FairMormon Podcast: Mormon Women Stand – Defending Prophetic Authority

This podcast interviews Kathryn Skaggs and Angela Fallentine, the co-founders of the Mormon Women Stand Website and Mormon Women Stand Facebook page.

They discuss what it means to be a voice on the internet, more specifically a female voice on the internet and the opportunities that effort has in sustaining Church leaders and furthering church dialogue online.

Questions addressed in the interview: In what ways does attending this conference help you in your efforts as a voice online in defense of the gospel and the church.

You have a combined effort that you co-founded, Mormon Women Stand. Was this a response to something in particular, the ground up inspiration to add your voice to the discourse online?

How and why is MWS different? (how many people involved and what is your audience?)

Who is the intended audience of your work with MWS?

Scripture Roundtable 86: Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 36, The Glory of Zion Will Be a Defense

This is Scripture Roundtable 86 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss the Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #36, The Glory of Zion Will Be a Defense, focusing on scriptures in Isaiah 1-6, bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures. These roundtables will generally follow the 2014 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.

Panelists for this roundtable are John Gee, Martin Tanner, and Cassandra Hedelius.

This roundtable is also available as an audio podcast, and will be included in the podcast feed. You can listen by pressing the play button or download the podcast below:

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Articles of Faith 13: Russell Stevenson FairMormon Conference Follow Up – Coming to Grips With Brigham Young and Race

This podcast continues the discussion from the paper Russell Stevenson presented at the FairMormon Conference, August 2013. Stevenson notes:

That Brigham Young struggled with and eventually succumbed to racial insensitivities is an undisputed matter of the historical record. From the perspective of not a few nineteenth-century Americans, not to mention most anyone born in the last 50 years, Brigham Young peddled in racial rhetoric and promoted policies that bode poorly not only with our sensibilities but also with the spirit of the Book of Mormon: “All are alike unto God, both black and white, bond and free,” a vision established for the Saints in 1830, not 1978.

I view the races of mankind as fundamentally equal in privilege and love before God. Embracing the gospel as I do, I cannot believe otherwise. Few things bring me as much pain as reading that a man whom I want to revere could say things so far below his calling. So how can such a man be worthy of my respect, let alone my sustaining vote?

Three New Books To Be Published

The Interpreter Foundation is in the final publication stages of three new books, which were announced at the FairMormon Conference on August 7-8, 2014.  The titles of the books are:

These books are now listed on Interpreter’s Books page, and there are accompanying pages for each of the books, with their table of contents.  More details and descriptions will be added to these pages as publication nears. The expected publication date of these books is October 2014.

Scripture Roundtable 85: Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 35, God Reveals His Secrets to His Prophets

This is Scripture Roundtable 85 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss the Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #35, God Reveals His Secrets to His Prophets, focusing on scriptures in Amos 3, 7-9, and Joel 2-3, bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures. These roundtables will generally follow the 2014 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.

Panelists for this roundtable are Stephen Smoot, Daniel Peterson, and Craig Foster.

This roundtable is also available as an audio podcast, and will be included in the podcast feed. You can listen by pressing the play button or download the podcast below:

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