Mormon Stories is an attempt to build understanding between and about Mormons through the telling of stories in both audio and video formats.
Mormon Stories is an attempt to build understanding between and about Mormons through the telling of stories in both audio and video formats.
#12 Jesse. Four years ago, Jesse was hit by a car and nearly died. Now he wants to find the driver. And thank him.CreditsHeavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Kaitlin Roberts.Editing by Jorge Just, Alex Blumberg, and Wendy Dorr.Special thanks to Emily Condon, Saidu Tejan-Thomas, and Jackie Cohen.The show was mixed by Kate Bilinski. Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, and Edwin, with additional music by Chris Zabriskie, Blue Dot Sessions, Michael Charles Smith, Visager, Graham Barton, and Katie Mullins. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.
83- Heyoon. Growing up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Alex Goldman was a misfit. Bored and disaffected and angry, he longed for a place to escape to. And then he found Heyoon. The only way to find out about Heyoon for someone to … Continue reading →
Netflix vs Blockbuster - Sudden Death | 1. This is Episode 1 of an 8-part series on the brutal business battle between Netflix and Blockbuster, and later HBO.It all started around 1997, with a guy named Marc Randolph and his mathematician friend Reed Hastings. Randolph and Hastings knew they’d have to take on Blockbuster, but what they didn’t anticipate was that their business model would take on network television and eventually change the entire movie industry.This was an 8-year total war that left innumerable casualties in its wake: thousands of hollowed out buildings and economic losses in the billions.Support us by supporting our sponsors:ZipRecruiter - Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE by visiting them at ZipRecruiter.com/BWSquarespace - Get 10% off your first website or domain when you enter code BW at checkout. Visit them at Squarespace.com to get going!
Federer vs Nadal - The Hothead | 1. In this series we explore the unique tennis rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal-- two very different players, both exceptional, in pursuit of perfection. Swiss-born Roger Federer was seemingly born with a racquet in his hand and at a young age he quickly masters the game, but what he needs to reach the top is to learn how to master his emotions. Meanwhile, Spaniard Rafael Nadal learns the game under the tutelage of his uncle Toni on the clay courts of Mallorca, where the decision to make him a left-handed player separates him early from his competition. Support us by supporting our sponsors!Mack Weldon - For 20% off your first order, visit mackweldon.com and enter promo code SPORTSWARS at checkout!
Rank #1: Episode 161: History of the Word of Wisdom. Join Lindsay as she covers the early history of the Mormon idea of the “Word of Wisdom.” Links mentioned or read in this podcast: Clair Barrus’ research draft on Word of Wisdom History of the Word of Wisdom by Scott Kenney Fair Mormon’s take on Joseph Smith drinking in Carthage Clair Barrus’ website
Rank #2: Episode 170: The Development of Mormon Temple Rituals, Part One. Join Lindsay as she interviews temple historian Devery Anderson, Stanford scholar Cynthia Bailey Lee, and fundamentalist scholar Cristina Rosetti as they discuss the history of Mormon temple changes. Links mentioned in this podcast:Cynthia’s blogpost on BCC: Thank You, Sisters: an Honor Roll of those who made the temple changes possible Devery’s Books: Development of LDS […]
Rank #1: Mormon Discussion: 321: Elder Holland and The Maxwell Institute. Today we dissect Elder Holland’s November 10, 2018 address directly to the Maxwell Institute. It seemed very much like a rebuke an an effort to embarrass those at the Maxwell Institute for moving towards objectivity and forthrightness and emphasizing real scholarship over defensive apologetics. It even includes encouragement from Elder Holland to choose faithful renditions over objective scholarship and a with-holding of the full story when one’s loyalty calls for it…. who would of thunk it!!! Become a Premium Subscriber: Monthy: $3 Yearly: $25$50$100$250Support the podcast by purchasing from Amazon HERE.The post Mormon Discussion: 321: Elder Holland and The Maxwell Institute appeared first on Mormon Discussions Podcasts - Full Lineup.
