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22
Aug

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21
Jul

Blind Obedience

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In this episode we tackle the tough issue of what is blind obedience and what is our responsibility in both adhereing to our perception of right and wrong and still sustaining the brethren in their callings a Prophets, Seers, and Revelators.  Are we indeed supposed to follow prophets even when they are wrong.  We hit this and more on today's episode of the Mormon Discussion Podcast.  Please consider becoming a subscriber today by visiting http://mormondiscussion.podbean.com/premium-signup

https://www.lds.org/liahona/1981/06/fourteen-fundamentals-in-following-the-prophet?lang=eng

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2002/04/faith-obedience?lang=eng

https://www.lds.org/broadcasts/article/ces-devotionals/2013/01/what-is-truth?lang=eng

http://en.fairmormon.org/Mormonism_and_doctrine/Changing

https://familysearch.org/photos/stories/824169

http://books.google.com/books?id=fFEoAAAAYAAJ&dq=The+Latter-Day+Saints%27+Millennial+Star+Volume+14&pg=PA593#v=onepage&q&f=false  ----->  start on page 594 right hand side

http://www.mormonchronicle.com/img/Ezra-Taft-Benson-and-Mormon-Political-Conflicts.pdf  ---> start on page 77

18
Jul

REWIND REPLAY: Faith Crisis Training

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This podcast is for all leaders of the church to better grasp why faith crisis occurs and how they can be helpful.  It's a crash course on what you are dealing with and why Faith Crisis is not always a bad thing.

Due to high demand we have included the Faith Crisis Training Powerpoint here.

This powerpoint costs .25cents to purchase in order to support the program.  If you are a premium subscriber and would like the powerpoint -  email me at reelmormon@gmail.com and I will email it to you at no charge.
Thank you for your support.

Click here to purchase

18
Jul

PREMIUM MEMBERS: Mitch Mayne

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Sometimes we assume that there is no room to be Gay and be Mormon..... but today we blow that false assumption right out of the water.  Today we also help LDS distinguish between Doctrine, Policy and Culture around this issue.  We tackle how to be more inclusive and how to bring all unto Christ. 
Today I sit down Mitch Mayne, an Active Gay Mormon.  Bro. Mayne describes himself this way
I was raised in Idaho, and baptized into the Mormon Church when I was eight. I left the church for many years, due in large part to my parent’s divorce. In my mid-20s, 

I returned to the church of my own accord, knowing full well that I was gay, and that someday I would have to find a way to reconcile my sexual orientation with my faith. For many years, I was fractured: I believed I was a man with a foot in two worlds, and that I belonged in neither. But as I’ve grown in my testimony of my Savior and my confidence in who I am, I’ve come to understand myself as a man with a foot in two worlds–who very much belongs in both. From August 2011 through November of 2013, I served as the executive secretary of the bishopric of the Bay Ward within the San Francisco Stake.

I currently remain an active, happy and whole gay Mormon–just the way I am.


Resources
Supportive Families / Healthy Chuildren  - Pamphlet that can be helpful any in this situation
14
Jul

Charles Harrell: This is My Doctrine

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Today I sit down with Prof. Charles Harrell, author of "This is My Doctrine".  His book takes a historical look at the development of Mormon Doctrines within LDS theology.  His books helps us first learn and then cope with the complex ways in which LDS Theology and Doctrine developed.  We discuss how to define the word Doctrine, How to define scripture, how to deal with the inaccurate ways we define our Doctrine, and how to cope with the nuance of it all.
Bro. Harrell has also been on MormonStories and a recurring series on Old Testament Scripture and others on MormonMatters
11
Jul

REWIND REPLAY: Britney Hartley Pt1

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MormonDiscussion interviews Brittney Hartley.  She discusses her faith journey which took her out of the church and then back in.   She also discusses several topics important to the sisters of the church offering a better framework to support the sisters in their their faith and with the issues that concern them.

