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Nathan Richardson

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Background

BA English (minor in Spanish), Brigham Young University; MS Communication Disorders, BYU; private speech-language pathologist in the Middle East; book designer

Classes Taught

  • The Two Falls, Part 1: Does Sinning Make Me Wiser?
    • Thu 3:40 PM
  • Sometimes we learn so much in the process of repenting that we begin to think that we needed to sin in order to grow and progress. Modern prophets have something to say about that notion.

  • The Two Falls, Part 2: The Plan of Salvation Like You Have Never Seen It Drawn
    • Thu 5:00 PM
  • We’re all familiar with the plan of salvation circles diagram from flannel boards and missionary flip charts, but there is another way of summarizing the plan of salvation that appears more often in the scriptures and which produces some interesting insights.

  • The Two Falls, Part 3: The Humility Cycle
    • Thu 6:20 PM
  • The pride cycle is definitely a thing. But are we fated to repeat it, or can we break the cycle? If we can, then where should we break it?

  • Temples and the Atonement, Part 1: How 99 percent of Us Explain the Atonement Wrong
    • Fri 3:40 PM
  • Take this brief six-question quiz about a very basic doctrine and then note that many seasoned and well-read saints nevertheless produce contradicting answers. Why are we giving inconsistent answers about this core doctrine?

  • Temples and the Atonement, Part 2: How Ancient Temple Symbolim Can Enrich Your Temple Experience
    • Fri 5:00 PM
  • Why did the ancient temple have three main rooms? What does this teach us about the purposes of the atonement?

  • Temples and the Atonement, Part 3: How the Temple Rooms Teach the Plan of Salvation
    • Fri 6:20 PM
  • If we already lived with God in the premortal life, why risk coming to earth? Modern temples use five rooms to teach us about the plan of salvation and how mankind changes at each stage in the plan.

  • Judgy McJudgeface: Judging Without Being Judgmental
    • Sat 9:00 AM
  • Matthew 7:1 is a candidate for the most misused scripture passage in modern history. What did Jesus mean, and what did he not mean, when he told us to “judge not”?

  • Insights From Overarching Patters in the Doctrine and Covenants
    • Sat 10:20 AM
  • We are accustomed to analyzing the scriptures one verse at a time, but there are some unique insights to be had by approaching it from a bird’s-eye view. This class includes a list of suggested titles for each D&C section and personal applications to be found by considering the larger storyline.

  • Fourteen Fundamentals in Following the Prophet: Maybe the Prophets Actually Know What They Are Doing
    • Sat 11:40 AM
  • Ezra Taft Benson summarizes several basic principles, showing how they were at work anciently as well as how we can apply them today.