Gerald Lund: Signs of the Second Coming
Elder Gerald Lund began writing his first book about the Second Coming nearly 50 years ago. He has devoted much of his life to studying the topic and recently began working on a rewrite of “The Coming of the Lord.” In this week’s episode, Elder Lund answers questions from Twitter users about the Second Coming.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9 Jan 2019
Emily Belle Freeman: Grace For All Seasons
We all find ourselves in circumstances where we are in desperate need of help, moments where we find ourselves incapable of doing what is asked of us. For each of these moments, there is an answer: Grace. But do we only receive grace after doing everything within our power? And how do we know if we’ve done everything within our power? On today’s episode of “All In,” Emily Belle Freeman shares what she has learned about grace and what she believes “after all we can do” really means. "That's how we would describe grace to people: It's when we feel that abundance of love, it's when we feel that hope, it's the increase of what Christ can bring into mortality for us so we can make it through." Show Notes: 2:52-The Evolution of Grace 5:53- What Even Is Grace? 9:26- A Daughter Named Grace 14:41- His Touch in Our Lives Reflected 18:39- A God-Given Love for Jesus 23:46- Grace Began in the Garden of Eden 28:32- “After All We Can Do” 33:36- Enabling Power 36:24- “Your One Holy Thing” 42:30- Grace Where You Are 44:13- What Does It Mean To Be “All In”?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8 Jan 2020
Patrick Q. Mason: Working Through Our Doubts and Creating Space for Others to Do the Same
“Faith is a gift and a precious commodity in any age, but an increasingly rare one in our modern world,” Patrick Mason writes in his book, “Planted.” It is for this reason that Mason also states that, “How we deal with doubt in the Church today is one of the most pressing tests of our collective discipleship.” That is not limited to how we approach our own doubts but also how we seek to be compassionate toward others as they face their own doubts. Note: “Planted” was published prior to the emphasis on using the full name of the Church. Please excuse any reference to “Mormonism” as a result. “This is one of the reasons why God restored the Church in the modern age, because he knew precisely the ways that our social bonds would erode in the 20th and 21st centuries, and the Church is one of the great answers for that. So is it hard sometimes? Yeah, but I think one of the great aspects of the restoration is the we’re put in wards that are geographically defined, we do not choose who we go to church with. And that puts us in company with people of different classes, different races, certainly different genders. People have different life experiences, people that we would never choose to associate with. That's the laboratory of love. That is the school of discipleship. That's what's going to make us as Christians.” Show Notes: 2:42- Why Address Doubt? 4:40- Faith: An Individual Experience 8:00- Fortifications 11:46- Faith That Grows With Us 16:00- Hanging On To What We Do Know 18:32- Peaks and Valleys 21:37- A Test of our Collective Discipleship 28:44- Creating Space For Honesty 33:40- Fallibility 39:15- A Church That Hangs On To Us 41:53- Different Disciples 45:05- The Holiest Thing That Presents Itself To Our View 47:30- Grateful To Be A Latter-day Saint 48:48- What Does It Mean To You To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6 Nov 2019
Kristin Chenoweth: “For Me, It’s the Spirit”
When Kristin Chenoweth walked out onto the Conference Center stage the first time, she pretended to faint. But at that point she didn’t know what it would feel like to sing songs about the Savior’s birth with and to other like-minded believers. On today’s episode, she looks back on that experience and shares what it means to her to be “all in” the gospel of Jesus Christ. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25 Oct 2019
Thomas Wirthlin McConkie: How Meditation and Being Still Help Us Know God
Despite being born into a family with strong Latter-day Saint roots, Thomas McConkie stopped attending church at the age of 13. However, a spiritual journey, which spanned nearly two decades and included becoming proficient in Buddhist meditation, brought him back to an unlikely destination: The faith of his youth. "I'm really comfortable with the definition of meditation as remembrance. And that feels very much like a gospel principle to me, like when we remember what are we remembering? Well, let me just riff a little bit: We remember that we are sons and daughters, that we're children of a living God. And when we remember that, the quality of our whole life in this very moment changes." Show Notes 3:08- Leaving the Church at 13 years old4:51- Discovering Meditation5:46- Redemption in Stillness12:26- Power to Heal a Generation16:49- The Meaning of Meditation19:34- Stillness Among Saints25:34- Changing a Culture28:15- Home-centered Church's Opportunity31:49- Ministering and Meditation33:05- Creating a Community35:56- Message to a Teenager Struggling With Faith37:50- If You Love Someone Struggling With Faith39:29- A Grandfather's Love42:36- What Does It Mean To Be All In The Gospel of Jesus Christ?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7 Aug 2019
