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CULTURE & PRACTICAL THEOLOGY Social Issues, Theology, History, No fluff. LDS, Mormon. Unscripted! Unique, weekly Come Follow Me Previews

Greg Matsen

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    The Spiral of Silence, The Prophet, & Defending Truth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 15:53

    Church Culture Throws a Wrench in The Spiral of Silence The Spiral of Silence is a communication theory of why voices are stifled by others. However, what are the reasons Church members stifle their own voices? If one is asking why the Brethren don't say more, maybe they do. And maybe one should ask first what they themselves should do. Anxiously engaged in a good cause through "their" own free will.   Website - 

    Telos vs The Oppressors

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 10:43

    Where Does The Problem Lie? What is the purpose of mortality? What is the purpose of God? Do we choose to put the problem on other fallen men and women, or do we worry first about our own fallen state? Do we push for a certain type of political "justice" over faith and repentance, or do we focus our efforts and worship within the context of The Plan of Salvation and the "supreme end of man's endeavor"? Website - 

    Come Follow Me LDS - 2 Samuel, 1 Kings - David and Solomon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 43:42

    David's great character vs Enduring to the End David is King of Juday for 7 `1/2 years David Takes Bathsheba, Ensures Uriah's Death Solomon, like Jesus, rides into Jerusalem on a mule from the East Solomon, like his father David and Saul before him, falls short of the King of Kings   Website -  

    Roe v Wade- Pro-Life LDS Church, Pro-Choice Members?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 37:03

    Why Is There A Growing Number of Pro-Choice Members Of The Church? We give a timeline of the strong and consistent position of the Church on abortion. Can a Pro-Choice view be reconciled with these statements? We analyze a Pro-Choice Member's argument on why he is Pro-Choice.   Website -  

    Come Follow Me LDS - 1 Samuel - Saul, David, and Goliath

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 36:44

    The Ritual Anointings and Coronations of the Kings Are Temple Imagery The contrasts of physical stature and the heart.

    Critical Social Justice - Christianity and The Family

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 106:28

    Principles of Truth vs Critical Social Justice This is a condensed version of a Course I have developed which will be available on on July 1st. We will also provide "Cheat Sheets" for free covering various contrasted principles and tools. The course will treat, in much greater detail, the fight for Christianity, the Church, and the Family. How did we get here? What are the underlying principles of Critical Social Justice and Identitarianism? How can we contrast some of these principles with the Gospel, The Doctrine of Christ, and those things you know to be true?   Website -  

    Marxian Utopia, Zion, & The 4 Phases of the Priesthood

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 20:00

    There are 4 phases to the priesthood that all societies must pass through in order to create Zion, or an idea of Utopia. Marxian worldviews are not compatible with these phases of the priesthood, nor with the Doctrine of Christ. In order to create a Marxian Utopia, the first three phases must be diminished or preferably eliminated. Therefore, all Utopias are built through tyranny and become dystopian.   Website -  

    Come Follow Me LDS - Ruth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 35:53

    We All Need a Redeemer, a "Go'el"   Website -

    Come Follow Me LDS - Judges

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 12:55

    Royalty and The Word (DBR) in Judges - The Canaanites continued to live with Israel in the Promised Land - Deborah is a DBR name and means "Bee Lady" - Samson tells a riddle with a lion and bees - Samson's hair represents his covenant Website -  

    Earthshaking Find!? Joshua's Altar and the Curse Tablet

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 59:59

    Joshua's Altar where excavation began in 1982, but not until now has its report been created. Kosher animal bones, the same design as the Second Temple Altar, and the right time period all denote the authenticity of the large altar structure found in the exact right place on Mt. Ebal. Now, just recently a lead "Curse Tablet" has been found at the altar made of lead and engraved with the curse language of Joshua 8. And it's in Hebrew! And it mentions YHW (Jehovah), If authentic, this find could turn Biblical Scholarship on its head. It means the Israelites were a separate people from the Canaanites and provides archeological evidence for the Exodus. Website-  