Rank #2: 273: Valiancy in the Pre-mortal Life and False Doctrine. Today We cover the general topic of ascertaining God’s will both from our perspective and all the way to the top of how leaders have done it. We use the specific issue of theology surrounding valiancy in the Pre-mortal life to make the point. The question is simply this. If Church leaders have taught theology and even labeled some as doctrine believing that they had attained some deeper knowledge from God …. and that members of their day held and sustained those teachings as true…… only to have later leaders disavow those teachings and teach contrary to them…. and for todays members to know today’s leaders are right and have worked out the theological kinks, then what chance do any of us have in attaining and real understanding of what God is trying to reveal to the extent that in any given moment we know for sure we have it right? Today we show that what leaders taught in the past on valiance in the Pre-mortal life was not only offensive, and shameful, and hurtful but it runs counter to what the Church teaches on some of those issues today…. and perhaps there could be room to see us doing the same damaging behavior today in over reaching …. just on other things. Thanks to Jonathon Streeter for his Blog Post on this subject of which with his permission I borrow heavily from! Resource: http://thoughtsonthingsandstuff.com/mormon-handicaps/ Become a Premium Subscriber: Monthy: $3 Yearly: $25$50$100$250 Support the podcast by purchasing from Amazon HERE. The post 273: Valiancy in the Pre-mortal Life and False Doctrine appeared first on Mormon Discussions Podcasts - Full Lineup.
Rank #1: 258: Taking the Mormons to Court: Defending Sexual Abuse Victims against the LDS Church: Tim Kosnoff. Tim Kosnoff is a US attorney who has spent the last two decades representing victims of sexual abuse. His introduction to the LDS Church and their lawyers was when he represented Jeremiah Scott who was sexually abused by a serial paedophile Frank Curtis. His work, in this case, appears in Lisa Davis' legal thriller, 'The Sins of Brother Curtis.' This case has lead to a practice in which he has come to represent over 150 Mormon sexual abuse victims bringing him face to face with the Mormon law machine time and time again. Tim joins me to discuss his experiences as a representative and advocate for sexual abuse victims against the LDS Church.
Rank #2: 284: The Next Mormons: Jana Riess. Jana Riess discusses her study 'The Next Mormons' and how the changing worldviews of Millennials will impact the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints. From 'The Next Mormons': "American Millennials--the generation born in the 1980s and 1990s--have been leaving organized religion in unprecedented numbers. For a long time, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was an exception: nearly three-quarters of people who grew up Mormon stayed that way into adulthood. In The Next Mormons, Jana Riess demonstrates that things are starting to change."
Rank #1: 330: Mormonism’s Jesus. John G. Turner’s recent book, The Mormon Jesus: A Biography (Harvard University Press, 2016) presents a wonderful overview of the various ways Mormon scripture, leaders, and lay members understand Jesus Christ--and how these views developed over time, and why. As a non-Mormon historian and scholar of religions, Turner approaches this subject in a way not easily imitated by LDS scholars, seeing things about the teachings about Christ in the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith's Translation of the Bible, and other texts through lenses and thought frameworks that are unencumbered by decades of Mormon interpretation or assumptions that they will all be consistent with each other. Tackling not only LDS scripture, but also messages about personal religious experiences, the role of prophets as mouthpieces for Christ, changing views about the Second Coming, understandings of Jesus as our "elder brother" and the "son of God," as Jehovah of the Hebrew Bible, whether or not Jesus was married and the place of Second Anointings in LDS theology, and also Mormon depictions of Jesus Christ through various artistic media, Turner presents a rich and interesting array of ideas, controversies, and official (as well as folk) beliefs and their development. Mormonism, for Turner, is thoroughly Christian, with many of its ideas about Christ congruent with (or with roots in) at least some lines of thought in wider Christianity, but with others quite striking or unique. In this episode, John Turner joins a podcast favorite, historian of LDS doctrine Charles Harrell, and Mormon Matters host Dan Wotherspoon in an engaging discussion of several of the books’ subjects and arguments. As always, we discover that Mormon doctrine is not straightforward, nor did it evolve to its current positions via a clear revelatory path--which is just one reason it is always so fascinating!
