The Scriptures Are Real

By Kerry Muhlestein

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 Jan 12, 2022

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The Scriptures Are Real (TSAR) with Kerry Muhlestein is a podcast where we look at elements of the scriptures that have become real to us. We interview both experts (people with language, archaeological, historical backgrounds, etc.), and lay folks, and explore times when the scriptures became real to them. This is done from the viewpoint of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We believe that there is real power in the scriptures and that as they become more real we can better apply them to our lives and draw more power from them. If you listen to this podcast you will learn all kinds of interesting background information that will help you understand and learn more from the scriptures. We believe it will allow you to add real power to your life. My gratitude to my co-host Lamar Newmeyer. Also to my friend Rich Nicholls, who composed the introductory music.

Episode Date
Tying together Lessons from the Wilderness and Joshua (week of May 23, fourth to listen to)
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In this shortcast Kerry reviews the challenges the Israelites had in the wilderness and how God overcame those as they entered the Land of Promise. In doing so, he recaps the conquest of the land.

Our gratitude for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing our music.

May 22, 2022
Messages and Meanings from Joshua (week of May 23, third to listen to)
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Lamar and Kerry talk about the most important messages from the Book of Joshua. There is a surprising amount of important theological meaning in a book that most people think of being about warfare.

Lamar and I referenced some videos I have posted with more details about history and geography and archaeology. These can be found by going to the following website and scrolling to the bottom to find the "Old Testament Video Series" column. https://www.outofthedust.org/old-testament-aids/

Our thanks to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing the music.

May 22, 2022
From Adam to Joshua, how we got here (week of May 23, second to listen to)
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Kerry and Lamar give a bird's eye view of the Old Testament so far. As we leave the Torah, or Pentateuch, and enter into the Promised Land, it is worth looking at the big picture. It will help us understand the rest of the Old Testament.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and played the music.

May 22, 2022
George Pierce on Realities of the Entry into the Promised Land (week of May 23, first to listen to)
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Kerry interviews George Pierce on what we can learn from archaeology about the Israelites coming into the Promised Land. With all of that we can flesh out the stories better.

Our gratitude to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, to Kaleb Muhlestein for producing the episode, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing our music.

May 22, 2022
Sam Millburn about Moses Not Going into the Promised Land (week of May 16, third to listen to)
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Sam and Kerry explore why Moses couldn't go into the Promised Land, and lessons we can learn from that for our own lives.

Our gratitude to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and to our editor, Kaleb Muhlestein, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing the song.

May 15, 2022
Jenet Erickson Talks about the Covenant in our Lives (week of May 16, second to listen to)
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In this episode Kerry and Jenet have an open discussion about some elements of the covenant in our lives and how it affects us. They explore how understanding the covenant and God's relationship with us correctly affects the way we view how we approach salvation. Our gratitude to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing the music.

May 15, 2022
The Heart of Deuteronomy and the Covenant (week of May 16, first to listen to)
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In this shortcast Kerry gives a quick overview of Deuteronomy. Because Deuteronomy is largely about the covenant, Kerry especially explores the most crucial verses in Judaism and in the covenant, and what it means for each covenant holder in their life.

Our gratitude to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing the music.

May 15, 2022
Keith Wilson, Fiery Serpents, and Our Commute to Be with God (week of May 9, second to listen to)
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Keith Wilson and Kerry explore the story of the fiery serpents who bit the children of Israel in the wilderness. They discuss the theme in the Old Testament and the Book of Mormon and what it may really have been like and how it applies to us.

Thanks to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and to Kaleb Muhlestein for editing this episode, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing the music.

May 10, 2022
Israel, Exodus, Archetype, Atonement, and Us (week of May 9, first to listen to)
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In this shortcast Kerry explores how the journey of the Israelites is similar to our journey to be with God. This allows us to better understand the role of faith, atonement, and believing Christ in our lives.

Our gratitude to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and to Kaleb Muhlestein, for editing this episode, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing the music.

May 08, 2022
Festivals, Atonement, Holy Days, Holiness, and Us (week of May 2, third to listen to)
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Kerry interviews Julianne Muhlestein about times when they witnessed people living the Law of Moses and how it impacted them in a positive way. They especially focus on holiness and the atoning sacrifice of Christ and how it affects them and their family.

Our gratitude to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, to Kaleb Muhlestein for editing the episode, and to Rich Nicholls for playing and composing the music.

