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EXTRA: Radio Free Mormon – The Amazing Contradicting Joseph Smith

Today “Radio Free Mormon” continues with its newest episode “The Amazing Contradicting Joseph Smith”  This episode discusses the changing and shifting theology of Joseph Smith and helps us see that while Religions strength is not changing and science’s strength is adaptation to new information that Joseph found a way to blend the two. Resources: http://mit.irr.org/joseph-smiths-changing-doctrine-of-deity coldcasechristianity.com/2014/did-joseph-smiths-doctrine-of-god-change-over-time/ http://www.lds-mormon.com/changod.shtml http://www.mormonthink.com/grantpalmer/grant12.htm […]

259: Samuel Brown – Joseph Smith and Translation

Today we sit down to talk to Sam Brown LDS author and scholar and discuss the upcoming conference “New Perspectives on Joseph Smith and Translation” that is taking place on March 16th 2017 from 9am to 5:30pm at Utah State University and is free to the public. We talk about the conference, translation, and Book of […]

258: Duane Miller – Living Among the Breakage

Today I sit down with Duane Alexander Miller, author of “Living Among the Breakage: Contextual Theology-Making and Ex-Muslim Christians”  Duane tells us about the transition that Muslims entering Christianity are making.  The disruption or “faith crisis” they are having in islam, what it means to leave their faith and what transitions and adaptations they make enter […]

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PREMIUM: Gone Are The Days And I Mean It

Today I am broken.  I am mad.  I am frustrated.  I am sad.   I am at an impasse and I pray for the Church to create real space for truth seeking.  Please….. Please……  Make a safe space…….  I need you and hope for you to truly honor my questions by having a vulnerable conversation about […]

257: Those Who Doubt – Part 2

We did an episode recently title “Who is the Doubter” where we explored the data about Latter-day Saints who have serious doubts.  We explored where they are finding information, what is their education, Socioeconomic status, level of activity, and their growth. Today we pick up and share part 2 of some of their stories.  There […]

256: Those Who Doubt – Part 1

We did an episode recently title “Who is the Doubter” where we explored the data about Latter-day Saints who have serious doubts.  We explored where they are finding information, what is their education, Socioeconomic status, level of activity, and their growth. Today we pick up and share some of their stories.  There are around a […]

255: Who Is The Doubter?

Today we sit down and discuss the a study done to delve into who is the doubting Mormon.  A study was done and presented to top LDS Leaders on the topic.  Today we delve into the data and find out what is known about these folks and what we know about the growth of this […]

To Our Loved Ones: The Struggle Is Real

This audio program is hosted by Bill Reel, an active faithful Latter-day Saint who has himself gone through a difficult and painful crisis of faith and has remained active in the Church.  This program is for the loved ones of those struggling in hopes for understanding and a safe space to have conversations. You likely received […]

Post: Three Strikes…Am I Out?

                    Three Strikes…Am I Out? – Feb. 12, 2017 : from an anonymous listener After more than a year of inactivity, I am going back to church now. The motivator is that my youngest daughter is seven, and in May is scheduled to get baptized. She […]

EXTRA: Radio Free Mormon – Have LDS Apostles Seen Jesus?

Today “Radio Free Mormon” continues with its newest episode “Have LDS Apsotles Seen Jesus?”  This episode discusses what we can know and not know and what perhaps can be assessed by the statements of LDS Leaders on whether they have seen the actual risen Christ or not. Resources: FairMormon setting the bar Reed Smoot Hearings Elder Oaks […]

Post: My Testimony of the Restored Gospel

The Testimony of Bill Reel, host of Mormon Discussion Podcast First Vision: I have a testimony of the First Vision – I have a testimony of the 1832 account where Joseph in a visionary experience or dream like state had an experience with the divine, felt he had in vision seen the Lord, and felt […]

254: Tension and Paradox of The Temple Interview

As I have attended various firesides and opened myself up to Questions and Answers, what seems to be the most interesting points is the specific ways I reconcile tensions in Mormonism.  Recently in particular a group of folks were deeply intrigued at how I approach a Temple Interview.  That for them there is such a […]