    BYU Hawaii's Leftist Administration and Critical Race Theory Class

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 44:44

    Higher Administration Includes a "Marxist" and Critical Race Theorists - More Soon to Come BYU Hawaii leftists have moved into higher administration positions and are in charge of curriculum, hiring, and policies. The new hiring filter, "Living Lab" is above and beyond an already complete non-discrimination policy at BYU Hawaii. It is used to hire more "like-minded" faculty. Classes include History of Surfing and Hawaiian Studies seen through a Marxist lens (description from the professors) and Introduction to Antiracism with assigned readings from Ibram Kendi which now apparently has a new title. Website -  

    Come Follow Me LDS - Joshua

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 27:47

    The Tie Between Joshua and Joseph Joshua is written in covenantal language. Much of what is happening in this book is covenant. "Choose you this day whom ye will serve" is part of a covenant with the Israelites. Joseph and Joshua are tied by blood and bones.   Website -  

    National Press Club Elder Bednar and Identitarianism

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 8:51

    At the National Press Club Elder Bednar Speaks in DC Direct questions often elicit direct answers. Elder Bednar answers questions on gay marriage in the temple, women and the priesthood, and Trans persons in the Church.   Website-  

    Salt Lake Tribune- Mormon Land Podcast Response on BYU "Petition"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 12:23

    Mormon Land Podcast Frames BYU "Awareness Document" in Racial Terms The Salt Lake Tribune's Mormon Land Podcast episode shows that the continual conflation of hard leftist ideology with social issues is an ongoing concern. The BYU Awareness Document (Petition) has nothing to do with race. Nothing of the sort is ever mentioned. I read the "petition" in the episode. Full Mormon Land Podcast Episode - Or here - BYU Awareness Document (Petition) -  

    Liberation Theology Episode 2- Jesus and Barabbas

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 16:51

    Which "Jesus" Do You Choose? - Some early Greek manuscripts have Barabbas as "Jesus Barabbas". - Barabbas was a Zealot, an insurrectionist, a political "Messiah" - There were several political "Messiahs" around the time of Jesus' mortal life. - What kind of "King" is Jesus? Website -  

    Postmodernism and the New Woke ExMo World

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 57:38

    Conversation with a Post-Mormon on Postmodernism and The Church - Faith, what is it? - Shelves - Everything in life is placed on a shelf - Chris fell away from the Church "philosophically" - Ex-Mormons quickly realize that there is a lack of community - The New Atheist movement failed because of Wokism - Greg - "The number one reason for people leaving the Church today is NOT Church history. It is Identitarianism." - Many "good Mormons" fall prey to Identitarianism. Website -  

    My Missionary Experience with a Gang Fight

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 21:33

    - Surrounded by a gang - Fighting like it's the end - The Lord's blessing when you're living right   Website -  

    Come Follow Me LDS - Deuteronomy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 31:16

    Serpents, Arrows, Beasts, & Swords The Hebrew name for the Book of Deuteronomy is, "Sefer Devarim" - The Book of the Words! This book is framed with our concept of "DBR". Within just a few short verses, we get symbolism from The Brazen Serpent, Lehi's Dream, Isaiah's Temple Vision, and The Garden of Eden. Amazing! Website -  

    President Oaks & Elder Gilbert - Proclaim Truth!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 28:04

    Resist "the invading ideologies that seek control . ." - In the Last Days, good will be called evil, and evil will be called good. - "We must stand fast against the values and practices that draw us away from the Lord's teachings and our covenants." - A Gospel-Centered Approach to racism - Reverend Amos Brown, "I assure you, that if all of the so-called religious groups in this nation followed the example of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint, we shall save the soul of America." Full Video -  Website -  

    Kurt Francom - Leadership In The Church

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 52:33

    Inside Baseball for Church Leadership Where do local Church leaders fall short in their leadership skills? How to lead in our digital age Being an online influencer in an "Influencer Economy".  Working with mental illness in the Church Developing the right culture Website -  

    President Nelson & Identitarianism - From Young Adults Devotional

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 18:20

    “. . the first thing He would make sure you understand is your true identity!" President Nelson speaks against Identitarianism, against "isms". Our highest identity is that of a Child of God. Some identities do not bring us to the Celestial Kingdom. Do not honor labels over honoring each other. Full Talk - Website -    

