141: Light, Truth, and Freedom (New Testament Lesson 15)

“I Am the Light of the World”


Class Member Reading: John 7-8

Additional Reading: None

Scripture Chain: John 8:12; Psalm 27:1; Isaiah 2:5; Alma 38:9; 3 Nephi 15:9; D&C 88:6–13


The idea of Jesus or God as “Light of the world” is evocative, but what does it mean? This episode uses the assigned reading to explore the themes of light, life, truth and freedom.


You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF):

You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF):



“The Dead Who Die in the Lord”, Elder McConkie

“Truth”, Encyclopedia of Mormonism

“Truth”, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

“Colors”, RadioLab

“Senses”, Wikipedia

“Free Will Worth Wanting”, Daniel Dennett

Mormon Women Project Lesson 15

Thanks to Marshall McDonald for the bumper music!


Latest Comments

  1. NC says:

    I’ve been really enjoying your podcast. Thank you so much for your hard work. Your point on greater light and truths being only beneficial when you’re prepared for them rang especially true to me. Thank you.


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