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Best podcasts about First Presidency

Latest podcast episodes about First Presidency

BYU-Idaho Radio
Evening Headlines For November 29, 2021

BYU-Idaho Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 2:43


A missing Montana man was found deceased. We hear from the new president and CEO of the Rexburg Area Chamber of Commerce. The First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released its 2021 Christmas message.

Project Zion Podcast
433 | Coffee Buzz | New Digital Landscape, Giving Tuesday, and Gratitude

Project Zion Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 46:32


First Presidency member Stassi Cramm sits down with Linda Booth to talk about the new digital landscape of Community of Christ, Giving Tuesday, and how she sees gratitude as an important part of her discipleship. Host: Linda BoothGuest: Stassi Cramm

The Busy Latter-day Saint
Joseph Smith and Brigham Young and The Discord Among the Descendants

The Busy Latter-day Saint

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 96:39


Shortly after the death of Joseph Smith, descendants of Brigham Young and Joseph Smith have been at odds with each other. Mary Ellen Elggren and Gracia Jones, direct descendants of Brigham and Joseph, respectively, share a story of intrigue, tears, human nature, the involvement of an apostle and the First Presidency, and the working of the spirit to bring peace between the two groups. The story is informative, but more importantly, a spiritual adventure in the working of the Spirit. Please subscribe to this podcast and share your comments. When you subscribe and share comments, it increases the show's rating and makes it easier for people to find. Leaving a comment is easy just tap or click here. You can also share your comments, request to be a guest, or recommend someone you feel who would make a great guest by emailing me at Comments, and please register at my website to receive updates and news on this podcast. The music for this show is used by permission by Marvin Goldstein. Click here for more information about Marvin and his music. The expressions and opinions shared on this podcast are those of the individuals speaking and do not reflect or necessarily coincide with those of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

BYU-Idaho Radio
President Dallin H. Oaks and Sister Oaks gave additional insights about their devotionals

BYU-Idaho Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 8:59


President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife Sister Kristen Oaks gave a few insights about their devotional address.

BYU-Idaho Radio
President and Sister Oaks deliver a message of faith and patience at BYU-Idaho devotional

BYU-Idaho Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 25:12


President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife Sister Kristen Oaks talked about the need for patience and conscious faith in Jesus Christ as we strive to keep the commandments and follow God's plan for us.

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson
Religious Liberty and Nondiscrimination are Compatible

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 10:08


President Dallin H. Oaks, the first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gave a landmark address a few days ago at the University of Virginia, arguing that religious freedom and nondiscrimination can work together for the common good. Boyd looks at his words and also shares those of some great religious thinkers from other faith traditions who have advocated for rejecting the false choices of divisive rhetoric. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Salt Lake Tribune's Mormon Land
Liberals vs. conservatives — the tug of war within the church | Episode 203

The Salt Lake Tribune's Mormon Land

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 25:00


When the governing First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints amped up its plea in August for masking and vaccinations, some conservative members who oppose such COVID-19 measures balked. Now they know how it feels, responded many progressive Latter-day Saints, who have found themselves similarly on the outs with top church leaders on a range of issues from women's rights to same-sex marriage. Such was the setup for a major Washington Post story about the rise of liberal Latter-day Saints, especially among younger members. On this week's show, author Emily Kaplan joins us to discuss her piece and the tug of war taking place between progressive and conservative forces within the faith.

Church News
During the 191st Semiannual General Conference, Church leaders testify of Jesus Christ and urge members to strengthen their spiritual foundations

Church News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 23:50


Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the globe participated in the Church's 191st Semiannual General Conference on Oct. 2-3. Standing at the Conference Center podium for the first time since the progression of the coronavirus pandemic, President Russell M. Nelson declared, “There has never been a time in history when knowledge of the Savior is more personally vital and relevant to every human soul.” This episode of the Church News podcast summarizes the historic conference with quotes from the First Presidency, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and women leaders of the Church. The podcast summarizes conference themes of loving God, seeking faith amid adversity and building a stronger and more hopeful foundation in the gospel of Christ. The Church News Podcast is a weekly podcast that invites listeners to make a journey of connection with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the globe. Host Sarah Jane Weaver, reporter and editor for The Church News for a quarter-century, shares a unique view of the stories, events, and most important people who form this international faith. With each episode, listeners are asked to embark on a journey to learn from one another and ponder, “What do I know now?” because of the experience. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Meridian Magazine--Come Follow Me Latter-day Saint Podcast
Come Follow Me D&C Podcast 41, “I Will Order All Things for Your Good” -- Doctrine & Covenants 111-114

Meridian Magazine--Come Follow Me Latter-day Saint Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 34:22


October 4-10 As you begin this week's reading assignment, and you don't skip over the headnotes in Section 111, you realize this revelation was given in Salem, Massachusetts. Isn't the central leadership of the Church in Kirtland, Ohio? What is the First Presidency doing in Salem nearly 650 miles to the east and a whopping 1,500 miles from Western Missouri? Isn't this the same city of the famous Salem Witch Trials 144 years before in 1692? This will all make sense as we study together in this episode.

Latter-Day American
Mandates and Encouragement

Latter-Day American

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 71:02


Kyle and Samuel triumphantly return to bring their principle based commentary on just one of the many hot topics in America: mandates. They compare and contrast the difference between federal mandates and encouragement from the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They focus on this First Presidency letter and explore the emotions, the rationale, and the decision making process that everyone must go through. They reaffirm their love and sustaining faith in the brethren and demonstrate how to love one another. They speak out against shaming other and highlight the connection between unconstitutional federal mandates and the war for liberty that started in Heaven. This is not an episode that you want to miss!

