how knowledge and origins of the ancient Israelite temple worship help inform our modern temple language by helping us learn the language of temple worship.

Part II

Dr. Matthew Grey returns and continues to discuss the sacred rituals, clothing, and the priestly system of the ancient Israelite temple worship.  

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EPISODE  18 – Exodus 24, 31-34

April 25 – May 1 

Dr. John Hilton III

“My Presence Shall Go with Thee”

Part I

How is the blood and sacrifice on the altars in the Old Testament related to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ? Dr. John Hilton III explores the importance of service, sacrifice, and the Sabbath day.

Part II

Dr. Hilton returns and discusses the importance of serving God, how to consider difficult portions of the scriptures, and how Moses’s life testifies of Jesus Christ.   

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EPISODE  17 – Exodus 18-20  

April 18 – April 24  

Dr. Daniel L. Belnap

“All That the Lord Hath Spoken We Will Do”

Part I

Do our loads become too heavy to bear alone? Join Dr. Dan Belnap as we discuss Moses learning to lead the Israelites, the importance of developing our own spiritual welfare, and the lessons of leadership.

Part II

Dr. Belnap returns to discuss what it means to be “bold in the Atonement” as well as the law of Moses being a preparatory law, and the Ten Commandments.  

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EPISODE 16 – Easter

April 11 – April 17 

Elder Bruce C. Hafen & Sister Marie K. Hafen

he shall swallow up death in victory

Part I

Elder Bruce C. Hafen and Sister Marie Hafen join us for a special Easter Episode about the Atonement of Jesus Christ through a discussion of Adam and Eve, their reception of the Atonement, and the temple ordinances.

Part II

Elder Hafen and Sister Hafen return. Easter, Part II. 

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EPISODE 15 – Exodus 14-17

April 4 – April 10 

Dr. Matthew L. Bowen

Stand Still, and See the Salvation of the Lord

Part I

Does the Lord ever give instructions that seem counterintuitive? Dr. Matthew Bowen demonstrates that many throughout scripture have used the story of the Exodus in times of trial. He also teaches how the Lord keeps his promises and how Jehovah sometimes gives counterintuitive commands but never leaves his people alone.

Part II

Dr. Bowen returns and teaches about trusting in the Lord, how manna reminds us of our covenants and spiritual needs, and the importance of remembering the Lord’s hand in our lives. 

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EPISODE 14 – Exodus 7 – 13

March 28 – April 3 

Dr. Andrew C. Skinner

“Remember This Day, in Which Ye Came Out from Egypt”

Part I

What is pericope, and why is Exodus 7-13 referred to as such? Dr. Andrew Skinner instructs how the Exodus from Egypt reverberates throughout all of scripture. He relates how Jehovah has the power to bring about his miracles,  his purposes, and deliver his people.

Part II

Dr. Skinner returns to discuss the plagues that afflict Egypt, their purposes and symbolic nature, and how they remind the Israelites about God’s love for his children. 

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EPISODE 13 – Exodus 1-6

March 21 – March 27 

Anthony Rivera Jr. MTS

I Have Remembered My Covenant

Part I

How is Moses a type of Jesus Christ? Anthony Rivera, Jr. MTS discusses this and the importance of covenantal relationships, naming in the Book of Exodus, and what brings Moses to the mountain.

Part II

Anthony Rivera, Jr. MTS returns to discuss the parallels between the Exodus story and the Garden of Eden,  the value of Jethro, Zipporah, and the commandment of remembrance.

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EPISODE 12 – Genesis 42-50

March 14 – March 20 

Dr. S. Michael Wilcox

God Meant It unto Good

Part I

How does generational conflict affect the decision to sell Joseph into slavery? Dr. Michael Wilcox returns to discuss reconciliation, familial conflict, forgiveness, and God’s redemption.

Part II

Dr. Michael Wilcox develops the ideas that forgiveness frees our futures, how God teaches us to be merciful, and how the Lord can take every tragedy and create triumph. 

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EPISODE 11 – Genesis 37-41

March 7 – March 13 

Dr. Lili De Hoyos Anderson

The Lord Was with Joseph

Part I

How was the Lord with Joseph through times of trial? Dr. Lili Anderson teaches why this life isn’t fair, how Joseph responded to hardship, and how we can choose to receive all He wants to give us as we become antifragile.

Part II

Dr. Anderson returns to discuss the timing of blessings, how sometimes the wicked seem to prosper, how spiritual blessings can come from the darkest times, and how all will be made right through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

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EPISODE 10 – Genesis 28-33

February 28 – March 6

Dr. Jeffrey R. Chadwick

“Surely the Lord Is in This Place”

Part I

How is Jacob’s dream a temple experience? Dr. Jeffrey R. Chadwick joins the podcast to discuss Jacob’s miraculous dream, how the Abrahamic Covenant applies to every human being, and how the scattering of Israel is a fortunate scattering.

Part II

Dr. Chadwick returns to discuss Jacob’s wrestle, his children, and the importance of names in the Hebrew Bible, as well as Jacob, covenant-making with the Lord, and Esau’s redemption. 

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EPISODE 9 – Genesis 24-27

February 21 – February 27  

Dr. Camille Fronk Olson

“The Covenant is Renewed”

Part I

Was Rebekah particularly suited to counsel Isaac and what does this teach us about men and women working together? Dr. Camille Fronk Olson teaches the strength of complementary strengths in familial relationships, the strength of covenantal relationships, and how the Hebrew Bible demonstrates a need for the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

Part II

Dr. Camille Fronk Olson returns and instructs regarding the importance of covenantal marriage, how the Matriarchs and Patriarchs allowed trials to cause them to grow closer to the Lord, and how the people in the Old Testament allow us to see their need for redemption. 

