Stories For Mormons: 015: Seven Woes to the Prophets and Elders

This Episode will explore the idea of “likening the scriptures unto us.” Specifically the scripture found in Matt. 23. The primary idea explored is the concept of “Institutional Sin,” as opposed to “individual sin.” We are then left to wrestle with the idea of “Institutional Repentance.” I welcome your opinions and thoughts about “Institutional Repentance,” […]

Mormon Awakenings: Episode 023: God Magic, Spiritual Experiences and the Paranormal.

Jack Naneek and Bill Reel sit down to discuss spiritual experiences, telepathy, healing, and precognition.  Priesthood, truth claims, and exclusive rights to wield God magic are considered.  The first half of life is compared with the second half of life.  Literalism, symbology, and personal spiritual guidance are analyzed.  Yes.  It’s a long episode!  But, in […]

218: Nuanced Lesson on Prophets

This is the audio from a Gospel Essentials Class I taught on “Prophets”.  This lesson gives some insight into how to approach a nuanced lesson in a faithful way that also hits on the reality of the messiness of such topics. I hope you enjoy. It should be noted in my ward the Gospel Essentials […]

POST: A Nuanced View of Prophets

For the Orthodox Believer who believes that Prophets are near perfect men who literally speak face to face with Jesus and God here is a faithful article that helps us see it is not that simple.  We explore this topic to help show that there is more nuance than that.  Let’s Explore. I validate that […]

094: David Bokovoy: Authoring the Old Testament

Today we sit down with LDS scholar and author David Bokovoy.  David is the Author of “Authoring the Old Testament : Genesis – Deuteronomy”.   We break down what scripture is and isn’t, leveling false assumptions along the way.  We discuss how to handle paradigm shifts when new info makes previous paradigms untenable. We also address […]

025: Prophets & Apostles

With General Conference coming up, this episode explores what Prophets and Apostles are, why it appears the prophets and apostles today are different from those of the old world, why they are different from even Joseph Smith of this dispensation, and what we are to make of it.  We conclude asking if revelation still occurs […]