Rank #2: 277: Does Powerful Faith Require Scriptural Literalism?. In speaking at the April 2015 General Conference about the Atonement and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Elder Jeffrey Holland boldly stated that "the simple truth is that we cannot fully comprehend the Atonement and Resurrection of Christ and we will not adequately appreciate the unique purpose of His birth or His death--in other words, there is no way to truly celebrate Christmas or Easter--without understanding that there was an actual Adam and Eve who fell from an actual Eden, with all the consequences that fall carried with it”" In making such a strong claim about the importance of a literal understanding of the Garden story, he caught many Latter-day Saints off guard. Do genuine, transformative faith in and appreciation for the Atonement, Resurrection, and the many other gifts that we can experience through the gospel of Jesus Christ require literal understandings of the Fall exactly as described in scripture? Can one still attain and sustain transcendent faith if one understands them as powerful, even if not literal, stories? In this episode, Mormon Matters host Dan Wotherspoon along with three good friends--David Bokovoy, Stephen Carter, and Bill Turnbull--discuss their reactions to the direction taken in Elder Holland’s remarks, as well as their own journeys with the issue of whether or not scriptural accounts should be seen primarily through a literal vs. figurative lens? How would one know which is appropriate, and in which instances? What is gained and what is lost when one views scripture literally? Can we find ways to value both ways of reading and exploring scriptural texts? And what about when we teach scriptural stories in LDS devotional settings? Is it possible that within these contexts our teaching scriptural characters and stories as real people and literal events can be very helpful in eliciting potentially transformative spiritual experiences, and we can therefore feel un-conflicted about doing so, whereas when speaking in more academic settings it would be more appropriate, yet no less contra the accounts, to teach more metaphorical and figurative readings? These are just a few of many questions and issues the panelists address in this podcast.
Rank #1: Episode 62: The Christ Who Heals – Fiona Givens. Fiona Givens is a retired modern language teacher with undergraduate degrees in French and German and a graduate degree in European history. She is now an independent scholar who has […] The post Episode 62: The Christ Who Heals – Fiona Givens appeared first on Latter-day Saint Perspectives.
Rank #2: Episode 4: Homosexuality and the Gospel – Ty Mansfield. Host Nick Galieti and Ty Mansfield openly discuss the need for dialogues regarding appropriate sexual boundaries in family, marriage, and church settings. Ty argues that sexual attraction is a phenomenon that cannot […] The post Episode 4: Homosexuality and the Gospel – Ty Mansfield appeared first on Latter-day Saint Perspectives.
Rank #1: Ep 286 – Priesthood Power and the Magic Worldview. John Hamer teaches Glenn, Randy, and Jake a thing or two about the LDS priesthood. And its origins. And its authority. And its power. And the magical-ness of the Mormon Worldview. And it is funny. And informative. And will tickle your ears, warm your hearts, and engorge your brains. Do not seek the treasure (we thought you was a toad).
Rank #2: Ep 423 – Infants on Louis C.K., Sexual Misconduct, and Moral Panic. Bob is joined by Glenn, Tom, Matt, Randy, and friend-of-the-show Lindsay Hansen Park to discuss comedian Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct in the context of “the reckoning,” the post Harvey Weinstein moment. See below for a couple of resources mentioned in the episode. When Does a Watershed Become a Sex Panic? https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/when-does-a-watershed-become-a-sex-panic How We Can End Sexual Harassment at Work https://www.ted.com/talks/gretchen_carlson_how_we_can_end_sexual_harassment_at_work
Rank #1: FairMormon Conference Podcast #25 – Jeff Robinson, “Thinking Differently About Same-Sex Attraction”. This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This episode is a presentation from our 2018 conference. (If you would like to watch the video of this and the other presentations from the 2018 conference, you can still purchase video streaming.) Jeff Robinson, Thinking Differently About Same-Sex Attraction Transcript available here. Dr. Robinson received his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University. His doctoral dissertation was a qualitative study in of married Latter-Day Saint men with histories of homosexual activity. For the last 25 years he has worked in private practice specializing in assisting individuals experiencing a conflict between their experience of same-sex attraction and their religious beliefs and/or personal values. He has given numerous presentations on the issue of same-sex attraction and has conducted training for therapists and a variety of settings. He and his wife Wendy are the parents of eight children and the grandparents of eight. Audio Copyright © 2018 The Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research, Inc. Any reproduction or transcription of this material without prior express written permission is prohibited. The post FairMormon Conference Podcast #25 – Jeff Robinson, “Thinking Differently About Same-Sex Attraction” appeared first on FairMormon.
