85: Mormons and Money – The Prosperity Doctrine

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Nick heads a panel discussion about the Mormon version of “the prosperity doctrine” with Mark, Adam, and Greg. They take on issues such as affinity fraud, tithing as a path to prosperity, MLMs, bankruptcy, and business ethics in Mormon culture. They also take a generous detour into church finances and how they relate to the(…)

84: Did Members Really Know About Joseph Smith’s Polygamy?

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Nick, Kate Kelly, and Alison discuss the LDS church’s recent press release claiming that the details of Joseph Smith’s polygamy are widely known and the membership’s backlash against people who are shocked by recent lds.org essays on the topic. They explore whether or not this information has been widely available and end up discussing the(…)

83b: Mormon Expositor’s 2014 Music Contest

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Clay and Heather dj the 2014 music contest – part 2. Artists Robert Smith Shane Jackman Nick Garn IReverend Brainskan Catherine Rawson MobStyle Lori Crandall Dan O’Bryant Alex Rachel Wilhelm Seb Dick

83a: Mormon Expositor’s 2014 Music Contest

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Clay and Heather dj the 2014 music contest – part 1. Artists Alex Dan O’Bryant Robert Smith Seb Dick Tina Welter Shane Jackman Amy Thomson Lori Crandall Daniel and Catherine Rawson MobStyle

82: A Critical Look at the Claims in the “Alone” YouTube Video

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Heather, Amy, Craig, and Ryan dissect “Alone,” a video on YouTube that touches on Book of Abraham apologetics and depicts a young husband going through a trial of faith.   Links and References Deseret News – BYU professor speaks on unnoticed assumptions about the Book of Abraham MormonChallenges.org (the website for the group behind the(…)

81: Mormon Expositor Reviews “Meet The Mormons”

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Nick, Maren, and Brandt review the church’s recently released “Meet the Mormons” movie. Relevant Links: Brandt’s Official Review: Movie Review: Meet the Mormons Stuff You Should Know Podcast: How the Berlin Wall Worked The Emmett Smith Story: part 1 and part 2