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 record from NAUVOO during the John Whitmer Historical Association conference. We talk with historians William Shepherd, Joseph Geisner, and H. Michael Marquardt about the Council of Fifty and the Hodge murders, the subjects these historians have been researching most recently. After that, I offer my own musings wrapping up the conference with a few headlines which have come out in the Mormon community recently. Thanks to everybody who made the JWHA conference a resounding success and such a pleasure to attend this year!

Links:

John Whitmer Historical Association
https://www.jwha.info/

Joe Geisner Year of Polygamy episode
http://www.yearofpolygamy.com/tag/joe-geisner/

BoM Printer’s Manuscript article
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865689273/LDS-Church-buys-printers-manuscript-of-Book-of-Mormon-for-record-35-million-from-Community-of.html

Community of Christ
http://www.cofchrist.org/

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Direct download: Ep_70.mp3
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On this episode, we catch up with the Quorum of the Twelve apostles to see how their missionary efforts were developing in Europe prior to their departing England to make their way back to Nauvoo. They got in some sight-seeing and spare no detail in reporting everything back to the brethren on the other side of the pond. We continue to dive into a number of newspaper articles covering the Mormon expansion efforts. To round out the history for today, we feature a debate between a skeptic and Mormon apologist, but it’s not what you’d expect. After that, we’ll be talking to Mike who just posted an interesting analysis in the ExMormon subreddit comparing Utah to the socialist utopia of Norway. At least somebody listened to the teachings in the Book of Mormon about socialism and wealth.

Links:

Utah Vs. Norway armchair experiment
https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/708qxi/utah_vs_norway_an_armchair_experiment_norway_is/

Coolture podcast

http://coolturecast.com

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Direct download: Episode_69.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:45am EST
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On this episode, we jump right in to adding an incredible well of depth to the character of Joseph Smith by reading a number of excerpts from William Morain’s “The Sword of Laban, Joseph Smith and the Dissociated Mind”. The excruciating pain from his childhood leg surgery coupled with the death of his eldest brother in his late teens had significant impacts on Jo’s psyche, baggage he would carry for the rest of his life. Maybe we can understand the inner-workings of a broken mind by viewing decisions Jo made through child’s eyes. Jo calls the Quorum of the Twelve home from their mission in England but permits Parley P. Pratt (P-cubed) to tarry a bit longer to continue his publishing duties with the Liverpool Book of Mormon and the Millennial Star. The economic outlook for Nauvoo looked good on the surface at the end of 1840, but the whole thing was built on credit and there was a jobs vacuum affecting every Mormon who chose to settle roundabout. After that we invite recurring correspondent, Ryan McKnight, for a Mormon Leaks Minute before dealing with some listener feedback.

Links:

The Sword of Laban by William Morain M.D.
https://www.amazon.com/Sword-Laban-Joseph-Smith-Dissociated/dp/0880488646

Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt
http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/PPPratt.html

MLM BYU Francis Bernard Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShoZxwE7Wr4&feature=youtu.be

John Whitmer History Association
https://www.jwha.info/annual-conference

Mythicist Milwaukee
http://www.mythicistmilwaukee.com/mythinformation-conference/

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Direct download: Episode_68.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33pm EST
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On this episode, we try to gain new perspective. John Bennett addresses the brethren during the October 1840 conference to gain access to the in-group of trusted Mormon leaders with a new rule requiring 2 or 3 witnesses to any crime. How would this affect polygamy as it begins to lurk under the surface of Nauvoo? We bring on a very special guest to discuss the plight of women’s rights in the 19th-century and how having a child out of wedlock essentially condemned single mothers to a life of misery and hardship.

Links:

M Russell Ballard Where Will You Go?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0PjZYgUZY8

What was Abortion Like in the 19th Century?
http://www.elle.com/life-love/a14570/abortion-in-the-19th-century/

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

God Awful Movies SLC
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/god-awful-movies-live-in-salt-lake-city-tickets-34145066814

Mythinformation by Mythicist Milwaukee
http://www.mythicistmilwaukee.com/mythconoverview/

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Direct download: Episode_67.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm EST
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On this episode, Jo, Bennett (Brokeit), and Thompson, join forces to draft the Nauvoo Charter for approval by the Illinois State Legislature. We read right through the whole thing because that’s how we roll on this show. The Charter was essentially a copy and paste of the Springfield City Charter, but there were a few subtle additions which enshrined the city of Nauvoo as a sanctuary to Jo and the Mormons, and created a separate military arm, the Nauvoo Legion, as the law enforcement agency through which Jo exercised nothing short of martial law under the banner of his newly founded theocracy. Jo was untouchable.

Links:

Nauvoo Charter
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Nauvoo_Charter

Robert Flanders’ Nauvoo
https://www.amazon.com/Nauvoo-Mississippi-Robert-Bruce-Flanders/dp/0252005619

Tanner Barker’s blog
https://diligenceovertime.blogspot.com/

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Direct download: Episode_66.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26pm EST
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