To reach Brittney Hartley - brittneylhartley@gmail.com

Robert Millet "Within Reach" https://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/robert-l-millet/within-reach/_/R-400000000000000680847

Brad Wilcox - "His Grace is suffcient"  - http://speeches.byu.edu/?act=viewitem&id=1966

http://byutv.org/watch/49475abb-10d4-4f45-a757-7000b9945468

"The Continous Atonement" - http://deseretbook.com/Continuous-Atonement-Brad-Wilcox/i/5013881

11
Jul

REWIND REPLAY: Britney Hartley Pt2

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Part 2

MormonDiscussion interviews Brittney Hartley.  She discusses her faith journey which took her out of the church and then back in.   She also discusses several topics important to the sisters of the church offering a better framework to support the sisters in their their faith and with the issues that concern them.

To reach Brittney Hartley - brittneylhartley@gmail.com

Robert Millet "Within Reach" https://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/robert-l-millet/within-reach/_/R-400000000000000680847

Brad Wilcox - "His Grace is suffcient"  - http://speeches.byu.edu/?act=viewitem&id=1966

http://byutv.org/watch/49475abb-10d4-4f45-a757-7000b9945468

"The Continous Atonement" - http://deseretbook.com/Continuous-Atonement-Brad-Wilcox/i/5013881

7
Jul

My list of False Assumptions that Mormons make



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As Latter-Day Saints we each make false assumptions.  This is my list of those I feel are most prevalent and whioch most often lead to doubts and faith crisis when it comes to history and doctrine.

4
Jul

REWIND REPLAY: What are our False Assumptions

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We each deal with critical information about the church and how these issues cause us to struggle.  Some of us find difficulty with the issues and others find the problem is with our assumptions and expectations.  This podcast deals with those assumptions and expectations........ enjoy

30
Jun

Raelism Faith of the Elohim

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In our effort to discuss other faiths, we sit down today with Ricky a member of the raelism faith.  Rael (pictured above) is their leader and he was visited by being not from our world.  He claims they showed him how they created mankind, what is expected of humankind, and he also had dinner with Jesus and Joseph Smith on another planet.  While certainly different and even strange, much of what Ricky said had a familiar ring in it.  Ricky himself was a Latter-Day Saint prior to joining the Raelian Faith.

http://www.rael.org/home

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ra%C3%ABlism

http://usa.raelians.org/

27
Jun

REWIND REPLAY: Receive the Holy Ghost

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This Episode is based on Elder Hollands Recent Conference Talk  "The First Great Commandment".   Elder Holland made a great observation, which as I consider the story is very likely.

In his talk he makes mention of  "Cafeteria Mormon", Faith Crisis, Loyalty to God and his Gospel.

I tried to give Elder Holland's talk some background by including a Story from Dale Sturm's talk regarding Luke Chapter 5.

The resources from this podcast are as follows

Dale Sturm "Faith is a Decision" http://www2.byui.edu/DevotionalPlayer/BYUIplayer.html?StartCue=42&EndCue=1539&VideoName=2012_01_31_DV_Sturm

or

http://web.byui.edu/devotionalsandspeeches/AudioPlayer.aspx?File=2012_01_31_DV_Sturm.wma&Title=Faith+is+a+Decision&Speaker=Brother+Dale++Sturm

or

http://www2.byui.edu/Presentations/Transcripts/Devotionals/2012_01_31_Sturm.htm

Elder Jeffrey R Holland of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles  OCT 2012  - "The First Great Commandment"

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2012/10/the-first-great-commandment?lang=eng

Elder Jeffrey R Holland of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles  April 2011 "Ensign to the Nations"

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2011/04/an-ensign-to-the-nations?lang=eng

If you have hit a plateau, have withdrawn your activity, have never put your full energy into the gospel.... this episode is for you.

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23
Jun

Vickey Pahnke Taylor: Goodness Matters

Vickey is a songwriter/producer, vocalist, and professional speaker, who has spoken for more than two decades Church Education Systems, including BYU Education Week and Best of Especially for Youth.  She is a Billboard award winning songwriter, with hundreds of songs to her credit.  Her compositions include the theme songs for the Special Olympics program (state by state selection), the Make A Wish Foundation,  and the Especially For Youth program of the Church.

Her collaborative projects for the LDS market include “Women at the Well” with Kenneth Cope and “My Beloved Christ” with Randy Kartchner. Vickey has contributed to numerous EFY albums over the years and is a prolific writer of columns and books. Her latest CD is “He Restoreth My Soul: Hymns of Hope & Peace”.  She has a Masters degree in Interpersonal Communications.

