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Summary: The mission of the Sunstone Education Foundation is to sponsor public forums for expression of views on religion, religious culture and Mormonism. Under the motto, "Faith Seeking Understanding," we examine and express the rich spiritual, intellectual, social, and artistic qualities of Utah’s religious culture as well as contemporary life. We encourage honest inquiry and responsible exchange of ideas in a manner respectful of all people and that which they hold sacred. In the SunstoneClassic podcast, we will feature each week a presentation given at a previous Sunstone symposium.

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 Sunstone 1988, 045: Is Cain the Next Lucifer? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:45

From the 1988 Sunstone Symposium Presentation: Is Cain the Next Lucifer? Presenters: Vern G. Swanson, (Ph.D., Courtland Institute of Art, University of London) has taught art and art history at Auburn University and is currently the director of the Springville (Utah) Museum of Art. Thomas A. Blakely, Ph.D., University of Utah       Abstract: Looking at scripture and Mormon history, is there a case to be made for Cain becoming a Lucifer? Sunstone 1988, 045: Is Cain the Next Lucifer? https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/podcast-player/18935/sunstone-1988-045-is-cain-the-next-lucifer.mp3

 Sunstone 2000, 276: Multiply and Replenish- If You Want to: The History of Birth Control in the LDS Church | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:24:28

  From the 2000 Sunstone Symposium Presentation: Multiply and Replenish– If You Want To: The 1999 LDS Church Birth Control Policy in Perspective Presenters: Chair: Chris Zollinger Maxine Hanks, writer; editor, Women and Authority: Re-emerging Mormon Feminism. Karrie Galloway, president, CEO, Planned Parenthood Association of Utah Rebecca Chandler, LDS mother of eight children, Co-editor, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought     Abstract: In 1999, a new LDS church policy gave Mormons significant freedom. For the first time in 170 years, birth control is officially a completely personal decision. This paper compares the new 1998-99 policy on birth control with previous official policies in 1989, 1976, and 1969. Other historical views on LDS birth control and childbearing are reviewed. The benefits of the new birth control and childbearing are reviewed. The benefits of the new birth control policy are explored, while the effects of previous policies are also considered. Statements from parents will share how past birth control policies after their lives. The year 2000 also marks the 40th anniversary of the Pill, the first time in history when women could safely and effectively control childbearing by taking the pill. It also marked 30 years of Planned Parenthood in Utah. Sunstone 2000, 276: Multiply and Replenish- If You Want to: The History of Birth Control in the LDS Church https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/podcast-player/18916/sunstone-2000-276-multiply-and-replensih-if-you-want-to-the-history-of-birth-control-in-the-lds-church.mp3

 Sunstone 1991, 118: The “One Anointed and Appointed”: An Analysis of Polygamist Priesthood Authority | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:23

From the 1991 Sunstone Symposium Presentation: The “One Anointed and Appointed”: An Analysis of Polygamist Priesthood Authority Presenters: Chair: Anne Wilde Brian C. Hales, M.D. J. Ma Anderson, architect; author, The Polygamy Story: Fiction and Fact Fred Collier, writer; publisher, Doctrines of the Priesthood     Abstract: The modern polygamy movement boasts more participants today than existed at the time of the 1890 Manifesto. However, many divisions exist among these current practitioners of plural marriage. One important area of contrast concerns the keys sealing restored through Joseph Smith. These keys must be utilized if present marriages are to be “valid in the world to come.” This paper will examine several of the priesthood lines of polygamist sealing authority with an emphasis on Lorin C. Woolley’s purported 1886 ordinations, including the claims of the LeBarons, Joseph W. Musser, the Allreds, the “Shortcreek” polygamists, and various “Independents.” Sunstone 1991, 118: The “One Anointed and Appointed”: An Analysis of Polygamist Priesthood Authority https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/podcast-player/18906/sunstone-west-1991-118-the-one-anointed-and-appointed-an-analysis-of-polygamist-priesthood-authority.mp3

 Sunstone West 1993, 22: Whoa Man, What’s Not History? Hugh Had Better Believe It | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:20

  From the 1993 Sunstone West Symposium Presentation: Whoa, Man, What’s Not History? Hugh Had Better Believe It Presenters: Chair: Matthew Hulse Samuel W. Taylor, author, Nightfall at Nauvoo Newell Bringhurst, instructor, History and Political Science, College of the Sequoias     Abstract: How intellectually honest was Hugh Nibley’s attack on Fawn Brodie’s biography of Joseph Smith? While simultaneously shedding more light on the true characters of Smith, his biographer, and the early church, this paper excoriates Nibley for sins of omission, commission, and plenty of over-zealous mission. Sunstone West 1993, 22: Whoa Man, What’s Not History? Hugh Had Better Believe It https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/podcast-player/18898/sunstone-west-1993-22-whoa-man-whats-not-history-hugh-had-better-believe-it.mp3