May 05, 2022
Mosaic Laws of Love and Mercy (Week of May 2, second to listen to)
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In this shortcast, Kerry explores elements of the Law of Moses that demonstrate mercy and love. He talks about how this is part of the covenant and how to think about applications today, even post-Law-of-Moses.

Our gratitude to Lisa Spice for being our sponsor, and Kaleb Muhlestein for editing this video, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing the music.

May 01, 2022
Tabernacles, Temples, and Our Journey to be with God (week of May 2, first to listen to)
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In this podcast Kerry examines how the tabernacle was made and the elements of the tabernacle. He explores how this is symbolic of our journey through life to be with God again.

Our thanks to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and our video editor, Kaleb Muhlestein, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing the music.

May 01, 2022
Avram Shannon on the Law of Moses and Holiness (week of April 25, second to listen to)
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Kerry and Avram discuss the purpose of the Law of Moses and what it means to be holy and what that has to do with us today.

Our gratitude to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and to Kaleb Muhlestein for editing this podcast, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing the music.

Apr 25, 2022
Sinai, Covenant, and Sacrifice (week of April 25, first to listen to)
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In a joint podcast, done by both The Scriptures Are Real and Meridian Magazine's Come Follow Me podcast, Kerry visits with Scot and Maurine Proctor about Israel entering into the covenant on Mount Sinai.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for Michaela Proctor Hutchins for editing the episode.

Apr 24, 2022
The Glory of God on Sinai and Us (week of April 18, second to listen to)
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In this shortcast, Kerry discusses some elements of God's glory on Mount Sinai, what it has to do with the faith of the Children of Israel, and what that has to do with us.

Apr 22, 2022
Phil Allred on the Sinai Experience (week of April 18, first to listen to)
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Phil Allred and Kerry Muhlestein explore elements of the Sinai story

Our gratitude to Lisa Spice for sponsoring us, and to Kaleb Muhlestein for editing the episode, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing the music.

Apr 17, 2022
Easter Special
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Kerry explores stories where Gethsemane and the resurrection became more real to him.

Apr 17, 2022
Deliverance, the Song of the Sea, and a conquering Savior
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Kerry talks about Exodus 15 and the beautiful but powerful imagery of the Lord as a Divine Warrior. He discusses why it is important that we and our children understand that we have a Savior who can conquer and deliver.

Our gratitude to Lisa Spice, our sponsor, to Kaleb Muhlestein for editing the episode, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing the theme song.

Apr 14, 2022
Exodus Gee Whiz Stuff
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Kerry touches on a number of elements of the Exodus story that are very real and help make sense of some of the details (such as the migratory route of quails).

Our gratitude to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and our editor, Kaleb Muhlestein, and to Rich Nicholls who composed and played the theme song.

Apr 14, 2022
Gethsemane with Melanie Hoffman (week of April 11, first to listen to
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Kerry talks with the composer and writer of the song Gethsemane, Melanie Hoffman, about Christ, His gift, and what happened in Gethsemane.

hoffmanhouse.com

Thanks to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and to Kaleb Muhlestein, for editing the episode, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing the music.

Apr 10, 2022
John Gee on the Exodus (week of April 4, first to listen to)
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In this episode Egyptologist John Gee joins Egyptologist Kerry Muhlestein in Egypt to discuss some of the realities of Exodus 14 and the deliverance from Egypt.

In this video Kerry mentions a video that can be found on the playlist "Old Testament Class Video". The link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP0AwqZejcA&list=PL_oQcvVR477wAsp1XsOO-Ubyx8IC4y36T&index=13.

Our gratitude to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, to Kaleb Muhlestein, for editing this episode, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing the music.

Apr 03, 2022
Appreciating the Passover with Joshua Matson (week of March 28, second to listen to)
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Kerry and Josh Matson explore Josh's experience at a Samaritan Passover and how it can help us understand the Passover and some of its symbolism.

Our gratitude to Lisa Spice for being our sponsor, Kaleb Muhlestein for editing, and Rich Nicholls for composing and playing the music.

Mar 27, 2022
An Egyptian View of the Plauges (week of March 28, first to listen to)
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Kerry helps us understand the plagues from an Egyptian point of view, which helps us better understand the message God was sending.

We are grateful to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and our editor, Kaleb Muhlestein, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing the music.

My editor tells me that due to not having my sound equipment with me in Egypt that my mic cuts out a few times, and that I said that they saved Seth when I meant they saved Osiris. I apologize.