Rank #2: FairMormon Conference Podcast #32 – Lynne Hilton Wilson, “Peter and Paul’s Paradoxical Passages on Women”. This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. Please join us for the 2019 FairMormon Conference coming up August 7-9! You can attend in person or purchase the video streaming. Lynne Hilton Wilson, Peter and Paul’s Paradoxical Passages on Women Transcript available here. Dr. Lynne Hilton Wilson lives in Palo Alto, California, with her husband Dow R. Wilson. She is mother to seven children—all with red hair. During her under-graduate years at BYU in 1982 she studied nursing and the cello. She received an MA in Religious Studies from Cardinal Stritch University. Her thesis explored Christ’s birth narratives in the New Testament. She received a PhD in Theology and American History at Marquette University where she focused her dissertation on Joseph Smith’s doctrine of the Spirit compared to his contemporaries. She has been an adjunct professor at BYU and iis now the Stake institute director and teacher in the Menlo Park, California Stake for the Stanford single wards. She has written three books and published several papers. She is a popular speaker at BYU Women’s Conference, Education week, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Mormon History Association, Sperry Symposiums, and many others. Audio Copyright © 2018 The Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research, Inc. Any reproduction or transcription of this material without prior express written permission is prohibited. The post FairMormon Conference Podcast #32 – Lynne Hilton Wilson, “Peter and Paul’s Paradoxical Passages on Women” appeared first on FairMormon.
Rank #1: 148: Mormon Sex Info Shares: Women's Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure with Sheri Winston. Sheri Winston joins Natasha on this episode of Mormon Sex Info. Sheri is the author of "Women's Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure." Natasha and Sheri discuss her book and specifically the ways in which women experience sexual pleasure. To find out more about Sheri and the work she is doing, please visit: https://intimateartscenter.com To purchase the book, please go here: https://intimateartscenter.com/shop/the-book-womens-anatomy-of-arousal/
Rank #2: 179: Masturbation, Values, and Kids with Natasha Heifer-Parker, MFT, CST. Natasha was recently a guest on Braxton Dutson’s “Birds and Bees Podcast.” Braxton is a LCSW and Certified Sex Therapist in Salt Lake City, Utah. He works at The Healing Group and can be found here: https://www.thehealinggroup.com/therapists/2018/4/20/braxton-dutson-lcsw-cstAbout the episode: Masturbation, There are a lot of euphemisms for the word that makes many people uncomfortable to talk about. Let's face it, many parents are worried about what it means if their child masturbates. If you are a parent who wants to be able to support your child in building values around masturbation while also avoiding shaming them then this episode is for you. Braxton and Natasha Heifer-Parker, MFT, CST are here to help dispel myths, talk about values, talk about masturbation, and to support parents in creating a value-centric view on masturbation. This is especially supportive for those who live in religious communities and practice themselves. Many of us have grown up in a religious setting that explicitly or overtly teaches values about masturbation. It is difficult to be able to follow these values while also addressing the reality that the majority of children are participating in self-soothing/masturbation practices. In this Episode we explore: The question "when does masturbation usually start?" Speaking to values when addressing masturbation Different approaches to conversations about masturbation with your child. Avoiding shame when having these (multiple) conversations. Creating "I Do's" in what you value, VS following a "to Do" list. Historical views of Masturbation and how they affect us now. Identifying what we want for our children as a sexual being later in life. Offering a value-centric view on Masturbation in religious communities while addressing the ways we can best support our children. Natasha Helfer-Parker, MFT, CST speaks with Braxton about being able to explore these topics, address uncomfortable situations, and improve your understanding about "The M word." Listen on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcXBM6GS-Pfk9CB6ctmvLLg Leave Birds and Bees an iTunes review https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/birds-and-bees-podcast/id1201131540?mt=2 Leave a Stitcher Review https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/braxton-dutson/birds-and-bees-podcast Birds and Bees Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/birdsandbeespodcast Listen from our webpage Birdsandbeespodcast.com Read more at https://birdsandbeespodcast.libsyn.com/#8HRf8D8XJYV090ou.99 Check out the “Birds and the Bees Podcast” Page here: https://birdsandbeespodcast.libsyn.com Please consider donating to Mormon Mental Health by going to mormonmentalhealth.org.
