PREMIUM MEMBERS: Mark Stacker - Kirtland

April 18th, 2014

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We sit down with LDS historian Mark Staker.   We talk at length about the Historical setting in Kirtland, Ohio where more documented revelations occurred in this dispensation then any other place.  We talk about the Kirtland Safety Society Bank, Elsa Johnson's miraculous healing, the role of early LDS Bishops, the Law of Consecration, and Symonds Rider

http://www.amazon.com/Hearken-Ye-People-Historical-Revelations-ebook/dp/B006R6JF4I

http://www.amazon.com/Hearken-Ye-People-Historical-Revelations/dp/158958113X

Best Book Award – Mormon History Association

Best Book Award – John Whitmer Historical Association

Mark Lyman Staker has a Ph.D., Cultural anthropology from the University of Florida. Mark began work as curator of the Museum of Church History and Art in Salt Lake City in 1993. For more than twelve years Mark has been involved in historic sites restoration and nineteenth-century expressions of the Latter-day Saint experience. He received the J. Talmage Jones Award of Excellence for an Outstanding Article on Mormon History from the Mormon History Association and has been involved in numerous museum exhibits. He and his wife, Kimberly L. Staker, are the parents of seven children and live in West Bountiful, Utah. Mark Staker is the author of Hearken, O Ye People: The Historical Setting of Joseph Smith’s Ohio Revelations.

Matt Fradd: Catholic Apologist

April 14th, 2014



Today I sit down with Matt Fradd - Catholic Apologist.  Matt is a apologist and speaker with Catholic Answers, one of the largest lay-run apostolates of Catholic apologetics and evangelization in North America.   We discuss with Matt similarities between LDS and catholic Apologetics, Pope Francis, Matt's Conversion to Christ, and lastly we speak to differences between Catholic and LDS Doctrine and beliefs

http://mattfradd.com/

http://mattfradd.com/2013/11/25/why-i-dont-think-mormonism-is-a-cult/

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REWIND REPLAY: Brad Wilcox pt1

April 11th, 2014

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Brad Wilcox Pt1

Brad Wilcox is a professor of education at Brigham Young University and author of several books as well as a popular speaker in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile.

Along with being a professor of education at Brigham Young University, he also has been a member of the general board of the Sunday School of the LDS Church.  From 2003-2006 Wilcox was president of the Santiago Chile East Mission. He has also served as a bishop. In 2007 he was called as a counselor in the presidency of the BYU 4th stake.

Wilcox and his wife Deborah G. Gunnell "Debi" Wilcox, are the parents of 4 children. Debi is a registered nurse who served a mission in Guatemala before she married Brad.

Among books by Wilcox are The Continuous Atonement,  Raising Ourselves to the Bar, The Continuous Conversion

Wilcox has often been a speaker at such Church Educational System programs as Especially for Youth and also at BYU Education Week and the BYU Women's Conference.  He may be most known for his talk "His Grace is Suffcient"

Resources

http://bradwilcox.com/

http://deseretbook.com/Continuous-Conversion-Brad-Wilcox/i/5097498

http://speeches.byu.edu/?act=viewitem&id=1966

http://www.lds.org/new-era/2012/08/his-grace-is-sufficient?lang=eng

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

http://deseretbook.com/Learning-Not-Earning-Heaven-Brad-Wilcox/i/5076995

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REWIND REPLAY: Brad Wilcox pt2

April 11th, 2014

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Brad Wilcox Pt1

Brad Wilcox is a professor of education at Brigham Young University and author of several books as well as a popular speaker in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile.

Along with being a professor of education at Brigham Young University, he also has been a member of the general board of the Sunday School of the LDS Church.  From 2003-2006 Wilcox was president of the Santiago Chile East Mission. He has also served as a bishop. In 2007 he was called as a counselor in the presidency of the BYU 4th stake.

Wilcox and his wife Deborah G. Gunnell "Debi" Wilcox, are the parents of 4 children. Debi is a registered nurse who served a mission in Guatemala before she married Brad.