 Sunstone 2010, 274: Exit, Voice, and Loyalty in the Mormon Community | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:35:18

From the 2010 Summer Symposium in Salt Lake City Presentation: Exit, Voice, and Loyalty in the Mormon Community Presenters: Moderator: Kaimipono Wenger, JD, assistant professor, Thomas Jefferson Law School, San Diego. Kristine Haglund, editor, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought Bridget Jack Jeffries, MA candidate, history of Christianity in America, Trinity Divinity School. John Dehlin, PhD, clinical/counseling psychology, Utah State University, funder of Mormon Stories podcast, StayLDS.com   Abstract: The work of political economist Albert Hirschman suggests a nuanced approach to public dissatisfaction with an organization. Dissatisfied members of an organization, business, or nation have a variety of choices available, including both exit (simply leaving) and voice (discussing their dissatisfaction). As Hirschman notes, greater loyalty to the organization can correspond to greater use of voice. Contradicting traditional Mormon views, dissent may actually indicate greater loyalty to the organization than does silent acquiescence. Panelists will discuss loyalty, voice, exit, and dissent from a variety of angles, ultimately suggesting that the LDS understanding of public disagreement may be underdeveloped, and sketching ways in which legitimate dissent could take on a broader role in the LDS community. Sunstone 2010, 274: Exit, Voice, and Loyalty in the Mormon Community https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/podcast-player/18875/sunstone-2010-274-exit-voice-and-loyalty-in-the-mormon-community.mp3

 Sunstone 1991, 80: Child Sexual Abuse in the LDS Community | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:30:55

  From the 1991 Summer Symposium in Salt Lake City Presentation: Child Sexual Abuse in the LDS Community Presenters: Marion Burrows Smith, co-founded, former executive director, Intermountain Sexual Abuse Treatment Center. Carlos Y. Robey, executive director, Intermountain Sexual Abuse Treatment Center; former director, Utah State Prison Residential Program for Sex Offenders. Brent D. Ward, senior vice-president and general council. Huntsman Chemical Corporation; former U.S. Attorney, District of Utah. Marsha, mother of a victim. Laura Blanchard, program chairperson, Utah County Child Abuse Council; chairperson, Advisory Board for Utah County Children’s Justice Center. Abstract: Child sexual abuse is epidemic in Utah with its 73 percent LDS population. The Church promotes comprehensive youth programs and a reverence for authority which gives perpetrators of sexual crimes unique access to fresh victims. LDS neighborhoods are warm and friendly, an ideal environment for child molesters, most of whom at relatives or family friends. When discovery of abuse occurs, untrained Church leaders may try to treat pedophilia and other sexual disorders with counseling which fails to alter behavior. The panel will explore ways to identity and treat victims and perpetrators. It will discuss typical Church and parental responses to reported abuse, examine the presence of neighborhood sex rings in Utah, outline help which is available, and offer suggestions for more effective ways of dealing with this illness in our society. Sunstone 1991, 80: Child Sexual Abuse in the LDS Community https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/podcast-player/18862/sunstone-1991-80-child-sexual-abuse-in-the-lds-community.mp3

 Sunstone 2000, 134: The Academic Study Of Religion: Prospects And Perils | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:26:37

From the 2000 Summer Symposium in Salt Lake City Presentation: The Academic Study Of Religion: Prospects And Perils Presenters: Dan Wotherspoon, Brian Birch, Elaine Englehardt, Eugene England, Mary Ellen Robertson, Scott Kenney Abstract: The recent announcement that early steps have been taken toward establishing a Mormon Studies program at Utah Valley State College has generated much excitement among many who have long felt a need for such a program at one of Utah’s state schools, but it has also raised concerns on two fronts. Some have begun to worry that such a program could easily become a forum for Mormon apologetics, even proselyting, while others voice concerns about it as “yet another forum for Mormon bashing.” This panel, consisting of UVSC faculty, as well as others with experience studying religion– including their own–from an academic perspective, will address these and other issues as they consider both the “prospects” and the “perils” of such an adventure. Sunstone 2000, 134: The Academic Study Of Religion: Prospects And Perils https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/podcast-player/18849/sunstone-2000-134-the-academic-study-of-religion-prospects-and-perils.mp3

 Sunstone 1983, 017: THE LIFE OF OLIVER COWDERY | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:05

From the 1983 Summer Symposium in Salt Lake City Presentation: The Life of Oliver Cowdery Presenter: R.D. Dennis    Presenter: John Sillito  Abstract: Two papers discuss the life of Oliver Cowdery. Sunstone 1983, 017: THE LIFE OF OLIVER COWDERY https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/podcast-player/18841/sunstone-1983-017-the-life-of-oliver-cowdery.mp3

