303.3: Justice and Responsibility (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 35, Study Notes)

God Reveals His Secrets to His Prophets


What is the “secret” that God reveals to his prophets? And what do we make of the fact that Amos was called from outside all institutional structure? This section explores how Amos’ critiques apply to our modern lives and institutions and how we can care better for each other and the world.


Jessica and Jeremy continue a bold, challenging, but important discussion


Class Member Reading: Amos 3; 7; 8; 9; Joel 2; 3; D&C 1:37-38

Additional Reading: Joseph Smith–History 1:41; D&C 1:14-28

Other Reading: The rest of Amos and Joel, especially Amos 4-5


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

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



Thanks to William Newman for content editing and Steven Nelson for the music.

Latest Comments

  1. Felicia says:

    I just finished listening to all parts of 303 (the Amos/ Joel lesson). I have learned so much and really appreciate having my perspective challenged and enlarged.

    I did want to add that one place where I see the church really trying to impact social justice issues is in education. I teach for BYUI online and the vision for Pathway world wide and BYUI is inclusive and inspiring. This semester about a third of my students are from developing nations. I’m so grateful to use my talents in this effort to educate and lift people out of poverty and ignorance.

    I encourage you to take a look at the Take 5 initiative at BYUI. Its not perfect and there are lots of bumps along the way, but they are trying (at a substantial monetary and creative manpower cost).

    Thanks for all you do! I appreciate your vulnerability and honesty as well as your scholarship and idealism (tempered by real life experiences).


    • Jared Anderson says:

      Thank you for this engaging comment! I have nothing but respect for all the good the Church does. I am blown away by how much they do in the prison. I am excited to hear about the BYUI program! What an inspiring service to be part of.


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