260.2: Providing for ourselves and each other (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 38)

“In Mine Own Way”

One of the most urgent problems we face today is also the most overwhelming… incomprehensible wealth inequality and literally a world of desperate need. This episode discusses

  • The problem
    • Wealth inequality/poverty in the world
    • Wealth inequality/poverty in the US
    • Wealth inequality/poverty in the Church
  • Possible Solutions
    • The very first step: Acknowledge there is a problem
    • Caring for the needy in the Church
  • Additional approaches
  • Thoughts on increasing well-being (what is our responsibility? How can we care for ourselves? How can we give? How can we serve? More than tithing and fast offerings)
  • In short, what can we do?

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Class Member Reading: Doctrine and Covenants 38:30; D&C 42:30–31, 42; D&C 58:26–28; D&C 104:13–18; Our Heritage, pages 108–9, 111–14; D&C 35686_000_04044:6; D&C 52:40; D&C 56:16; D&C 88:123; D&C 104:13–18; 2 Thessalonians 3:10–12; D&C 56:17; D&C 88:124

Additional Teacher Reading: Ether 2:3; Jacob 2:17–19; Matthew 25:35


Jessica, Chris, Sarah and John provide an informed, sobering, but ultimately inspiring discussion.


You can access the Assigned Reading here

You can access the Lesson Notes here.



Further Reading/Listening

The Problem

Potential Solutions

Pick a cause you believe in and make a contribution! Also remember that one of the most effective things you can do is become politically involved.

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

Thanks to the post production team William Newman who edited for content and Nathan Jones who edited for sound quality, and to Trent Oliphant who reissued the episode.

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