Wendy Ulrich: How God Expects Women to Use Priesthood Power
Are women meant to simply be recipients of the blessings of the Priesthood or do women actively participate in the Priesthood? Wendy Ulrich, who recently authored a book on the topic of women’s access to God’s power, explains that there are many ways women are able to, and even expected to, exercise Priesthood power.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3 Apr 2019
Emily Snyder: "Choosing Deliberate" in an Unexpected Life
Magnolia Chief of Staff Emily Snyder never imagined her life would include working for well known, influential people or getting an MBA from an Ivy League School. In fact, all she ever dreamed of becoming was a mother but when her life began to look very different than her dreams, she decided she couldn’t let it stop her from taking full advantage of her “one precious life.” “If I'm already a daughter of God, He already sees me as that. I don't have to become His daughter. I am. He loves me completely. And all these opportunities of growth and progression, and heartache, and brokenness are not things that I have to become something through. But they are simply opportunities for me to see who He already sees me to be, to see the strength that I already have.” Show Notes: 1:09- Have her bosses been as great as they seem? 2:39- A Life Different Than Planned 5:07- The Dream of Motherhood 8:48- Trusting Your Life To God 11:57- Marriage or Jesus Christ? 13:58- Choose Deliberate 19:42- The Road to Magnolia 23:52- Unity in Christ 24:43- Become Vs. Be 38:02- Lessons Learned From Julie, Clay, Chip and Joanna 42:33- What Does it Mean To You To Be All In?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15 May 2019
Sheri Dew: Lessons Learned From (Literally) Following the Prophet
Sheri Dew has written books about three presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this week’s episode, she shares stories and observations from a lifetime of documenting and witnessing the lives of living prophets.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 Apr 2019
Marilee Killpack: The Power to Save
Nearly two years ago, Marilee Killpack gave birth to a baby boy. That baby boy was diagnosed with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, a life-threatening genetic syndrome that affects just one in 250,000 children and is only symptomatic in boys. The life expectancy was 3-5 years. There was, however, one possible way to save his life: He could receive a bone marrow transplant and his 7-year-old brother was a perfect match. "I can't articulate it well, but I came to love Abram as a mom because he was saved and needed saving. And I think of our Heavenly Parents who have this Son, who is perfect and they know He's going to do it and they know He's going to be awesome and then to look at us, like I look at Abram and realize he needs saving. He's not going to make it and there's just such a love that I can't explain for him for fighting, and for being saved by his older brother." Show Notes: 2:15- Abram's Story 7:19- Finding Peace 9:35- The Lord's Preparations 12:11- A Perfect Match 15:46- The Saving Power Between Siblings 19:41- "Witness What the Lord Has Done" 24:32- Feeding the Soul 26:25- Promises of the Temple 28:32- "The Family That Prays Together" 33:02- The Faith Not To Be Healed 36:32- "All Is Well" 40:20- "The Lessons We Came to Earth to Learn" 43:55- What Does It Mean To Be "All In" the Gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16 Oct 2019
Barbara Morgan Gardner: How Women (and Men) Misunderstand the Priesthood + What We Can Do About It
Barbara Morgan Gardner’s journey to understanding her access as a woman to priesthood power began as a young girl wondering which scriptures applied to her and which didn’t. Today on “All In,” she shares both doctrinal insights and practical tips for accessing and celebrating the gift of priesthood power to both men and women. "There's no blessing, there's no privilege, there is no covenant, that God isn't allowing the women to partake of that He is allowing the men to partake of..." Show Notes: 1:27- How the Ensign article came to be 2:35- The dangers of a "horizontal" culture 6:09- Why should we care about women's access to the priesthood? 9:38- A personal desire to understand 16:43- The Oath and Covenant 21:17- How do we keep up? 27:11- Why presiding matters 32:19- Opportunities available to Latter-day Saints 35:20- Why we need priesthood holders 40:14- Giving credence to women's voices 43:42- What does it mean to you to be "All In" the gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12 Jun 2019
Robert Millet: How the Constant Companionship of the Spirit Works
