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 invite an actual Mormon historian to offer context and perspective on the timeline. John Hamer grew up in the church but eventually came to join the Community of Christ. He’s been studying Mormon history for decades, abundantly evident when listening to any podcast he’s featured on, and we simply can’t ask him enough questions. We cover in detail the transition time from Kirtland to Far West in 1837-38 as well as the social pressures existing between the Mormons and the Missourians. We end with a big discussion of the schism crisis after Jo’s death with some of the largest break-off sects (Strangite, Cutlerite, Rigdonite, Parrishite, etc.), then finish with the reorganization that gave the RLDS church its name. We restrained ourselves to 2 hours of talking for everybody’s sake, but there are no promises we’ll keep to the same restriction next time John’s on the show!

 

John Hamer Links:

Infants on Thrones
http://infantsonthrones.com/

Community of Christ Toronto
http://www.communityofchrist.ca/index.php/cem/cem-congregations/cem-conglist/toronto/

By Common Consent
https://bycommonconsent.com/john-hamer/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/john.c.hamer

Sidney Rigdon – Forgotten Hero of Mormonism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu08PNbWGzc&t=540s

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This is the video presentation delivered by Bryce Blankenagel at the Seattle Sunstone Symposium 11/19/2016 on the life of Sidney Rigdon and his influence on Mormon history.

Video: https://www.patreon.com/posts/7311693

Sunstone Website: https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/upcoming-symposiums-and-events/

Direct download: SidneyRigdonSeattle2016.mp3
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On this episode, we take the opportunity to talk with a couple guys who also attended Sunstone Symposium. Joey and Andrew of the Pulpit Podcast definitely have a backlog full of conjecture and conspiracy theory, even claiming that Brigham Young killed Jo and the Illuminati may have been behind it. Regardless of where they get their information, they are a blast to converse with and a pleasure to listen to. Follow the links to listen to their podcast and be sure to check their episode list this upcoming Sunday (11/13/2016) for our discussion about Bloody Brigham Young!

Pulpit Podcast Links:
https://www.patreon.com/pulpit
http://pulpit.libsyn.com/

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Direct download: SpEdEp33.mp3
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On this episode, our scope lands from mid-January to mid-March, focusing on three separate but equal locations. Kirtland, Ohio was the center of dissent and violent mob action against Jo and his loyalists. Along with a few other families, Jo and Rigdon were forced to flee Kirtland, leaving the main church building on fire in their wake and arriving in Far West, Missouri as a temporary safe haven. Things weren’t well in Far West either. The trusted church leaders held a tribunal and excommunicated or put on hold the Whitmers, Oliver Cowdery, and W. W. Phelps until Jo and Rigdon get into town. The saints are faced with some hard decisions in the coming year. Do they stay in Kirtland and follow a breakoff faction; or follow the one true prophet, Joseph Smith, to Missouri, where saints are frequently shot or chased from their homes? We wrap up the discussion with a topical subject currently rising in relevancy out of Nevada. The Church of the Devil may share a bit more in common with Mormonism than we initially perceived…

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Outro music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
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Links:

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

Autobiography of Benjamin F. Johnson
http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/BFJohnson.html

Joseph Smith Papers Kirtland Schoolhouse
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/place/schoolhouse-kirtland-township-ohio

Direct download: Episode_41.mp3
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On this episode, all barriers between personal and podcast are thrown away as I share random musings upon my recently deceased Grandmother and the true meaning of “Family”. Norma’s Obituary:   http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/deseretnews/obituary.aspx?pid=182061749

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Direct download: Norma.mp3
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