Among books by Wilcox are The Continuous Atonement,  Raising Ourselves to the Bar, The Continuous Conversion

Wilcox has often been a speaker at such Church Educational System programs as Especially for Youth and also at BYU Education Week and the BYU Women's Conference.  He may be most known for his talk "His Grace is Suffcient"

Resources

http://bradwilcox.com/

http://deseretbook.com/Continuous-Conversion-Brad-Wilcox/i/5097498

http://speeches.byu.edu/?act=viewitem&id=1966

http://www.lds.org/new-era/2012/08/his-grace-is-sufficient?lang=eng

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

http://deseretbook.com/Learning-Not-Earning-Heaven-Brad-Wilcox/i/5076995

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My Patriarchal Blessing: A struggle in Church dynamics

April 7th, 2014


This episode is personal.  I had been wondering for some time if this story should be shared or not but felt their are principles in my experience that might help each of us better handle the conflict that comes between those whose faith is complex and nuanced and those whose faith is more simplified.  Both sides think the other is off base and yet perhaps if we are humble there is something to be learned.
I would really love feedback on this episode and hope you might email me at reelmormon@gmail.com
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DON’T FORGET TO DONATE

April 5th, 2014

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Don't Forget to donate.  Every Donation made on your end to this podcast in the Month of April will be sent to the Liahona Children's Foundation to feed malnourished LDS children.  I will personally be sending in a donation as well so that together we can put a dent in this issue!!!  May the Lord warm your shoulders and theirs
Donate by going to the top of the right hand side where the paypal button is.  If you would prefer to donate directly please go to their  site.
http://www.liahonachildren.org/#/home

PREMIUM MEMBERS: Blind Obedience

April 4th, 2014

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In this episode we tackle the tough issue of what is blind obedience and what is our responsibility in both adhering to our perception of right and wrong and still sustaining the brethren in their callings as 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

Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye: The Global Church

March 31st, 2014

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Today We sit down with Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye.  She is a scholar and has been around the world in many capacities.  She currently lives in Hong Kong.  She shares with us her perspective of the Global Church, how the Church itself doesn't fit a mold, and how each of us might benefit from being aware of such diversity.  We end the podcast talking about malnutrition among LDS children in other countries.  Any Donations made during the Month of April to Mormon Discussion Podcast will be donated to the "Liahona Childrens Foundation" in one sum amount check from "Mormon Discussion Podcast listeners" or you donate directly at the link below.

http://www.liahonachildren.org/#/home

http://mormonscholarstestify.org/3015/melissa-wei-tsing-inouye

https://www.lds.org/ensign/2013/01/faith-and-intellect

Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye earned her Ph.D. in Chinese history from Harvard University in 2011. While researching and writing her dissertation, “Miraculous Mundane: The True Jesus Church and Chinese Christianity in the Twentieth Century,” she lived in Xiamen, China, and was an affiliate of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences from 2009-2010. Her dissertation research project was funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Foreign Languages and Area Studies Dissertation Fellowship and by the Religious Research Association’s Constant R. Jacquet Research Award. Melissa taught in the history departments of Loyola Marymount University and California State University, Los Angeles, from 2006-2008. In 2003 she graduated magna cum laude in East Asian Studies from Harvard College, delivering the Harvard Oration at the Class Day graduation exercises.

Melissa's journalistic work and creative writing have been published in The Far Eastern Economic Review, the NPR show Here and Now, and various literary journals and blogs.  She is the mother of Four children. She and her family are currently preparing to move to Auckland, New Zealand, where she will be a Lecturer in the School of Asian Studies at the University of Auckland.  Her email is jingshangmu@gmail.com if you wish to drop her a thank you for this great interview.

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FairMormon’s John Lynch with Bill Reel

March 27th, 2014

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John Lynch sits down with me for an interview to discuss how I have worked my way through my trial of faith.  We discuss the tools and resources needed to help one through these spiritual trials, what helped, and what didn't.  We also discuss the work at Fair, MormonDiscussion Podcast, and why both groups are focusing on separate work and projects while still working together when the fit is right. 

http://www.fairmormon.org/

http://www.fairmormonsupport.org/

http://mormondiscussion.podbean.com

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Unrighteous Dominion

March 24th, 2014


Today we talk by Unrighteous Dominion and all its forms.  The resources are awesome and so please check them out.  We talk about all the ways that we as God's children diminsh others and take away others moral agency.
http://bycommonconsent.com/2010/09/20/courage-revelation-and-unrighteous-dominion/
http://www.modernmormonmen.com/2013/03/institutional-unrighteous-dominion.html
http://faculty.byuh.edu/martinsm/Rel480/Book/Martins-Lead-ch15.pdf
http://thegoateskids.blogspot.com/2009/10/chapter-seven-righteous-and-unrighteous.html#.UqctGeI_D6R
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REWIND REPLAY: Doctrine of Christ Part 4

March 21st, 2014



This is a replay of Listener favorites of Older Episodes
This is Final part 4 of a 4 part series that explains in full my view of the Doctrine of Christ.

