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76: Alex Beam’s Experience Writing “American Crucifixion”

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Clay sits down with author Alex Beam to discuss his book American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church. Links and References American Crucifixion – Alex Beam Alex Beam’s Website Interview with Radio West Interview with Mormon Stories Other books mentioned: Mormon Enigma – Lind King Newell & Valeen(…)

75: Mormons and Money – An Introduction to Church Finances

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Nick hosts a panel discussion about different aspects of church finances with Heather, Clay, and Mimi. References: Reuters – Mormon church made wealthy by donations Businessweek – How the Mormons Make Money Time – Kingdom Come D. Michael Quinn – LDS Church Finances from the 1830s to the 1990s D. Michael Quinn – The Mormon(…)

72: Where Science and Mormonism Collide

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Clay chats with Emily, Becky, and Jason about the scientifically testable claims made by Mormonism and other Christian denominations.

70: The Special Language of Prayer… Makes No Sense

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Heather, Clay, Greg, and Jay tackle a conference address given by Oaks in the 90’s and share why they think it’s problematic. Greg shares why the talk has stuck with him over the years and how it played a role in his mission experience. Reference: The Special Language of Prayer by Dallin Oaks

69: Common Logical Fallacies From the Pulpit

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Clay round-tables with Greg, Nick, and Daniel to talk about logical fallacies. What are they? What are some of the popular ones and what examples do we see of them from the pulpit and in the social dialogue around us? References Some dandy links to logical fallacy overviews: Wiki – formal fallacy Wiki – list(…)

67a: April 2014 General Conference Saturday Sessions

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Clay hosts panel reviews of the Saturday sessions of General Conference. Morning session panelists: Trent and Peter. Afternoon seession panelists: Nick, Sebastian, and Bryony.