After nearly 40 years of teaching religion, Robert Millet still had some questions regarding the Holy Ghost. For example, how does our doctrine regarding the Holy Ghost differentiate The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from other religions? Or what does the right to constant companionship of the Spirit really look like? It was this curiosity that led him to begin researching and eventually writing his latest book, “The Holy Spirit." On today’s episode, he shares the unique insights he found along the way. "Something as fundamental as God and Christ and the Holy Ghost really just cannot remain a mystery. 'This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent' (John 17:3). If it's life eternal to know God, heaven help us if we don't even have the means of coming to know God because God is in some ways pushed off the stage, because Jesus takes center stage." Show Notes: 2:15- "Like fish who discover water last" 9:20- The Holy Ghost or the Light of Christ 11:24- Avenues of the Spirit 16:29- My own voice or the voice of the Spirit? 23:27- Still learning, more than 40 years later 29:37- Inextricably linked to every facet of the gospel 33:36- How is His influence felt everywhere? 36:11- Baptism of fire 38:08- The differentiator 39:47- Why three separate and distinct Beings matters 45:32- Inability to feel the Spirit amidst depression 46:16- How understanding the Spirit can change our lives 48:51- What does it mean to be "all in" the gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28 Aug 2019
David Butler: Getting to Know Jesus
The scriptures speak of people falling down at the feet of Jesus. Who might lead you to fall down if you met them? Do you know who Jesus is and what He has done for you enough that if you were to meet Him you would fall down at His feet? On this week’s episode, we talk about who Jesus is and why He is worthy of our adoration and praise. "Redeemed people love well." 2:18- Falling Down 11:33- Forming a Personal Relationship with Christ 21:23- Greatest Challenges that Face Youth...and All of Us 30:38- Names of Christ 40:25- What Does It Mean to Be "All In" the Gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1 Jan 2020
Brad Wilcox: The ‘We’ in ‘After All We Can Do’
You’ve likely read the scripture in 2 Nephi 25:23 that says, “It is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do." But who is the "we"? Does it simply refer to me and you? Or does the word "we" represent something more? Author and scholar Brad Wilcox shares his thoughts on this and other questions related to the topic of grace in this week’s episode of All In.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29 Nov 2018
"Don't Miss This" Interview with David Butler and Emily Belle Freeman
In 2019, members of the Church fell in love with Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler's knowledge and sincere love for the scriptures through their YouTube channel, “Don’t Miss This.” We’re teaming up with David and Emily today with one goal: To get you absolutely hyped for this Book of Mormon year of "Come, Follow Me." "Like Lehi, Jesus leads His family to a better place. Like Moroni, Jesus defends us and fights for our cause...they are all going to become these types of Him." Show Notes: 2:09- The Beginning of "Don't Miss This" 7:09- David and Emily Are Not Married...To Each Other 8:14- The Name 9:45- Disneyland 13:07- Becoming Disciples 17:03- New Testament "All In" Lessons 21:17- Preparing for the Book of Mormon 24:33- Book of Mormon Stories 30:00- A Testament of God's Love 36:49- Assume the Best 41:50- What Does the Book of Mormon Teach Us About Being "All In" See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3 Jan 2020
Gail Miller: The Difference Between Rich and Wealthy
Best known as the owner of the Utah Jazz, Gail Miller is the wealthiest person in the state of Utah. But Miller, who was ranked #14 on Forbes 2019 list of America’s Self-Made Women, was not always wealthy. On today’s episode, she explains the difference between a rich life and a wealthy life. “Rich is an expansion of your soul. Wealth is what you have as a result of things you’ve done but to be rich means that you have qualities, you have experiences, you have an expanded heart.” Show Notes: 2:13- “How I Grew Up”5:23- Knowing What’s of Value7:00- Encouraging Others Along9:08- Coming Back to the Church15:23- A Little Nudge16:56- Courage to Be a Mother18:50- Getting to Work22:13- A Learning Opportunity Later in Life23:54- The Utah Jazz Way27:14- Suicide Prevention31:32- “The Church Gives Me Strength”34:48- Rich Vs. Wealth35:31- Balance is a Misnomer38:33- “If He Does Not Mind Who Gets the Credit”40:04- Relationship with Spouse42:23- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18 Dec 2019
Tad Callister: Making a Case for the Book of Mormon