    Come Follow Me LDS - Numbers 21, The Brazen Serpent

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 24:28

    The Brazen Serpent, Lehi's Dream, and The Woman Caught in Adultery The Brazen Serpent represents Jesus Christ. This story is told with Temple Imagery. We can compare it to The Garden of Eden and Lehi's dream to give us the necessary context to understand the symbolism and metaphors.   Website -  

    Liberation Theology & The Latter-day Saints

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 27:33

    Is the Greatest Threat to The Restored Gospel Liberation Theology? What is Liberation Theology? How does it change the Doctrine of Christ? How are Faith, Hope, and Charity affected? How is Ibram Kendi, the loudest voice in Critical Race Theory and Antiracism, also become the biggest influencer in Liberation Theology? BYU Professor teaches students to absorb Ibram Kendi's Jesus of Liberation Theology and go home and teach it to their families. Website -  

    Mothers Day and the Eve of the Temple

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 12:58

    Women ARE Mother Eve "The Mother of All Living" is a title.   Website -  

    Cwic Week 5-7-22

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 15:39

    BYU Awareness Campaign BYU Professor Names Traps & Spiritual Grooming Critical Social Justice: Christianity & The Family   Website -  

    BYU Comments- Yes, It's Happening

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 14:12

    Comments from BYU Parents, Students, & Faculty.

    More on BYU Open Letter

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 17:01

    Reactions and What Is Happening on the BYU Open Letter Sign our Petition! Bring awareness to BYU Admin and Church Officials and let's make a difference! - There are a few themes developing in the reactions to the BYU Open Letter. From both sides of the issue. These include: 1) The Names of the Professors 2) Evidence on BYU Critical Social Justice Activities 3) Why Aren't the Church Leaders Doing Anything? 4) Parents Teaching and Preparing Their Kids I cover all of these topics along with more specifics on what we are doing to make a change. Website -  

    BYU Open Letter to Faculty, Students, & Parents on Radicalization & CRT

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 17:02

    While Becoming Rampant, BYU Has Some Bad Apples I was off script when I said there weren't thousands affected by this. There are! I receive dozens of contacts from students and faculty members. This includes administration and support staff. Also from heartbroken parents who do not recognize their kids.  Something is in the air in Provo and it is obvious we are not in Kansas anymore. But just as the Wizard is not real, the Emperor Has No Clothes! While students are being radicalized and their ire being developed toward the Church, its leadership, and their trust being chipped away toward their parents, there is a lot that we can all do to stop this. This letter offers some suggestions and some challenges to those who will listen. Website -  

    Come Follow Me LDS - Exodus 35 - Leviticus 19

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 50:53

    Tabernacle and Atonement These chapters from Exodus 35-Leviticus 19, are some of the best for Temple Imagery. If you put these chapters through the Temple Imagery Interpreter and think about the specifics of your temple experience, you will have several "aha" moments. The temple is here. Everywhere! As Moses receives the details of how to construct the Tabernacle and its materials from the Lord in vision, he also has likely seen the Creation Story and Garden of Eden Story in vision. These all go together! The Tabernacle is the Creation Story in physical form. And your temple, the temple, your body, should be considered when reading about the details of the Tabernacle. Website -  

    Cwic Week 4-30-22

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 25:12

    Elon Musk and Twitter Under The Banner Of Heaven Pride Robe at BYU Postmodernism and The Book of Mormon   Website -  

    Under the Banner of Heaven - Cwic Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 13:51

    Absurdly Negative Cliche of Latter-day Saint Life I could barely get through the first two episodes of the Under the Banner of Heaven series. It was brutal. An incessant onslaught of stereotypical Mormon life complete with every meme you can think of. The characters talk as if they are 19th-century Amish, the Church history is all negative, and the window on "Mormon" life is a joke. Also, the reverent TV makers insert a temple ceremony complete with Temple Robes.

