Mormon Awakenings: Episode 019: Not Invented Here!

Jack Naneek tackles failure and criticism, pointing out that it’s usually the source of the our greatest learning.  More important, however, is the stepping back to decide whether any criticism from the outside is even worth considering.  A Research and Development Department for the Church is suggested.  In the end, we realize Joseph Smith just […]

269: The Book of Mormon Witnesses

Today Chris and Clay join me again for a round-table discussion about the eleven witnesses to the Book of Mormon.  We talk at length about our assumptions that the Three Witnesses has a spiritual event, that the Eight Witnesses had a physical event, whether their experience was consistent, and how the Institutional Church may have […]

267: Book Of Mormon Historicity

Today’s episode tackles the expanding space of Book of Mormon Historicity.  We share the words of Jared Hickman, Patrick Mason, Richard Bushman, Sam Brown, Grant Hardy, Elder Oaks, and Elder Holland.  We talk today about the space that is seemingly being created in this very moment.  Do we see how unique of a moment we […]

163: Randal Wright: The Book of Mormon Miracle

Today we sit down with Randal Wright and discuss his book “The Book Of Mormon Miracle: 25 Reasons to Believe”.  We talk about the miracle that is the Book of Mormon.  Bro. Wright gives plenty of reason to have faith and hold faithful ground. Randal A. Wright obtained a PhD in Family Studies from Brigham […]

078: Advice for Family

This podcast was a discussion between me and Jon Westover to help family, friends, and Church leaders to understand some of the dynamics of their loved one’s trial of faith. Several resources as well – http://www.lds.org/ensign/2012/07/when-he-stopped-believing?lang=eng – http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2013/10/come-join-with-us?lang=eng – http://www.lds.org/broadcasts/article/ces-devotionals/2013/01/what-is-truth?lang=eng – https://mormonchallenges.org/

031: Brant Gardner: Gift And Power

I sit down with LDS author Brant Gardner to discuss his book “The Gift and Power – Translating the Book of Mormon” and ask him tough questions about the translation process, Joseph’s Scrying or mystical use of the seer stone and skins of blackness in the Book of Mormon. We also touch on the Meso-American […]