The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has been around for almost two centuries. It has ebbed and fluctuated in such a predictably adaptive manner throughout it's relatively short life in the religious realm. This Church has a very sordid past, which it does a very good job of teaching for itself, whether the history is slanted or not, is yours to decide. Join me on a journey through the history of the LDS Church through the eyes of the people that were actually there. We will learn about the founding members, where the practices came from, where the Book of Mormon (Mormon Bible) came from, and most importantly, we will examine Joseph Smith in every aspect possibly available to us today.

On this episode, we finally have a conversation with Jeremy Runnells, author of the “Letter to a CES Director.” In 2013, Jeremy made waves in Mormon communities when he released his open letter to a CES director. After refutation and refutation of the refutation, the church decided that Jeremy was too cancerous to keep as a member and held a tribunal to excommunicate him, but Jeremy beat them to it. During the video of the excommunication, Jeremy says he’s excommunicating the church from his life and that this is a kangaroo court, truer words never spoken. Jeremy has been the tip of the spear piercing the fragile ribcage of Mormon apologetics for the past 3 years, we owe him a massive debt of gratitude.

Show Links:
Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
Twitter @NakedMormonism
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311
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Outro music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
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Links:
How to find Jeremy Runnells and his videos
http://cesletter.org
http://cesletter.org/resign/

Direct download: SpEdEp32.mp3
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On this episode, we pick up the historical timeline to finish out 1837 and glimpse into 1838. Dissent and defection have never attained levels elevated beyond what we’re seeing in the timeline now. The Parrishites, Brewsterites, the Church of Christ under Coe/Smalling/Harris, and a small number of other breakoff factions hit the open religious market in response to public dissatisfaction with Jo and his church. Jo, Rigdon and friends make their way from Kirtland to Missouri and back, only to be permanently chased out of Kirtland and relocate to Missouri during the harsh winter months. This episode is a two-parter and includes an interview with Marie Kent, host of the My Book of Mormon Podcast, talking about our show and the D&C in general, all while giving us a glimpse into her life and study of Mormonism.

Kickstarter Campaign!!!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2097402374/real-book-of-mormon-research-hub

Video Version of Kickstarter Episode
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YciTECX5ds

Show Links:
Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
Twitter @NakedMormonism
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311
Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism
Outro music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
Voicemail Line (864)Nake-dMo (625-3366)

Links:

Manuscript History of Brigham Young
http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/MSHBY.html

Joel’s D&C comparison
http://www.joelakuhn.com/dc-compare/

My Book of Mormon podcast
https://mybookofmormonpodcast.com/

Direct download: Episode_40.mp3
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On this episode, we check in on a recent talk by M. Russell Ballard given Sept. 11, 2016. He says that not every member has to be a historian or scholar but viewing Mormon history with podcasts and internets are a bad! We also discuss leaks breaking church headlines. A series of videos were recently released that show internal meetings with church leaders, one of which discusses the appallingly low retention rate of millennials in the church. We also bring on Dan Wees, of the Book of Mormon Comparative and collaborator of the RealBookofMormon.org Kickstarter campaign, to talk about the finer points of the website and his personal contributions.

 

Kickstarter Campaign!!!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2097402374/real-book-of-mormon-research-hub
Video Version of last week’s Podcast Episode
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YciTECX5ds
 

Show Links:
Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
Twitter @NakedMormonism
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311
Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism
Outro music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
Voicemail Line (864)Nake-dMo (625-3366)

Links:

To the Saints of the Utah Salt Lake Area M Russell Ballard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq8qv0lcPzU

 


Religion News YSA activity article
http://religionnews.com/2016/10/05/leaked-worldwide-only-25-of-young-single-mormons-are-active-in-the-lds-church/

 

MyPlan LDS.org program description
https://www.lds.org/callings/missionary/my-plan?lang=eng

 

Dan Wees Book of Mormon Comparative
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEYnwKaekyI

Direct download: SpEdEp31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09am EDT
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