Vickey’s experiences include venues from participation with a nationally touring Repertory Theater Company to Symphony Halls to corporate conventions throughout the U.S. She spent several years teaching Positive Choice programs for public school systems throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Vickey and her husband Dean are the parents of eight children. They love hanging out with their children and grandchildren, and serving in their ward and stake callings. Contact Vickey directly at Vickey@goodnessmatters.com

http://www.goodnessmatters.com/

http://www.ldsmag.com/article/423?ac=1

http://www.ldsmag.com/author/vickey-pahnke-taylor



22
Jun
21
Jun

NEW WEBSITE IS UP: Please Switch Over

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Over the past few days, we have spent numerous hours putting the website together.  Some things are still being added and worked on but the site is far enough along to go live and begin getting feedback on functionality and design issues.  The old site will remain up until the around September I believe.  Please begin transitioning over to the new site.  Premium Subscribers - I have added you to the new site and have given you a password by email.  Please change that as soon as possible.  Please let me know if you have any issues signing in.  Also for now if you unsubscribe from the newsletter you also get unsubscribed (unintentionally) from the premium membership (we are working to correct this).  

Please contact me with any design issues or functionality issues and we will work to correct those as soon as possible.  And remember if the site has any issues you can continue to use the old site until it ends in the Fall.

We are trying to get Itunes to change the RSS Feed on the original Podcast but in case that doesn't happen please find the new one @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mormon-discussion-podcast/id890839713

Please be patient as we work this out.  I am glad your listening..... Thank you!!!!

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20
Jun

PREMIUM MEMBERS: Raelism

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In our effort to discuss other faiths, we sit down today with Ricky a member of the raelism faith.  Rael (pictured above) is their leader and he was visited by being not from our world.  He claims they showed him how they created mankind, what is expected of humankind, and he also had dinner with Jesus and Joseph Smith on another planet.  While certainly different and even strange, much of what Ricky said had a familiar ring in it.  Ricky himself was a Latter-Day Saint prior to joining the Raelian Faith.

http://www.rael.org/home

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ra%C3%ABlism

http://usa.raelians.org/

16
Jun

Jim McConkie: Reflections of Church and Family



Jim McConkie sits down with us to share with us his reflections of being a McConkie, helping us understand his uncle Elder Bruce R. McConkie, and his recent book "Looking at the Doctrine and Covenants Again for the Very First Time".  Jim's gospel insights and his approach to tough issues will be a help to many that struggle.  This interview will be a blessing to many.

http://www.amazon.com/Looking-Doctrine-Covenants-Again-First/dp/1434102947

http://deseretbook.com/Looking-Doctrine-Covenants-Again-Very-First-Time-James-W-McConkie-II/i/5097175


http://www.lds.org/church/news/son-shares-the-legacy-of-elder-bruce-r-mcconkie?lang=eng
https://history.lds.org/event/joseph-fielding-mcconkie-speaks-about-bruce-r-mcconkie?lang=eng
http://www.lds.org/ensign/1985/06/elder-bruce-r-mcconkie-preacher-of-righteousness
http://www.lds.org/ensign/1973/01/elder-bruce-r-mcconkie-of-the-council-of-the-twelve?lang=eng
https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/pdf/047-08-13.pdf



"Growing up as a son of Bruce R. McConkie and a grandson of Joseph Fielding Smith had its moments. One of the experiences that my brothers and sisters and I shared regularly was to listen to people make disparaging remarks about our father or grandfather in Sunday School or other church classes. You could pretty well depend on the fact that if someone quoted either Elder McConkie or President Smith, that someone else would immediately respond with some kind of an insulting retort. I don't think it bothered any of us to have someone disagree with our father or grandfather, we just couldn't understand why the disagreement seemed so mean-spirited." - Joseph Fielding McConkie




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13
Jun

John Dehlin & Kate Kelly

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I have gotten about two dozen E-mails asking my thoughts.
First I think Russell Stevenson has captured my feelings perfectly so why re-invent the wheel when you can just take a look at his post and pretend my name  is next to his.
http://rationalfaiths.com/open-letter-saints/

I will add a few things.  I consider John Dehlin a friend though I disagree with his approach often.  That said I know as well as anyone the pain of a difficult faith transition.  I am saddened by recent events and wholly wish both of them well.  I also want to say I completely understand and agree with the Church reserving the right to draw lines, lines which protect the Church.  But.... I also worry about what this means long term for people like me who while not butting heads as strongly, still push the envelope of critical thinking.  Is this a matter of just these two people or does the Church wish to reign in independent thinking that pushes the line?