In this final episode we focus on Ordinances, Good Works, and a conclusion.    I hope you enjoyed.

As a background there are seven talks that are a must read/listen (Not that you must read them here but if you want to know where my view derives from, these are it)

Brad Wilcox - His Grace is Suffcient http://byutv.org/watch/49475abb-10d4-4f ... 00b9945468

Stephen Robinson - "Believing christ" http://speeches.byu.edu/?act=viewitem&id=489

Robert Milllet - "Grace after all we can do"  http://byutv.org/watch/60717463-af28-4478-b759-b51f0278d1cb#!page=1&season=2012

Robert Millet - "Why not speak of the atonement" http://byutv.org/watch/4c198ffd-2dc7-46 ... a1c700ca21

Brad and Wendee Wilcox - "faith, an anchor to  my soul  http://ce.byu.edu/cw/womensconference/archive/2007/pdf/BradWilcoxandWendeeWilcox-2007.pdf

Bruce R McConkie "what think ye of salvation by grace" http://speeches.byu....der.php?id=6910

Gerald Lund "salvation: by Grace or works" http://www.lds.org/e...-works?lang=eng

ScriptureS I use all the time to reference my views and to teach grace and the pure Doctrine of Christ 2nd Nephi all of chapter 31 with special focus to verse 18-21 then going to Ch 32:6 Helaman 3:35 2nd Nephi 2:3 3rd Nephi 27:16-20 Alma 42:22-24 Alma 24:11 Mosiah 5:15 Jacob 4:7, 12 Ether 12:27 2nd Nephi 25: 23-26, 29-30 Alma 24:11 (goes with 2nd Nephi 25:23) Moroni 10:32-33 D&C 19:11-18 followed up by D&C 88:21 Alma 5:12-15, 26, 28 through the end D&C 20:30-34 D&C 137:9 Abraham 3:25 Galatians 3:24 Galatians 2:20-21 2nd Corinthians 12:7-10 Romans 14:1-8 Romans 11:27-32 Romans 10:9-13, Romans 10:3 Romans 8:6-14 Romans 8:1-4 Romans 6:14-19 Romans 5:1-9 &17-19 Romans 4:3-5, 16, 24-25 Romans 3:7-12, 20 -end of chapter Romans 2:11-15

There are many others but this will get you started.

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Garden of Eden: Literal or Figurative

March 17th, 2014




http://mormondiscussion.podbean.com

We are in our classes taught the creation, the fall, God's dealings with his first two mortal children Adam and Eve.  Many LDS see these accounts as absolutely literal with little room for deviation.  Sticking with the MormonDiscussion Mantra.... We tear it down and build it back up again.  Let's hold on tight... and let's take a closer look

Resources:

http://www.lightplanet.com/mormons/basic/gospel/eden_literal.html

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705385058/A-literal-2--and-figurative-2--understanding-of-Adam.html?pg=all

http://emp.byui.edu/SATTERFIELDB/Quotes/fall.HTML

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2551870/posts


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REWIND REPLAY: Doctrine of Christ Part 3

March 14th, 2014



This is a replay of Listener favorites of Older Episodes
This is part 3 of a 4 part episode that explains in full my view of the Doctrine of Christ.

In this episode we focus on Grace, Mercy and their role in Justification and Sactification.  This discussion leads us into the following podcast on Ordinances Good Works.

Resources to help one study these topics

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

Gerald Lund "Salvation By Grace or Works" - http://www.lds.org/ensign/1981/04/salvation-by-grace-or-by-works

Robert Millet  "Grace, after all we can do" - http://byutv.org/watch/60717463-af28-4478-b759-b51f0278d1cb


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Janet Eyring - I was lost and now I am Found

March 10th, 2014



We sit down with Janet Eyring.  She tells her story of being a seeker, losing faith and leaving the Church, the sense of loss from having missed out on the faith of her youth while spending 20 years outside the Church, and her return the LDS Church.  We talk about how her advice for those with similar journeys and where her faith has brought her.

