Radio Free Mormon tackles sticky issues in Mormonism by performing a historical and contextual analysis of various tough issues within Mormonism and diving deep into the data. Radio Free Mormon was the 2018 Brodie Award winner for Best New Podcast!!!!
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On Saturday, April 22, 2023, Church Historian Elder Kyle McKay sat down with an inactive former seminary teacher named Joe for a candid discussion about Church History. Things got very interesting very quickly! This is the recording of that meeting! RESOURCES:Joe’s Document “In Defense of Doubt” – https://mormondiscussionpodcast.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2023/06/In-Defense-of-Doubt-Final.pdfElder McKay’s Letter back to him – https://mormondiscussionpodcast.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2023/06/Elder-McKays-Letter.pdf
A former seminary teacher got the opportunity to present lots of his questions to the Church Historian recently. Wait till you hear what happened! RESOURCES: Transcript – http://radiofreemormon.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ELDER-BALLARD-BLOWS-UP-THE-CHURCH-TRANSCRIPT.pdfEpisode – https://radiofreemormon.org/2017/11/radio-free-mormon-021-elder-ballard-blows-church/ https://mormondiscussionpodcast.org/prophets-and-fallibility/https://mormondiscussionpodcast.org/the-mormon-truth-crisis/https://mormondiscussionpodcast.org/the-mormon-paradox/
On the May 17, 2023 episode of Mormonism Live, a listener named Justin called into the show. Justin identified himself as a believing Mormon. I took the opportunity to ask Justin a series of questions about his beliefs regarding what a prophet could do that would be so bad that Justin would no longer consider… Read More »RFM: 282: Why is RFM Such an SOB?
In this video we delve into the history behind how the LDS Church came to have its name and how its official name has changed from its inception to today. And along the way we learn about the use and meaning of the word Mormon as well as how the Church went from “Latter Day… Read More »Mormonism Live: 129: How The Mormon Church Got Its Name
At the zenith of my Mormon apologetics back in 1990, I engaged in a public debate with a Church of Christ minister from Austin, Texas. This is the story of that debate.
This past week 60 Minutes the CBS TV Journalism Show covered the event of the Church having its finances exposed by whistleblower David Nielson. We take a look at what was said…. and what wasn’t in this weeks episode of Mormonism LIVE! “David Nielsen is a former investment manager for the Church of Jesus Christ… Read More »Gone In 60 Minutes: Mormonism Live: 128
The story of Joseph Smith and Henry Caswall (Caswell) and the Greek Psalter incident is a historical event that took place in 1842 in Nauvoo Ill.. During his visit to Nauvoo, Illinois, where the Mormon Church was headquartered at the time, Caswall met with Joseph Smith. Caswall showed The Prophet a ancient document which Caswall… Read More »The Greek Psalter Incident – Another Tale of Translation: Mormonism LIVE: 127
In a strange twist of fate, my old missionary companion, Kyle McKay, has become not only a General Authority, but also the Church Historian! Now Kyle gets the chance to have his old missionary companion do a dissection of the talk he gave at BYU-Idaho on April 25, 2023; a talk many consider to be… Read More »RFM: 280: Compelling Reasons to Doubt Mormonism!
RFM and Bill sit down with Jim Bennett to discuss his recent appearances on “Midnight Mormons” and take a look at all the rhetoric around violence in Mormonism including the musket talk by Elder Holland but with an updated and focused discussion around whether such a talk is fueling the very violent threats and rhetoric… Read More »Mormons & Muskets with Jim Bennett: Mormonism Live: 126
A new BOMBSHELL report lays out how the First Presidency not only actively engaged in defrauding the Federal Government in the SEC Scandal, but also how the First Presidency is still actively engaged in deceiving its own members by portraying themselves as innocent of any wrongdoing! You just can’t make this stuff up! I am… Read More »Radio Free Mormon: 279: Red-Handed! How the First Presidency Got Caught Breaking the Law!
When the Phrase “Ongoing Restoration” showed up around 2020 Critics paused as this seemed to be the Church saying something different as if the Church now wanted the restoration to be much earlier in its stage of development than had been intimated in the past. So Bill & RFM take long look over Mormonism’s history… Read More »Mormonism Live: 125: Gospel Fully Restored or Just The Beginning Of An Ongoing Restoration?