    BYU Graduate Shows Off Pride Robe

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 22:32

    BYU Graduate Receives Diploma Then Opens Her Robe To Show Pride Flag Was Elder Holland Prophetic in his BYU talk last summer? "Commandeering the graduation". Is protesting the LGBTQ policies at BYU protesting the doctrine of the Church? What does the Pride Flag mean to you? Website -  

    NAACP & Elon Musk Buys Twitter Follow-Ups

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 17:16

    NAACP /Church Agreement Based On Self-Reliance - Changes Already at Twitter  According to Critical Race Theory and Whiteness Studies, self-reliance is "whiteness". However, this is exactly what the bulk of the NAACP/Church financial agreement is about. The Church is "bucking the system." Has Twitter's algorithm already been changed since the Elon Musk announcement? Left-leaning accounts are losing followers, others are gaining followers.   Website -  

    Elon Musk Twitter Buy Changes Everything

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 15:07

    Elon Musk Buys Twitter - Now What? Elon Musk will bring Twittter private giving him more control over the changes he wants to implement. This could have major effects on other social media platforms. Will Elon Musk discuss the current algorithm that shadowbans many accounts? He is planning on making the new algorithm open to the public to create trust. What does this mean for free speech in the digital public square and how will this affect Section 230?   Website -  

    Come Follow Me LDS - Exodus 24, 31-34, Tablets & The Higher and Lower Laws

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 67:00

    The Ascension of Sinai is the Ascension of the Temple The two sets of tablets are the Higher and the Lower Laws. The Children of Israel reject the opportunity to "see the face of God" which happens at the veil. They reject the Higher Law, the Melchizedek Law. Could the Golden Calf be a representation of Jehovah made into the image of the Children of Israel? Do we make God into our own image?   Website -  

    How Postmodernism Will Change Scripture

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 17:11

    "Lean not unto thine own understanding" Postmodernism in light of Proverbs 3:5 - Postmodernism seeks to elevate your "lived experience" above an objective truth such as the gospel. Postmodernism is primarily responsible for the idea of a "social construct." I explain how postmodernism and its Deconstruction will attack the scriptures with the example of Nephi's "liken all scripture unto us." This phrase may be used to support the idea that there is no absolute truth and that only our own personal truth matters. Website -  

    "ites", Babel, Jonathan Haidt, & Social Media

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 49:35

    Social Media is Disintegrating Society Author and social phycologist Jonathan Haidt recently wrote an article for the Atlantic. It is a summary of what he has been speaking and writing about for the last 10 years. Like the aftermath of the Tower of Babel, Social Media is pulling us apart and we are speaking our own languages. From simple adjustments such as "share", "retweet", and "like" buttons, our behavior is being manipulated online from social connecters to performers, from authentic statements to dishonesty. We are becoming the "ites" of the Book of Mormon.   Website -  

    Come Follow Me LDS - Exodus 18-20, Moses, Jethro & Priesthood

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 47:19

    Exodus chapter 18 is not primarily about delegation. It is about the priesthood. It is parallel to Abraham 3. As the stage gets set for the Sinai experience, we see the formation of a temple template through the Interpreter of Temple Imagery and Drama. "Bounds" are set on Sinai, and the Children of Israel become afraid of being "proven".   Website -  

    Salt Lake High School's Marxist and Critical Race Theory Classroom

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 39:43

    Video of West Jordan High School classroom complete with Critical Social Justice and Marxist heroes on the walls, Critical Race Theory,, Ideological slogans, and sexually explicit books. We place the posters and images into the context of Critical Pedagogy and what is happening in many schools nationwide.   Website -  

    Don't Be A Victim - Your Relationship with God - General Conference Commentary

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 36:36

    Elder Christofferson guides us through the noise of adversity to the signal of our relationship with Christ and teaches us not to be victims. Using the examples of Job, Abraham, Joseph of Egypt, and Joseph Smith as they use their adversity to strengthen their relationship with the Lord. He quotes the Lord, "Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?” When certain adversity strikes we have the option of growing in faith or becoming bitter trying to justify our position. Faith = Trust There is an attack on personal responsibility.   Website -  

    Identity and The Gospel - General Conference Commentary

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 26:40

    The West, through nefarious ideologies of identity, is systematically being broken down by society, family, and the individual. We live in a world imagined and framed by Marcuse and Foucault. The Brethren seem to counter this with their placement of "Child of God" as the primary identity of each of us. This Eternal Identity is used in conjunction with and superior to other identities such as race and sexual orientation.    Website -  

    Easter Week Primer - Royal Procession and Endowment

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 9:11

    Easter Week Should Be Seen as a Royal Procession, Coronation, and Temple Experience The last week of Jesus' mortal life takes on more meaning when we see it through the lens of ancient rituals and the temple. This week is Royal Procession and Coronation, something the people were very familiar with. It also follows the holiest day and ordinance of The Day of Atonement. This week is also better understood by placing it into the frame of our temple experience.   Website -  

