LDS Perspectives Podcast show

LDS Perspectives Podcast

Summary: Over the past few years, the podcasting landscape has seen many presentations come and go, leaving many wondering where to go for faithful scholarship. LDS Perspectives Podcast grew out of a desire to fill that void. We hope to offer a place for mainstream members to learn more context about history, seek more depth to doctrine, and gain more support with cultural challenges. And all in a half-hour podcast. Each week one of our podcasters sits down with a respected LDS scholar, author, or educator and has a casual discussion about some aspect of LDS doctrine, history, or culture. We are just everyday Mormons, but we are sharing extraordinary conversations about our religion and our faith.

Podcasts:

 Episode 37: Tough Questions about Mormon Polygamy – Brian and Laura Hales | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:39

Download Transcript Few aspects of Joseph Smith’s life have been scrutinized more in recent years than his personal practice of polygamy. Some readers’ first exposure to Joseph Smith’s practice of polygamy […]

 Episode 36: Susa Young Gates and the Vision of the Redemption of the Dead – Lisa Olsen Tait | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:43

Lisa Olsen Tait claims that Susa Young Gates is the most important Mormon woman that most have never heard of. Susa grew up in a time when cultural gender roles were […]

 Episode 35: A Heavenly Mother – Rachel Steenblik and Caitlin Connolly | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:01

Last summer Russell Stevenson sat down with Rachel Steenblik and Caitlin Connolly, two women who have studied the concept of a divine feminine–or Heavenly Mother. Rachel was the primary researcher […]

 Episode 34: The Problem of Pain – David F. Holland | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:48

Download Transcript David F. Holland is a respected scholar and Professor of New England Church History at Harvard Divinity School. On October 29, 2016, he spoke on the topic “Latter-day Saints […]

 Episode 33: Vanity Prayers – Leta Greene | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:04

Leta Greene never thought she would grow up to be a beauty consultant and motivational speaker. But she has overcome the scars of emotional and physical abuse and feelings of […]

 Episode 32: Balancing Religious Tensions – Mauro Properzi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:49

Finding a balance between loyalty or commitment to one’s faith and sympathetic openness to other faiths is one of the biggest challenges Mormons face in an age of inclusiveness. The classic […]

 Episode 31: Tithing and the Law of Consecration – Steven C. Harper | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:19

Steven Harper points out that one of things the Church History Department’s Revelations in Context series was designed to do was to encourage study of the history and doctrine of […]

 Episode 30: Jewish Holy Days – Gale T. Boyd | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:57

Gale Boyd is an ethnic Jew who convert to the LDS Church. In 1983, she and her husband decided to move their family to Israel to explore their Jewish heritage. She […]

 Episode 29: Art in Sacred Spaces – Rita Wright | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:46

Rita Wright is the curator for the Springville Museum of Art in Springfield, Utah. Formerly, she taught art at Brigham Young University and was the curator for the LDS Church […]

 Episode 28: The Witnesses of the Book of Mormon – Larry Morris | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:51

By June 1829 Martin Harris, Oliver Cowdery, and David Whitmer had verbalized a desire to be the special three witnesses alluded to in the Book of Mormon. D&C 17 records […]

 Episode 28: The Three Witnesses – Larry Morris | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:51

By June 1829 Martin Harris, Oliver Cowdery, and David Whitmer had verbalized a desire to be the special three witnesses alluded to in the Book of Mormon. D&C 17 records […]

 Episode 27: What is LDS Doctrine? – Michael Goodman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:01

Download Transcript If you haven’t taken the opportunity to read the LDS Church’s “Race and the Priesthood” essay, it would be worthwhile to do so. Not only does it articulate […]

 Episode 26: New Directions in Mormon Studies – Patrick Mason | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:52

Historian, author, and educator Patrick Mason tells his students that Mormon studies is just a really fun place to play. It gets to the heart of the questions we have in […]

 Episode 25: Another View of the Mormon Trail with Laura Allred Hurtado | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:21

Artists Josh Clare, John Burton, and Bryan Mark Taylor worked for years on a project called Saints at Devil’s Gate. It consists of landscapes capturing the Mormon Trail, the 1,300-mile […]

 Episode 24: LDS Women at the Pulpit – Jenny Reeder and Kate Holbrook | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:18

Editors Jenny Reeder and Kate Holbrook, respectively 19th- and 20th-century women’s historians, discuss their multi-year project to bring LDS women’s speeches together in At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint […]

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