https://youtu.be/ySz56doTEKU This week we celebrate the birthday of faithful Mormon historian and scholar Richard Bushman - author of Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling, and former Mormon church stake president and patriarch. Some of you will remember that I had
Today we honor faithful Mormon church historian Richard Bushman on his birthday. Aside from his service as a Mormon church stake president and patriarch, Dr. Bushman is perhaps best known as the author of "Rough Stone Rolling" - a
As many of you know, Dr. Richard Bushman (LDS patriarch, former stake president, historian, expert on Joseph Smith) recently participated in a fireside wherein the following exchange took place with a participant: Questioner: In your view do you see
Most of you will likely consider this a rambling mess, but I wanted to post my reflections from my interview with Richard Bushman somewhere–so I’m doing it here. I include these comments in audio form at the beginning of
I'm interviewing Richard Bushman again soon. The topics will be: The "translation" of the Book of Mormon The credibility of the 3 and 8 witnesses Please let me know if you have sincere, thoughtful, polite questions, and I'll try
In part 1 of this multi-part interview, Dr. Richard Bushman, the world's foremost scholar on Joseph Smith and early Mormonism and the author of Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling, discusses his years as a Mormon historian--including his struggle with
I often mention Lowell Bennion, T. Edgar Lyon, Eugene England, Leonard Arrington and now Richard Bushman as personal heroes with regard to how they were/are able to deal with Mormon history directly and candidly, but still retain a faith,
Join us as we meet Jeff & Larissa Kindred and follow their stories growing up as Latter-day Saints. Jeff's story includes a grooming scoutmaster, his love of sports, attending Snow College, and serving a mission in Jackson, Mississippi where he dealt with scrupulosity, unhealthy diet and exercise, becoming AP, and wrestling with racism in the Church culture & scripture.
Larissa's story involves her Japanese-American heritage, and gives a brief introduction on the history of anti-Japanese sentiment in Utah, including having been home to a Japanese "Work" Camp in Topaz. Larissa tells of the struggles her grandparents faced assimilating into Utah Culture and dealing with the loss of their own. Larissa also describes racism she experienced growing up in American Fork, UT and Mormon culture's ideals matching white beauty standards.
Today’s episode continues the discussion on Polygamy with the (in)famous revelation still canonized in Mormon/LDS scripture as Section 132 of the Doctrine & Covenants. Mike sets up the historical & personal context of the timing of this revelation and the problematic ideas presented in it as coming from God including how God views women, redefining adultery and other moral issues, and the various rules and justifications given by God to practice polygamy.
Evan became an advocate for LGBTQ people in the Church. His position as a Stake Presidency Counselor led him to a few confrontations/discussions with General Authorities and a later meeting at Church Headquarters where they discussed Evan’s progressive beliefs on LGBTQ matters.
https://youtu.be/yAZqrUNWvaQ https://youtu.be/a7U4zY-cYbU https://youtu.be/JoLzA4CKmCs https://youtu.be/ELSFpRlbyto https://youtu.be/ggCNIv23U0s 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
https://youtu.be/oTCcYaUuHDk Join us for Part 1 of a multi-part series where John Larsen discusses Mormonism and logical fallacies. We talk about how fallacious arguments are natural to the human brain and how people in and outside of the
https://youtu.be/L-jYVs2_ZkM Mormon Stories listeners are in for a treat today as we’re joined by Mark Phillips and his daughter Zelle as they share their family’s fascinating Mormon journey. Mark is a clinical and counseling psychologist by profession who
https://youtu.be/if765B_gc50 Mormon Stories is honored to welcome American historian and author Newell Bringhurt to discuss the life of Fawn Brodie, author of No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith. We discuss Newell’s biography of Brodie, her
When Joseph Smith formed the Mormon church on April 6, 1830, he granted himself (in the name of God) the title of "Translator" along with "Prophet" and "Seer." Prophet...Seer...Translator. Those are audacious titles for an uneducated farm boy. The