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Mormons love the Old Testament and everything about the Jewish faith and culture.  Join us as we go into the history of Judaic influences on the LDS faith, and the sometimes complex relationship between our faiths.

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Colonialism - The Board Game Struggle, by No Pun Included

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQuFSxs9VXA

Wiki: Judaism and Mormonism

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judaism_and_Mormonism

What Is Cultural Appropriation?, by The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica

https://www.britannica.com/story/what-is-cultural-appropriation

The Complicated Relationship between Mormons and Jews, by Matthew Bowman (free registration and free trial required)

https://mosaicmagazine.com/response/history-ideas/2020/07/the-complicated-relationship-between-mormons-and-jews/

Reverence vs Chutzpah, by thmazing

https://motleyvision.org/2013/05/01/reverence-vs-chutzpah/

Selections from Jews and Words by Oz and Oz-Salzberger, by thmazing

https://thmazing.blogspot.com/2013/03/selections-from-jews-and-words-by-oz.html

Jews and Words, by Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0300156472/

Cats, Feces, Zombies, Jews, Wars, Princesses, Prophets, Exes, Screenplays, blog post by thmazing

https://thmazing.blogspot.com/2013/03/cats-feces-zombies-jews-wars-princesses.html#lineage

What Is It About Mormonism?, by Noah Feldman (subscription required)

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/magazine/06mormonism-t.html

(Aaron) I couldn’t find the reference for Spencer W. Kimball sharing a joke with the Lord, but I did find the awesome list of jokes and stories about Spencer W. Kimball.  Highly recommended!

Spencer W. Kimball: A Man of Good Humor, by Edward L. Kimball

https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2389

4.7 Joshua and Jericho

A fun primary lesson led to a deeper discussion of historicity and truth in the book of Joshua.

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What Do We Mean When We Say that the Scriptures Are True?  By Michael Austin

https://bycommonconsent.com/2021/05/23/what-do-we-mean-when-we-say-that-the-scriptures-are-true/

Wiki: the conquest of Caanan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Joshua#Entry_into_the_land_and_conquest_.28chapters_2.E2.80.9312.29

Come follow me: Joshua

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/come-follow-me-for-individuals-and-families-old-testament-2022/22

On Writing Heike’s Void, by Steven L. Peck

https://www.associationmormonletters.org/2022/06/on-writing-heikes-void-by-steven-l-peck/

Heike’s Void, by Steven L. Peck

https://www.amazon.com/Heikes-Void-Steven-Peck/dp/1948218550

Wiki: Battle of Jericho

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Jericho

Song of solomon footnote

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/ot/song/1?lang=eng#note

Americapox: The Missing Plague, by CGP Grey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEYh5WACqEk

Ada Palmer and the Weird Hand of Progress, by Gregory Barber

https://www.wired.com/story/ada-palmer-sci-fi-future-weird-hand-progress/

Thoughts to Keep in Mind: The Historical Books in the Old Testament

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/come-follow-me-for-individuals-and-families-old-testament-2022/22-thoughts

Mormon Literature at the 57th Annual MHA Conference, by Liz Busby

https://www.associationmormonletters.org/2022/05/mormon-literature-at-the-57th-annual-mha-conference/

Reading scientific papers requires a critical mindset, but often ‘critical’ has a negative connotation. How can we apply critical reading to scriptures and conference addresses? This is especially relevant in the context of recent conference addresses and discourse in the Mormon community on Heavenly Mother (see especially Dialogue’s spring issue, “Heavenly Mother in Critical Context”).

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Infographic: How to read a scientific paper, by Natalia Rodriguez

https://www.elsevier.com/connect/infographic-how-to-read-a-scientific-paper

Answering Gospel Questions

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/gospel-topics/answering-gospel-questions?lang=eng

How to Tell a True War Story, by Tim O’Brian

https://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/~cinichol/CreativeWriting/323/OBrienWarStory.pdf

The things they carried, by Tim O’Brian

https://www.amazon.com/Things-They-Carried-Tim-OBrien/dp/0618706410

Your Divine Nature and Eternal Destiny, By Elder Dale G. Renlund (see footnote 10)

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2022/04/36renlund

Dialogue, Spring 2022. “Heavenly Mother in Critical Context.”

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/issues/spring-2022/

In Defense of Heavenly Mother: Her Critical Importance for Mormon Culture and Theology, by Margaret Toscano

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/articles/in-defense-of-heavenly-mother-her-critical-importance-for-mormon-culture-and-theology/

Abbott & Costello 7 x 13 = 28

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzxVyO6cpos

Queer Mormon Theology: An Introduction, by Blaire Ostler

https://www.amazon.com/Queer-Mormon-Theology-Blaire-Ostler/dp/1948218410

Mother's Milk, by Rachel Hunt Steenblik 

https://www.amazon.com/Mothers-Milk-Rachel-Hunt-Steenblik/dp/0998605220

Finding Mother God: Poems to Heal the World Hardcover, by Carol Lynn Pearson 

https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Mother-God-Poems-World/dp/1423656687

Dove Song: Heavenly Mother in Mormon Poetry.  Edited by Tyler Chadwick, Dayna Patterson, and Martin Pulido

http://www.peculiarpages.com/books/dove-song/

Dr. Eugene England and Elder Bruce R. McConkie really didn’t agree on many points regarding the nature of God and the destiny of souls. For today’s show, we highly recommend Rebecca England’s essay linked in the show notes!  We cover it briefly but it’s worth your time!

