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.


 Episode 47: Recreating the Book of Mormon World – Taylor Halverson and Tyler Griffin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:35

Download Transcript Taylor Halverson and Tyler Griffin are co-founders and co-directors of the BYU Virtual Scriptures Group. This group recently released the Virtual New Testament App for desktop computers, mobile […]

 Episode 46: The Delicate Art of Critical Judgment – George Handley | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:51

Download Transcript In November 2015, George Handley, associate dean of the College of Humanities at BYU, spoke on his journey of faith in an Education in Zion lecture that was […]

 Episode 45: Misunderstanding the Bible – Benjamin Spackman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:33

Download Transcript From the New Testament, we learn that Jesus’s favorite mode of teaching was through fiction; he taught parables. Although the characters and events may not be historical, few […]

 Episode 44: Mystery Solved: Who Wrote the Lectures on Faith? – Noel Reynolds | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:34

Download Transcript In 1835, the church published the Doctrine and Covenants, which contained significant additions to the 1833 Book of Commandments. At the beginning of the collection of revelations were […]

 Episode 43: Discussing the Priesthood Ban with Members of the Genesis Group | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:01

Don Harwell, Eddie Gist, and Wain Meyers make up the current Presidency of the Genesis Group of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Genesis Group was started […]

 Episode 42: The Divine Council with Stephen Smoot | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:10

Download Transcript References to a divine council of gods are found in several ancient Near Eastern cultures, including Mesopotamia, Greece, Egypt and Canaan. There are also numerous references to the […]

 Episode 41: The Word of Wisdom with Jed Woodworth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:08

Download Transcript Jed Woodworth works in the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is also the author of the Revelations in Context essay on […]

 Episode 40: Help! Teaching in Church Settings – John Hilton III | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:09

Download Transcript In this episode of the LDS Perspectives Podcast, Laura Harris Hales visits with John Hilton III about teaching in church settings. John has spent a good deal of […]

 Episode 39: Mere Christians? with Robert Millet | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:33

Download Transcript Robert L. Millet was the Abraham O. Smoot Professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University and has spent years engaging in interfaith dialogue with scholars of many […]

 Episode 38: Mormon Stories in Shorts – Scott Hales | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:18

In December 2013, Scott Hales bought himself an iPad and a digital drawing software program. He was in the final stages of finishing his PhD dissertation and was ready to try […]

 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: Personal Boundary Maintenance – 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 […]


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