Faith Crisis and Reconstruction Podcast Series, Episode 7: First Vision, Priesthood Restoration, LDS Exclusivity In this episode, I discuss aspects of the First Vision, Priesthood Restoration, LDS Exclusivity that could lead to faith crisis. There are four main accounts of the First Vision. Some LDS encounter faith crisis issues when discovering these multiple accounts or […]

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Faith Crisis and Reconstruction Podcast Series, Episode 5: Book of Mormon Translation In this episode, I discuss the aspects of Joseph Smith’s interactions with the Angel Moroni, obtaining the gold plates, and Book of Mormon translation that could lead to faith crisis. There are some wild aspects of this history that are difficult to reconcile […]

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Faith Crisis and Reconstruction Podcast Series, Episode 4: Book of Mormon Content In this episode, I discuss the aspects of the Book of Mormon that could lead to faith crisis. There are many aspects of the Book of Mormon that show “humanistic and modern fingerprints”. However, the Book of Mormon content also is fertile ground […]

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Faith Crisis and Reconstruction Series, Episode 3: Book of Mormon Evidence Welcome to Episode Three. This episode is one of three main episodes exploring the issues related to the Book of Mormon that moved me from literal belief to a view of accepting the Book of Mormon as sacred LDS scripture but not viewing it […]

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In this episode, I explore topics like: fundamentalistic 19th century view of the Old Testament vs the view that most modern scholars (focusing on faithful scholars) hold Documentary Hypothesis OT Authorship issues LDS specific issues related to JST and Book of Mormon Prooftexting Evolution Science and how that might fit in with a faithful belief […]

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Welcome to Episode 1: Intro from the Church is True Faith Crisis and Reconstruction Podcast Series. I am an active, faithful Latter-day Saint who went through faith crisis, deconstruction, and reconstruction over the time period 2004-2012, and now want to share the paradigm and intellectual framework I used to reconstruct into a vibrant and abundant […]

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