New Insights into the Translation of the Book of Abraham with Matthew Grey

By FairMormon

In the winter of 1836, the Kirtland temple was nearing completion, the Saints were experiencing a period of peace after persecution, and 100 church members enrolled in a seven-week, intensive Hebrew language course. Besides being one of the most ambitious CES endeavors ever, the study of a difficult foreign language seems …read more
Source: FAIR-Cast

208: Transplanting Mormonism: Missions and Culture: Prof. Laurie Maffly-Kipp

By Gina Colvin

Laurie Maffly-Kipp is the Archer Alexander distinguished Professor at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics in St. Louis.  As an observer of Mormonism, she has researched Mormon mission and the way that the LDS Church replicates it self in places beyond it’s Utah centre.

In this conversation, we discuss …read more
Source: A Thoughtful Faith

255: Brigham Young and the Succession; D&C and Church History 33

By Jared Anderson

President Brigham Young Leads the Saints

This episode addresses the topic of prophetic succession in the Mormon tradition as well as the complex character of Brigham Young. The lesson and discussion cover the following topics:

207: A White Supremacist Church No More?: Moroni Benally

By Gina Colvin

On August 15, 2017 the LDS church issued the following statement:

“White supremacist attitudes are morally wrong and sinful, and we condemn them. Church members who promote or pursue a “white culture” or white supremacy agenda are not in harmony with the teachings of the Church.”

Moroni Benally (Navajo) discusses the implications for …read more
Source: A Thoughtful Faith