Mormon Stories - LDS
BYU Professor Dr. Ted Lyon has served as an LDS (Mormon) mission president in Chile. He has also served as the president of the Chile Missionary Training Center. He is currently serving as Temple President in the Santiago Chile LDS Temple. In this interveiw, Dr. Lyon answers questions about the previous 2 episodes ,and concludes with his testimony of the LDS Church.
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BYU Professor Dr. Ted Lyon has served as an LDS (Mormon) mission president in Chile. He has also served as the president of the Chile Missionary Training Center. He is currently serving as Temple President in the Santiago Chile LDS Temple. In this interveiw, Dr. Lyon discusses some of the painful lessons learned from LDS missionary work in Latin America in the 20th century. He also discusses his views on reconciling thought with faith.
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Dr. Ted Lyon has served as a BYU Professor, Mission President, MTC President, and is currently serving as temple president in Chile. His is both a believing Mormon, and an intellectual. In part 1 of this 3 part series, he discusses changes in the LDS church during his lifetime.
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Breathe Life into Your Life Story is an essential read for anyone who aspires to write a life story—but not just any story, one your family and others will actually WANT to read. Written for both novices and experienced writers, this book presents techniques used by novelists to immerse readers in their fictional world—techniques like “showing” rather than just"telling”; creating interesting, believable characters and settings; writing at the gut level; alternating scene and narrative; beginning with a bang; generating tension, and more.
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In this episode we discuss Joseph Smith's major legal battles during the Nauvoo period. Morris Thurston is a Harvard-trained lawyer, and one of the legal editors for the Joseph Smith Papers project.
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In this episode we discuss Joseph Smith's major legal battles during the Nauvoo period. Morris Thurston is a Harvard-trained lawyer, and one of the legal editors for the Joseph Smith Papers project.
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In this episode we discuss the Joseph Smith Papers project, sponsored by both the LDS Church and Larry H. Miller. Morris Thurston is a Harvard-trained lawyer, and one of the legal editors for the project.
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In October 2007 a new LDS-themed periodical was launched entitled"The Mormon Worker." This publication is dedicated to promoting social justice within Mormonism. In this two-part series, we interview William VanWagenen, one of the founders of the Mormon Worker. William VanWagenen is not your typical Mormon. Not only has he studied at the Harvard Divinity School, but he is also an LDS peace activist, who was recently kidnapped in Iraq while on a peacekeeping mission. In this intervew, William discusses his views on poverty, war, socialism and justice within the Mormon framework.
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In October 2007 a new LDS-themed periodical was launched entitled"The Mormon Worker." This publication is dedicated to promoting social justice within Mormonism. In this two-part series, we interview William VanWagenen, one of the founders of the Mormon Worker. William VanWagenen is not your typical Mormon. Not only has he studied at the Harvard Divinity School, but he is also an LDS peace activist, who was recently kidnapped in Iraq while on a peacekeeping mission. In this intervew, William discusses his views on poverty, war, socialism and justice within the Mormon framework.
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Levi Peterson is one of the most important LDS authors of the 20th century. His book entitled"The Backslider" is perhaps the most important piece of Mormon fiction ever written. This is his story.

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Levi Peterson is one of the most important LDS authors of the 20th century. His book entitled"The Backslider" is perhaps the most important piece of Mormon fiction ever written. This is his story.

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Levi Peterson is one of the most important LDS authors of the 20th century. His book entitled"The Backslider" is perhaps the most important piece of Mormon fiction ever written. This is his story.

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Levi Peterson is one of the most important LDS authors of the 20th century. His book entitled"The Backslider" is perhaps the most important piece of Mormon fiction ever written. This is his story.

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Levi Peterson is one of the most important LDS authors of the 20th century. His book entitled"The Backslider" is perhaps the most important piece of Mormon fiction ever written. This is his story.

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Levi Peterson is one of the most important LDS authors of the 20th century. His book entitled"The Backslider" is perhaps the most important piece of Mormon fiction ever written. This is his story.

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Levi Peterson is one of the most important LDS authors of the 20th century. His book entitled"The Backslider" is perhaps the most important piece of Mormon fiction ever written. This is his story.

Direct download: MormonStories-088a-LeviPetersonPt1.mp3
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A new pamphlet about homosexuality appeared on the church’s website in late July, 2007. The pamphlet is entitled God Loveth His Children, and, among other things, says that the Church does not know what causes same-sex attractions but does not believe sexual abuse and sexual experimentation in childhood are responsible. It declares that same-sex attractions are not considered sinful but affirms that acting on those attractions is incompatible with God’s plan for families in the afterlife. It urges same-sex attracted LDS members to remain active in the church and asks other members to treat them with love and respect. This panel will discuss this new pamphlet and welcomes a wide-ranging and frank discussion of this important topic.
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A new pamphlet about homosexuality appeared on the church’s website in late July, 2007. The pamphlet is entitled God Loveth His Children, and, among other things, says that the Church does not know what causes same-sex attractions but does not believe sexual abuse and sexual experimentation in childhood are responsible. It declares that same-sex attractions are not considered sinful but affirms that acting on those attractions is incompatible with God’s plan for families in the afterlife. It urges same-sex attracted LDS members to remain active in the church and asks other members to treat them with love and respect. This panel will discuss this new pamphlet and welcomes a wide-ranging and frank discussion of this important topic.
Direct download: MormonStories-087a-GodLovethPt3.mp3
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A new pamphlet about homosexuality appeared on the church’s website in late July, 2007. The pamphlet is entitled God Loveth His Children, and, among other things, says that the Church does not know what causes same-sex attractions but does not believe sexual abuse and sexual experimentation in childhood are responsible. It declares that same-sex attractions are not considered sinful but affirms that acting on those attractions is incompatible with God’s plan for families in the afterlife. It urges same-sex attracted LDS members to remain active in the church and asks other members to treat them with love and respect. This panel will discuss this new pamphlet and welcomes a wide-ranging and frank discussion of this important topic.
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In cooperation with Mormon Stories and Sunstone, I am proud to announce that Ashley Sanders has decided to launch her own, new podcast -- patterned (at least in part) after the NPR program"This American Life." The podcast is entitled"Project Deseret", and is dedicated to building a socially, politically, and economically just community.
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