Church News
Elder Brook P. Hales, secretary to the First Presidency, on the preparations for general conference

Church News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 41:26


Twentyseven people attended the first general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 9, 1830 — just months after the organization of the Church. Now, with the upcoming 191st Semiannual General Conference in October 2021, millions of Church members and others around the world have the opportunity to learn from modern prophets and Church leaders. Church employees and volunteers work an estimated 91,000 hours to prepare for, host, broadcast and record the two-day, five-session general conference — an event translated into 98 languages. This episode of the Church News podcast gives listeners a look at conference preparations as Elder Brook P. Hales, a General Authority Seventy and secretary to the First Presidency, shares insights into the production of the monumental event.  The Church News Podcast is a weekly podcast that invites listeners to make a journey of connection with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the globe. Host Sarah Jane Weaver, reporter and editor for The Church News for a quarter-century, shares a unique view of the stories, events, and most important people who form this international faith. With each episode, listeners are asked to embark on a journey to learn from one another and ponder, “What do I know now?” because of the experience. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Fundamentally Mormon
THE INHERITANCES OF THE SAINTS, Chapter 12 of United Order

Fundamentally Mormon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 65:00


THE INHERITANCES OF THE SAINTS, Chapter 12 of United Order    Pages 170 to 184   http://ogdenkraut.com/?page_id=212   I, The Lord God, will send one mighty and strong,… to arrange by lot the inheritances of the saints…. (D.&C.85:7) The above quotation is a portion of a revelation contained in a letter from the Prophet Joseph Smith to W.W. Phelps at Independence, Missouri. After quoting the revelation, the Prophet continued by writing, “… if what I have said is true, how careful men ought to be what they do in the last days, lest they are cut short of their expectations, and they that think they stand should fall, because they keep not the Lord's commandments….” (D.H.C. 1:299) In an article dealing with this particular letter, and the revelation it contains, the First Presidency of the Church issued their views in 1907 so the members of the Church could understand their position on the matter. They agreed that the subject of this whole letter to Phelps, and the part “accepted as a revelation, relates to the affairs of the Church in Missouri, the gathering of the Saints to that land and obtaining their inheritances under the law of consecration and stewardship”. (Improvement Era, 10:931)   Podcast Available at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fundamentally-mormon

Viewpoint on Mormonism
Authority, Ordinances, and Preparation (Dallin H. Oaks) Part 5

Viewpoint on Mormonism

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021


This week Bill and Eric take a closer look at an article published in the August 2021 Liahona magazine and authored by Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor of the First Presidency.

Viewpoint on Mormonism
Authority, Ordinances, and Preparation (Dallin H. Oaks) Part 4

Viewpoint on Mormonism

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021


This week Bill and Eric take a closer look at an article published in the August 2021 Liahona magazine and authored by Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor of the First Presidency.

Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News
The First Presidency for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Urges Member to Mask Up in Temples

Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 10:54


See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson
Please Wear Your Mask in the Temple

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 8:55


The Church News editor Sarah Jane Weaver chats with Boyd about the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints asking everyone to wear masks in the temples. She also gives everyone some historical context to mask wearing in the temples.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Viewpoint on Mormonism
Authority, Ordinances, and Preparation (Dallin H. Oaks) Part 3

Viewpoint on Mormonism

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021


This week Bill and Eric take a closer look at an article published in the August 2021 Liahona magazine and authored by Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor of the First Presidency.

Viewpoint on Mormonism
Authority, Ordinances, and Preparation (Dallin H. Oaks) Part 2

Viewpoint on Mormonism

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021


This week Bill and Eric take a closer look at an article published in the August 2021 Liahona magazine and authored by Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor of the First Presidency.

Viewpoint on Mormonism
Authority, Ordinances, and Preparation (Dallin H. Oaks) Part 1

Viewpoint on Mormonism

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021


This week Bill and Eric take a closer look at an article published in the August 2021 Liahona magazine and authored by Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor of the First Presidency.

Saints In the South
Doctrine & Covenants 106 - 108, To Have The Heavens Opened, Come Follow Me

Saints In the South

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 20:16


Join us this week as we discuss the personal conversion story of Warren Cowdery, the organizing of the priesthood offices and quorums, and Lyman Sherman's desire to receive comfort of full forgiveness.  From Come Follow Me Manual:At first glance, Doctrine and Covenants 107 might seem to be only about organizing priesthood offices into a leadership structure for the Lord's Church. Indeed, by the time this revelation was published, Church membership was already outgrowing the capacity of the few leaders it had in place. So outlining the roles and responsibilities of the First Presidency, the Quorum of the Twelve, the Seventy, bishops, and quorum presidencies was surely needed and helpful. But there's so much more to the divine instruction in section 107 than just how to organize priesthood offices and quorums. Here the Lord teaches us about an ancient priesthood order that was “instituted in the days of Adam” (verse 41). Its purpose from the beginning has been to make it possible for God's children—including you—to receive the saving ordinances of the gospel and enjoy “all the spiritual blessings of the church—to have the privilege of receiving the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, [and] to have the heavens opened unto them” (verses 18–19).See “Restoring the Ancient Order,” Revelations in Context, 208–12.

LDS Life Podcast
Clarifying my positian concerning the letter from the first presidency and other things.

LDS Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 19:06


I wanted to clarify some things I said on the last podcast. I am referring you to the last podcast if you haven't listened to it. This podcast is short and cleared up my position concerning the letter from the first presidency. I also made it clear that there is a different between policy and … Continue reading Clarifying my positian concerning the letter from the first presidency and other things.

LDS Life Podcast
A Discussion About Jeffrey R. Holland's Talk at BYU, Sam Bushman's new Venture with Brighteon TV, with Sheriff Richard Mack Covid and A Letter from the First Presidency

LDS Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 65:23


On this episode of The LDS Life Podcast, Sam Bushman and I discussed Jeffrey R. Holland's talk he gave at BUY on August 30 of this year at the Brigham Young University campus. We also discussed Sam's new venture with Sheriff Richard Mack on Brighteon TV. We also discussed the Covid Vaccine, other treatments, Sam's … Continue reading A Discussion About Jeffrey R. Holland's Talk at BYU, Sam Bushman's new Venture with Brighteon TV, with Sheriff Richard Mack Covid and A Letter from the First Presidency

Audio podcast of the Interpreter Foundation
Interpreter Radio Show — August 15, 2021

Audio podcast of the Interpreter Foundation

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 108:15


  You can listen to or download the August 15th broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show below. It will also be included in our podcast feed (https://interpreterfoundation.org/feeds/podcast). This episode is hosted by Martin Tanner, Kris Frederickson and Mike Parker. In this episode, our hosts discussed following the counsel of the First Presidency as well as […] The post Interpreter Radio Show — August 15, 2021 first appeared on The Interpreter Foundation.