In this week’s edition, RFM and Bill sit down with Dan McClellan, former scripture translation supervisor for the LDS Church. Dan received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in ancient Near Eastern studies, where he focused on Biblical Hebrew and minored in Classical Greek. He completed a master of studies in Jewish studies at… Read More »Biblical Scholarship with Dan McClellan: Mormonism LIVE: 124
In November of 2021, I flew to Salt Lake City to debate the Midnight Mormons. The entire debate lasted almost three hours! I have worked hard over two days breaking it down into a Highlights Reel that is just over an hour. I want to thank everybody who came to the debate and I think… Read More »Radio Free Mormon: 278: Mormonism Debate–Highlights Reel!
Mormonism has the power to disappoint in many ways, even after I thought I had left it far behind. One of the most significant disappointments for me is being betrayed by church leaders I trusted implicitly, only to find they were not telling me the truth. What happens when you find out your ability to… Read More »Radio Free Mormon: 277: Disappointing Mormonism
Years ago Jonathan Streeter wrote a blog post titled “Fix your faith crisis with this one weird trick!” that was deeply influential on Bill. So tonight we bring Streeter into the studio to discuss Wood Tools vs Steel Tools and tom recognize when wood tools are being used. RESOURCES: https://thoughtsonthingsandstuff.com/
In honor of the Easter Season, RFM examines evidence that Jesus actually did exist! This is one you won’t want to miss!
This General Conference had lots of interesting twists and turns that have now had time to ruminate in the minds of RFM and Bill Reel. […]
This session contains what is sure to be the most controversial talk in this entire General Conference. The talk was given by Elder Ahmed Corbitt, […]
The Sunday Morning Session may well be the Church’s response to the SEC fiasco! Listen and find out why!
General Conference has never been this much fun!!!
General Conference has never been this much fun!!!
Joseph Smith’s First Vision ushered in the restoration of the Gospel. It had Heavenly Father and His Son coming through the Heavens to visit the […]
RFM tries his hand at a one-man Mystery Science Theater 3000 take on the new Temple Endowment video now playing at an LDS Temple near […]
Tonight RFM and Bill take a look at how both Top Church Leadership and local leaders extend pressure for dissenting voices to be silent. The […]
RFM has received the the video and audio from his second information request and report back regarding what was turned over by law enforcement. Once […]
Many are going through great lengths to justify the massive hoards of wealth the Church has accumulated on the backs of its believers, even going […]
RFM reads Judge Coral Sanchez’s 13-page order denying Jenn Kamp’s Petition for an Anti-Stalking Order against John Dehlin.
Here is the half-hour presentation I gave at Thrive in St. George, Utah, on February 26, 2023! I had a fantastic time meeting friends old […]
In this week’s episode we discuss the recent news of the Temple Changes and just how far the original Endowment has been altered. And the […]
What if the liability of the LDS Church has changed this week by the very acts it admitted this week? What a novel and deeply […]
On June 27th 1844, Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet, was martyred at Carthage Jail by a mob. Or at least that is how the generally […]
RFM, John Dehlin, Nemo and Mike from LDS Discussions team up to discuss the age-old tradition of backdating prophecies, and how Joseph Smith appears to […]
On this week’s episode we sit down with Brent Bokovoy, Writer and Director of the upcoming film “Ronald’s Little Factory”, and we discuss all the […]
Here is a copy of the complaint OSF filed https://mormondiscussionpodcast.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2023/02/OSF-Complaint-filed-copy.pdf
RFM and Bill review the recent set of Documents and other items sent by Florida Law Enforcement in RFM as part of a Freedom of […]
Former Open Stories Foundation employee Jenn Kamp has gone public recently about the lawsuit she has filed against John Dehlin and the OSF. Now John […]
The Salt Lake Tribune recently published a book review on the book “Ancient Christians: An Introduction for Latter-day Saints” published by the Maxwell Institute. Both […]
A new apologetic technique has arisen in recent years of trying to prove the Book of Mormon true by proving all naturalistic theories false. RFM […]
Recently Bill did a solo episode away from Mormonism LIVE walking members into the historical analysis of the initial Doctrine of tithing as 10% of […]
Radio Free Mormon and his faithful sidekick, The Backyard Professor, complete their dismemberment of Elder Bednar’s recent two-part talk titled, “That Ye May Believe.” Nothing […]
The running narrative within Mormonism is that Joseph Smith was an uneducated backwoods farm boy and that his lack of sophistication leaves the the Restoration […]
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I wanted to revisit the letter he wrote April 16, 1963 while imprisoned in the city jail […]