Janet L. Eyring (BA Spanish, Brigham Young University; MA TESOL and Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, UCLA) chaired the Department of Modern Languages at California State University, Fullerton, from 2003-2010. She is currently a professor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Her research and teaching interests include: Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing, Pedagogical Grammar, Second Language Curriculum, Second Language Assessment, Experiential Learning, Technology and Language Learning, and Service-Learning. She served on the ICAS ELL Task Force to study ESL students in California public higher education and is a current member of the English Language Advisory Panel for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, investigating teacher preparation for English Language Learners (ELLs) in California. She is married to Brian Thompson and has two step-children, Melanie Thompson Spencer and Melissa Thompson.

http://mormonscholarstestify.org/2334/janet-l-eyring

http://www.fairmormon.org/perspectives/fair-conferences/2013-fair-conference/2013-the-loss-and-rekindling-of-faith

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584385/Panelists-discuss-leaving-and-returning-to-the-LDS-Church-at-FAIR-conference.html?pg=all

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REWIND REPLAY: Doctrine of Christ Part 2

March 7th, 2014



This is a replay of Listener favorites of Older Episodes

This is part 2 of a 4 part episode that explains in full my view of the Doctrine of Christ.

In this episode we focus on Weakness and Humility and then go into Faith.  This discussion leads us into the following podcast on Grace, Repentance, and Mercy.

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PREMIUM MEMBERS: Charles Harrell

March 6th, 2014

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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
http://www.amazon.com/This-Is-My-Doctrine-Development/dp/1589581032
http://improvementera.com/2011/04/down-the-rabbit-hole-a-review-of-charles-harrells-this-is-my-doctrine-the-development-of-mormon-theology/
http://bycommonconsent.com/2011/09/10/this-is-my-doctrine/

Attitude Of Gratitude

March 3rd, 2014

Using President Monson's talk "An Attitude of Gratitude" as the Backdrop, I share some insight into my life.  The talk can be found at https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1992/04/an-attitude-of-gratitude
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PREMIUM MEMBERS: Richard Poll - Iron Rods and Liahonas

February 28th, 2014



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.

REWIND REPLAY: Doctrine of Christ Part 1

February 28th, 2014



This is a replay of Listener favorites of Older Episodes

This is part 1 of a 4 part episode that explains in full my view of the Doctrine of Christ.

In this episode we focus on the Laws and rules that God gives us and then the Law of the Gospel and how these two differ.  This discussion leads us into the following podcast on Weakness and Humility. 

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Cultural Hall Podcast: Bill Reel

February 26th, 2014


I make an appearance on the Cultural Hall Podcast to share my own recording work.  I also speak about my faith crisis and the wonderful resources available to help people struggling such as FairMormon and their Support Board

Please check them out!!!!  and a big shout out to Richie Steadman !!!!
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Mormon History Guy: Episode 2 Race And The Priesthood

February 24th, 2014


In this podcast, Kate Kelly Harline takes on the role of interviewer and discusses Russell Stevenson (author of Black Mormon: The Story of Elijah Ables and author of the forthcoming, For the Cause of Righteousness: A Documentary History of Blacks and Mormonism,  1830-2013). We discuss the meaning and ramifications of the LDS Church’s new statement on “Race and the Priesthood.”  Obviously, we present this perspective from the perspective of historical analysis.  Towards the end of my recent interview on RadioWest, one of my co-hosts specifically distanced himself from that perspective, and I respect his right to do so.  However, as the statement was an historical statement, we have little choice but to employ historical methods in assessing it–even if it does not fit neatly into talking points or agendas. We trace the origins, course, and trajectory of the Saints’ relationship with the black community and racial exclusion. Tune in for the conversation at the Mormon History Guy podcast.


These "Mormon History Guy" episodes are republished with permission from Russell Stevenson.  You check out his Blog and other episodes of his Podcast at http://mormonhistoryguy.com/ and you can purchase his e-book
Black Mormon: The Story of Elijah Ables   
here

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4th Watch: Episode 11 What does it mean to be saved?

February 22nd, 2014

The term “salvation” or “being saved” has long been discussed and debated by scholars of many faith traditions.  In this podcast Bobby Gilpin of the anti-Mormon blog Mormonism Investigated UK is interviewed by Ned Scarisbrick in relationship to the gospel doctrine of salvation.

Mr. Gilpen comes from the evangelical Calvinist tradition of Christianity and the term ‘anti’ may come across as disrespectful to those who are actually kind to members of the LDS Church.  The term anti in this discussion is used to represent those who are against or openly opposed to the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, much as the term “pro” could be used for those who agree with or openly promote the teachings of the LDS Church.

The dialogue between Mr. Scarisbrick and Mr. Gilpin teaches us that it is possible to have a religious discussion about serious gospel topics in a kind and respectful manner.  They illustrate how to earnestly contend for the faith without being contentious.