D&C 1:30

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/1?lang=eng&id=30#p30

The vision: D&C 76

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/76

“The Vision”, by Matthew McBride (includes quote from Brigham Young and his brother Joseph)

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/revelations-in-context/the-vision?lang=eng#p12

D&C 19:11-19

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/19?lang=eng&id=11-19#p11

So Ask No More…, by Mario R. Montani. Translated by Gabriel González.

(Spanish) https://irreantum.associationmormonletters.org/y-no-preguntes-mas/

(English) https://irreantum.associationmormonletters.org/so-ask-no-more/

A Professor and Apostle Correspond: Eugene England and Bruce R. McConkie on the Nature of God, by Rebecca England

http://www.eugeneengland.org/a-professor-and-apostle-correspond-eugene-england-and-bruce-r-mcconkie-on-the-nature-of-god

The Seven Deadly Heresies, by Bruce R. McConkie

https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/bruce-r-mcconkie/seven-deadly-heresies/

Stretching the Heavens: The Life of Eugene England and the Crisis of Modern Mormonism, by Terryl L. Givens

https://www.amazon.com/Stretching-Heavens-Eugene-England-Mormonism/dp/146966433X

Here’s a direct link to the quote that blew Aaron away, from Articles of Faith by, James Talmage, pg 421

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/42238/42238-h/42238-h.htm#Page_421

Printed vs. audio version of The Seven Deadly Heresies

https://www.fairlatterdaysaints.org/answers/Primary_sources/Bruce_R._McConkie/Seven_deadly_heresies

Happy new year!  We revisit older shows, adding updates on finance (billions of dollars worth), the Provo temple, the Devil in church meetings and certain prophecies about the color of horses. 

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More about the deseret alphabet and Unicode by Kenneth R. Beesley:

https://www.unicode.org/L2/L2002/02169-deseret.pdf

https://uofupress.lib.utah.edu/an-1860-english-hopi-vocabulary-written-in-the-deseret-alphabet/

https://www.tug.org/TUGboat/tb25-0/beesley.pdf

Original whistleblower article, by Jon Swaine, Douglas MacMillan and Michelle Boorstein:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/mormon-church-has-misled-members-on-100-billion-tax-exempt-investment-fund-whistleblower-alleges/2019/12/16/e3619bd2-2004-11ea-86f3-3b5019d451db_story.html

Some Thoughts About Ensign Peak Advisers and the Church, by Sam Brunson

https://bycommonconsent.com/2019/12/17/some-thoughts-about-ensign-peak-advisers-and-the-church/

Let’s Talk About Money, by Sam Brunson

https://bycommonconsent.com/2021/08/21/lets-talk-about-money/#more-115349

Response to church’s response, by Sam Brunson

https://twitter.com/smbrnsn/status/1208433565945487360

The Good Shepherds musical:

https://thegoodshepherds.net/about-the-show

Provo temple pictures:

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/temples/photo-gallery/provo-utah-temple?lang=eng

Irreantum issue: Joe Smith and the Devil

https://irreantum.associationmormonletters.org/18_1_top/

Sympathy for the “Devil”, by Roxy Rawson:

https://irreantum.associationmormonletters.org/sympathy-for-the-devil/

Film Theory: Star Wars, How The Mandalorian PROVES the Empire was Right!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjWokxCfCvs

Eric’s comment in twitter thread on the OT:

https://twitter.com/thmazing/status/1476590787408252934

Starting off with the history of the People’s Park in Berkley, we segway into discussing Emily Kaplan’s article in the Washington Post, “The Rise of the Liberal Latter-day Saints.” It’s a great article and has generated lots of discussion, especially around LBGTQ issues. Join us! 

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People's Park (Berkeley)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Park_(Berkeley)

The Rise of the Liberal Latter-day Saints and the battle for the future of Mormonism, by Emily Kaplan

https://www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2021/09/27/rise-liberal-latter-day-saints/

First Person: Berkeley's Matt Marostica on How to Make Progressive Change within a Conservative Church

https://www.kqed.org/forum/2010101885956/first-person-berkeleys-matt-marostica-on-how-to-make-progressive-change-within-a-conservative-church

Fireside podcast Ep. 6—No Compartments (David Dark)

https://www.firesidepod.org/episodes/dark

Life's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious, by David Dark 

https://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Short-Pretend-Youre-Religious/dp/0830844465

Human History Gets a Rewrite, by William Deresiewicz

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/11/graeber-wengrow-dawn-of-everything-history-humanity/620177/

Garden of Enid: Enid vs. The Big Tent, by Scott Hales

https://thegardenofenid.tumblr.com/post/94527291396/enid-vs-the-big-tent-8122014/amp

Benjamin Park’s response to Emily Kaplan’s essay

https://twitter.com/BenjaminEPark/status/1442616042627469312

Prop 8 - The Musical

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_hyT7_Bx9o

Stretching the Heavens: The Life of Eugene England and the Crisis of Modern Mormonism, by Terryl L. Givens

https://www.amazon.com/Stretching-Heavens-Eugene-England-Mormonism/dp/146966433X

Brigham Young loved the Deseret alphabet, and so do we. It’s so cool looking and old and kinda weird. It’s perfect Mormon history and it’s forever enshrined in Unicode.  Let’s take a look!