Audio podcast of the Interpreter Foundation
Interpreter Radio Show — August 15, 2021

Audio podcast of the Interpreter Foundation

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 108:15


  You can listen to or download the August 15th broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show below. It will also be included in our podcast feed (https://interpreterfoundation.org/feeds/podcast). This episode is hosted by Martin Tanner, Kris Frederickson and Mike Parker. In this episode, our hosts discussed following the counsel of the First Presidency as well as […] The post Interpreter Radio Show — August 15, 2021 first appeared on The Interpreter Foundation.

BYU-Idaho Radio
Oracles of God

BYU-Idaho Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 15:50


The BYU-Idaho McKay Library website has a new resource containing various hard to find documents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The new website is called “Oracles of God” and it highlights past declarations, proclamations, statements, epistles and expositions from the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Godless Rebelution
347 - The LDS Church is Fundamentally Broken

Godless Rebelution

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 69:05


There were two major developments within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this month that have exposed the conservative rot within. The first was an announcement made on the LDS Church's website titled, "First Presidency urges Latter-day Saints to wear masks, be vaccinated." This seemingly innocuous appeal from the church's leaders to get their membership to help stop the spread of a deadly pandemic sent many conservative members into a full meltdown, with many of them officially resigning from the church.   The second item of note seemed to come as a hopeful reassurance to the church's more conservative members to let them know the church wasn't moving to the left. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and former President of Brigham Young University delivered a speech at the private, Mormon-owned school wherein he asserted that the university needed to stop being so friendly to the church's LGBTQ+ members and that he wanted to "hear a little more musket fire from this temple of learning" in defense of the church and its stance against same-sex marriage.   Patreon supporters get early access to the show, bonus episodes, clips from the cutting room floor, and extended editions of the show!   You can find the Godless Rebelution around the Internet at these links: Website: http://www.godlessrebelution.com Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/godlessrebelution Podbean: http://www.godlessrebelution.podbean.com Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-godless-rebelution/godless-rebelution iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/godless-rebelution/id872416298 YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/GodlessRebelution FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/GodlessRebelution FB Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GodlessRebelution Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godless_rebelution/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TGRPodcast You can also send us hate-mail, show ideas, questions, corrections, whines, and rants at: GodlessRebelution@gmail.com ~ OR ~ Send us a text or leave us a voicemail message at: 330-81-REBEL   YOU'RE WELCOME!

This Week in Mormons
EP 544 – The Battle Over Masks

This Week in Mormons

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 66:48


How is your ward responding to the First Presidency's letter on vaccines and masks? Elder Holland stirs up those who get stirred at BYU.

Go & Do Podcast: A Come Follow Me Study Group
Aug 16 - Aug 22: D&C 89-92 "A Principle with Promise"

Go & Do Podcast: A Come Follow Me Study Group

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 50:45


In this episode Daniel and Fili discuss the Word of Wisdom, what brought it about, what it meant for them at the time, and how it applies to us today. They also discuss the establishment of the first First Presidency and the importance of priesthood keys, and the LDS view of the Apocrypha as described in Section 91.

Leading Saints Podcast
Speak Up, Sister! Helping Women Be Heard

Leading Saints Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 54:20


Jamee Adams and Jody Steurer are sisters. A little over a year ago they began their podcast, Speak Up Sister, striving to strengthen men and women to speak up clearly and effectively at home, work, church, and in their communities. Jamee Adams holds a Master's in Public Policy from Tel Aviv University, Israel. She is a small business owner specializing in business systems development, and currently serves in a Primary presidency. Jody Steurer has a Bachelor's in Psychology from Brigham Young University and is a certified life coach. She currently serves in a young women presidency. In this podcast, Kurt, Jody, and Jamee discuss the dynamic in councils and meetings between men and women, finding not only equality in numbers of men and women attending the meetings but also helping women feel heard and giving them more opportunities to speak up. Highlights 4:45 Discussion of women being outnumbered in church meetings. It's not so much about numbers but women feeling confident in speaking up and also being invited by the men to speak up. It's time that women are given more of a role. 12:40 The cultural dynamic in our faith is based on the patriarchal system. Men having the keys and the power of the priesthood has also been taken to also mean that they have more authority and voice over the women. However, this is completely not true. Women might not hold the keys of the priesthood but they do have equal access to the priesthood power to serve in their callings. 14:20 A shift must be made to be more collective of both men and women. 14:45 There are certain assumptions in the church that the stake president or man with the highest authority makes the final decision. We need to let go of those old assumptions and shift to follow the pattern of the Twelve Apostles and the First Presidency to discuss and all agree before making a decision. 18:30 Both men and women come into a meeting with the assumption that because women don't hold the priesthood their opinion doesn't weigh as much as a man's does. 19:00 There are also assumptions that we should all communicate the same way and if someone doesn't then their opinion is discounted. Women are often discounted for having strong personalities or for being direct when men are applauded for such traits. 22:00 Generally speaking, women can be more sensitive and take a lot of time explaining and storytelling. Men prefer to get to the point and get straight to the facts. Both men and women need to work on different skill sets of communication. Men can improve on their sensitivity and women can work on clearer communication. 34:20 The goal is not a majority rule. The goal of our councils is unanimity. Everyone should have a voice in ward councils. 40:00 Jody and Jamee coach women on how they can speak up more effectively. 45:00 Jody and Jamee coach the Bishopric walking into ward council. The bishop needs to advocate and validate everyone in the room. 47:35 Dealing with disagreements. Find ways not to alienate that person and automatically shut the person down when there is a disagreement. Leaders should strive to have a great connection and relationship with the women leaders to create unity even when there are disagreements. Links SpeakUpSister.net Instagram @speakupsisterpodcast Facebook page Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You, by Frances X. Frei How Connection Can Improve Your Ward's Mental Health | An Interview with Geoff Steurer Read the TRANSCRIPT of this podcast