Mar 27, 2022
Moses and the Great I Am (week of March 21, fourth to listen to)
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Kerry discusses the meaning of the name I Am

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for our editor, Kaleb Muhlestein, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing the music.

Mar 26, 2022
More on the Exodus Story (week of March 21, third to listen to)
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Kerry and Lamar discuss elements of the Exodus story that help us understand it and make it more real.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for our editor, Kaleb Muhlestein, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing the music.

Mar 26, 2022
Exodus Begun (week of March 21, second to listen to)
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Lamar and Kerry discuss the transition from Genesis to Exodus, and the beginning of the Exodus story and the theme of deliverance.

We thank our sponsor, Lisa Spice, our editor, Kaleb Muhlestein, and Rich Nicholls for composing and playing the music.

Mar 20, 2022
Hope and Transition in the Genesis and Exodus Stories (week of March 21, first to listen to)
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Kerry talks with childhood friend Wayne Anderson about the hope they find in the changes people make as demonstrated in the Genesis and beginning Exodus stories.

Our gratitude to Lisa Spice for sponsoring the podcast, to Kaleb Muhlestein for editing it, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing the music.

Mar 20, 2022
Blessings Pronounced Upon the Tribes (week of March 14, third to listen to)
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In this short-cast, Kerry discusses the different blessings pronounced upon each tribe, including the blessings Moses gave them. He also briefly discusses the importance of knowing the tribes from which we come.

Our gratitude to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, our editor, William Stoughton, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing our music.

Mar 13, 2022
Joseph as a Symbol of Christ (week of March 14, second to listen to)
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In this short-cast Kerry discusses the symbols that point towards Christ in the Joseph Story, and what they have to do with us.

Mar 13, 2022
Joseph Spencer on the Joseph Story (week of March 14, first to listen to)
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Kerry Muhlestein and Joe Spencer explore meaningful elements of the Joseph story, especially the redemption of Judah and the power of the story in our lives.

Our gratitude to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, our editor, Kaleb Muhlestein, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing the music.

Mar 13, 2022
Stephen Smoot on the Joseph Story (week of March 7, 3rd to listen to)
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Kerry Muhlestein and Stephen Smoot discuss the Joseph Story as a whole, and some Egyptological elements that cast light on the story.

Our gratitude to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and to our editor, Kaleb Muhlestein, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing our theme music.

Mar 06, 2022
Cultural elements of the Joseph Story (week of March 7, 2nd to listen to)
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In this shortcast, Kerry explores briefly some cultural and historical elements that cast light on the Joseph Story.

Mar 06, 2022
Understanding Tamar and Judah (week of March 7, 1st to listen to)
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In this short-cast Kerry explores cultural elements that help us understand and even learn from the story of Tamar and Judah.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, for our editor, Kaleb Muhlestein, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing our theme song.

Mar 06, 2022
Creation of the House of Israel and Us (week of Feb. 28, 2nd episode to hear)
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Lamar and Kerry discuss the moving story of Jacob, Rachel, Leah, Billah and Zilpah, and the birth of their 12 sons, and the creation of the House of Israel. They also discuss whether or not God has a chosen people, what it means to be of the House of Israel, and what we should do about it today. You can learn more about this on his website about it, and in the many podcasts, firesides and devotionals found there. You can also read or listen to his latest work on this topic here.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and our editor, Kaleb Muhlestein, and to Rich Nicholls for composing and playing the theme song.

Feb 27, 2022
Jacob's Wrestle, the Abrahamic Sacrifice and You (week of Feb. 28, 4th to watch)
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Kerry discusses the wrestle Jacob has at Peniel and how it is the culmination of his Abrahamic Sacrifice. He then explores the different ways such a sacrifice might look in our lives, sharing the story of his father. He also touches on how significant this was of Jacob.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for our editor, Sabrina Muhlestein, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and played the theme song.

Feb 27, 2022
Kim Matheson on Jacob's wrestle (week of Feb. 28, 3rd to watch)
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Kerry interviews Kim Matheson as she talks about when reading about Jacob's wrestle became real for her.

Feb 27, 2022
Jacob, Bethel, and the Temple (week of Feb. 28, 1st to watch)
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In this shortcast Kerry explores temple and covenant elements of Jacob's experience. He focuses on his dream at Bethel, but touches on his other temple experiences, such as at Peniel and his return to Bethel with his family. We see how similar we are to the great patriarchs and matriarchs of old.

