This is a replay / podcast of Mitt Romney’s ” Faith in America” Speech.
This is a replay / podcast of Mitt Romney’s ” Faith in America” Speech.
In this episode J. Nelson-Seawright, John Hamer, David King Landrith and Rosalynde Welch discuss same-sex marriage within Mormonism.
Recently, the LDS Church made a change to the introduction page of the Book of Mormon that has garnered much press. The change seems to be intended to dispel common perceptions among LDS folk (leaders and members) that Native Americans are reliably the descendants of the Lamanites discussed in the Book of Mormon. Is this change a big deal, or much ado about nothing? Today we hear from Ronan James Head, John Hamer and John Dehlin on this topic.
Today Ronan James Head, J. Nelson-Seawright and John Fowles discuss issues surrounding the international nature of the LDS Church.
Today Eric Soderlund (Equality) and Mayan Elephant join John Hamer, Ann Porter and I discussing their reactions to our “Inoculating the Saints” discussions. A big thanks, as always, to Clayton Pixton for providing the wonderfully inspirational bumper music for this podcast.
OK…we’re trying something new. We’re going to invite you, our listeners, to call in and join us for Mormon Matters tomorrow. The time: 8:30pm – 10:00pm Utah time The process: Email me with your name, phone number and/or skype ID, and the topic you want to discuss — and we will call you as the show progresses. We can handle the approximate time via email. Thanks, and we hope some of you will call in!!!
In part 2 of this episode David King Landrith, Blake Ostler, John Hamer and I discuss the recent Sunstone panel entitled, “Inoculating the Saints”. A big thanks, as always, to Clayton Pixton for providing the wonderfully inspirational bumper music for this podcast.
In this episode David King Landrith, Blake Ostler, John Hamer and I discuss the recent Sunstone panel entitled, “Inoculating the Saints”. A big thanks, as always, to Clayton Pixton for providing the wonderfully inspirational bumper music for this podcast.
With this episode we begin a 3-part series dealing with the idea of “Inoculating the Saints.” This first episode hails from the 2007 Salt Lake Sunstone symposium. The abstract reads: Would fewer members leave the Church if they were taught about the stickier issues of LDS history and theology in faithful, institutional settings rather than stumbling upon them on the Internet or from other sources? Perhaps fewer members would feel “betrayed” by the Church when they encounter troubling information after being in the Church for years without being taught about discrepancies. But were the Church to more proactively engage in…
In today’s episode, J. Nelson-Seawright, David King Landrith and I discuss our favorite books on mormonism (listed below). J. Nelson-Seawright’s Recommendations D. Michael Quinn: The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, and The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power Douglas J. Davies: The Mormon Culture of Salvation: Force, Grace, and Glory Leonard J. Arrington and Davis Bitton: Saints Without Halos: The Human Side of Mormon History Levi S. Peterson: Juanita Brooks: Mormon Woman Historian Leonard Arrington:
Today’s episode is on HBO’s “Big Love” and Mormon Fundamentalist polygamy. Panelists include: John Hamer, Ann Porter, Tom Grover and host John Dehlin. Extra Readings Referenced in Podcast: “What To Expect When You’re Expecting a Co-Wife: Why American Muslims don’t care to legalize polygamy” from Slate online magazine “Big Love Has Big Plans” from the Deseret Morning News “Polygamists Unite! They used to live quiety but now they’re making noise” from Newsweek “The Polygamy Files: The Tribune’s blog on the plural life” from the SLC Tribune MormonStories Podcast, Interview with Anne Wilde in 5 parts
In this episode we are excited to have Rosalynde Welch as our producer/moderator!!! The 2 main topics are: A review of Richard Dutcher’s “States of Grace” with special guest moderator Brian Gibson (major spoiler alert for those who still plan to see the movie!!!!). Otherwise, a great analysis. A discussion of a recent New York Times Magazine article entitled, “Orthodox Paradox” with panelist David King Landrith (DKL). One program note: Near the end, Rosalynde mentions a novel “The Ladies Auxiliary.” Just as an FYI, the author of this book is Tova Mirvis. Thanks again to all who participated!!! Please let…
