Today’s blog post is an excerpt from the churchistrue Faith Crisis and Reconstruction podcast episode 10 on the subject of “Trickle Up Revelation”. Next topic: trickle up revelation. One of my favorite topics. I learned this from Greg Prince. He talked about how sometimes policies are enacted in the church and prophet receives revelation […]

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The following is an excerpt from Episode 12 of the churchistrue Faith Crisis and Reconstruction series: Lived Experience. To emphasize some of the lived experience aspects, I’m going to highlight David Ostler’s great book Bridges that came out last year. Bridges, Ministering to Those Who Question. David Ostler was a former mission president who came […]

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Download mp3 link Faith Crisis and Reconstruction Podcast Series, Episode 12: Lived Experience This is the final episode of the 12 part churchistrue Faith Crisis and Reconstruction podcast series. We’re done with the historical issues. Everyone has their own list of what they love about the church and what it means for them to say […]

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The following is a portion of the transcript from the most recent episode from the churchistrue Faith Crisis and Reconstruction podcast series. Please let me know if you’re listening and what you think. In the passage, I review some scholarship related to the New Testament gospels and provide some quotes from several LDS BYU scholars. […]

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Download Faith Crisis and Reconstruction Podcast Series, Episode 11: New Testament and Belief in God In this episode, I discuss New Testament scholarship that can be difficult to a traditional LDS testimony. We will analyze the historical Jesus and the Christ of faith and determine if it’s appropriate to separate these two concepts. I will […]

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  Faith Crisis and Reconstruction Podcast Series, Episode 9: Polygamy and Late Nauvoo Doctrine In this episode, I discuss the aspects of polygamy that are challenging in an LDS faith crisis and touch on other issues related to late Nauvoo doctrine. We will focus primarily on Nauvoo polygamy related to Joseph Smith. According to LDS […]

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  I’m highlighting portions from my most recent podcast episode in blog posts right now. This week, I produced an episode on the Book of Abraham, Book of Moses, and JST. In this episode, I break down the Book of Abraham issues. In the last half of the episode, I get into the Book of […]

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Faith Crisis and Reconstruction Podcast Series, Episode 8: Book of Abraham and JST In this episode, I discuss apologetic aspects of the Book of Abraham (BoA) and Joseph Smith Translation. The LDS Gospel Topics Essay on the Book of Abraham provides background on the papyrus that Joseph Smith used to translate the Book of Abraham. […]

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Transcript from a portion of my most recent podcast episode on the First Vision: This idea of LDS exclusivity and the idea that we are, God’s only true church. Jana Reese in her book, The Next Mormons, a brilliant book. I highly recommend it. It shares a lot of insights into kind of what’s going […]

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