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1903, 2021

1408: Mark Hofmann Forgeries and Mormon Church Cover-ups – John Hamer

By |March 19th, 2021|Categories: , , , , |Tags: , , , , |9 Comments Join us today as the brilliant John Hamer returns to help us dig deeper into: The main Mark Hofmann Forgeries, and The main attempts to "cover-up" unfavorable history by the Mormon church. A copy of John Hamer's PDF

3001, 2021

1390: Undefining ‘God’ with John Hamer

By |January 30th, 2021|Categories: , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , |5 Comments After losing your orthodox Mormon faith, have you given up on the possibility of any sort of belief in and/or association with "God" or "Jesus"? More importantly, are you seeking to fill some of the existential and/or

1304, 2020

John Hamer

By |April 13th, 2020|Categories: THRIVE|9 Comments

My name is John Hamer.  I’m a historian, map-maker, editor, and publisher. I grew up in the LDS Church in the 1970s and 80s in the Midwestern U.S. as a seventh-generation Mormon on my mother’s side.  I left the

102, 2019

1063-1065: The Book of Mormon’s 19th Century Context – John Hamer

By |February 1st, 2019|Categories: , , |Tags: , , |16 Comments

In this Mormon Stories Podcast interview, historian John Hamer discusses the 19th century historical and cultural context—largely forgotten today—that informed the composition of the Book of Mormon. John Hamer graciously created a number of slides that give important visual cues

1201, 2016

612-613: Reviewing 2015 with J. Nelson Seawright, John Hamer, Jamie Hanis-Handy, and Marisa Calderwood

By |January 12th, 2016|Categories: |Tags: |19 Comments

      Part 1: Part 2:   In this episode we assemble an all-star panel to discuss the events of Mormonism in 2015.  Panelists include Dr. J. Nelson Seawright, John Hamer, Jamie Hanis-Handy, and Marisa Calderwood.

1903, 2015

526-527: John Hamer on Community of Christ as a Church Home for Transitioning Mormons

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , |23 Comments

Mormon Stories alumnus John Hamer returns to talk about Community of Christ as a viable spiritual home for transitioning Mormons in this two-part video series.  John Hamer was raised LDS, but became a doubting teenager and left organized religion

2310, 2014

503: Discussing the New Polygamy Essays Part 1 — With Lindsay Hansen Park, John Hamer and J. Nelson-Seawright

By |October 23rd, 2014|Categories: , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , |162 Comments

This week The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released its long-awaited series of essays on polygamy in Kirtland/Nauvoo, Utah and post-manifesto polygamy, igniting a firestorm of discussion online. In this episode, we bring together an all-star cast

1406, 2013

422-423: John Hamer on Returning to Mormonism Through the Community of Christ

By |June 14th, 2013|Categories: , , |Tags: , , |96 Comments

In today's episode we interview John Hamer, who left Mormonism and religion/belief altogether with no intent to return (after graduating from BYU). We explore how John's relationship with his partner, Mike, helped him to discover his love for Mormon

2401, 2010

116-117: John Hamer – The LDS Succession Crisis of 1844 and the Beginnings of the RLDS Church to the Community of Christ

By |January 24th, 2010|Categories: , , |Tags: , , |17 Comments

In part 1, John Hamer discusses the LDS Succession Crisis after Joseph Smith's death, and the ground that it laid for the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (or Community of Christ). In part 2, we discuss

2209, 2021

1483: Joseph Smith’s Revelation and Mission to the “Lamanites” – John Larsen

By |September 22nd, 2021|Categories: , , , |Tags: , , , |14 Comments How many of Joseph Smith’s revelations were a success and how many have the church needed to redefine overtime? Today we are honored to have John Larsen in studio for an epic breakdown of Joseph Smith’s revelation

305, 2022

1585: Book of Mormon Translation w/ LDS Discussions

By |May 3rd, 2022|Categories: , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment   Join John, Jenn and Mike from LDS Discussions as we break down the “translation” of the Book of Mormon. Download MP3 LDS Discussions Mormon Expression Podcast Russel M Nelson seer stone article Follow the Footnotes

404, 2022

1570-1574: An Evangelical Christian Encounters Mormonism – Steven Pynakker

By |April 4th, 2022|Categories: , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , |7 Comments   Steven Pynakker, host of the Mormon Book Reviews YouTube channel, shares with us his story of how he gained an avid interest in Mormonism growing up as an Evangelical

2804, 2020

Erin Gluth Spencer

By |April 28th, 2020|Categories: THRIVE|Tags: |11 Comments

Hello, I'm Erin Gluth Spencer. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I love being a Texan! My twin sister and I were among the proud Texans hanging not one, but two, Texas flags from our Taylor Hall

704, 2020

Kristen Gluth Cranney

By |April 7th, 2020|Categories: THRIVE|7 Comments

Hello, my name is Kristen Cranney and I live in Bentonville, Arkansas which is in the very NW corner of the state, home to Wal-mart headquarters, and where everyone you meet is a Razorback fan...go Hogs! You could call

3103, 2020

The THRIVE Project

By |March 31st, 2020|0 Comments

To learn more about the THRIVE Foundation, and upcoming THRIVE events, please click here. "THRIVING Beyond Orthodox Mormonism" project is an effort to provide tips, tricks, inspiration, and hope to those who are questioning, doubting, and/or leaving orthodox Mormonism

2411, 2018

Folk Magic / Treasure Digging

By |November 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Folk magic and occult beliefs were a part of early American and Mormon culture, affecting practice and doctrine in profound ways. Despite the scientific enlightenment movement that swept across Europe, Americans of diverse social classes and education levels inherited

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