People have also asked if I feel threatened..... I don't.  I think I know where the line is, and I feel pretty safe and confident that I, while close to the line, stay on the safe side.

Does this mean people need to retreat and place their doubts back into the closet?.......  No.  I am hopeful this is not a indication of a change of heart on the part of the Brethren to retreat from progress to welcome those on the fringe.  I am hopeful that people like me will still be seen as needed and helpful.  I will proceed until told otherwise.

You may be wondering why I have not created an episode quickly as this has occurred.  I generally do not try to react to news events quickly.  While it may gain more listeners and it may generate more buzz, I feel I am too reactive emotionally to take these things on when I first hear them.  I try to be more measured with the podcast than I sometimes am in discussion boards or in private conversations.  When I have thought this all through I will then lay out my thoughts in a way that I can be assured they really are my thoughts and not an overreaction.

Thank You
Bill Reel
Mormon Discussion Podcast.

13
Jun

REWIND REPLAY: Return to Fishing and to Loyality

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This Episode is based on Elder Hollands Recent Conference Talk  "The First Great Commandment".   Elder Holland made a great observation, which as I consider the story is very likely.

In his talk he makes mention of  "Cafeteria Mormon", Faith Crisis, Loyalty to God and his Gospel.

I tried to give Elder Holland's talk some background by including a Story from Dale Sturm's talk regarding Luke Chapter 5.

The resources from this podcast are as follows

Dale Sturm "Faith is a Decision" http://www2.byui.edu/DevotionalPlayer/BYUIplayer.html?StartCue=42&EndCue=1539&VideoName=2012_01_31_DV_Sturm

or

http://web.byui.edu/devotionalsandspeeches/AudioPlayer.aspx?File=2012_01_31_DV_Sturm.wma&Title=Faith+is+a+Decision&Speaker=Brother+Dale++Sturm

or

http://www2.byui.edu/Presentations/Transcripts/Devotionals/2012_01_31_Sturm.htm

Elder Jeffrey R Holland of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles  OCT 2012  - "The First Great Commandment"

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2012/10/the-first-great-commandment?lang=eng

Elder Jeffrey R Holland of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles  April 2011 "Ensign to the Nations"

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2011/04/an-ensign-to-the-nations?lang=eng

If you have hit a plateau, have withdrawn your activity, have never put your full energy into the gospel.... this episode is for you.

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9
Jun

Richard Poll: Iron Rods and Liahonas



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_D._Poll

http://www.zionsbest.com/people.html

Richard Douglas Poll (April 23, 1918 – April 27, 1994) was an American historian, academic, author and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). His liberal religiosity influenced his notable metaphor about "Iron Rod" vs. "Liahona" LDS Church members.

Poll wrote on various topics in Latter-day Saint history and thought. His religious approach was influenced by his studies at TCU, where he examined and rejected creationism, scriptural literalism, and prophetic infallibility. He remembered one professor saying "the purpose of religion is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." In 1963, Poll prepared a paper called "What the Church Means to People Like Me", which he delivered in the Palo Alto Ward sacrament meeting in August 1967 and published in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought.
The paper drew upon Book of Mormon imagery. In Lehi and Nephi's vision, people held onto an "iron rod" that followed a single path to salvation. In another story, a mysterious instrument, called the "Liahona", pointed righteous travelers toward their destination. Poll's paper set up a dichotomy between church members who see the gospel as clear and exact, or "hold to the Iron Rod", and those who follow the guidance of the church as a compass to lead their lives.

He explained:
    "The Iron Rod Saint does not look for questions but for answers, and in the gospel he finds or is confident that he can find the answer to every important question. The Liahona Saint, on the other hand, is preoccupied with questions and skeptical of answers; he finds in the gospel answers to enough important questions so that he can function purposefully without answers to the rest."

The subject caught the attention of LDS intellectuals and leaders, becoming a poignant metaphor in cultural discourse. It would become Poll's best known article, and was in republished several other times.

