Mormon History Guy
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Podcast of the Mormon History Guy, Russell Stevenson. Discussions and interviews on the history of Mormon Culture (LDS), theology, and other aspects of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since its inception in 1830. From Joseph Smith to Thomas S. Monson, and all the culture in between. Topics range from discussion the Mormon position on war, grace, homosexuality, to reverence, modesty, and more. Fun, entertaining, and always informative.
|1||CleanVideoA Family Home Evening Lesson on Martin Luther King Day||Full disclosure: I like Martin Luther King. This shouldn’t surprise most of us. Most of us in 2017 do. He had a vision for human rights that have since transcended the times, and I celebrate it. Dr. King worked to dismantle white power structures that defined (and, to a large extent, still do define) American […] The post A Family Home Evening Lesson on Martin Luther King Day appeared first on Mormon History Guy.||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #16: The Man Who Plays Elijah-An Interview with Danor Gerald||In this episode, I interview Danor Gerald, an African-American working actor in Utah commissioned to play the role of Elijah Able[s] in new official LDS Church productions. Given Ables’ position as one of a few black priesthood holders prior t[...]||6/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #15: Of One Heart and One Mind Fireside||On March 8, Russell Stevenson, along with Blacks in the Scriptures and Northstar, sponsored a special event devoted to discussing how the LGBT/SSA/transgender and African-American communities have endeavored to uphold their faith in the face of syst[...||3/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #14: Transcending Death: Dr. Samuel M. Brown on Mormon Death Theology||In this podcast, I sit down with Dr. Samuel M. Brown, a medical doctor at the Intermountain Medical Center and a brilliant historian of death theology in Mormonism, focusing particularly on his book, In Heaven as it is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the[.||2/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #13: An Interview with J.B. Haws||For generations, Mormons have navigated the tumultuous waters of public opinion. Whether defending themselves against charges of racism or making charming advertisements about the importance of family, Mormons have sought to be conscious about how t[..||10/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #12: Women of Faith–An Interview with Church Historian Brittany Chapman||In this timely interview, Russell Stevenson discusses the newest volume of the Deseret Book-published series, Women of Faith. As an edited volume of short biographies about LDS women from the nineteenth-century, this book provides readers a fast-pa[.||7/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #11: Joseph Smith and Polygamy: An Interview with Brian Hales||In this important episode, Russell Stevenson sits down with historian Brian Hales, author of the three-volume series, Joseph Smith and Polygamy. We talk about the concept of “dynastic marriage,” sexuality in Joseph Smith’s plural [...]||7/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #10: An Interview with Alex Beam, Author of American Crucifixion||In this special Mormon History Guy/Rational Faiths joint podcast, Russell Stevenson interviews Alex Beam, the non-Latter-day Saint author of American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church. We discuss polygamy, Jos[...||6/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #9: Ordain Women in Mormon History-An Interview with Chelsea Shields Strayer||In this exciting episode, Russell Stevenson interviews Chelsea Shields Strayer, a member of Ordain Women’s Executive Board. We discuss the history of the Ordain Women movement in the broader context of Mormon history and explore the contours o[...]||6/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #8: An Interview with Robert Millet||Dr. Robert Millet, a longstanding and widely-respected scholar of the Latter-day Saint tradition, joins us this podcast to discuss his new book, Restored and Restoring: The Unfolding Drama of the Restoration. We discuss efforts to build bridges betw[...||5/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #7: The First Vision||It is the foundational event of Mormonism–or at least that is what it became. Beginning in 1832, Joseph Smith began to publicly talk about a visionary experience he had in a grove of trees nearby his home in upstate New York. However, what he [...]||3/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #6: Mormonism and the Single Saint||In this podcast–recorded live at the Salt Lake City Public Library–Russell Stevenson hosts a panel discussion in which he along with three single Latter-day Saints (Ryan Fleming, Kylee Shields, and Lisa Benson) discuss not only the histo[...]||2/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #5 -The History of Homosexuality and Mormonism||In this special episode, Russell Stevenson and Brittney Nielson delve into one of the most controversial topics of our times: homosexuality. During the first half, they discuss the history of homosexuality in the Mormon tradition and homosexuals[...||1/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #4: Mormons and the Environment||In this episode, Russell Stevenson and Kate Harline explore Mormonism’s fascinating interactions with the environment and environmentalist thought. Unlike many Christian denominations, Mormonism has a mixed and complicated message, as it has [...]||1/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #3 – History of Mormon Dance||In this podcast, Russell Stevenson and Kate Harline discuss an aspect of Mormon cultural art that is easy to overlook: dancing. Though seemingly recreational, Mormon dance in fact highlights deeper issues in the development of Mormon identity: the[..||12/28/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #2: Race and the Priesthood||In this podcast, Kate Kelly Harline takes on the role of interviewer and discusses Russell Stevenson (author of Black Mormon: The Story of Elijah Ables and author of the forthcoming, For the Cause of Righteousness: A Documentary History of Blacks an[||12/13/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWar – Mormon History Guy Show – Episode 1||In this pilot episode, Russell Stevenson and Kate Harline discuss the historical undergirdings for the Mormon position on war. Drawing on Mormon scripture and various episodes of Mormon armed conflict, they show that the Saints’ views on war [...]||11/26/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Russell Stevenson does a great job with the Mormon History Guy podcast. He is extremely knowledgable about the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While he comes from a background of faith, he does not hesitate to provide the listener with all the information applicable to the topics he covers - even when that information does not reflect positively on the church. He has had both believing and non-believing guests on his podcast.
No matter you background or beliefs, Mormon history is fascinating, and Mormon History Guy does a great job of informing all who are interested!