Rank #1: CC - The Book of Mormon. On this episode, we attempt to deconstruct the Book of Mormon, just to see what it really is, and where it really came from. Turns out we only scratch the surface, even though the episode really is that long... You might want to digest it in smaller bytes. Time Stamps: Introduction – 4:00 Historical Context – 7:00 Authorship – 41:00 David Michael Interview – 2:32:00 Content/Claims – 3:45:00 Rachel Nanon Brown Interview – 4:44:00 King James Bible plagiarisms – 5:50:00 John H. Gilbert (typesetter) affidavit – 6:12:30 Golden Plates today – 6:19:00 Conclusion 6:33:00 Elder Holland clip – 6:49:00 Show links New GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/6months2books Patreon: https://patreon.com/nakedmormonism Website: http://nakedmormonismpodcast.comTwitter: @NakedMormonismFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311Outro music by Jason Comeau: http://aloststateofmind.com/ Links: WordTree Foundation "How the Book of Mormon Destroyed Mormonism" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAGasQ7j_ZI UTLM source books list http://www.utlm.org/onlineresources/bomindianorigins.htm Bown's research of 100 similarities between "Manuscript Found" and "Book of Mormon" http://solomonspalding.com/SRP/SCIOTA/SRPpap12.htm Joseph Smith quotes "The View of the Hebrews" http://www.mormonhandbook.com/home/view-of-the-hebrews.html The First Book of Napoleon https://ia801406.us.archive.org/26/items/firstbooknapole00gruagoog/firstbooknapole00gruagoog.pdf The Late War of 1812 https://archive.org/details/latewarbetweenunusb00hunt Fair Mormon chiasmus article http://en.fairmormon.org/Book_of_Mormon/Evidences/Hebraisms/Chiasmus Book of Mormon anachronisms http://mybigquestions.info/My_Big_Questions/BOM_Anachronisms.html Metallurgy in Pre-Columbian era https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallurgy_in_pre-Columbian_America WordTree Foundation "How the Book of Mormon Destroyed Mormonism" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAGasQ7j_ZI WordTree Study website plagiarism article http://askreality.com/hidden-in-plain-sight/ Lucy Mack Smith article about the Smith family in her memior http://www.utlm.org/newsletters/no114.htm Book of Mormon direct Bible plagiarisms http://www.mormonismdisproved.org/plagiarism.html John H. Gilbert affidavit (Printer for the Book of Mormon) http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/JHGilbert.html Cumorah's Cave by Cameron J. Packer (Direct Download) https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CB0QFjAAahUKEwiUl-fY6YTJAhVW8WMKHS0UD6g&url=https%3A%2F%2Fojs.lib.byu.edu%2Fspc%2Findex.php%2FJBMRS%2Farticle%2Fdownload%2F20046%2F18606&usg=AFQjCNHrgdW1ew80cUGY7OznFh0PA0i3EQ&sig2=3BdP4M-OzYb7kYNWly60sg&cad=rja WordTree Foundation "How the Book of Mormon Destroyed Mormonism" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAGasQ7j_ZI Intro voices with their links: James -Traders Edge Podcast: http://www.tradersedgenetwork.com/ Matthew the Apostle – In the name of God Podcast: http://nameofgod.podbean.com/ Paul - Quranify Me, & Atheist Apocalypse: http://www.atheistapocalypse.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/quranifyme/videos Heretic Woman - Atheists on Air, Beyond the Trailer Park, & Atheist Apocalypse: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6EPKl93_zMPY6tEI670nVg/videos David Michael – My Book of Mormon: http://mybookofmormonpodcast.com/ Noah and Lucinda Lugeons – Scathing Atheist, Skepticrat, and God Awful Movies: http://scathingatheist.com/ http://skepticrat.libsyn.com/ http://godawfulmovies.libsyn.com/
Rank #2: Ep 167 – The Next Mormons with Jana Riess and Benjamin Knoll. On this episode, we take a break from our historical timeline to bring you a very exciting interview with Jana Riess and Benjamin Knoll. Jana Riess is the author of the book “The Next Mormons” and Benjamin Knoll is the data scientist who helped create the survey an interpret the data which underlies the book. We discuss a chapter-by-chapter Q&A about the book and explore ways to interpret the data, as well as how it was interpreted for publication in the book itself. On a personal note, this book comes very highly recommended and if you’ve heard anything about the book I can almost guarantee it’s been a good review because The Next Mormons is one of the most important books of the 2010s. It’s my sincere hope that after listening to this interview you get a copy for yourself. Enjoy! Where to find The Next Mormons https://www.benchmarkbooks.com/evening-with-an-author-jana-riess-the-next-mormons-tues-mar-5/ Jana Riess contact and bio page https://janariess.com/ Benjamin Knoll contact and bio page https://www.centre.edu/directory/name/benjamin-knoll/ Show links: Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com Twitter @NakedMormonism Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/ Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/ Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/
Rank #1: 005: Healthy Sexuality in a Mormon Transition Pt. 1. In this episode we are joined by sex therapists Natasha Helfer Parker and Kristin Bennion to discuss healthy sexuality in a Mormon transition.