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PREMIUM MEMBERS: Vickey Pahnke Taylor - Goodness Matters

February 21st, 2014

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

My Gratitude and Request to Church Leadership

February 18th, 2014



Today I want to express my Gratitude for what "The powers that be" (First Presidency, Quorum of the 12 Apostles, Curriculum committee, and others who impact what I hear and learn on Sundays) have done to help me in my trial of faith.  I also want to ask and offer ideas on behalf of me and all who struggle for things that seem reasonable and which would lessen one's trial of faith. 

I hope this reaches those who have the ability to impact such things.

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I need your Help

February 18th, 2014



I need your help!!!

I need you, yes you, to write me or to record yourself and send me the recording.

I want to do an episode where several of us talk about what we need from those who still see the gospel in a black and white way.  I want this episode to help them see us for who we are.  Why we can't go back.  Why we need flexibility.  And most importantly why we need loved, and accepted, and appreciated.

Help them see us in a way that will break down barriers and help them grasp who we are and what we have been through, so they can better understand us.  This must be done with Charity, not to hurt another's faith or where they are but rather help them grasp where we are and what we need!

Email me at reelmormon@gmail.com
or record your self on Audacity  and share it with me through Dropbox

I'll edit the audio if needed.
Thank You
Bill Reel

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Reasons To Stay

February 17th, 2014



So There is a major uptick in visitors to my podcast.  One of those reasons is a wonderful blog that mentions me and the podcast.  To who ever wrote this.  Thank you and God Bless

http://reasonstostaylds.blogspot.com/

Some Mormons want to cast skeptics out of the Church, their communities, and their lives.  Some Mormons want to shun anyone who expresses doubt about the Church's history and doctrine.  However, there are so many members of the Church who want people to stay in the Church, doubts and all.  There are so many members of the Church who advocate for a more inclusive, big-tent model of Mormonism. 

One of these caring and understanding members of the Church is Bill Reel.  I first heard him speak on a Mormon Stories podcast a long time ago. 

Since his appearance on that podcast, he's started his own podcast, at Mormon Discussion: Faith and Doubt.

Jennifer Finlayson-Fife: LDS sexuality

February 13th, 2014



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- This episode contains mature conversation that may be inappropriate for young listeners.

 Today we sit down with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife, licensed psychotherapist, who Specializes in Individual and Couples Counseling.  We talk today about LDS sexuality, how it is affected by LDS Culture and Doctrine and how to battle sexual suppression found in  LDS culture.  We also specifically address Masturbation and Oral Sex within LDS culture and Doctrine.  We end speaking how to be more proactive in stopping sexual abuse.  While this is a sensitive and at times embarrassing topic, it is a crucial discussion to healthy LDS relationships.

http://www.finlayson-fife.com/html/homepage.html
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http://www.drjenniferfife.blogspot.com/ Here is the link to check out the classes she holds

http://rationalfaiths.com/lets-talk-sex/#comment-32233http://rationalfaiths.com/lets-talk-sex/#comment-32233
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Fishers of Fish : Fishers of Men

February 10th, 2014



Today's episode focuses on discussing some assumptions about what we know about the 12 Apostles in the Meridian of Time.  We use as a backdrop for this episode an article titled "Fishers of Fish, Fishers of Men" where non LDS author Jerome Murphy-O'Connor discusses the Historical context of these men were.  We end this episode then relaying how this understanding changes our assumptions about another scripture.

RESOURCES

http://appuntisugerusalemme.it/Dati/Fisher%20of%20fish,%20fisher%20of%20men.htm

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/biblical-archaeology-sites/the-house-of-peter-the-home-of-jesus-in-capernaum/

http://www.allaboutarchaeology.org/house-of-peter-at-capernaum-faq.htm




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Bill Reel on Exploring Sainthood

February 6th, 2014

http://exploringsainthood.org/030-bill-reel-mormon-discussion/#comment-370

This is a replay of my being interviewed by Brian Kissell from Exploring Sainthood.


Exploring Sainthood podcast can be found at  http://exploringsainthood.org
I talk about this podcast along with podcasting in general and a segment with a little about who I am.
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Bill Reel on Exploring Sainthood Podcast

February 4th, 2014

http://exploringsainthood.org/030-bill-reel-mormon-discussion/


I am excited to present the second episode of this new series where we will be presenting short 20-30 minute interviews with Mormon Podcast Hosts. Often I see Facebook posts requesting suggestions for good Mormon Podcasts. There are so many wonderful projects out there, and thus I feel it will be valuable to provide suggestions through letting you hear the hosts of these different shows describing what their podcast is all about. In this episode I had the opportunity to interview Bill Reel about his podcast “Mormon Discussion.” I hope you enjoy listening.