I noted a couple days ago in my discussion about the law of consecration that there was an episode available from the Church’s official Mormon Channel on this topic, as well as on the United Order. I think these are areas where we, as a people, lack significant knowledge and correct understanding, and I would recommend that we all spend some time and learn more about them, so that we might be better educated in these important matters, and not perpetuate some of the myths that we continue to believe.
The episodes are hosted by Dr. Brent Top, chairman of the Department of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University, with Dr. Steven Harper as a guest joining him, Associate Professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University, and one of the major participants in the Joseph Smith Papers Project of the Church History department. Brent notes that Harper is one of the Church’s “experts” on the law of consecration, and that early period of Church History when it was introduced. I have read Harper’s work, and heard him speak on the topic before, and believe he has a lot to teach us regarding these subjects, and which are fully relevant to our discipleship today.
You may listen to the episodes below by clicking the “play” buttons.
The Law of Consecration, Episode 20 (Duration: 28:55 | Download):
The United Order, Episode 21 (Duration: 28:48 | Download):
My notes from the Law of Consecration, Episode 20: [Read more…]