Tad R. Callister is among the most beloved Latter-day Saint authors whose titles include "The Infinite Atonement" and "The Inevitable Apostasy." In his new book, “A Case for the Book of Mormon,” the former Sunday School general president builds upon his general conference talk, which makes a full case (including what detractors might say) for this keystone of the Latter-day Saint faith, complete with witnesses, evidence and a closing argument. "I don't think anyone can gain a better understanding of the Savior and His Atonement and His all-encompassing powers, His love for us, than you can gain from the Book of Mormon. And so if you have a testimony of the Book of Mormon, you will have a testimony of Jesus Christ, you will have a testimony of His Atonement. It will give you hope, it will give you comfort, it will give you direction in life, purpose in life, meaning in life. It will be a rock foundation upon which to build." Show Notes: 3:16-Legal background 4:20-Why a Case for the Book of Mormon? 6:21-Why understanding the opposition is important 10:05- Brother Callister's personal testimony of the Book of Mormon 11:58- A book with a heartbeat 13:32- Why seek a personal witness of the Book of Mormon? 15:06- Arguments against the Book of Mormon 18:55- Responding to criticisms without contention 20:56- The importances of witnesses in making a case 22:05- Findings through writing "A Case for the Book of Mormon" 27:57- Parting words after release as Sunday School general president 29:06- Next year's "Come Follow Me" with the Book of Mormon 32:15-An exciting time to be a member of the Church 34:00-Closing argument and why Brother Callister is "All In"See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22 May 2019
Jason F. Wright: Helping Each Other Home
Best-selling author Jason F. Wright is a fan of people. It is apparent in the way his face lights up when he talks about those who have impacted his life, some of them strangers he met only briefly. On today’s episode, he explains how his passion for people and their stories began in his childhood home, thanks in large part to the example of his parents who taught him to believe in the goodness of others. "Open your eyes. When you walk out your front door every morning, open your eyes as wide as you can. Look left, look right, look in front of you and make sure you're seeing the people that the Lord is putting in your path. Because if you see them, you can serve them." Show Notes: 2:57- The Beginning of the "Christmas Jars" Tradition 11:08- Restoration 12:11- Stories of the Jars 16:27- Belief in Humanity 20:45- Help Getting Home 24:45- Giving a Lift 27:46- Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction 31:33- The Power of Stories 33:48- The Importance of Authenticity 38:39- What Does It Mean To Be "All In" the Gospel of Jesus Christ?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23 Oct 2019
Ty Mansfield and Jacob Hess: Living a Mindful Latter-day Saint Life
President David O. McKay once referred to meditation as “one of the most secret, most sacred doors through which we pass into the presence of the Lord.” On today’s episode, we explore the many ways meditation and mindfulness already play an important role in the gospel of Jesus Christ. "One of the things I've wondered is if people are not walking away from the Gospel as much as (having) an impoverished experience of the gospel, where the gospel has become sort of like this devices that's not working anymore. And rather than going for an upgrade and getting rid of the device, our hope is that if people could approach the gospel with fresh eyes and experience it as full of opportunities to stop, to pause, to interrupt the busyness, to interrupt the activity, that it might awaken something that has become dead because anything...can die." -Jacob Hess Show Notes 3:00- What is mindfulness?6:12- Personal background with mindfulness and meditation?12:25- Being still amidst activity in the Church15:21- Hyper-stimulated culture19:04- Anxiously engaged26:59- Rushing through the gospel34:23- Prayer as a mindfulness practice39:27- Daily bread and suffering50:50- What Does It Mean To Be All In The Gospel of Jesus Christ?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14 Aug 2019
Jane Clayson Johnson: Depression in The Lives of Latter-day Saints
After a very successful career in network news, broadcast journalist Jane Clayson Johnson was finally the wife and mother she had always dreamed of becoming when she found herself overcome with a darkness she didn’t recognize. On this week’s episode, Jane discusses the clinical depression that blindsided her and what she has learned from interviewing over 150 Latter-day Saints who are also facing this difficult challenge.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2 Jan 2019
David Butler: When God Doesn’t Intervene, Does It Mean He’s Absent?
David Butler’s love for God is contagious and, in this episode, we discuss God’s love for His children and our love for Him. How does God balance His love as a father with his allowance of our agency? If He truly loves us, why doesn’t He always intervene in times of trouble?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19 Dec 2018