223: Additional Church History Resources (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 00)

Integrating Sunday School Resources

Sunday School LessonsRevelations in Context, Gospel Topics Essays


The good news! The Church has issued new resources on Church history for the coming Sunday School year.

The not so good news: The Church has not integrated these resources into the Sunday School curriculum.

The solution: We need to do it!

Also, the most urgent key, is doctrine. Even more important than integrating the historical nuance is to provide constructive theological framing for this added information. The Church has not yet provided such resources, so that will be a key goal of the podcast this year.

But I need your help.

If you are able, please support the podcast with an end of year donation! Updating the D&C lessons will take a great deal of work, and I can only do it if I receive enough support. We have about 5,000 downloads per episode, so if everyone contributes what they can, the podcast will be on solid footing. If you are able to make a larger donation, please email me for my address.

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Download the table of Integrated Resources here (or PDF)

You can access my Notes here


The Salt Lake Tribune’s article on the new resources

(De)Construction down the Rabbit Hole


Thanks to Trent Oliphant for postproduction work and to Devin Roth for the bumper music.

  Title Sections Rev. in Context/Essays
1 Introduction to the Doctrine and Covenants and Church History 1 William McLellin’s Five Questions
2 “Behold, I Am Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World” 18, 19, 88, 93 Are Mormons Christian?
3 “I Had Seen a Vision” JST-H 1 First Vision Accounts
“Remember the New Covenant, Even the Book of Mormon”
JST-H 1; D&C 3; 5; 10; 17; 20; 84 The Contributions of Martin Harris; The Experience of the Three Witnesses;  Book of Mormon and DNA Studies; Book of Mormon Translation;
5 “This Is the Spirit of Revelation” 6; 8; 9; JST-H 1 Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham
6 “I Will Tell You in Your Mind and in Your Heart, by the Holy Ghost” 6; 8; 9; 11 Oliver Cowdery’s Gift; Warren Cowdery; [The Book of John Whitmer]
7 “The First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel” 18; 19 Mother in Heaven
8 The Restoration of the Priesthood 13; 20; 27; 84; 107; 110; JST-1  
9 “The Only True and Living Church” 20; 21; 27; 115 “Build Up My Church”; A Mission to the Lamanites; Far West and Adam-ondi-Ahman
10 “This Is My Voice unto All” 25 “Thou Art an Elect Lady”
11 “The Field Is White Already to Harvest” 4; 11-12; 14-18; 31; 33; 75 Joseph Smith’s Support at Home; The Knight and Whitmer Families; The Faith and Fall of Thomas Marsh; [James Covel and the “Cares of the World”]
12 “The Gathering of My People” 29; 33; 37; 38; 52; 57; 110; AoF 1:10 The Journey of the Colesville Branch; Ezra Thayer: From Skeptic to Believer; “Go to the Ohio”; The Center Place
13 “This Generation Shall Have My Word through You” 84; 88; 93; 124; 128; 130 Joseph Smith’s Bible Translation; “Man Was Also in the Beginning with God”; “Our Hearts Rejoiced to Hear Him Speak”; Becoming Like God
14 The Law of Consecration 42; 51; 78; 82; 104 The Law; “A Bishop unto the Church”; Newel K. Whitney and the United Firm
15 “Seek Ye Earnestly the Best Gifts” 46; Aof 1:7 Religious Enthusiasm among Early Ohio Converts
16 “Thou Shalt … Offer Up Thy Sacraments upon My Holy Day” 59  
17 The Law of Tithing and the Law of the Fast 59; 119; 120 “The Tithing of My People”
18 “Establish … a House of God” 95; 109; 110 A School and an Endowment; “A House for Our God”;



19 The Plan of Salvation 19; 76 “The Vision”
20 The Kingdoms of Glory 76; 131; 132  
21 “Looking Forth for the Great Day of the Lord to Come” 29; 34; 45; 88; 101; 133 Orson Pratt’s Call to Serve; Waiting for the Word of the Lord; [Leman Copley and the Shakers]
22 The Word of Wisdom: “A Principle with Promise” 89 The Word of Wisdom
23 “Seek Learning, Even by Study and Also by Faith” 88  
24 “Be Not Deceived, but Continue in Steadfastness” 26; 28; 43; 50; 52 “All Things Must Be Done in Order”
25 Priesthood: “The Power of Godliness” 84; 107; 121 Restoring the Ancient Order
26 “Go Ye into All the World, and Preach My Gospel” 112 “I Quit Other Business”: Early Missionaries
“They Must Needs Be Chastened and Tried, Even as Abraham”
101; 103; 105 The Acceptable Offering of Zion’s Camp ; [Peace and War]; [Wrought Upon to Seek a Revelation]; Peace and Violence among 19th Century LDS
28 “O God, Where Art Thou?” 121; 122 Within the Walls of Liberty Jail
29 Building the Kingdom of God in Nauvoo, Illinois 124; 126 “Take Special Care of Your Family”; Organizing the Church in Nauvoo; Joseph Smith’s Teachings about Priesthood, Temple, and Women
30 “The Prisoners Shall Go Free” 2; 124; 127; 128 Letters on Baptism for the Dead
31 “Sealed … for Time and for All Eternity” 131; 132 Mercy Thompson and the Revelation on Marriage; The Messenger and the Manifesto; Plural Marriage
32 “To Seal the Testimony” 135 Remembering the Martyrdom
33 President Brigham Young Leads the Saints 107  
34 Faith in Every Footstep 136 “This Shall Be Our Covenant”
35 “A Mission of Saving” 4; 18; 52; 81  
36 “The Desert Shall Rejoice, and Blossom as the Rose” Our Heritage 81-96  
37 “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” 21; 43; AoF 1:9  
38 “In Mine Own Way” 38; 42; 58; 104 Ezra Booth and Isaac Morley
39 “The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn to Their Fathers” 2; 110; 138; JST-H 1 Susa Young Gates and the Vision of the Redemption of the Dead
40 Finding Joy in Temple and Family History Work    
41 “Every Member a Missionary” 1; 65; 109; 123  
42 Continuing Revelation to Latter-day Prophets 1; 68; 84; 107; 132; OD 2 William McLellin’s Five Questions; Witnessing the Faithfulness; Race and the Priesthood
43 “Take upon You My Whole Armor”    
44 Being Good Citizens   Of Governments and Laws
45 “The Family Is Ordained of God”    
46 “Zion—The Pure in Heart”    


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