Rank #2: 013: Heidi and Josh Packard's Mormon Transition Pt. 2. SUPER honored/proud to release my latest interview with Heidi Nielson Packard and Dr. Josh Packard. This powerful, informative, and in-depth interview covers: Heidi and Josh’s very orthodox Mormon upbringing and early years as Mormons. For those interested, Heidi’s brother is Christian Nielson, who is married to Stephanie Nielson of the NieNie Dialogues blog (sister to Courtney Clark Kendrick or CJane) Their faith crisis involving science and LDS history (reading Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling), which resulted in Josh asking to be released from the bishopric, How Heidi and Josh found value in secular humanism as a way to raise their children after Mormonism, How the military community has helped to meet there social needs after leaving Mormonism, and How they overcame early “mistakes” in communicating with believing family, resulting in more loving, respectful relationships with believing family members today.
Rank #1: The Best Three Hours of the Week: Getting the Most From Your Sunday Meetings. John Bytheway - BYU Education Week - August 16, 1999
Rank #2: Especially For Young Single Adults: Who, When, and Why We Marry. John Bytheway - BYU Education Week - August 18, 2003
Rank #1: Radio Free Mormon: 78: Does the LDS Church Continue to Hide Its History?. Tonight, Radio Free Mormon shows how the LDS Church continues to hide its history. He first gives a whirlwind tour of the four primary accounts of Joseph Smith’s First Vision. RFM then looks at the new church history titled “Saints” and exposes the contortions the authors go through in order to tell a faith promoting account of the First Vision without ever mentioning the contradictions between the various accounts. In order to see how the LDS Church continues to hide its history, we have to be as conversant with the different First Vision accounts as are the church historians who gloss over the differences and contradictions in “Saints.” It takes a thief to catch a thief. And Radio Free Mormon definitely catches the church historians off first base in their creative, if not deceptive, recounting of Joseph Smith’s First Vision! Become a Premium Subscriber: Monthy: $3 Yearly: $25$50$100$250Support the podcast by purchasing from Amazon HERE.The post Radio Free Mormon: 78: Does the LDS Church Continue to Hide Its History? appeared first on Radio Free Mormon.
Rank #2: Radio Free Mormon: 072: The Miracle Making of President Nelson. RFM tackles President Nelson’s seeming embellishment of his life and role as LDS President and Prophet. RFm uses three examples from recent history and shows that Nelson has little issue with adding extra details or removing others in order to add a “miracle-like” perception to his life and experiences. Become a Premium Subscriber: Monthy: $3 Yearly: $25$50$100$250Support the podcast by purchasing from Amazon HERE.The post Radio Free Mormon: 072: The Miracle Making of President Nelson appeared first on Radio Free Mormon.