Leading Saints Podcast
Speak Up, Sister! Helping Women Be Heard

Leading Saints Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 54:20


Jamee Adams and Jody Steurer are sisters. A little over a year ago they began their podcast, Speak Up Sister, striving to strengthen men and women to speak up clearly and effectively at home, work, church, and in their communities. Jamee Adams holds a Master's in Public Policy from Tel Aviv University, Israel. She is a small business owner specializing in business systems development, and currently serves in a Primary presidency. Jody Steurer has a Bachelor's in Psychology from Brigham Young University and is a certified life coach. She currently serves in a young women presidency. In this podcast, Kurt, Jody, and Jamee discuss the dynamic in councils and meetings between men and women, finding not only equality in numbers of men and women attending the meetings but also helping women feel heard and giving them more opportunities to speak up. Highlights 4:45 Discussion of women being outnumbered in church meetings. It's not so much about numbers but women feeling confident in speaking up and also being invited by the men to speak up. It's time that women are given more of a role. 12:40 The cultural dynamic in our faith is based on the patriarchal system. Men having the keys and the power of the priesthood has also been taken to also mean that they have more authority and voice over the women. However, this is completely not true. Women might not hold the keys of the priesthood but they do have equal access to the priesthood power to serve in their callings. 14:20 A shift must be made to be more collective of both men and women. 14:45 There are certain assumptions in the church that the stake president or man with the highest authority makes the final decision. We need to let go of those old assumptions and shift to follow the pattern of the Twelve Apostles and the First Presidency to discuss and all agree before making a decision. 18:30 Both men and women come into a meeting with the assumption that because women don't hold the priesthood their opinion doesn't weigh as much as a man's does. 19:00 There are also assumptions that we should all communicate the same way and if someone doesn't then their opinion is discounted. Women are often discounted for having strong personalities or for being direct when men are applauded for such traits. 22:00 Generally speaking, women can be more sensitive and take a lot of time explaining and storytelling. Men prefer to get to the point and get straight to the facts. Both men and women need to work on different skill sets of communication. Men can improve on their sensitivity and women can work on clearer communication. 34:20 The goal is not a majority rule. The goal of our councils is unanimity. Everyone should have a voice in ward councils. 40:00 Jody and Jamee coach women on how they can speak up more effectively. 45:00 Jody and Jamee coach the Bishopric walking into ward council. The bishop needs to advocate and validate everyone in the room. 47:35 Dealing with disagreements. Find ways not to alienate that person and automatically shut the person down when there is a disagreement. Leaders should strive to have a great connection and relationship with the women leaders to create unity even when there are disagreements. Links SpeakUpSister.net Instagram @speakupsisterpodcast Facebook page Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You, by Frances X. Frei How Connection Can Improve Your Ward's Mental Health | An Interview with Geoff Steurer Read the TRANSCRIPT of this podcast

Annette on Life, Liberty, and Happiness
Episode 93-My Take on the First Presidency Email and How it Fits in the Big Picture

Annette on Life, Liberty, and Happiness

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 17:34


I discuss what I think the First Presidency message was all about and where I see our country going in coming years. The article I referenced can be found at https://mises.org/wire/were-middle-long-war-state. I can be found at annettetalks.com or emailed

Church News
Following the recent First Presidency message on masks, immunizations, Richard E. Turley Jr. reflects on the lessons of history

Church News

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 34:14


As numbers of COVID-19 cases continue to rise globally, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has urged members to use face masks and be vaccinated. In this episode of the Church News podcast, historian Richard E. Turley reflects on the lessons of the past and provides historical context to the invitation from President Russell M. Nelson and his counselors, President Dallin H. Oaks and President Henry B. Eyring. “The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first epidemic that the Church faced...,” he said. “I think one of the most important lessons of history, when it comes to disease, is that we have learned over time how to prevent what before we could not prevent.” The Church News Podcast is a weekly podcast that invites listeners to make a journey of connection with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the globe. Host Sarah Jane Weaver, reporter and editor for The Church News for a quarter-century, shares a unique view of the stories, events, and most important people who form this international faith. With each episode, listeners are asked to embark on a journey to learn from one another and ponder, “What do I know now?” because of the experience. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

This Week in Mormons
EP 543 – A Vaccine! A Vaccine!

This Week in Mormons

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 53:53


The First Presidency issues its strongest language yet on the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Will the saints listen?

Spiritual Arson
#50- To vaxx or not to vaxx

Spiritual Arson

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 84:18


With the First Presidency releasing a statement this week urging members to get vaccinated and resume wearing masks at church meetings, there have been a lot of member wrestling with the idea of prophetic counsel and how to respond to it this week. And Adam and Tanner are no exception. In this episode they talk through their initial responses to the statement, how they've wrestled with it, and what their plans are moving forward.

Cwic Media
Covid Vaccination, President Nelson and The Church

Cwic Media

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 33:26


New messaging from the First Presidency on getting vaccinated. Why are members so split on this? What is the political reasoning? Why might it get worse? This episode provides data, reasoning, and opinion on the Covid vaccinations. Global governments and Health Agencies have a specific goal for a specific percentage of those vaccinated. This causes a battle between societal needs and individual liberty. Also, why I got vaccinated.   Website- https://www.cwicmedia.com      

Leading Saints Podcast
Leadership & the Church News | An Interview with Sarah Jane Weaver

