178: Lessons in the Wilderness (BoM Gospel Doctrine Lesson 5)

“Hearken to the Truth, and Give Heed unto It”


Tensions come to a head when Lehi and his family go through their most difficult trials, first during years in the wilderness and then on their journey across the ocean. These chapters have implications about the balance of truth and love, internal vs. external motivation, and the nature of scripture.

Meredith and Trent join the class.


Class Member Reading: 1 Ne. 16 – 18

Additional Reading: Alma 37:38-46


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Nephi’s Wife, Women in the Scriptures

Horses in the Book of Mormon, by Michael Ash at FAIR Mormon

Jeff Lindsay responds to the issues of plants and animals in the Book of Mormon

Was the building of the boat miraculous or impossible? Zelph on the Shelf

Neil de Grasse Tyson on What is Science? 


Thanks to Devin Roth for the bumper music and to Trent for doing double duty by participating as well as audio editing!

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