We are grateful to our Sponsor, Lisa Spice, and to our editor, Sabrina Muhlestein, and the composer and player of the music, Rich Nicholls.

Feb 27, 2022
Jacob's Blessing (week of Feb 21)
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Lamar and Kerry discuss the story of Jacob receiving the birthright blessing. They tackle issues such as tricks being employed, the birthright, and inspiration. We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and our editor, Sabrina Muhlestein

Feb 22, 2022
Camille Fronk Olson on the women of Genesis
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Camille Fronk Olson highlights some of the incredible stories we have about women in the book of Genesis. Their lives are so real, and so inspiring, and there is so much we can all learn from them, whether we are male or female. Sister Olson shares many powerful messages.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and our editor, Kaleb Muhlestein

Feb 20, 2022
Learning Lessons From Rebekah (week of Feb. 21)
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Lamar and Kerry discuss the marriage of Rebekah and Isaac. They speak of lessons we can learn from Rebekah and the role model she is. There is so much we can learn from Rebekah. Our gratitude to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and our editor, Kaleb Muhlestein

Feb 20, 2022
Daniel Peterson on Ishmael, Arabs, and Islam Today
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Lamar and Kerry interview Dr. Daniel Peterson about the biblical story of Ishmael and how it impacts the world today. They explore the Arab connection with Ishmael and Islam today.

Feb 13, 2022
Avram Shannon on the Abrahamic Sacrifice of Isaac (week of Feb. 14)
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Dr. Avram Shannon and Dr. Muhlestein discuss the story of the messengers coming to Abraham, and also the near sacrifice of Isaac. They discuss what the Abrahamic Sacrifice really means and what it has to do with us. This is a theme that we will find repeated in the Old Testament

Feb 13, 2022
Abraham, Messengers and Us (week of Feb. 14)
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In this short-cast Kerry and Lamar talk about the messengers that came to visit Abraham before they went on to Sodom and Gomorrah. They discuss what kind of messengers they may have been, and the very practical implications for our lives today.

Feb 13, 2022
Short-cast on the history and geography behind Abraham's life (week of Feb. 7)
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In this short-cast Kerry explores just a few elements behind the geography and the history that makes Abraham's life a little more real. He touches on things from evidence for where Abraham started life to evidence for famine.

Feb 11, 2022
Interview with Rebekah Call about covenant love, Hebrew Poetry and Biblical Geography (week of Feb. 7)
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In this interview Rebekah Call first talks about how she can picture the teachings of the Savior because of the geography of the Holy Land. She also talks about how understanding Hebrew Poetry brings the scriptures to life. The largest part of the interview is explaining what covenants are, how understanding ancient culture helps us understand the covenant, and what God's love is inside a covenant context.

Feb 07, 2022
Interview with Dr. Stephen Taeger on Genesis 12 and the Covenant (week of Feb. 7)
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In this fantastic interview Dr. Taeger explains how the establishment of the Covenant with Abraham became real to him, and helps explain the covenant. Dr. Taeger is a masterful teacher. In this episode you will gain a greater appreciation for what the Abrahamic Covenant has to do with you and your life.

Feb 07, 2022
Interview with Dr. Phil Allred about Abraham's and Sarah's journey (week of Feb. 7)
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In this episode we discuss Abraham's beginnings and how it didn't always go as one might think. As we watch what makes Abraham so great, we can see how much more like our lives his life was than we may have initially thought. This can give us great insights into how to live our lives.

Feb 07, 2022
Temple imagery in the flood and the Tower of Babel
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In this short-cast Kerry discusses timelines for the flood, Abraham and the Bible. He also discusses how understanding temple imagery helps us understand elements of the flood and the Tower of Babel

Feb 04, 2022
The Flood (Week of Jan 31)
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Lamar and Kerry discuss the flood and what it teaches us about God's wrath and His mercy. They help us understand God's justice and gain a helpful perspective on why dramatic events happen in the Old Testament and how to understand them and see God's mercy through them. This discussion will help you understand many stories in the Old Testament.

Jan 30, 2022
Noah (week of Jan. 31)
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Kerry and Lamar address interesting questions such as why Noah cursed Ham's seed. They also discuss Noah's "perfection" and questions of his communing with God.

Jan 30, 2022
The Covenant and Becoming Children of God (Week of Jan 31)
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In this short-cast Kerry traces the covenant from Adam through Enoch and looks at its evidence for Noah, which will allow us to follow it to Abraham. He explores the idea of the covenant helping us be changed to become children of God in a different way.