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6
Jun

REWIND REPLAY: Brian Whitney Pt1

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Brian Whitney is/was a moderator at the New Order Mormon web site - http://www.newordermormon.org/

Brian also is currently working at the LDS Church History Department.

Our interview covers Brian's early life, discovering the LDS Church, and his own personal Faith Crisis journey.   While every Faith journey is different, there are common themes that begin to surface through Brian's telling of his.

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6
Jun

REWIND REPLAY: Brian Whitney Pt2

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Brian Whitney is/was a moderator at the New Order Mormon web site - http://www.newordermormon.org/

Brian also is currently working at the LDS Church History Department.

Our interview covers Brian's early life, discovering the LDS Church, and his own personal Faith Crisis journey.   While every Faith journey is different, there are common themes that begin to surface through Brian's telling of his.

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5
Jun

PREMIUM MEMBERS: White Shirts

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Today I talk about "The White Shirt Phenomena".  This is a great issue to use as a backdrop for our as a culture creating rules, believing they really are rules, and in the end there being no rule that exists.  This applies to dozens of private interpretations we make within our culture and how we impose those on others to create hard and fast rules where none have been given.

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1995/10/this-do-in-remembrance-of-me?lang=eng

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1983/04/muddy-feet-and-white-shirts?lang=eng

http://emp.byui.edu/huffr/The%20Unwritten%20Order%20of%20Things%20--%20Boyd%20K.%20Packer.htm

http://blogs.standard.net/the-political-surf/2010/11/10/the-strange-connection-between-white-shirts-and-lds-priesthood-power/

30
May

Kevin Christensen: Discerning True Prophets


Today we sit down with LDS apologist Kevin Christensen.  He is a Lifetime LDS member. Born and raised in Utah he served in the England-Leeds mission. His has made his living as a technical writer since 1984and resides Pittsburgh, PA.

Kevin shares this information about his faith and those works of his and others that have deep apologetic value.

""""My testimony was cemented in 1973, during my third reading of the Book of Mormon, upon reading Ether 12:39. A reading of Hugh Nibley's An Approach to the Book of Mormon while on my Mission turned me towards apologetics. I've published a dozen essays for FARMS, a dozen in the Meridian online magazine, a few articles and letters in Sunstone. I've published in Dialogue and, in collaboration with Margaret Barker, in Joseph Smith Jr., edited by Terryl Givens and Reid Nelson, published by Oxford University Press. I've written three reviews for the Interpreter, including "Sophic Box and Mantic Vista".

I've published a couple of essays with FAIR, including a detailed study of "Biblical Keys for Discerning True and False Prophets" which demonstrates to me, at least, that Joseph Smith's critics ignore the bulk of the keys, and often repeat the mistakes and arguments offered by Biblical critics of Biblical prophets.

http://en.fairmormon.org/Biblical_Keys_for_Discerning_True_and_False_Prophets

I find Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions very helpful in understanding debates about things LDS. Several of my essays quote his work, and I've compared it to Alma 32. I also use Ian Barbour's wonderful Myths, Models, and Paradigms: A Comparative Study of Science and Religion. See, for instance "Paradigms Crossed" here:

http://publications.maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/fullscreen/?pub=1436&index=8

I give my orientation to spiritual experiences, both LDS and otherwise, in a Meridan essay called "A Model of Mormon Spiritual Experience." Alas the Meridian links are broken now, but here is a new link to a pdf.

http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22100469/model_of_experience.pdf

I often cite the Perry Scheme for Cognitive and Ethical Growth, to which I was introduced by this email from Veda Hale, back when I lived in Kansas, and participated on the AML List:

http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22100469/Perry%20Scheme.pdf

My best known essays are those which explore the Margaret Barker's First Temple theology relative to the Book of Mormon.

http://www.thinlyveiled.com/kchristensen.htm

I like Hugh Nibley's comment that if we have answers to the Terrible Questions, (Where do we come from? Why are we here? Is this all there is? Is Jesus the Christ? What comes after? How can we know?), much of the rest is trivial in comparison.""""

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28
May

REWIND REPLAY: Faith Crisis - A Better Perspective

In this episode we share John Dehlin's part of a panel discussion from March 29th 2012 called "Mormonism and the Internet".  This gives us a starting block from which to discuss Faith Crisis.

The goal of this episode is to help all of us better understand how we are to work with and fellowship those who are struggling in their faith.