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EPISODE 8 – Genesis 18-23

February 14 – February 20

Dr. Daniel C. Peterson

is Any Thing too Hard for the Lord?

Part I

How do the ancient Near Eastern traditions regarding hospitality affect the story of Lot and Sodom and Gomorrah? Dr. Daniel Peterson explains how Abraham, Lot, and Sarah learn to trust the Lord and wrangle some of the more difficult passages regarding Sodom and Gomorrah.

Part II

How do the ancient Near Eastern traditions regarding hospitality affect the story of Lot and Sodom and Gomorrah? Dr. Daniel Peterson explains how Abraham, Lot, and Sarah learn to trust the Lord and wrangle some of the more difficult passages regarding Sodom and Gomorrah. 

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EPISODE 7 – Genesis 12-17, Abraham 1-2

February 7 – February 13 

Dr. Jennifer C. Lane

To BE A GREATER FOLLOWER of righteousness

Part I

How is a covenant not like a contract? Dr. Jennifer Lane instructs how covenants are familial arrangements about family and belonging. We discuss what it means in the ancient Near East to be a kinsman-redeemer, how covenants create familial bonds, and how the need for redemption applies to us today.

Part II

Dr. Jennifer Lane continues and relates how covenants with the Lord bless the entire human family through sacrifice. We also discuss “cutting a covenant,” the essential nature of the temple, and how our Kinsman-Redeemer will consecrate every loss for our benefit. 

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EPISODE 6 – Genesis 6-11, Moses 8

January 31 – February 6 

Dr. Krystal V. L. Pierce

Noah Found Grace in the Eyes of the Lord

Part I

Can we bend God’s will toward our own? Dr. Krystal Pierce shares her expertise about postdiluvian culture and shares insights into the archeology of ziggurat temples, the tower of Babel, the Flood, and the sociality and calling of Noah.

Part II

Dr. Krystal Pierce returns, and we discuss the wickedness in Noah’s day helps us prepare for the Second Coming, the importance of covenants, and how tokens of covenants allow us to remember the Atonement and the Savior. 

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EPISODE 5 – Moses 7

January 24 – January 30

Dr. Avram Shannon

The Lord Called His People Zion

Part I

What will spur the Saints to build Zion? Dr. Avram Shannon joins the podcast and discusses the commandment to build Zion and how it parallels the City of Enoch and is an antitype to Cain’s city. The Savior’s return to Zion, the end of contention, and who will build and reside in Zion are all discussed in this compelling episode.

Part II

Dr. Avram Shannon continues to discuss the creation of a Zion people, a God that weeps, and man’s redemption through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. 

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EPISODE 4 – Genesis 5, Moses 6

January 17 – January 23

Dr. Jenet Erickson

Teach these things freely unto your chidlren

Part I

Is repentance about healing our relationship with God and ourselves? Dr. Jenet Ericson instructs that God teaches that parenting is a relationship instead of a role. Additionally, we discuss intentionality in family life, the power of ritual, and the strength that comes from brokenness and healing with the Savior.

Part II

Dr. Erickson returns and teaches that emotions and sexuality are given as gifts by a loving God. We also discuss Enoch’s vulnerability, restoring eternal vision, and displacing shame in our lives through Jesus Christ.

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EPISODE 3 – Genesis 3-4, Moses 4-5

January 10 – January 16

Dr. Shon D. Hopkin

The fall of adam and eve

Part I

How did Joseph Smith mend the rift between the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) and the New Testament? Dr. Shon Hopkin discusses how the biblical themes of a fortunate Fall, covenants, and sacrifice prepare us to understand the time of Jesus Christ and our own.

Part II

Dr. Hopkin returns to discuss the heroism of both Eve and Adam, the love story that is apparent in the Garden of Eden, new insights into our personal Fall, and new applications in the Cain and Abel story.

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EPISODE 2 – Genesis 1-3, Moses 2-3, Abraham 4-5

January 3 – January 9

Dr. Joshua M. Sears

In the Beginning God Created the Heaven and the Earth

Part I

Were the creation accounts intended to be archeological, geological, or scientific texts? Dr. Joshua Sears joins the podcast and teaches us about Ancient Near Eastern Cosmology and the purpose of creation texts. We learn what “accommodation” means when discussing scripture, and what are “the terrible questions?”

Part II

Dr. Sears returns and teaches how God’s naming pattern helps identify a creation’s purpose and how God can organize and create meaning out of chaos, and how that applies to our individual lives and trials. You will come to understand the Creation, the grand vision of Moses 1, and God’s love in powerful new ways in this episode.

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EPISODE 1 – Moses 1 & Abraham 3

December 27 – January 2

Dr. Kerry Muhlestein

This is my work and my glory

Part I

Dr. Kerry Muhlestein returns to discuss Moses 1’s application is essential today regarding spiritual discernment, the importance of spiritual experiences, and the reminder that the Lord is powerful to save His children and we are His assistants.

Part II

Dr. Kerry Muhlestein returns to discuss Moses 1’s application is essential today regarding spiritual discernment, the importance of spiritual experiences, and the reminder that the Lord is powerful to save His children and we are His assistants.

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