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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 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

 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

 White Delightsome On The Straight Narrow The Intersection Of Mormon Heteronormativity Race Respectability And Grace | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

While most white Mormons today would never think to tell a black Mormon that he or she will become “white and delightsome” in the next life if righteous enough, how many would tell their LGBT brother and sisters they can become heterosexual and/or gender-conforming in the next life? Spriggs, a fringe black Mormon, shares how he came to appreciate “white and delightsome” theology as a compassionate, grace-full (though misguided) response to the social reality of race in America. He argues that its loss is a backward step for Mormon racial understandings. http://sunstonemagazine.com/audio/SL15263.mp3 George Andrew Spriggs

 A Gay Mormon Diaspora Exploring The Act Of Testimony And Belief In The Case Study Of Young Single Adult Mormons | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Through the use of ethnographic investigation, personal interviews, and theoretical research, this paper seeks to understand the role of testimony within the community of young single adult Latter-day Saints of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It explores the way members with same-sex attraction have voluntarily removed themselves from the LDS community by assuming a diasporic identity, as well as how those members view themselves in regards to the Church and its doctrine. This paper argues that temporality is understood as being both static and fluid which allows church members, through ritualized acts, to move both backward and forward in time to moments of “rupture” and “forever.” http://sunstonemagazine.com/audio/SL15133.mp3 Keven Lewis

 History Derailed William Law And His Detractors | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

This paper explores stories about William LawÑJoseph Smith’s one-time second counselor who became co-editor of the Nauvoo Expositor. These sometimes dubious narratives, such as those found among the descendants of Charles Stoddard, serve to elevate the family’s status by disparaging Law who quickly became a villain after the death of the Prophet. http://sunstonemagazine.com/audio/SL15264.mp3 Tom Kimball, D. Michael Quinn

 The Conflicting Identities Of Lgbt Mormons | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

In 2015, Amber Whiteley was a contributing author for a book chapter for the American Psychological Association. Titled Conflicting Identities: Sexual Minority, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming Individuals Navigating Between Religion and Gender/Sexual Orientation Identity, the chapter discusses various religious identities. Whiteley advocated for Mormons to be included in the chapter. This presentation will discuss the findings from the chapter, and what the implications are for both mental health workers who help the LDS community as well as LDS sexual minorities. http://sunstonemagazine.com/audio/SL15134.mp3 Amber Whiteley

 God S Name In Vain Using Faith To Harm Others | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Mormon Fundamentalism is often unfairly conflated with dangerous behavior. The reality is that Mormon Fundamentalists are a very diverse group of people with a variety of life experiences and practiced beliefs. Using personal experiences, this panel will explore the spectrum between practicing fundamentalist tenants and becoming a religious extremist. http://sunstonemagazine.com/audio/SL15154.mp3 Lindsay Hansen Park, Trevor Jeffs, Kristyn Decker, C. Jane Kendrick, and Stan Shepp

 Eternal Perdition? Bureaucratic Limbo? The Theological Ramifications of Excommunication with JANICE ALLRED, LAVINA FIELDING ANDERSON, MARVIN RYTTING, MARGARET TOSCANO, PAUL TOSCANO | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:35:40

Eternal Perdition? Bureaucratic Limbo? The Theological Ramifications of Excommunication with JANICE ALLRED, LAVINA FIELDING ANDERSON, MARVIN RYTTING, MARGARET TOSCANO, PAUL TOSCANO

 Sonia Johnson: Mormon Feminist Role Model or Cautionary Tale? with Kay Gaisford, Nadine R. Hansen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:26

Sonia Johnson: Mormon Feminist Role Model or Cautionary Tale? with Kay Gaisford, Nadine R. Hansen

 When Beliefs Lead To Estrangement panel with Carolyn Campbell, Ardean Watts, Morgan Smith, Julian Hatch, Duane Jennings, Dennis Higley, Rauni Higley, Alex Nibley, Marybeth Raynes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:13:19

When Beliefs Lead To Estrangement panel with Carolyn Campbell, Ardean Watts, Morgan Smith, Julian Hatch, Duane Jennings, Dennis Higley, Rauni Higley, Alex Nibley, Marybeth Raynes

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