Mormon History Podcast: 011: Testify or Testi-Lie?

What is a Testimony? When does a Testify become a Lie? Today we talk about scenarios in which the Testimony was changed or only parts of it were included. Can we historically say that we have been honest? Resources: -Joseph Smith was ordained to the High Priesthood by Lyman Wight 1831 http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/minutes-circa-3-4-june-1831/2 -Original Story about “John […]

Mormon History Podcast: 010: Word of Wisdom

Today I talk about Historical events surrounding the current Section 89 in the Doctrine and Covenants called the Word of Wisdom.   Sources: Oliver Cowdery Journal: https://eadview.lds.org/findingaid/MS%203429 (Journal Page 5) Chastised for not blessing: A President of the Elders’ Quorum, old father Baker, was called upon to visit a very sick woman, a sister in the […]

Mormon History Podcast: 008: By Your Deeds

Today, I discuss how some people feel the Church holds families hostage. I share a couple of Historical stories that show where the Church itself has caused the hostage situation. I also talk about Women in the church. Resources for this episode: Jedediah Grant “Joseph ask for your Wife” Letter from James Glover to his […]

Mormon History Podcast: 001: Teen Brides and Trying Times

The Newest Edition to the Mormon Discussion Lineup is “The Mormon History Podcast”.  This initial episode is titled “Teen Brides and Trying Times”.   Does sacrifice bring blessings? Today we hear a story of a Woman who was willing to sacrifice all that she had for the gospel. Would she be blessed? Would her children be blessed […]