Virtual RS/PH #15: Establishing the Cause of Zion

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Okay, last week I said the death lesson was going to be tough.  Frankly, I think a Zion lesson is no picnic either.  I’m looking …

Virtual RS/PH #14 – Words of Hope & Consolation @ Time of Death

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A word to the teachers out there.  I know what you are thinking.  Something like, “Ugh.  I got the death lesson?!”  So, if you have …

Becoming a Moderate Mormon

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We’ve established that there are conservative Mormons (obviously) and there are liberal or “new order” Mormons.  Taking the politico-religious rhetoric to its next logical conclusion, …

Obedience: Virtual RS/PH #13

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Welcome to the second virtual co-ed 3rd hour.  This week’s lesson is a topic that is often a seething hotbed of Mormon Matters controversy:  “Obedience:  When …

Paul: Apostle, Misogynist?

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“I’m not bad.  I’m just drawn that way.”  Jessica Rabbit Plenty of criticism is heaped on post-restoration church leaders.  There seems to be a tendency …

Virtual Co-Ed RS/PH: Missionary Work (Lesson 12)

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Welcome to the first ever Virtual Co-ed Relief Society/Priesthood Lesson (at MM anyway)!  Here’s why you should join the discussion: Virtual – you can participate …

Liberal Mormonism III: Prognosis

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Count up all the liberal Mormons you know. Now, compare that number to the number you knew ten years ago. Now multiply the difference between …

Episode 020: An Analysis of Mitt Romney’s ” Faith in America ” Speech Pt. 2

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In Part 2 of this series, review the “Mormon angle” of Mitt Romney’s much anticipated religion speech entitled ” Faith in America “, delivered on …

Episode 019: An Analysis of Mitt Romney’s ” Faith in America ” Speech Pt. 1

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In this episode, we review Mitt Romney’s much anticipated religion speech entitled ” Faith in America “, delivered on December 6, 2007. Panelists include: John …

Audio Replay / Podcast of Mitt Romney’s ” Faith in America ” Speech

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This is a replay / podcast of Mitt Romney’s ” Faith in America” Speech.

Episode 18: Same-Sex Marriage and Mormonism

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In this episode J. Nelson-Seawright, John Hamer, David King Landrith and Rosalynde Welch discuss same-sex marriage within Mormonism.

Episode 17: Book of Mormon Introduction, Lamanites and Native Americans

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Recently, the LDS Church made a change to the introduction page of the Book of Mormon that has garnered much press. The change seems to …

Episode 16: The International Church

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Today Ronan James Head, J. Nelson-Seawright and John Fowles discuss issues surrounding the international nature of the LDS Church.

Episode 15: Inoculating the Saints — Listener Feedback

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Today Eric Soderlund (Equality) and Mayan Elephant join John Hamer, Ann Porter and I discussing their reactions to our “Inoculating the Saints” discussions. A big …

Episode 14: Our Discussion on Inoculating the Saints Pt. 2

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In part 2 of this episode David King Landrith, Blake Ostler, John Hamer and I discuss the recent Sunstone panel entitled, “Inoculating the Saints”. A …

Episode 13: Our Discussion on Inoculating the Saints Pt. 1

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In this episode David King Landrith, Blake Ostler, John Hamer and I discuss the recent Sunstone panel entitled, “Inoculating the Saints”. A big thanks, as …

Episode 12: Inoculating the Saints (with Kevin Barney, Blake Ostler and Mike Ash)

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With this episode we begin a 3-part series dealing with the idea of “Inoculating the Saints.” This first episode hails from the 2007 Salt Lake …

Episode 11: Our Favorite Books on Mormonism

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In today’s episode, J. Nelson-Seawright, David King Landrith and I discuss our favorite books on mormonism (listed below). J. Nelson-Seawright’s Recommendations D. Michael Quinn: The …

Episode 8: A Review of “States of Grace” and “Orthodox Paradox”

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In this episode we are excited to have Rosalynde Welch as our producer/moderator!!! The 2 main topics are: A review of Richard Dutcher’s “States of …

Episode 7 Part 2: Equal Partnering and “Presiding” in LDS Marriages and Raising Gay LDS Children

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In this follow-on episode, we discuss equal partnering and “presiding” in LDS marriages and raising gay LDS children. Panelists include: Ann Porter David King Landrith …

Episode 7 Part 1: The Other “One True Church” and the Obama/Mitt Romney Scuttle over Sex Education

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In part 1 of this episode, we discuss: The Pope’s recent statement that says, “other Christian communities are either defective or not true churches and …

Episode 6: LDS Church Finances and the “Approaching Mormon History” Press Release

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In today’s episode we are joined by 2 of our fabulously wonderful regular panelists: Ann Porter and John Hamer. In addition, we are delighted to …

Episode 5: Mormon Feminism, Women, and Claudia Bushman Part 2

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A continuation from Episode 4. Thanks again to Dr. Bushman, Taryn and Rosalynde!!!! And of course, to hear more of (and to purchase!!!) the wonderful …

Episode 4: Mormon Feminism, Women, and Claudia Bushman Part 1

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Today we release part 1 of a 2-part conversation reviewing the recent Mormon Stories series on Women in the LDS Church (Part 1, Part 2, …