Leading Saints Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 42:26


Sarah Jane Weaver is the editor of the Church News and also hosts the Church News Podcast. Her favorite assignments include reporting on temple dedications and writing about members around the world. Sarah graduated from BYU with a degree in journalism and history and served as editor and chief of the BYU student newspaper, the Daily Universe. Before joining the Deseret News staff, she completed a Pulliam Fellowship at the Arizona Republic in Phoenix, Arizona. Sarah currently serves as Relief Society president in her ward. Highlights 2:20 What is the Church News? How is it different from typical journalism? Sarah explains how the Church News is there to help connect church leaders to members. She describes the Church News as the living record of the restoration. 9:55 The Church News is there to amplify the words of the First Presidency, the Quorum of the Twelve, and women church leaders. Their goal is to get the words of the leaders out to more people and help members understand the church better. 10:30 Sarah talks about a series of the Church News called, "Inside Church Headquarters". The purpose of the series is to take readers inside the Church and show them how decisions are made. 12:00 Sarah's journey to becoming editor of the Church News. She majored in Journalism at Brigham Young University and has been a reporter and editor at the Church News for 26 years now. 15:20 Sarah shares experiences of traveling the world and being able to cover President Nelson's world ministry and the speeches of many of the apostles and other leaders. 16:50 The Church News is a vehicle to help members learn in ways that they can understand. The Church News is able to give us leadership perspectives outside of the General Conference setting. We are able to get their thoughts on world events and the recent COVID-19 pandemic. 22:20 Sarah has also been a Relief Society president for the past two years. She describes her experience of calling counselors and accepting her calling. 25:05 Sarah's principles of leadership: The most successes are possible because of the love and support of other people. It's ok to be vulnerable. Great Leadership is built on a foundation of leaders that came before us. Be yourself. Ministering matters a lot. I do all that I can so that the Lord can make up the difference. 35:45 Sarah's two favorite questions. “What is it that we are trying to accomplish?” Follow up question, “What is the best way to do that?” These two questions can help us meet the needs of the sisters in the ward and plan meaningful activities. 40:00 President Nelson is always inviting us to do things. There is power in invitations that can bless and strengthen all of us as leaders. What invitations can we give to others? Links Church News Church News Podcast

LDS Real People - Real Lives
The First Presidency Message- August 12, 2021

LDS Real People - Real Lives

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 30:34


The First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints came out with a controversial message yesterday about the COVID vaccine and mask usage. It has been difficult for some, including me. This is how I found resolution in my heart to the confusion that abounds on earth via Lucifer and his minions. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/LDSRPRLPODCAST/message

ZION ID
First Presidency Declares Israel's Response to Pandemic

ZION ID

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 30:23


Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson
The Church Strongly Encourages Vaccines and Masks

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 8:10


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a message to members of the faith this afternoon: wear masks and get vaccinated. How will this move the needle for the better? The Church News Editor Sarah Jane Weaver joins Boyd to discuss. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Unshaken Saints
Doctrine and Covenants 89-92: "A Word of Wisdom"

Unshaken Saints

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 179:50


A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 89-92, revelations regarding the Word of Wisdom, the First Presidency, and the Apocrypha. This lesson focuses on body, mind, and spirit, "weak" Saints, commercialism and consumerism, physical and spiritual health, the oracles of God, balancing limits and love, welcoming new members, judging potential sources of truth, and more. Time stamps:    - Study of D&C 89 - 2:45    - Study of D&C 90 - 1:28:54    - Study of D&C 92 - 2:40:27    - Study of D&C 91 - 2:47:11

Scripture Gems
D & C 89-92: August 16-22

Scripture Gems

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 62:36


Jay and Jon talk about the Word of Wisdom, the formation of the First Presidency, the Apocrypha, and more

Teaching With Power
Doctrine and Covenants 85-87

Teaching With Power

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 63:16


Teaching and Study helps for Doctrine & Covenants 84.  These insights coincide with the lesson for July 26 to AUG 1 in the Come Follow Me manual. Principles include: Steadying the Ark, Wheat and Tares, Must Needs Remain, and more.Quote on Doctrine and Covenants 85:“It is to be observed first of all that the subject of this whole letter [the Prophet's letter to William W. Phelps], as also the part of it subsequently accepted as a revelation, relates to the affairs of the Church in Missouri, the gathering of the Saints to that land and obtaining their inheritances under the law of consecration and stewardship; and the Prophet deals especially with the matter of what is to become of those who fail to receive their inheritances by order or deed from the bishop. …“Bishop Partridge was one of the brethren, who—though a most worthy man, one whom the Lord loved, and whom the Prophet described as ‘a pattern of piety,' and ‘one of the Lord's great men'—at times arrayed himself in opposition to the Prophet in those early days, and sought to correct him in his administrations of the affairs of the Church; in other words, ‘put forth his hand to steady the ark.' …“It was while these conditions of rebellion, jealousy, pride, unbelief and hardness of heart prevailed among the brethren in Zion—Jackson County, Missouri—in all of which Bishop Partridge participated, that the words of the revelation taken from the letter to William W. Phelps, of the 27th of November, 1832, were written. The ‘man who was called and appointed of God' to ‘divide unto the Saints their inheritance'—Edward Partridge—was at that time out of order, neglecting his own duty, and putting ‘forth his hand to steady the ark'; hence, he was warned of the judgment of God impending, and the prediction was made that another, ‘one mighty and strong,' would be sent of God to take his place, to have his bishopric—one having the spirit and power of that high office resting upon him, by which he would have power to ‘set in order the house of God, and arrange by lot the inheritance of the Saints'; in other words, one who would do the work that Bishop Edward Partridge had been appointed to do, but had failed to accomplish. …“… And inasmuch as through his repentance and sacrifices and suffering, Bishop Edward Partridge undoubtedly obtained a mitigation of the threatened judgment against him of falling ‘by the shaft of death, like as a tree that is smitten by the vivid shaft of lightning,' so the occasion for sending another to fill his station—‘one mighty and strong to set in order the house of God, and to arrange by lot the inheritances of the Saints'—may also be considered as having passed away and the whole incident of the prophecy closed” (in James R. Clark, comp., Messages of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6 vols. [1965–75], 4:112, 113, 115, 117; see also Doctrine and Covenants Student Manual, 2nd ed. [Church Educational System manual, 2001], 186–87).Links to the blog, Etsy shop, and the channel all available at teachingwithpower.com.To download handouts and slides go to https://www.etsy.com/shop/TeachingWithPower.Follow me on Instagram @teachingwithpowerYou can reach me by email at teachingwithpower@gmail.comMusic Provided by Youtube Audio Library. Track Name: Dancing Star. https://teachingwithpower.wixsite.com/teachingwithpower Disclaimer: I alone am responsible for the content of these videos. The opinions in them are mine. They represent my ideas and insights and do not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Church News
President M. Russell Ballard and three other Apostles on why and how the Church is governed by councils

