Today I discuss my thoughts on “reformed egyptian” and the Book of Mormon.
Jack Naneek explores literalism, authority, and how some Mormons wish the LDS Church really was a cult. Stories of the Old Testament are examined, foundational history reconsidered, and the writings of Mark Twain mentioned. In the end, we learn Huck Finn might have been right when he decided to stay on the raft with Jim!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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/
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 […]