Bill Reel Disciplinary Response to the Charges

Introduction Tell My story – convert 17 – Bishop 29 – Faith Crisis – value truth and transparency and honesty Treasure Digging – 1819 –  first seer stone – 1823 – second Seer Stone – Money Digger, Treasure Digger –  gold treasures buried in hills protected by guardian spirits using a seer stone.  He would […]

Can You Honor The Truth of Another?

Can you honor the truth of another?  Can you sit with and have a conversation that tries to understand why someone believes differently than you?  I was asked, “Bill, Do you spend equal time reading the positive sources as you do the critical?”  here is my answer. I need you to not only hear my […]

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 Awakenings: Episode 024: Heidegger’s Revenge

Jack Naneek mixes some philosophies of men with a little scripture. Heidegger’s philosophical text Being and Time is discussed.  How we interpret the world, and break free from it,  are examined.  Maybe the echo chamber needs a window or two opened.  In the end, we consider whether new wine really does need new bottles, or, […]

POST: True Doctrine & Homosexuality

In Mormonism the word Doctrine is important, even crucial.  It is so important that members are counseled when teaching to stick to the Doctrine.  We reinforce this with scriptures like D&C 88:77 “teach one another the doctrine of the kingdom” And entire lessons structured and centered around “Teaching the Doctrine” Doctrinal boundaries are so important […]

232: Jon Ogden – When Mormons Doubt

Today I sit down with Jon Ogden, author of “When Mormons Doubt: A Way To Save Relationships And Seek A Quality Life”.  We talk about his own journey as well as the book.  We discuss his premise that Truth and Beauty are different and that truth is often confused for beauty and that each has […]

226: Nuanced Approach to Doctrine

To the Orthodox Believer who still holds belief that Doctrine in our faith equals Truth.  Or the idea that when the prophet speaks or when all 15 top leaders are unified that we have certainty that God has spoken.   It may not be that simple.  Lets explore. I validate that Doctrine in the Church as a […]

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 […]

023: Chris Reeve Pt. 1

Part 1 of my interview with Chris Reeve.  Chris is a friend of mine who used to live in my ward and served with me in Leadership Callings.  I always appreciated his intellect and way of seeing things from a different vantage point then me.  We discuss his faith, inoculation against troublesome material, and how […]

024: Chris Reeve Pt. 2

Part 2 of my interview with Chris Reeve.  Chris is a friend of mine who used to live in my ward and served with me in Leadership Callings.  I always appreciated his intellect and way of seeing things from a different vantage point then me.  We discuss his faith, inoculation against troublesome material, and how […]