Church News

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 28:56


This July the Church News is taking readers “Inside Church headquarters” in a series of articles highlighting the council system of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These councils include the Council of the First Presidency and the Council of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, as well as executive councils that oversee the work of temples and family history, missionary and priesthood and family. The series explores how revelation guides Church councils and how the principles discovered there can be applied to stakes, wards, families and individual members around the world. In this episode of the Church News podcast, the first in a two-part series, Church News reporter Sydney Walker discusses the series and shares quotes from Church News interviews featuring President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Elder David A. Bednar and Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. They explain why the Church is governed by councils and what it is like to serve in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and on some of the Church's executive councils.  The Church News Podcast is a weekly podcast that invites listeners to make a journey of connection with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the globe. Host Sarah Jane Weaver, reporter and editor for The Church News for a quarter-century, shares a unique view of the stories, events, and most important people who form this international faith. With each episode, listeners are asked to embark on a journey to learn from one another and ponder, “What do I know now?” because of the experience. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Outer Brightness: From Mormon to Jesus
Becoming Like God, Pt. 3

Outer Brightness: From Mormon to Jesus

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 59:35


Hey Fireflies! Welcome to this bonus episode of Outer Brightness: From Mormon to Jesus. The Apostate Paul here. I'm recording a new intro for this episode, because since Matthew the Nuclear Calvinist and I recorded this episode on July 1, the state of affairs has changed. So in this intro, I'm going to provide a quick timeline. In 2012 or 2013, the LDS Church began publishing Gospel Topics Essays designed to allow church members to learn about difficult topics in LDS Church history and doctrine directly from the Church's official website, rather than other online sources. These essays have the imprimatur of the First Presidency of the LDS Church and acknowledge the reliance on the work of scholars in crafting the essays. In the early 2000's, when I was in the midst of my period of deep questioning and wrestling with my Mormon beliefs—what many call a faith crisis—there were many online apologetics resources, FAIR, SHIELDS, Ask Gramps. I remember that in the discussion boards, if someone posted an article from one of those resources in response to a question, it was often lamented that LDS Church leadership did not put their stamp of approval on those answers. Struggling members wondered if they could trust the apologetic resources. Many surmise that The Gospel Topics Essays were designed to do just that—to inoculate church members against difficult topics. The relationship of the LDS Church to the essays, however, has been thorny. The essays are not easy to find on the website, and you won't stumble on them unless you know what you're looking for. Many who have left over the past 7-8 years have cited the essays as sources that caused them to question their beliefs and noted that when they spoke with local ecclesiastical leaders about the essays and the questions they caused, many local leaders were not even aware of their existence. On June 23, Fred Anson shared with us that one of the Gospel Topics Essays—the one titled “Becoming Like God”—had disappeared from the LDS Church's website, but was still available in the Gospel Library app available for mobile devices. Matthew and I had already discussed doing a series of episodes on the essays, so we fast tracked this one. We recorded this episode on July 1st. At that time, the link for the “Becoming Like God” essay was still on the website: churchofjesuschrist.org, but it redirected to a different essay titled “Are Mormons Christian?” The disappearance of the “Becoming Like God” essay was widely noted in online ex-Mormon communities, and many were speculating that maybe the LDS Church was seeking to distance itself from the doctrines discussed therein—doctrines which perhaps more than any other LDS doctrines place Mormonism outside the mainstream of orthodox Christian beliefs. The fact that the link redirected to an essay aimed at answering the question “are Mormons Christian?” furthered that speculation. On Tik-Tok, an ex-Mormon named “Exmo Lex” noted that the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Newsroom section of the LDS Church website expressly denies that Latter-day Saint scripture or doctrine teaches that exalted Mormons will get their own planets, even though LDS leaders have taught that as doctrine for almost two centuries and as recently as 2018, when current LDS prophet and president, Russell M. Nelson taught the traditional LDS doctrine on this point when he said, "A fourth gift from our Savior is actually a promise—a promise of life everlasting. This does not mean simply living for a really, really, really long time. Everyone will live forever after death, regardless of the kingdom or glory for which they may qualify. Everyone will be resurrected and experience immortality, but eternal life is so much more than a designation of time. Eternal life is the kind and quality of life that Heavenly Father and his beloved Son live. When the Father offers us everlasting life he is saying in essence, “If you choose to follow my Son, if your desire is really to become more like him, then in time you may live as we live and preside over worlds and kingdoms as we do." It seemed odd that the LDS Church would seemingly be distancing itself from this doctrine, but the LDS Church has repudiated core doctrine and practice before. Over the weekend of July 3 and 4th, the essay in the mobile app began to disappear for those users whose apps had completed content refreshes. On the website no longer rerouted. It simply became circular, such that if you clicked the link for “Becoming Like God” you landed on another page with a link to “Becoming Like God.” It's almost as if the LDS Church was trolling and the link became like the “eternity mirrors” in the sealing rooms of their temples. Then on July 7th, the essay appeared back online. I used archive.org's Wayback Machine to pull a version from May 18th and compared it to the July 7th version to see if edits had been made. The only change was the removal of the original publication date of February 2014. So for now we close this odd bit of Mormon History still unsure why the essay disappeared for a couple weeks and which declaration of the LDS Church should be taken as doctrine: that made by the LDS Newsroom staff or that made by the current prophet and president of the church. Even so, Matthew and I read each section of the essay in this episode and discuss it. Link to “Becoming Like God” Gospel Topics Essay https://abn.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/gospel-topics-essays/becoming-like-god?lang=eng Link to FAQ's # 11 & 12 https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/frequently-asked-questions Link to Russell M. Nelson's 2018 Christmas Devotional Address https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOIxEU2trOk Link to referenced podcast episodes about Origen https://wordandtable.simplecast.com/episodes/origen https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-first-centuries-part-07-origen/id435665417?i=1000382806203 https://historyofphilosophy.net/origen

