060-061: Elijah Abel – Early Black Mormon Priesthood Holder

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As an independent historian, Russell Stevenson has been studying Mormon history for nearly two decades. His first book, Black Mormon: The Story of Elijah Ables, tells the vexing story of race in nineteenth-century Mormonism through experiences of Elijah Ables, a…

055-059: Terryl Givens

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Terryl Givens did graduate work at Cornell University in Intellectual History and UNC Chapel Hill where he received his PhD in Comparative Literature. He holds the James A. Bostwick chair of English, and is Professor of Literature and Religion at…

054: Boyd Jay Petersen

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Boyd Jay Petersen is the Mormon Studies Coordinator at  Utah Valley University, where he also teaches in the English Department, including courses on Mormon literature. He is also an adjunct instructor at Brigham Young University. In this delightful conversation hosted…

049-053: Richard Bushman (Mormon Stories Re-Release)

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Richard Bushman is the world’s foremost scholar on LDS church founder Joseph Smith.  He is also a former LDS church stake president and patriarch, and is an active, devout church member.  This interview is a re-release of the interview conducted…

047-048: Amy and Jeff – Are You a Member of the Mormon Club?

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Jeff and Amy have a unique perspective of what it is like to be fully active, participating members of the church even though they aren’t members of the social club.  Infertility and the struggles that come with it created a…

044-046: Dr. Jeremy Timothy on Depression, Neurology, and Theodicy

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Dr. Jeremy Timothy MD is a Pediatric Neurologist for Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. In this podcast Dr. Timothy shares how his Social Anxiety Disorder presented formative challenges throughout his life, and how bouts of depression and severe…

043: A Conversation with Emma Lou Thayne

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“I get impatient with dogma and dictum, but somewhere way inside me and way beyond impatience or indifference there is that insistent, infernal, so help me, sacred singing — All is well, All is well. My own church, inhabited by…

041-042: Dan McDonald and Gethsemanesia

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Dan McDonald is a husband, father, lawyer, author.  His book, Gethsemamnesia: Forgotten Lessons From Gethsemane, Golgotha and Beyond, chronicles the lessons he learned while dealing with a life threatening disease. The evolution of his faith has been shaped by his understanding of a…

039-040: Adam Miller on Grace

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While preparing for this interview with Adam Miller, whom Richard Bushman described as “the most original and provocative Latter-day Saint theologian practicing today,” I was delighted to have my paradigm yanked out from under me again and again to reveal…