Mormon Stories - LDS
In this three-part episode, Dr. David Bailey (an award winning scientist and Stanford-educated Mathematician) discusses a brief history of the LDS Church and science, the state of science within the church today, and how he reconciles faith and science in way that actually strengthens his faith.
Direct download: MormonStories-161-DavidBaileyPt2.mp3
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In this three-part episode, Dr. David Bailey (an award winning scientist and Stanford-educated Mathematician) discusses a brief history of the LDS Church and science, the state of science within the church today, and how he reconciles faith and science in way that actually strengthens his faith.
Direct download: MormonStories-160-DavidBaileyPt1.mp3
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In this three-part episode, Dan and Laurie Gallagher discuss Laurie's loss of testimony as Dan remained a believer -- and how they both worked through their issues to actually improve their marriage and family relationships.
Direct download: MormonStories-159-GallaghersPt3.mp3
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In this three-part episode, Dan and Laurie Gallagher discuss Laurie's loss of testimony as Dan remained a believer -- and how they both worked through their issues to actually improve their marriage and family relationships.
Direct download: MormonStories-158-GallaghersPt2.mp3
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In this three-part episode, Dan and Laurie Gallagher discuss Laurie's loss of testimony as Dan remained a believer -- and how they both worked through their issues to actually improve their marriage and family relationships.
Direct download: MormonStories-157-GallaghersPt1.mp3
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In this three-part episode, long-time listener Glenn brings on his divorced parents and fellow siblings to discuss the family divorce from an LDS perspective.
Direct download: MormonStories-156-DivorcePt3.mp3
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In this three-part episode, long-time listener Glenn brings on his divorced parents and fellow siblings to discuss the family divorce from an LDS perspective.
Direct download: MormonStories-155-DivorcePt2.mp3
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In this three-part episode, long-time listener Glenn brings on his divorced parents and fellow siblings to discuss the family divorce from an LDS perspective.
Direct download: MormonStories-154-DivorcePt1.mp3
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Janet Bennion is an associate professor of anthropology, specializing in alternative sexuality in nontraditional religious movements in the Intermountain West, specifically among Mormon fundamentalist polygynists. She has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from University of Utah and a Masters in Social Organization from Portland State University. Her doctoral expertise lies in cross-cultural perspectives of sexuality, gender and society, and women of the fundamentalist world. Her scientific publications include two major ethnographic works and two comparative analyses of Mormon polygynous women, as well as many peer-review journal articles. Women of Principle: Female Networking in Contemporary Mormon Polygyny (Oxford University Press 1998) offers an in-depth study of gender roles and sexual norms in the Apostolic United Brethren sect in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana, cataloging women's conversion stories. This ethnography shows that while abuses do exist, some women achieve ironic ascendance and satisfaction in fundamentalism. Desert Patriarchy (University of Arizona Press 2004) presents her theory explaining the role of the desert environment (Chihuahua, Mexico) in the development and maintenance of a patriarchal gender ideology. Her model identifies several factors -- male supremacy, female network, non-secular education, imbalanced sex ratios, alternative sexuality, and circumscription -- which work to facilitate the longevity of desert patriarchal communities.
Direct download: MormonStories-153-JanetBennion.mp3
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In part 4 of a 4 part series with LDS Anthropologist Daymon Smith, we discuss some final reflections from his new book, The Book of Mammon, including the new City Creek Mall project, and the potential spiritual implications of the corporate LDS church for the 21st century and beyond.
Direct download: MormonStories-152-DaymonSmithPt4.mp3
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