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109: Prosperity Doctrine Revisited


Months ago Heather, Alyssa, Jay, and Ryan discussed the prosperity doctrine aspects of Mormonism.  Now that Heather has finally gotten around to editing it, enjoy! Links: Bowler, Kate – Death, the Prosperity Gospel and Me, published in New York Times Bowman, Matthew – God Gives US TV Sets To Please Our Eyes and Gladden Our(…)

108: Stereotypes


Heather, Alyssa, and Chris discuss Ex-Mormon stereotypes. Links: Alyssa’s Blog Post – Are You Experiencing Ex-Mormon Stereotype Threat? 2Think – The Believer and the Apostate Christina, Greta – Why Are You Atheists So Angry? (Skepticon 4) Glenn, Tyler – Trash NPR – How Stereotypes Can Drive Women To Quit Science Wikipedia – Double Consciousness by(…)

107: The Epic Sex Series Part 5 – Sacralized Sex


Heather, Alyssa, and Kim discuss the way sex is sacralized within Mormonism and the impact that has on Mormon women. References: Watson, Wendy – A Synopsis of God-Ordained Marital Intimacy Versus Worldly Sex Holland, Jeffrey – Of Souls, Symbols, and Sacraments Daily Mail – Sex and Secularism: What Happens When You Leave Religion Birger, Jon(…)

106: Who is Cleon Skousen?


Clay leads a conversation with Heather and Mithryn about Cleon Skousen. References: Cleon Skousen’s Wikipedia page Cleon Skousen’s FBI File McKeever, Bill – W. Cleon Skousen – The Man Behind Glenn Beck Wilentz, Sean – Confounding Fathers Zaitchik, Alexander – Meet the man who changed Glenn Beck’s life Links: Round Table Review of The Naked(…)

105: The Apocrypha


What is apocrypha? Where did it “come from”? How is it viewed by other religious groups? What is the Mormon relationship to it? Did apocrypha affect the development of Mormon scripture or theology? Is there such a thing as Mormon apocrypha? Listen as Tom, Mithryn, and Heather discuss this somewhat obscure subject. Links & Resources:(…)

104: Missionary Health


Heather, Nick, Tierza, and Bart discuss the recent online controversy regarding the barriers some missionaries face when they need medical care. References and Links Sick and Far From Home by Mark Joseph Stern Sick RMs Website Are Mormon missionaries being denied health care? How Slate dropped the ball by Jana Riess LDS Newsroom Statement