Think Celestial!

This podcast series is produced at the Institute at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Student-hosted podcasts include various guests, exploring a variety of gospel topics. Each episode seeks to help listeners find ways to fulfill President Russell M. Nelson’s October 2023 message regarding ”Think Celestial!”

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Episodes

Lesson 23: Think Celestial

Monday Apr 15, 2024

Monday Apr 15, 2024

In this episode Ashlyn Clark and Lizzie Whitehead discuss how to think celestial while facing opposition. In this life, opposition is not something that may happen, but something that will happen to us. We need to be ready to think celestial in these hard times. 

Wednesday Apr 10, 2024

This episode is a little bit of a departure form the normal programing in some ways.  This is a podcast from the other podcast series "Building Bridges" and is on the topic of finding answers to questions. Part of thinking celestial is figuring out how to deal with difficult topics.  In the our day and age multiple different types of information are all around us. We are inundated by this information in all its different forms. Often this experience leads us to learn things we did not know, or that we do not know what to do with. This process is part of growing in understanding. In this episode Brother Sorenson and Brother Coombs talk about a new gospel topics page called "Seeking Answers". This resources helps to set out some guidelines for finding answers to questions or doubts that might be troubling us.  

Tuesday Apr 02, 2024

In this episode Ian Bates sits down with Emily Davis to talk about thinking celestial with church history. Emily works in the Church History Department at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints. 

Wednesday Mar 27, 2024

It is the week of Easter, so Mary Ward and Nate McLaughlin sit down to talk about Holy Week. This week is a wonderful time to think about the Savior Jesus Christ and prepare to celebrate Easter on Sunday. 

Episode 19: Think Celestial

Tuesday Mar 26, 2024

Tuesday Mar 26, 2024

In this episode Jack Sheehan interviews Lori Newbold on the topic of think celestial. Sister Newbold teaches the Involving the Savior in Our Mental and Emotional Health course at the U of U Institute of religion, where Jack is a student. 

Monday Mar 25, 2024

Mosiah 4:30 teaches us to watch our thoughts words and deeds. Part of thinking celestial is learning to control all three of these things. In this episode McKenzie Hansen interviews Troy Virgin on this topic. McKenzie Hansen is a student at the U of U Institute of Religion where Troy Virgin is the Director. 

Monday Mar 18, 2024

Being civil is hard to do in our present society. However, if we are to think celestial it is one of the important things that we must do. In this episode Mary Ward interviews Scott Wardle on this very topic. Mary is a student at the U of U Institute of Religion where Scott Wardle is a teacher. 

Thursday Mar 14, 2024

In this episode Mary Ward interviews Matt Zito about covenants. Understanding the covenants that we make and strive to keep can help us to think celestial, and in many ways are the end goal of thinking celestial. 

Episode 15: Goal Setting

Tuesday Mar 12, 2024

Tuesday Mar 12, 2024

In this episode, Mary Ward interviews Brother Marshall McDonald about goal setting. Brother McDonald is a teacher at the U of U Institute of Religion, and he is also a composer. He leads a busy life, and has some great insights about setting goals and thinking celestial. Setting goals is one of the many things that can help us to think celestial and fulfill the purpose that God has for us. 

Thursday Feb 29, 2024

One of the things that may make it difficult to think celestial is the adversity and suffering that is part of this mortal realm. In this episode, Zach Christensen interviews Christ Nordfelt on this important topic. Christ Nordfelt is a teacher at the U of U Institute where Zach Christensen is one of the students. 

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