The Scriptures Are Real show

The Scriptures Are Real

Summary: 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.

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Podcasts:

 Prophets, Caring for the Poor, and All Your Clothes: the Major Messages of Amos (week of Nov. 14, third to listen to) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4205

In this episode Kerry and Lamar discuss the several times Amos teaches about prophets and why they are important and what we should do about them. They discuss the false prophets we all have in our lives without even realizing that we are accepting false prophets. They explore what it really means to be a prophet. They also look at what Amos teaches about the obligation to take care of those who are in need. They analyze how often we are the oppressors of the poor that prophets talk about, even though we think we are not. They try to bring this message home for each of us, and hope that it will help us all to do better at keeping covenant the way God has asked us to.We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, for Alexia Muhlestein who edited this episode, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

 Shortcast on Amos and His Teachings about Judgment and how it Affects Us (week of Nov. 14, second to listen to) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 827

In this shortcast Kerry goes over some of Amos’s images of judgment that sometimes people struggle to understand. He discusses how Amos serves as an intercessor and what we should do as a result of the judgment God asks Amos to prophesy of.We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, for Alexia Muhlestein who edited this episode, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

 Jennifer Brinkerhoff Platt on Obadiah and Being Saviors on Mount Zion (week of Nov. 14, first to listen to) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1659

In this episode Jennifer Brinkerhoff Platt discusses with Kerry the background of Obadiah, and how he was someone who tried to bring reconciliation to the families of Esau and Jacob. They also discuss what it means to be a Savior on Mount Zion and the different ways that can look in our lives right now.We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

 Joel's Images of Chaos and Abundance and Us (week of Nov. 7, second to listen to) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2485

Lamar and Kerry explore the images of destruction found in Joel, and what we should make of them. They also contrast them with the powerful images of blessings that are promised. They point out the things we should be aware of and the things we should look forward to, and how we might see these in our lives.We spoke about a talk by President Hinckley you can find here: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2001/10/living-in-the-fulness-of-times?lang=engWe are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for our editor, Alexia Muhlestein, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

 The Beauty and Promise of Hosea's Redemptive and Covenant Message (week of Nov. 7, first to listen to) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4066

Kerry and Lamar explore what makes the message of Hosea so beautiful and uplifting, rather than so shocking and such a downer. They explain why Hosea's marriage to Gomer should give us hope, why the book of Hosea helps us understand the entire Old Testament, and how we learn so powerfully from Hosea and Gomer about God's willingness to forgive us and bestow covenant blessings upon us. We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for our editor, Alexia Muhlestein, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

 Julianne on large picture lessons from Daniel (week of Oct. 31, second to listen to) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2056

Kerry and Julianne explore some of the big picture elements of Daniel, such as what it teaches a bout intentionality and acting rather than being acted upon, and about how the world influences us and how God is the God of all the world.We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for our editor, Alexia Muhlestein, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for this podcast.

 Lessons from Daniel (week of Oct. 31, first to listen to) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3564

Kerry and Lamar explore the background to Daniel, and also lessons we can learn from the lives of Daniel and his friends. They discuss how these men set themselves apart, and what we can learn from their willingness to accept God's will.We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for Alexia Muhlestein, who edited this episode, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for this podcast.

 Symbolic Action as Prophecy in Ezekiel (week of Oct. 24, third to listen to) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 797

In this shortcast, Kerry talks about symbolic actions that God asks his prophets to use to deliver prophecies. He then explores some of the many symbolic actions Ezekiel was asked to do as part of his ministry. We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for our editor, Alexia Muhlestein, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

 The Real Meanings of the Visions of Ezekiel 37 (week of Oct. 24, second to listen to) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1001

In this shortcast, Kerry explores the meaning of the vision of the dry bones coming to life, and of the sticks of Judah and Ephraim. He shows us the meaning they have in the chapter, and how important that meaning is, and how it helps us understand better the interpretation members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints usually attach to them. We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for our editor, Alexia Muhlestein, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

 Understanding Ezekiel through the Temple (week of Oct. 24, first to listen to) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2103

In this special lecture, Kerry explains how a temple theme runs throughout Ezekiel. He traces that theme, and what it teaches us about being in God's presence, and how it makes sense of the entire book of Ezekiel. He also helps us see what this theme has to do with us. We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for Alexia Muhlestein, who edited the video, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

 George Pierce on Jeremiah and his prophecies (week of Oct. 17, second to listen to) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2392

George Pierce and Kerry explore the things Jeremiah went through and his mission and his prophecies, and how those can relate to us. They also explore how Jeremiah finds consolation in the midst of great tribulation.We are grateful for Lisa Spice, our sponsor, and for Alexia Muhlestein, who edited this episode, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for this episode.

 George Pierce on the trials at the end of Jeremiah's life (week of Oct. 17, fourth to listen to) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1313

In this shortcast Kerry and George explore the trial of Jeremiah being cast in a mire and other elements of the end of Jeremiah's ministry and his laments over Jerusalem.We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for Sabrina Muhlestein for editing this episode, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

 Jeremiah's Crucial Covenant Teachings (week of Oct. 17, third to listen to) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1337

In this shortcast Kerry discusses Jeremiah's teachings about God forgiving, healing, and restoring Israel. This leads to profound teachings about the gathering of Israel, and even more profound teachings about renewing covenant and what the covenant means.We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for Sabrina Muhlestein who edited this episode, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

 Jeremiah's life in his book and prophecies (week of Oct. 17, first to listen to) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1026

Kerry explores Jeremiah and his life and how that interacts with his prophecies. Jeremiah was persecuted as much as any prophet. His prophecies caused him to be persecuted, which then affected his prophecies. We will understand the Book of Jeremiah better by understanding what Jeremiah himself went through. We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for Alexia Muhlestein for editing this episode, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

 Real images of humbling and building in Jeremiah (week of Oct. 10, second to listen to) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1189

In this shortcast, Kerry explores images that we can relate to that help us see how we need to be humbled and built up, and how we need to let God prevail in our lives more than anything else.You can find a chart correlating the chapters in Jeremiah the the historical chapters of 2 Kings, and a chart putting all of the chapters of Jeremiah in chronological order (as best we can) at Kerry's website: https://www.outofthedust.org/old-testament-aids/. Our gratitude to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and to Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

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