Jan 30, 2022
Becoming Zion (week of Jan. 24)
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Kerry does a "short-cast" on the definitions of Zion, and what it means for us to become a Zion people and a Zion person, taking it into very real and practical levels.

Jan 24, 2022
Enoch and Adam teach about death and rebirth and what it has to do with us (week of Jan 17)
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Kerry discusses how we learn from God (through Enoch and Adam) about how we are all damned but how the chance for being born again saves us. He also explores what it means to be born again.

Jan 16, 2022
Enoch the Seer (week of Jan. 17)
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Lamar and Kerry explore Enoch's call as a seer. They delve into what it means to have communication with God, especially what some verses in Moses 6 teach us about that in our lives. They also explore what it means to prophesy, or to open our mouths. They help the story of Enoch have application in our lives.

Jan 16, 2022
Eve, Adam, and the Fall (week of January 10)
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In this episode Kerry explores aspects of the fall, such as was it necessary, did it have to happen through transgression, the role of Eve, and consequences for not understanding the Fall correctly.

Jan 10, 2022
Keys to understanding the Old Testament, a fireside (any and all weeks)
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This was a fireside I did for my ward on keys to understanding the Old Testament. These are things that can help us draw more from the Old Testament throughout out lives.

Jan 06, 2022
Creation and chaos, a set of symbols to think about (week of Jan. 3)
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In this short episode Kerry goes over a set of Ancient Near Eastern symbols that are present in the creation account and briefly discusses them and the use of symbols in this and other stories.

Jan 06, 2022
Facsimiles Part 2 (week of Jan. Feb. 7 and Dec. 27)
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Lamar and Kerry discuss Facsimile Two. They explore the translation of some of the hieroglyphs, the symbolism behind some of its figures, and gospel messages. They reference the work of Dr. John Gee from BYU, and Kerry's book Let's Talk about the Book of Abraham.

Dec 31, 2021
What "help meet" means and how that can impact us (Week of Jan 10)
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Kerry and Rebekah Call discuss her in-depth study of the phrase we translate as "help meet." We discover what it really means and the impact that should have on our relationship with God and each other.

Dec 29, 2021
Abraham Chapter Three (week of Dec. 27)
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Dr. Kerry Muhlestein explains Abraham Chapter Three and what it teaches us about our relationship with God.

Dec 28, 2021
The Facsimiles, Part 1 (week of Jan. Feb. 7 and Dec. 27)
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Kerry and Lamar explore some elements of Facsimile One and Two

Dec 28, 2021
God is our (loving) king, but shares everything with us (week of Jan. 3)
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In this episode Lamar and Kerry explore historical kings and compare it with God as a king who wants to exalt us. This is crucial for understanding the entire plan, the scriptures, creation, and everything else. Moses 1 is briefly discussed.

Dec 26, 2021
Introduction to the Book of Abraham (week of Dec. 27 and Jan. Feb. 7)
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Lamar interviews Kerry about the Book of Abraham. We discuss its source, its history, how it was translated, and a little about the Facsimiles. We also explore the relationship between scripture and inspiration.

Helpful resources are:

bookofabraham.org

pealrofgreatpricecentral.org

"Let's Talk about the Book of Abraham," a book by Kerry Muhlestein

Dec 24, 2021
Interview with J. Moody about Matthew 9 and also Creation (week of Jan. 3)
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In this episode I interviewed J Moody, a retired professor of astronomy. We visit about repentance, forgiveness and Matthew 9. We also talk about creation and astronomy.

Dec 23, 2021
The Scriptures are Real Introduction: finding power in the real stories of the scriptures
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Dr. Kerry Muhlestein and Lamar Newmeyer introduce each other and the program. They discuss why we should care about the scriptures and how we gain power from them when they become more real. They share times when the scriptures began to become real for them. Joseph Smith, the First Vision, Kirtland, Section 121, Captain Moroni, the Savior in Capernaum, Christ's apostles, and more.

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Dec 21, 2021
Interview with Dr. Andrew Skinner on Moses 1 and Matthew 16
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In this episode Kerry Muhlestein interviews Andrew Skinner. Dr. Skinner masterfully discusses lessons learned from Moses 1, Matthew 16 and other passages. His insights are illuminating and edifying. While the content is fantastic, unfortunately there was an audio glitch so that there is a slight echo during much of the program. The content was so fantastic that we decided to not try to redo it, the content is worth the echo. Enjoy!

Dec 19, 2021