063: Mark Ashurst-McGee: Church History Department

Todays episode is an interview with Mark Ashurst-McGee. He is an employee of the Church History Department. He is also one of the editors on the Joseph Smith Papers project. Bro. Ashurst-McGee received a B.A. and B.S. from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1994,[4] and an M.A. in History from Utah State University (USU) in […]

062: Seth Payne

Today I sit down with Seth Payne.  A religion and Mormon Studies scholar.  We discuss why people leave the LDS faith and what ways we could better support them Seth was one of the presenters at the 2013 FairMormon Conference and his paper he presented is included below http://www.sethpayne.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2013/08/Pastoral-Apologetics-FAIR-FINAL.pdf http://www.sethpayne.com/ex-mormon-narratives/ http://www.sethpayne.com/new-mormon-history/

061: Unity vs Diversity

Unity vs Diversity Are these two ideals on two opposite ends of the Spectrum or are these two compatible allies in a Christlike effort to bring all unto Christ.  I weigh in on these two ideals and attempt to show the following – Why we sometimes feel the need to make others fit a mold […]

060: Blair Hodges: Maxwell Institute

My interview with Blair Hodges.  He works in Public Affairs with the Neal A Maxwell institute.   We discuss the changes at the Maxwell institute, the general status of faith struggles in the Church, along with his working alongside Richard Bushman and Terryl Givens.  We discuss faith and how we each are different in how we […]