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Start here!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deseret_alphabet

English Phonotypic Alphabet, developed by Sir Isaac Pitman and Alexander John Ellis

​​https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Phonotypic_Alphabet

George D. Watt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_D._Watt

A Simplified Alphabet, by Mark Twain

https://englishliterature.net/mark-twain/a-simplified-alphabet

Monsters and Mormons

https://www.amazon.com/Monsters-Mormons-Wm-Henry-Morris/dp/0982781245

Quite Interesting, J series, ep 13, Jobs

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B084DL9FQC/ref=atv_dp_season_select_s10

Making Peace: Personal Essays, by Eugene England, Chapter 4, On Bringing Peace To BYU, With The Help Of Brigham Young

http://signaturebookslibrary.org/on-bringing-peace-to-byu-with-the-help-of-brigham-young/

Dialogue Book Report #13: Kristine Haglund on Eugene England

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/podcasts/dialogue-book-report-13-kristine-haglund-on-eugene-england/

The Deseret Alphabet in Unicode, by Kenneth R. Beesley

http://www.chem.ucla.edu/~jericks/Historical%20or%20Technical/History%20Looking%20Backwards/Ken%20Beesley/Deseret%20in%20Unicode.pdf

The Stainless Steel Rat

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stainless_Steel_Rat

4.1 A modern miracle

Did you know they had smallpox vaccines in the 1700s?  Join us as we kick off season 4 of Face in Hat with some history and then an in-depth look at one of the most important modern miracles, the mRNA vaccine against Covid 19.

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The Plague Year: The mistakes and the struggles behind America’s coronavirus tragedy, by Lawrence Wright

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/01/04/the-plague-year

Twitter thread by by Michael Harriot on Cotton Mather, Onesimus, and smallpox vaccinations in the 1700s  

https://twitter.com/michaelharriot/status/1432060194276659203

Inoculation Origins

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inoculation#Origins

The History of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, by Stanford T Shulman

https://www.nature.com/articles/pr200425/

Deseret Evening News | 1900-11-17 | To the Latter-Day Saints

https://newspapers.lib.utah.edu/details?id=1906891&q=smallpox&parent_i=1906796

LDS Humanitarian Programs

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/topics/humanitarian-service/church

LDS Church kicks in $20M toward global COVID vaccination push, by Peggy Fletcher Stack

https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2021/02/26/lds-church-kicks-m-toward

2 Billion COVID-19 Vaccinations Roll out to At-Risk Populations Church donation helps support UNICEF’s role in global effort

https://www.latterdaysaintcharities.org/blogs/2-billion-covid-19-vaccinations-roll-out-at-risk-populations

The sprint to solve coronavirus protein structures — and disarm them with drugs, by Megan Scudellari

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01444-z

mRNA Vaccine (not mentioned on the show, but excellent :)

https://xkcd.com/2425/

Why It Actually Took 50 Years to Make COVID mRNA Vaccines, SciShow, Hosted by: Hank Green

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPeeCyJReZw

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines: How could anything developed this quickly be safe? By Moon Nahm, M.D.

https://www.uab.edu/news/youcanuse/item/12059-covid-19-mrna-vaccines-how-could-anything-developed-this-quickly-be-safe

The tangled history of mRNA vaccines, by Elie Dolgin

https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-02483-w

How the vaccine works (Tik Tok)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OmQp6GNJSQ

We missed posting this one during Pride month, but it’s relevant! Join us for a conversation with local beloved Berkeleyite Paul.  We hear how his relative worked on the Oakland Temple in the 50s, and about Paul’s life being gay in San Francisco in the 80s. He loves the temple, and hearing his testimony was delightful.  Thanks Paul!  

David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism, by Gregory A Prince and WM Robert Wright

https://www.amazon.com/David-McKay-Rise-Modern-Mormonism/dp/0874808227

Photos!

Sandwiches!  From Paul: “It was nice to happily share sandwiches in 1962 with a person born in 1874.”

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/8pyxrz/arthur_sandwiches.jpg

Calligraphy:

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/7rfc9k/arthur_calligraphy.png

Photos from the Oakland Temple construction:

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/da6h64/oaklandtempleconstruction1.png

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/bq3jh4/oaklandtempleconstruction2.png

3.13.5 Bonus stories!

We had too many great stories to fit into our Church building program episode so here’s some more from Aaron’s uncles!

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