 Sunstone 2013, 174: MYSTICISM, REVELATION AND LEADERSHIP IN MORMON HISTORY: TWO CASE STUDIES | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:29:47

From the 2013 Summer Symposium in Salt Lake City Panel MYSTICISM, REVELATION AND LEADERSHIP IN MORMON HISTORY: TWO CASE STUDIES Paper 1 J. DUNHAM LAMANITE: EARLY MORMON LEADER, MYSTIC, AND INDIAN AMBASSADOR Presenter: CHRISTOPHER C. SMITH is a PhD student in religions in North america at Claremont Graduate University. He’s writing a dissertation on Mormons and American Indians in the “age of Removal,” which roughly coincided with the lifetime of Joseph Smith.  Abstract: Although Jonathan Dunham was a prominent Mormon leader who left a wealth of journals and papers, he’s largely ignored by modern Mormon historians. When he’s remembered at all, it’s for his role in early Mormon violence (as a Danite, Nauvoo police captain, and Major General of the Nauvoo Legion). yet violence was only one part of Dunham’s life and legacy. His papers reveal him as a mystic, entrepreneur, highly successful evangelist, and great champion of the Indian mission. Dunham’s self-identification as “Lamanite,” though he had no Native american heritage, also provides insight into early Mormon racial theology. Paper 2 THE LAWLESS WOMEN REVELATION: Presenter: CLAIR BARRUS manages several church history sites including Today-in-Mormon-History.Blogspot.com. He blogs at Worlds Without End and has presented papers at Sunstone, the Mormon History association, and the BYU Mormon Media Studies Symposium. Abstract: The day after Brigham young publicly announced the ban on blacks receiving the priesthood, his first counselor Heber C. Kimball received a revelation stating that Kimball had fulfilled “the law of lawless women” and that he was now “free from such Spirrits” [sic]. This paper will take a close look at Kimball’s cryptic revelation, how it was modified, who the lawless women were, what that law was, and the parallels between the “lawless women revelation” and Brigham young’s views on blacks, reproduction, and priesthood authority. Sunstone 2013, 174: MYSTICISM, REVELATION AND LEADERSHIP IN MORMON HISTORY: TWO CASE STUDIES https://www.sunstonema

 Christopher C. Smith’s Four Views Of Joseph Smith: Historians Debate The Prophet Puzzle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:11

  This is an excerpt from the original Sunstone 2015 presentation, Four View of Joseph Smith: Historians Debate the Prophet Puzzle. https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/podcast-player/18523/christopher-c-smiths-four-views-of-joseph-smith-historians-debate-the-prophet-puzzle.mp3

 Honesty In The Borderlands | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Honesty is central to the Mormon experience. But in the borderlands, the questions get harder: How should we answer temple interview and worthiness questions? What do we tell family, neighbors, friends, and church officials when they ask about our beliefs and feelings? How do we deal with the internal psychological conflicts? This session will explore these important issues and share the experiences of those who have confronted tests of honesty. http://sunstonemagazine.com/audio/SL15232.mp3 D. Jeff Burton, Dan Wotherspoon

 Who Was Flady | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

While searching for my great grandmother’s origins, I discovered my mother’s unknown ethnic heritage, and learned about a part of early Utah history I had known nothing about. http://sunstonemagazine.com/audio/SL15114.mp3 Tonya Reiter

 Femwoc Women Of Color Crash The Bloggernacle Party | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

FEMWOC is a Mormon-themed blog that started in 2015 highlighting the voices of women of color in the church. Come learn about the women behind it all. http://sunstonemagazine.com/audio/SL15262.mp3 Gina Colvin, Bryndis Roberts, Jennifer Gonzalez, Natasha Smith, and Kalani Tonga

 Immigration A Moral Issue For The Saints | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Terry Read is the chair of the Community of Christ World Church’s human rights team with members in Africa, South America, Australia, Canada, and the United States. He will discuss how the human rights team has addressed the issue of immigration. http://sunstonemagazine.com/audio/SL15131.mp3 William Russell,Terry Read

 Finding Wisdom Amidst The Quest For Certainty | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

The paradox of being thoughtful while being faithful is a spiritual practice that has failing currency in Mormonism. As the host of A Thoughtful Faith Gina has had the opportunity to interview those at their most spiritually troubled who are seeking a middle-way that feels authentic, honest, faithful, and Mormon. In this audio/visual presentation she will talk about what it means to be in dialogue with troubled conversation partners as they discover and share their emergent wisdom with thousands of friends listening in the wilderness. http://sunstonemagazine.com/audio/SL15132.mp3 Gina Colvin, Paul Malan, Nathan McCluskey, Katie Langston

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