Author Archives: Taylor Halverson

About Taylor Halverson

I love learning. I love connecting. I love interdisciplinarity.

What We Learn About Marriage from the Garden of Eden

A careful reading of the text of Genesis clearly indicates that Adam and Eve were married in the Garden of Eden, and that their marriage was intended to serve as a model for marriage for their descendants. https://ldsmag.com/what-we-learn-about-marriage-from-the-garden-of-eden/ Article by … Continue reading

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Talking is Not Teaching. New Podcast

My latest Podcast, “Talking is not Teaching,” presents a complete re-framing of the approach to teaching the gospel that mirrors much of what is being rolled out in Sunday schools and in Priesthood and Relief society with the Come, Follow Me style … Continue reading

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Teaching the Gospel Using Metaphors and Analogies

Are you a gospel teacher or learner?  Listen to this podcast to learn about the principles for using metaphors and analogies in teaching and learning. https://www.ldsmissioncast.com/2018/03/01/teach-gospel-using-metaphors-analogies-taylor-halverson-episode-5-lds-missioncast/

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Ladders, dirty windows and the need for the light of Christ

If you were asked to clean the windows of a church, how long would it take to accomplish the task? A few hours, days, weeks, months? How about nearly 300 years. And the ladder is still there waiting for the … Continue reading

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Insights on Covenants from the Five Books of Moses

God’s covenant with Moses and his people provides the structure for The Five Books of Moses (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy), also called The Pentateuch or the Torah. This covenant required faithfulness from God’s people in return for peace … Continue reading

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Preexistence and Creation: A Perspective on How to Read the Creation Story

The Genesis account of creation does not depict God creating matter out of nothing (what is traditionally called “creation ex nihlo”).  Instead, Genesis narrates God creating this earth out of matter that already existed. The focus is not on the grander … Continue reading

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The Creation and Its Relation to God’s Covenants

The creation narrative in Genesis was not written to provide a how-to manual for how the earth was created. The creation narrative instead serves as a backdrop to the covenant that we are expected to keep. https://ldsmag.com/the-creation-and-its-relation-to-gods-covenants/

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