What does it mean that we are “the temple of God”? How can the idea of being “not our own” be both positive and negative? This episode explores these issues in the context of 1 Corinthians. Yes, we are our own–but also accountable to something greater.
Natasha and Brandon join the class.
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Class Member Reading: 1 Corinthians 1 – 6
1 Corinthians 7–10; Bible Dictionary, “Pauline Epistles: Epistles to the Corinthians,” 743–44.
1 Corinthians 3:16–17; 1 Corinthians 6:19–20; Galatians 5:16; 3 Nephi 12:27–30; D&C 42:22; D&C 46:33
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Intro/Lesson Goals 00:00
How this discussion usually plays out at church 02:50
Podcast business 03:57
Correction to consider: Using the manual more 05:56
Review the reading 07:48
36:11 Unity in the church
37:57 “Milk and meat” (use and misuse)
40:52 “Ye are the temple of God”/”Ye are not your own”
44:01 Return to the reading (including scripture chain)
53:10 Paul’s Corinthian correspondence (reading from Ehrman)
59:34 Jesus on marriage/Paul on not-marriage
The Bible and homosexuality 01:02:17
Our body v. God’s temple 01:06:29
Milk before Meat, but Meat! Robert Millett
Natasha’s The Mormon Therapist Blog
Jennifer Finlayson Fife on female sexuality in an LDS context, Mormon Stories
Jennifer Finlayson Fife’s website
The Church’s “Mormons and Gays” website
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Thanks to Jim Henderson for editing the discussion, and to Marshal McDonald for the bumper music!