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Welcome to the Third Hour, a Latter-Day Saint home study podcast!This year we're doing a deep dive into the New Testament. Some of our talking points will be familiar. Other ideas may sound new. That's okay! Together, we'll learn something about the New Testament no matter what our starting level.Every week, we'll let you know which verses we're studying. If you miss some reading, we'll recap what's going on. And don't worry about spoilers; this stuff is two thousand years old.

Welcome to the Third Hour, a Latter-Day Saint home study podcast!This year we're doing a deep dive into the New Testament. Some of our talking points will be familiar. Other ideas may sound new. That's okay! Together, we'll learn something about the New Testament no matter what our starting level.Every week, we'll let you know which verses we're studying. If you miss some reading, we'll recap what's going on. And don't worry about spoilers; this stuff is two thousand years old.
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Welcome to the Third Hour, a Latter-Day Saint home study podcast!This year we're doing a deep dive into the New Testament. Some of our talking points will be familiar. Other ideas may sound new. That's okay! Together, we'll learn something about the New Testament no matter what our starting level.Every week, we'll let you know which verses we're studying. If you miss some reading, we'll recap what's going on. And don't worry about spoilers; this stuff is two thousand years old.

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Episodes

#43. Hebrews, Part Two: Archegos and Teleiotes

10/20/2019
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Continuing from last week's discussion of the Epistle to the Hebrews, the Third Hour Podcast discusses this elegant letter's second half, including the identity of Melchizedek, the high priest who makes a sacrifice for all, and the identity of Jesus as the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.

Duration:00:41:09

#42. Hebrews, Part One: Pantocrator

10/13/2019
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Nestled within the Epistle to the Hebrews is one of the Bible's greatest mysteries. Although this represents some of the finest writing in the entire New Testament, featuring educated language, a developed Christology, and concise rhetorical arguments, the epistle itself is anonymous. On the Third Hour Podcast, we discuss the first six chapters of this landmark work, including possible authors, what it represents to Christianity and Latter-day Saints, and the ways it portrays Jesus Christ.

Duration:01:00:43

#41. The Pastoral Epistles

10/6/2019
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The Pastoral Epistles — 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus — are short but difficult to decode, in part because of the ways they diverge from the rest of the Pauline Epistles. Join the Third Hour Podcast as we discuss what's good, bad, and in between about some of the New Testament's most controversial inclusions.

Duration:01:11:58

#40. For the Perfecting of the Saints

9/29/2019
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As the Third Hour Podcast dives into the epistle to the Ephesians, we discuss the formation of New Testament canon, differing approaches to pseudepigrapha, and how to reconcile deutero-Pauline epistles.

Duration:01:18:07

#39. More Than a Slave

9/22/2019
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The Third Hour investigates the last of the epistles likely written by Paul's own hand, discussing topics of citizenship, households, and slavery found in Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon.

Duration:01:05:21

#38. The Acts of Paul

9/14/2019
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The Acts of the Apostles may have begun with Peter, but its final nine chapters are a farewell to Paul, repeating his conversion story and bearing witness to multiple authority figures as he heads first to Jerusalem and later to Rome. Join the Third Hour Podcast as we discuss the last portion of the New Testament's most directly historical book.

Duration:01:19:22

#37. Judgment and Despisal

9/8/2019
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As Paul concludes his epistle to the Romans and prepares to journey back to Jerusalem, he leaves his readers with some final advice, including strong words for those who judge and those who despise.

Duration:00:48:45

#36. If Children, Then Heirs

9/1/2019
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Paul continues his epistle to the Romans, and the Third Hour Podcast discusses the crux of his central argument, from the universal problem of sin to the solution of justification by faith in Jesus Christ.

Duration:01:09:53

#35. All Fall Short

8/25/2019
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Paul's epistle to the Romans is often considered his magnum opus, a definitive statement on how mankind can be set at rights with the divine. Today, the Third Hour Podcasts investigates the first three chapters of Paul's most comprehensive letter, beginning with a massive existential problem — that everyone falls short of the glory of God.

Duration:00:51:08

#34. Fourth Corinthians

8/17/2019
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Is Paul's second epistle to Corinth really the second epistle, or the third? Or even the fourth? Is it one letter or multiple? Join the Third Hour Podcast as we discuss the difficulty of decoding Second Corinthians, possible later additions, and some of the differences between reading Jesus and reading Paul.

Duration:01:12:10

#33. All Things to All People

8/11/2019
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Continuing the First Epistle to the Corinthians, the Third Hour Podcast discusses Paul's take on marriage, sexuality, women, unity, spiritual gifts, and resurrection.

Duration:01:30:14

#32. Corinth

8/3/2019
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As Paul completes one missionary journey and begins another, he receives distressing news from the congregation he founded in Corinth — and begins one of his most difficult epistles yet. Join the Third Hour Podcast as we investigate Acts 18-19 and the first six chapters of 1 Corinthians!

Duration:01:18:16

#31. An Uproar in Thessalonica

7/27/2019
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Paul's second missionary journey takes him to Greece, where he spends some time in prison, preaches about the unknown god of Athens, and sends two epistles to the converts in Thessalonica. Join the Third Hour Podcast as we investigate the particulars of Paul's journey and the ways these epistles answer the questions of the Thessalonians — and raise a few new ones.

Duration:01:19:31

#30. The Apostolic Council

7/19/2019
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As Gentile converts flood into the fledgling Christian church, questions about adherence to the Law of Moses threaten to become points of division and contention. Peter, Paul, and other leaders gather in Jerusalem to formulate a response, resulting in two very different accounts — one in Acts, the other in Paul's Epistle to the Galatians.

Duration:01:21:41

#29. An Epistle of Straw

7/13/2019
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This week, the Third Hour Podcast takes a look at the Epistle of James, its place in history, what it's arguing and why, and some useful tools for decoding the epistles in general.

Duration:01:08:09

#28. Persecutions and Converts

7/6/2019
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In the decade following the ascent of Jesus, this small movement of disciples and believers grows from a cult to a community, from a Way to a Church, from nameless to Christianity — and faces stiff opposition from both within and without.

Duration:01:33:25

#27. Something Ends, Something Begins

6/30/2019
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As the Gospels conclude and Jesus ascends into heaven, the apostles must now decide how to proceed with building the church and awaiting the return of their Messiah.

Duration:01:01:07

#26. Resurrection

6/23/2019
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At long last, the climactic miracle of the Gospels. Join the Third Hour Podcast as we discuss the women at the tomb, the appearances of Jesus, and the final chapters of the Gospels.

Duration:00:53:55

#24. Desertion

6/9/2019
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This week on the Third Hour Podcast, Jesus hosts the last supper, prays in the Garden Gethsemane, and gets arrested — and is ultimately deserted by his disciples.

Duration:01:07:57

#25. Crucifixion

6/9/2019
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This week on the Third Hour Podcast, the tragedy of the Gospels reaches its lowest moment as the Son of Man is tried by his enemies, convicted by his people, and crucified.

Duration:01:03:37