Outer Brightness: From Mormon to Jesus
Becoming Like God, Pt. 2

Outer Brightness: From Mormon to Jesus

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 63:59


Hey Fireflies! Welcome to this bonus episode of Outer Brightness: From Mormon to Jesus. The Apostate Paul here. I'm recording a new intro for this episode, because since Matthew the Nuclear Calvinist and I recorded this episode on July 1, the state of affairs has changed. So in this intro, I'm going to provide a quick timeline. In 2012 or 2013, the LDS Church began publishing Gospel Topics Essays designed to allow church members to learn about difficult topics in LDS Church history and doctrine directly from the Church's official website, rather than other online sources. These essays have the imprimatur of the First Presidency of the LDS Church and acknowledge the reliance on the work of scholars in crafting the essays. In the early 2000's, when I was in the midst of my period of deep questioning and wrestling with my Mormon beliefs—what many call a faith crisis—there were many online apologetics resources, FAIR, SHIELDS, Ask Gramps. I remember that in the discussion boards, if someone posted an article from one of those resources in response to a question, it was often lamented that LDS Church leadership did not put their stamp of approval on those answers. Struggling members wondered if they could trust the apologetic resources. Many surmise that The Gospel Topics Essays were designed to do just that—to inoculate church members against difficult topics. The relationship of the LDS Church to the essays, however, has been thorny. The essays are not easy to find on the website, and you won't stumble on them unless you know what you're looking for. Many who have left over the past 7-8 years have cited the essays as sources that caused them to question their beliefs and noted that when they spoke with local ecclesiastical leaders about the essays and the questions they caused, many local leaders were not even aware of their existence. On June 23, Fred Anson shared with us that one of the Gospel Topics Essays—the one titled “Becoming Like God”—had disappeared from the LDS Church's website, but was still available in the Gospel Library app available for mobile devices. Matthew and I had already discussed doing a series of episodes on the essays, so we fast tracked this one. We recorded this episode on July 1st. At that time, the link for the “Becoming Like God” essay was still on the website: churchofjesuschrist.org, but it redirected to a different essay titled “Are Mormons Christian?” The disappearance of the “Becoming Like God” essay was widely noted in online ex-Mormon communities, and many were speculating that maybe the LDS Church was seeking to distance itself from the doctrines discussed therein—doctrines which perhaps more than any other LDS doctrines place Mormonism outside the mainstream of orthodox Christian beliefs. The fact that the link redirected to an essay aimed at answering the question “are Mormons Christian?” furthered that speculation. On Tik-Tok, an ex-Mormon named “Exmo Lex” noted that the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Newsroom section of the LDS Church website expressly denies that Latter-day Saint scripture or doctrine teaches that exalted Mormons will get their own planets, even though LDS leaders have taught that as doctrine for almost two centuries and as recently as 2018, when current LDS prophet and president, Russell M. Nelson taught the traditional LDS doctrine on this point when he said, "A fourth gift from our Savior is actually a promise—a promise of life everlasting. This does not mean simply living for a really, really, really long time. Everyone will live forever after death, regardless of the kingdom or glory for which they may qualify. Everyone will be resurrected and experience immortality, but eternal life is so much more than a designation of time. Eternal life is the kind and quality of life that Heavenly Father and his beloved Son live. When the Father offers us everlasting life he is saying in essence, “If you choose to follow my Son, if your desire is really to become more like him, then in time you may live as we live and preside over worlds and kingdoms as we do." It seemed odd that the LDS Church would seemingly be distancing itself from this doctrine, but the LDS Church has repudiated core doctrine and practice before. Over the weekend of July 3 and 4th, the essay in the mobile app began to disappear for those users whose apps had completed content refreshes. On the website no longer rerouted. It simply became circular, such that if you clicked the link for “Becoming Like God” you landed on another page with a link to “Becoming Like God.” It's almost as if the LDS Church was trolling and the link became like the “eternity mirrors” in the sealing rooms of their temples. Then on July 7th, the essay appeared back online. I used archive.org's Wayback Machine to pull a version from May 18th and compared it to the July 7th version to see if edits had been made. The only change was the removal of the original publication date of February 2014. So for now we close this odd bit of Mormon History still unsure why the essay disappeared for a couple weeks and which declaration of the LDS Church should be taken as doctrine: that made by the LDS Newsroom staff or that made by the current prophet and president of the church. Even so, Matthew and I read each section of the essay in this episode and discuss it. Link to “Becoming Like God” Gospel Topics Essay https://abn.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/gospel-topics-essays/becoming-like-god?lang=eng Link to FAQ's # 11 & 12 https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/frequently-asked-questions Link to Russell M. Nelson's 2018 Christmas Devotional Address https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOIxEU2trOk Link to referenced podcast episodes about Origen https://wordandtable.simplecast.com/episodes/origen https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-first-centuries-part-07-origen/id435665417?i=1000382806203 https://historyofphilosophy.net/origen