Resources from this broadcast

John Dehlin's part of the panel discussion - http://mormonstories.org/uvu-mormonism-and-the-internet-john-dehlin-scott-gordon-fair-and-rosemary-avance/

James Fowler's  Stages of Faith -   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fowler's_stages_of_faith_development

Also Stages of faith as it relates to LDS - http://www.digis.net/~jeffret/stages/sof_inst.html

synopsis of Marlin K Jensen's Q&A  - http://mormon-chronicles.blogspot.com/2012/01/rescue-plan-to-address-difficulties-of.html

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26
May

Nancy Phippen Browne: Help Thou Mine Unbelief

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Today we sit down with Nancy Phippen Browne.  She is the author of "Help Thou Mine Unbelief", a book designed to be a life raft to those with doubts and who are struggling with faith.  We talk about False assumptions, shifting paradigms, and what it means to be a "Doubting Thomas".  We also talk about how to make changes to get back on the right track and to begin to lead with faith and optimism once again.

Nancy Phippen Browne is a retired journalist who has worked as an investigative reporter and editor for various newspapers and magazines across the country, including the Church News. Her writing background also took her into the field of public relations and marketing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1989 from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, served a full-time mission to Colorado, and has actively served in ward and stake callings throughout her life. While this is her first book, she is also a freelance writer, with articles appearing in a variety of publications, including the Ensign and This People magazine. Browne and her husband, Raymond Browne, reside in St. George, Utah. Between them, they have seven children and 20 grandchildren.

http://www.nancyphippenbrowne.com/

Her books can be found at the following places.

"Help Thou Mine Unbelief" at Amazon

"Help Thou Mine Unbelief" at Barnes and Noble

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25
May

We need your help more than ever!!!

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1715601630/mormon-discussion-podcast-leading-with-faith-podca

Bill Reel here, host of MormonDiscussion Podcast, As you know we have a kickstarter fundraiser project going on that ends in about 6 days.  We are still just shy of our goal of $3,000 and there is always the risk of those who have pledged backing out, so we need you more than ever.  You the listener, the reason I do this, I need you  

Please help today.  Got to Kickstarter.com and type mormon in the search bar and you will see the tree of life logo.  We are almost there but we need your help more than ever to put this over the top, yes everyone of you.  As you know this podcast is different.  It tackles the tough issues candidly and yet leads with faith.  Help this project reach those who need it.  Here's your chance, Pledge to the project today and stand for those who struggle and those who need a resource like this.  You can remain anonymous just go to kickstarter.com today and make your pledge Your pledge makes all the difference to them.... and Me.

Thank You

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23
May

I NEED YOUR HELP MORE THAN EVER….. PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN

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23
May

REWIND REPLAY: Best Stories and Parables

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This episode of Mormon Discussion shares with you short snippets from some of the best talks in the church.  The snippets used are the stories and parables that have touched me and I hope after listening you might take time to check out their talks to see these stories in their context.   My podcast in non-profit and these talks are copyrighted so please do not violate that copyright.

Stephen Robinson - Believing Christ

Elder Holland - Safety for the Soul

Dale Sturm - Faith is a Decision

Brad Wilcox - His Grace is Suffcient

Elder Holland- The Only True God

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19
May

Nick Galieti: Peter, Do you Love me



Nick Galieti graciously steps in once again to guest host this episode of MormonDiscussion.  He has put together a masterful gospel discussion on reflecting on our love for the Savior using Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's talk "Feed My Sheep"

The complete talk can be found here
http://laytreasuresinheaven.com/feed-my-sheep-elder-holland/

Nick Galieti
Host/Producer - "The Good Word" Podcast 
Producer - “Mormon History Guy Show"


~Welcome to the modern past with Radio Gold Productions~




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16
May

PREMIUM MEMBERS: Jediism

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Today I sit down with Michael, a member of the Jedi Faith or Jediism.  We discuss his Faith's history, Doctrine, and how it is often made light of but really a viable alternative to one who is disillusioned with other organized religion.  He talks about the force, the Jedi Code, and How their faith incorporates good in the world.

http://www.templeofthejediorder.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jediism

http://www.jedichurch.org/

http://altreligion.about.com/od/alternativereligionsaz/a/jedi_religion.htm