Church Historian compares his dive into historical narrative of the LDS Church to learning Santa Claus wasn’t real

By: The Mormon Discussion Team Published: August 19, 2018   Steven Harper, a employed Historian for the Mormon Church, compares his dive into Historical Narrative of the LDS Church and its Historical documents to learning Santa Claus wasn’t real. This happens in a video titled “How to Answer Questions about Church History” which is published both […]

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: 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 […]

277: Myths, Fables, and Verifiable History

Today we have a vulnerable discussion about Miracles vs Myths.  We tackle what is the reality in our present day with verifiable history vs the magical supernatural that God did when history wasn’t verifiable.  We talk about  what that means and where that takes us.  We end talking about deconstruction and taking control of what […]