In this follow-on episode, we discuss equal partnering and “presiding” in LDS marriages and raising gay LDS children. Panelists include: Ann Porter David King Landrith John Crawford Today’s Moderator: John Dehlin
In part 1 of this episode, we discuss: The Pope’s recent statement that says, “other Christian communities are either defective or not true churches and Catholicism provides the only true path to salvation.” The recent Barak Obama / Mitt Romney Scuttle over Sex Education Panelists include: Ann Porter David King Landrith John Crawford Today’s Moderator: John Dehlin
In today’s episode we are joined by 2 of our fabulously wonderful regular panelists: Ann Porter and John Hamer. In addition, we are delighted to welcome 2 new panelists into the Mormon Matters family: PaulM and Blake Ostler. Today’s topics include: Should the lds church be required to reveal its finances? The recent Approaching Mormon History press release by the LDS Church. And a recent incident in the halls of the US Congress regarding a prayer offered by a Hindu priest Also, music for this episode has been graciously provided by Clayton Pixton and Skye Pixton. If you like their…
While we’ve had some wonderfully bright and articulate conservative or traditional LDS panelists so far here on Mormon Matters (John Fowles, Rosalynde Welch, Julianne Hatton) various somewhat random complexities have made it such that they are finding it hard to appear with regularity. Consequently, Mormon Matters is seeking 1 or 2 additional somewhat conservative or traditionalist LDS panelists to appear weekly on the podcast. Criteria include: You must consider yourself as a somewhat conservative or traditional LDS member (at least theologically) You must be somewhat thoughtful, witty and/or articulate (based on feedback from family or friends). You must be able…
A continuation from Episode 4. Thanks again to Dr. Bushman, Taryn and Rosalynde!!!! And of course, to hear more of (and to purchase!!!) the wonderful music included in the podcast, please check out: claytonpixton.com and skyepixton.com Enjoy!
Today we release part 1 of a 2-part conversation reviewing the recent Mormon Stories series on Women in the LDS Church (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5). This includes a discussion of my introduction, the 3 waves of Feminism in the USA, and a 3 part interview w/ Claudia Bushman. Today’s brilliant panelists are: Taryn Nelson-Seawright: Taryn lives in the Chicago area with her husband. She is a researcher in the medical social sciences. She is a passionate amateur scholar of the Book of Mormon. In her spare time, she blogs for By Common Consent…
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Note: Mormon Matters podcast is now available through iTunes. You can subscribe to the podcast by clicking on the iTunes button at the top right of this site. “This September marks the 150th anniversary of a terrible episode in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On September 11, 1857, some 50 to 60 local militiamen in southern Utah, aided by American Indian allies, massacred about 120 emigrants who were traveling by wagon to California. The horrific crime, which spared only 17 children age six and under, occurred in a highland valley called the Mountain Meadows,…
The topic for today is Mitt Romney, Mormonism, and the Recent Coverage in both the New York Times and Good Morning America. We had 3 more EXCELLENT panelists for Mormon Matters podcast. They included: John Fowles: John is a lawyer living in London with his wife and three children. He is interested in Mormonism and Mormon blogs and has participated for several years in Mormon blogging (or bloggernacle). Tom Grover: Tom is a lifetime resident of Cache Valley, producer and co-host of KVNU’s For the People. Ronan James Head: Ronan is from Malvern, England (home of the Wilford Woodruff missionary…
Panelists: Julianne Hatton, J. Nelson-Seawright, Ann Porter, John Hamer, and John Dehlin (Moderator) Topics: An introduction to Mormon Matters, PBS’s “The Mormons”, and an Ensign Article entitled: A Firm Foundation in a Shaky World. Also, a big thanks to Skye Pixton for providing the music for this episode. I hope you enjoy!
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