052: Learning by Study and also by Faith; D&C and Church History 23

“Seek Learning, Even by Study and Also by Faith”

In a sense, this lesson provides a foundation of all others. How do we understand ourselves, each other, and the world around us? How do we learn? What is the role of “study” and what is the role of “faith”? What are the strengths and limitations of each approach? This lesson will explore two primary questions:

  • In what ways do we learn and understand the world?
  • How do we approach documents of faith? What expectations should we have?
  • How do we balance study “by learning and also by faith”?
  • We will also touch on the relationship between the Church and education in history and the present

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Student ReadingD&C 88:122–25D&C 88:1182 Timothy 3:72 Nephi 9:28–29D&C 88:76–80D&C 6:7D&C 19:23D&C 90:15D&C 93:36–37D&C 93:53D&C 131:6D&C 136:32–33

Additional Teacher ReadingMatthew 11:29D&C 11:21–22D&C 130:18–19D&C 68:25–28D&C 88:119D&C 88:121–26D&C 78:17–18Matthew 25:14–30D&C 82:18



Prepare yourselves for a treasure of a conversation with David Bokovoy and Fiona Givens.

Continue the conversation by posting your comments and questions here, in the facebook group, or email me at MormonSundaySchool at gmail.

You can access my Lesson Notes here.

You can access my Reading Notes here.


Kevin Barney’s post on this lesson for By Common Consent

The Church and Education

How do we experience the world? 

How do we learn? 

By study and also by faith


Many thanks to Devin Roth for the beautiful bumper music. Check out his arrangement of hymns and other work at DevinRothMusic!

Thanks to James Estrada of Oak Street Audio for his timely and high quality post-production.

Latest Comments

  1. Bob says:

    I enjoy Orson Scott Card’s take: Orson Scott Card: Exploring faith and knowledge

    “So when we bear testimony that we “know” the gospel is true, are we saying, “I am so certain of the correctness of my current understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ that I no longer expect to learn anything more”? I hope not!”


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