Mormon Stories Podcast is excited to team up with Sunstone to present a recording of our live podcast on 1/25/18 with Carol Lynn Pearson where we discuss her book, The Ghost of Eternal Polygamy. Special thanks to the Salt Lake City Community of Christ for hosting such a wonderful evening and for the many listeners who came
This is a presentation given at the 2000 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium entitled: “The Decade of the Sixties: The Early Struggles in the RLDS Shift from Sect to Denomination”. It is a discussion of how, during the 1960s the RLDS Church made very decisive steps toward shedding its sectarian past. It began the decade clearly
In this seminar (recorded live at the 2007 Northwest Sunstone Symposium in Seattle), I discuss techniques for staying in the LDS church after a major trial of faith. Additional links include: The essay from which I based this presentation. The PowerPoint deck from this presentation. The music used in this presentation (please purchase from the
In part 3 of this 4 part series, Elbert Eugene Peck (editor of Sunstone Magazine from 1986 to 2001) discusses the events leading up to the 1993 September Six excommunications, including the “Alternative Voices” speech by Dallin H. Oaks in 1989, and the First Presidency’s “Statement on Symposia” in 1991 — all of which contributed
In part 2 of this 4 part series, Elbert Peck (Editor of Sunstone Magazine from 1986 to 2001) discusses many of the central people of Sunstone, including Leonard Arrington, Bonner Ritchie, Eugene England, Lavina Fielding Anderson, Ed Kimball, Orson Scott Card, Peggy Fletcher Stack, Scott Kinney, and many others.
We’ve been working hard on renovating the Sunstone web site — and making it really easy to find back magazine articles (PDFs) and symposia audio presentations (MP3s). Anyway, while goofing around, I stumbled on to this article. It’s a great read — Eugene England’s reflections on President David O. McKay entitled: The Place of David
Levi Peterson is one of the most important LDS authors of the 20th century. His book entitled “The Backslider” is perhaps the most significant piece of Mormon fiction ever written. This is his story. Part 1: The Early Years Part 2: Mom, Mission and School Part 3: The Fruits of Anxiety Part 4: The Backslider
A new pamphlet about homosexuality appeared on the church’s website in late July, 2007. The pamphlet is entitled God Loveth His Children, and, among other things, says that the Church does not know what causes same-sex attractions but does not believe sexual abuse and sexual experimentation in childhood are responsible. It declares that same-sex attractions
When the history of 20th century Mormonism is written, Paul Toscano will likely go down as one of the most controversial and divisive figures of that era. Paul is the husband of Margaret Toscano, and was excommunicated (along with 4 others and 1 disfellowshipment) during the infamous “September Six” incident in September of 1993. This
In part 5 of our series we interview BYU student David Lassetter. David was raised in a home very well-versed in Mormon Studies (Dialogue and Sunstones abounding), and seems to have benefited tremendously therefrom. In this interview, David discusses some of his views on the atonement, evolution, church doctrine, and membership awareness of history and
We are incredibly excited to announce two upcoming Sunstone Symposiums: Sunstone Seattle on 10/13/2007 (with a workshop on the night of 10/12/2007): Details here. Registration should be available in the next few days. Sunstone Boston on 11/3/2007: Please mark your calendars. We are working on the program and venue now. We are hoping to draw
For those interested, there are 2 new Sunstone developments: All pre-2005 Sunstone Symposium MP3s are now free New city-based Sunstone communities are being formed at a city near you (hopefully) To keep up with all of these types of developments, please subscribe to the “Friends of Sunstone” newsletter.
A few years before Dr. Hugh Nibley’s death, a few of his closest friends and family (via Sunstone) organized a “roast” for (or of) him. Unfortunately, the actual day of the planned roast, Dr. Nibley literally passed out and was unable to attend — but his wife, children and friends carried on with it. This