    Utah Governor Cox And His Preferred Pronouns Video

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 16:13

    New Video Emerges of Utah Governer Cox Giving Kids His Preferred Pronouns A video has surfaced showing Utah Governor Cox giving his preferred pronouns to kids. Who helped fund Governor Cox's campaign and why does it explain his decisions on Utah education? The National Education Association is the largest labor union in the country. They have an explicit Critical Race Theory curriculum agenda. That's in their own words.   Website -  

    Come Follow Me LDS - Exodus 14-17 Moses and The Red Sea

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 49:30

    The Lord Intervenes In Our Lives The Lord tells Moses and the Children of Israel to "camp by the sea." The Children of Israel are then concerned for their lives with nowhere to run from the Egyptians. The Lord then intervenes and has His prophet "divide the sea." The Lord works in the same manner in our own lives. The Children of Israel "murmur" again and again regardless of knowing that the Lord is with them. Amalek may be the origin of the Nephite dissident factions. We all should sustain the prophet and hold up his arms.   Website -  

    Corrupting The Doctrine of Heavenly Mother - General Conference Commentary

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 50:25

    Elder Renlund Offers Clarity on the Doctrine of Heavenly Mother Elder Renlund opens by confirming that we have a Heavenly Mother. That is the doctrine. But then shows how "speculation" on that doctrine can take us too far as it has for several. Is this what has happened previously in gospel history? Is this a repeating pattern? Is it impossible for us in mortality to worship a Heavenly Mother? We talk about "Asherah" in the Old Testament and the Tree of Life in Lehi's Dream.    Website -  

    Cwic Week 4-4-22, BYU Professor, Students/Faculty, Exmo Convo

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 22:26

    - Follow-up on BYU Professor Slander - Visit with BYU Religion Professors, Students, Faculty - Podcast Interview - Exmo Conversation - Stand up as Witnesses to Christ   Website -  

    General Conference April 2022 Insights

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 13:37

    A combination of themes and messages from the conference will be covered more thoroughly during the week. - We need to change, not the Church or the Gospel - Suffering as a Joint-Heirs with Christ - The Lord's "Timing" - The Church shoots for the ideal - The Doctrine of the Family   Website  

    BYU Professor Promotes False Accusation About Cwic Media

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 41:29

    A BYU professor made a false and malicious accusation online in regards to a voicemail he received from a deep-voiced man. He more than alludes that this was Greg Matsen of Cwic Media, a "YouTuber" that had "harassed" his colleagues. The voicemail has been heard by over 40,000 people. The professor knew exactly what he was doing. We play the voicemail in this episode. This is the same professor who threatened BYU students with the Honor Code Office in regards to the leaked "whiteness" activity we covered in a previous episode. In addition, we analyze the professor's radical, Critical Race Theory supporting tweets.  Website -  

    Come Follow Me LDS - Exodus 7-13, Moses, the Plagues, & The Rod

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 44:41

    The Rod Represents The Priesthood The rod that turned to a serpent on the Mountain acts as a symbol of the true priesthood. The demonstration in front of Pharaoh with the serpents is yet another display of the true priesthood vs the imitation priesthood of the world. This theme is carried through the plagues. The "magicians" (Egyptian priests) cannot reverse the plagues with their priesthood. The "Passover" foreshadows the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ and the Sacrament.   Website -  

    Ted Cruz Grills Brown Jackson on Critical Race Theory in Scotus Hearing

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 32:50

    In the Senate hearing for SCOTUS, Ketanji Brown Jackson is questioned by Senator Ted Cruz. They discuss Critical Race Theory in schools, in law, and in her decisions as a judge. This is a great "lab" to dissect this topic on this American stage.    Website -  

    Ketanji Brown Jackson Hearing with Ted Cruz on CRT

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 34:28

    This is a great forum to see how Critical Race Theory (CRT) is discussed in our culture and in an American process of government. Senator Ted Cruz is obviously bringing up these points to get them out to the public. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has several red flags in regards to Critical Race Theory. Check out the analysis!   Website -  

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