Outer Brightness: From Mormon to Jesus
Becoming Like God, Pt. 1

Outer Brightness: From Mormon to Jesus

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 69:03


Hey Fireflies! Welcome to this bonus episode of Outer Brightness: From Mormon to Jesus. The Apostate Paul here. I'm recording a new intro for this episode, because since Matthew the Nuclear Calvinist and I recorded this episode on July 1, the state of affairs has changed. So in this intro, I'm going to provide a quick timeline. In 2012 or 2013, the LDS Church began publishing Gospel Topics Essays designed to allow church members to learn about difficult topics in LDS Church history and doctrine directly from the Church's official website, rather than other online sources. These essays have the imprimatur of the First Presidency of the LDS Church and acknowledge the reliance on the work of scholars in crafting the essays. In the early 2000's, when I was in the midst of my period of deep questioning and wrestling with my Mormon beliefs—what many call a faith crisis—there were many online apologetics resources, FAIR, SHIELDS, Ask Gramps. I remember that in the discussion boards, if someone posted an article from one of those resources in response to a question, it was often lamented that LDS Church leadership did not put their stamp of approval on those answers. Struggling members wondered if they could trust the apologetic resources. Many surmise that The Gospel Topics Essays were designed to do just that—to inoculate church members against difficult topics. The relationship of the LDS Church to the essays, however, has been thorny. The essays are not easy to find on the website, and you won't stumble on them unless you know what you're looking for. Many who have left over the past 7-8 years have cited the essays as sources that caused them to question their beliefs and noted that when they spoke with local ecclesiastical leaders about the essays and the questions they caused, many local leaders were not even aware of their existence. On June 23, Fred Anson shared with us that one of the Gospel Topics Essays—the one titled “Becoming Like God”—had disappeared from the LDS Church's website, but was still available in the Gospel Library app available for mobile devices. Matthew and I had already discussed doing a series of episodes on the essays, so we fast tracked this one. We recorded this episode on July 1st. At that time, the link for the “Becoming Like God” essay was still on the website: churchofjesuschrist.org, but it redirected to a different essay titled “Are Mormons Christian?” The disappearance of the “Becoming Like God” essay was widely noted in online ex-Mormon communities, and many were speculating that maybe the LDS Church was seeking to distance itself from the doctrines discussed therein—doctrines which perhaps more than any other LDS doctrines place Mormonism outside the mainstream of orthodox Christian beliefs. The fact that the link redirected to an essay aimed at answering the question “are Mormons Christian?” furthered that speculation. On Tik-Tok, an ex-Mormon named “Exmo Lex” noted that the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Newsroom section of the LDS Church website expressly denies that Latter-day Saint scripture or doctrine teaches that exalted Mormons will get their own planets, even though LDS leaders have taught that as doctrine for almost two centuries and as recently as 2018, when current LDS prophet and president, Russell M. Nelson taught the traditional LDS doctrine on this point when he said, "A fourth gift from our Savior is actually a promise—a promise of life everlasting. This does not mean simply living for a really, really, really long time. Everyone will live forever after death, regardless of the kingdom or glory for which they may qualify. Everyone will be resurrected and experience immortality, but eternal life is so much more than a designation of time. Eternal life is the kind and quality of life that Heavenly Father and his beloved Son live. When the Father offers us everlasting life he is saying in essence, “If you choose to follow my Son, if your desire is really to become more like him, then in time you may live as we live and preside over worlds and kingdoms as we do." It seemed odd that the LDS Church would seemingly be distancing itself from this doctrine, but the LDS Church has repudiated core doctrine and practice before. Over the weekend of July 3 and 4th, the essay in the mobile app began to disappear for those users whose apps had completed content refreshes. On the website no longer rerouted. It simply became circular, such that if you clicked the link for “Becoming Like God” you landed on another page with a link to “Becoming Like God.” It's almost as if the LDS Church was trolling and the link became like the “eternity mirrors” in the sealing rooms of their temples. Then on July 7th, the essay appeared back online. I used archive.org's Wayback Machine to pull a version from May 18th and compared it to the July 7th version to see if edits had been made. The only change was the removal of the original publication date of February 2014. So for now we close this odd bit of Mormon History still unsure why the essay disappeared for a couple weeks and which declaration of the LDS Church should be taken as doctrine: that made by the LDS Newsroom staff or that made by the current prophet and president of the church. Even so, Matthew and I read each section of the essay in this episode and discuss it. Link to “Becoming Like God” Gospel Topics Essay https://abn.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/gospel-topics-essays/becoming-like-god?lang=eng Link to FAQ's # 11 & 12 https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/frequently-asked-questions Link to Russell M. Nelson's 2018 Christmas Devotional Address https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOIxEU2trOk Link to referenced podcast episodes about Origen https://wordandtable.simplecast.com/episodes/origen https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-first-centuries-part-07-origen/id435665417?i=1000382806203 https://historyofphilosophy.net/origen

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson
President Oaks honored for promoting God, Family, Freedom, Country

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 9:18


America's Freedom Festival honored President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints yesterday for devoting his life to promoting the Constitution, God, family, freedom, and country. Boyd takes a look at his impressive legal career and his continuing study of our founding documents.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Project Zion Podcast
390 | Cuppa Joe | Historical Changes of The Sacraments

Project Zion Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 74:19


Community of Christ has eight sacraments that point us to the God we worship. These sacraments have deep historical roots in our movement and have developed over time. In this episode, former First Presidency member, Peter Judd, shares about that historical development and what the sacraments mean in the life of the church today. Learn more about Community of Christ's sacraments here.Host: Karin PeterGuest: Peter Judd  

Project Zion Podcast
379 | Coffee Buzz | An Update with Stassi Cramm

Project Zion Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 45:32


First Presidency member Stassi Cramm shares updates on next steps for the church, upcoming events, and information on our next financial update. Host: Linda BoothGuest: Stassi Cramm

One Minute Scripture Study
Joseph Smith's Polygamy

One Minute Scripture Study

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 49:26


Why did Joseph Smith begin the practice of polygamy?    And why didn’t Emma know about all his marriages?   And how in the world can I explain polygamy to my kids?    Friend, we’ve got you covered.    In this bonus episode we are interviewing Brian Hales, author of Joseph Smith’s Polygamy, and asking him ALL the hard questions about polygamy!   You can find more from Brian at the links below:    https://josephsmithspolygamy.org/ https://mormonpolygamydocuments.org/ https://amzn.to/3eJiDWo   Joseph F. Smith quote referenced: James R. Clark, Messages of the First Presidency, 4:330-31