Rank #1: General authority talks about race, Joseph Smith’s polygamy, the LGBTQ policy and more | Episode 93. For nearly two decades, Elder Steven E. Snow has served as a general authority for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.The past seven or so years, he has been the church historian, overseeing the faith’s history department. During that time, he has led the release of “Saints,” the first in a planned four-volume narrative history of the church, and the production of landmark essays that tackle some of the pricklier points of Latter-day Saint history and teachings.Snow, who is poised to receive official emeritus status in the coming fall General Conference, talks about his tenure and some of the issues he confronted, including:• How to explain Brigham Young’s role in the former race-based priesthood ban.• How to detail the early days of Mormon polygamy and Joseph Smith’s plural wives, including one who was 14.• The much-publicized news conference showcasing the so-called “seer stone” that historians say Joseph Smith used to translate the Book of Mormon, the faith’s signature scripture.• His reaction to the controversial 2015 policy on LGBTQ couples and their children, and the subsequent reversal.• His relationship with former Church Historian Marlin Jensen, a fellow Democrat in a religion dominated by Republicans.• His commitment to the environment and his hopes for more eco-friendly policies from the faith.• His excitement over the dynamic changes taking place under church President Russell M. Nelson.Listen here.
Rank #2: The gossip you might not have heard about General Conference | Episode 50. Mormon Land is alive with the sound of rumors.Probably the only thing on the Latter-day Saint calendar as reliable as General Conference is the buzz, the chatter, the leaks in the weeks before about what will happen at the upcoming sessions.On this week’s podcast, we’re going to unashamedly indulge the love for such gossip and talk about what members are talking about. Latter-day Saints may not know what’s going to occur at the Oct. 6-7 conference, but that never stopped an entertaining debate about the possibilities.Is the three-hour block toast? Will temple changes be announced? What about the missionary program, medical marijuana, women’s issues, the church’s name and more?Here to help us with this conversation is Mormon writer, editor and blogger Emily Jensen.
Rank #1: Staff Pick: A Conversation With Elna Baker. Elna Baker's memoir is about being a twenty-something Mormon virgin in New York City. When she spoke to us in 2012, things had changed. She was then an ex-28-year-old virgin and ex-Mormon comedienne. This episode was chosen by Doug Fabrizio.
Rank #2: Staff Pick: The Dangers Of Inactivity. Chances are good you’re sitting down as you read these words. After hearing what Dr. James Levine has to say about the dangers of inactivity, you might find yourself standing a lot more. Listener survey
Rank #1: 342: July 28; Aug 4. Paul the Defender (New Testament Weeks 30-31). Paul tells us he is “all things to all people” (1 Cor. 9), and in these chapters we see the master at work. Watch for how he adapts his message to each audience. And underneath that adaptability is his resolution to follow God’s will and preach from Jerusalem to Rome. Reading: Acts 16-21 (Home Study); Acts 22-28 (Sunday School) Recurring Donation:$5$10$25$50One Time Donation:$10$25$50$100 You can access my Lesson Notes here. You can access the Annotated Reading for Acts 21-28 here. Related Episodes164: The Trials of Paul (Acts 21-28) Thanks to Trent Oliphant for postproduction and to Marshall McDonald for the bumper music! Thanks to Lisa Salisbury for donating our beautiful logo.
Rank #2: 308.3: Bigger Tents (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 40, Study Notes). “Enlarge the Place of Thy Tent” These final chapters of Isaiah give us much more to think about than the name of our Stake Centers. This lesson discusses the need for community, how we can both feel comfortable within and foster our communities. These chapters make challenging points about insiders, outsiders, points that lead to the promise of a new creation. This section covers the historical context of these chapters and explores the psychology of us/them psychology. Class Member Reading: Isaiah 54; 55; 56; 63; 64; 65; Alma 32:28 Additional Reading: None Other Reading: NoneRecurring Donation: $5$10$25$50 One Time Donation: $10$25$50$100 Resources Home Teaching, A Divine Service, President Monson Ye Are No More Strangers, Bishop Caussé Strength in the Savior, President Chieko Okazaki To Please Our Heavenly Father, President Hinckley The Net Gathers of Every Kind, Elder Maxwell No Man is an Island, Elder Winkel Concern for the One, Elder Wirthlin Come, Join with Us, President Uchtdorf Why the Church is as True as the Gospel, Eugene England “Respect”, LDSThoughtfulQuotes Life, Inc Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives, TED Religion and Self-Transcendence, TED Thanks as always to Steven Nelson for the bumper music.