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This was a fun one and we went all over the place. From a really great 1700s poem on truth, to BYU spy rings, to the nature of character in education, join us as we look at what church education looked like in the 60s and speculate on how it might have been different today.

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

"Act Well Thy Part", David O. McKay's Lifelong Motto

https://education.byu.edu/magazine/winter2016/act_well_thy_part

"Home Literature", Orson F. Whitney

http://mldb.byu.edu/homelit.htm

Isaac Watts

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

High res shot of the Isaac Watts poem, from “The improvement of the mind”

https://archive.org/details/suppimproveofmin00wattuoft/page/72/mode/2up

Ernest L. Wilkinson, spy ring on wiki

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_L._Wilkinson#The_1966_BYU_spy_ring_controversy

Ernest L. Wilkinson and the 1966 BYU Spy Ring: A Response to D. Michael Quinn, by Jeff D. Blake

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V28N01_175.pdf

Dialogue book report podcast

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/dialogue-book-report/

Why Utah Mormons Should Become Democrats: Reflections On Partisan Politics

http://signaturebookslibrary.org/why-utah-mormons-should-become-democrats-reflections-on-partisan-politics/

How did the church become international?  How much more do we have to go?  Let’s look at David O. McKay’s contribution and see how we can apply it to our present church.

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

Liken the scriptures unto yourselves:

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/19.23-24#23

Find more about the Beyond the Block and the Foyer podcasts on Dialogue!

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/podcastnetwork/

Hajj

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

Regarding our discussion of international vs. global.  This episode was recorded before General Conference, and the Spring 2021 Sunday Morning session was awesome.  Nearly every talk was from an international member and there was lots of international music.  Seemed like a great step.

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2021/04/sunday-morning-session

For Black History Month, we study Chapter 4 of David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism: “Blacks, Civil Rights, and the Priesthood.” The ban on black people holding the Priesthood was lifted in 1978.  The people, politics, and circumstances leading up to it, particularly in McKay’s time in the 50s and 60s, makes for a difficult, but fascinating conversation.  Struggle along with us as we grapple with the past to try and shape a better future.

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

Leiland Tanner - Coat of Colors (Kolobyte Peculiar Mix), from Peculiar People by Kolobyte

https://kolobyte.bandcamp.com/track/leiland-tanner-coat-of-colors-kolobyte-peculiar-mix

Gospel topic: Race and the Priesthood

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/gospel-topics-essays/race-and-the-priesthood

Standing on the Promises, Book One: One More River to Cross, by Margaret Blair Young

https://amzn.to/3km0EGQ

Martin Luther King Jr:  Letter from a Birmingham jail

https://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html

Wiki: J Reuben Clark

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Reuben_Clark#Racism_and_anti-Semitism

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein

https://amzn.to/2Nwaf22

Redlining

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

Why I Hate White Jesus, by James Goldberg

http://mormonmidrashim.blogspot.com/2020/05/why-i-hate-white-jesus.html

More on Anthony Obinna

https://www.thechurchnews.com/archives/2005-08-27/coming-full-circle-in-west-africa-90096

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVxNYQd4-v4

3.8 Broadly speaking

Following our theme of change in the church, we look at how our approach to media has changed over the last half century, from the early days of broadcasting to recent attitude shifts regarding social media and embracing new forms of communication

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

An Honest Liar (2014)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2246565/

“‘Julie Through the Glass’: The Rise and Fall of the Mormon TV Commercial”, By Rollo Romig

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/julie-through-the-glass-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-mormon-tv-commerical

“Be an Example of the Believers”, Mary N. Cook (2010)

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2010/10/be-an-example-of-the-believers

LDS General Conference Corpus

https://www.lds-general-conference.org/

President Hinkley on 60 minutes

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/an-interview-with-gordon-hinckley/

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q

3.7 Tolerance

What do we do when we disagree with family, neighbors, and friends over things so important to us that it seems impossible to reconcile?  David O’McKay’s fundamental belief in free agency and love of those around him meant he respected other’s beliefs and lived a life of tolerance, while still taking action when he thought it was needed.  In this episode we look at specific examples of tolerance from his life and try to apply these lessons to our own lives as we navigate the modern world of opinion and debate.

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

Transcript of President Joe Biden’s inauguration speech

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/20/joe-biden-inauguration-speech-transcript-full-text-460813

Juanita Brooks

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

Dialogue Fireside, January 17: Benjamin Park on “Mormonism’s Many Modernisms: What the Faith’s Alternative Trajectories in the Early Twentieth Century Tell Us About the Twenty-First.”

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/podcasts/dialogue-fireside-4-w-benjamin-park/

More on Amy B Lyman and Franklin S Harris

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_B._Lyman

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_S._Harris

Matters of Conscience, by Sterling M. McMurrin and L. Jackson Newell

http://signaturebookslibrary.org/sterling-m-mcmurrin/

No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith, by Fawn M. Brodie.

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

Today we discussed McKay Coppin’s article “The Most American Religion”, published in The Atlantic. It’s a great read or listen (find the audio link in the article!). We were particularly interested in his discussion of how our desire for acceptance affects how we interact with others as people of faith, and we applied that to our own experiences being LDS on the internet.

The Most American Religion, by McKay Coppins:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/01/the-most-american-religion/617263/

Benjamin Park’s thread on the difference between a global and international church:

https://twitter.com/benjaminepark/status/1340140374279548928

David O’McKay helped strengthen interfaith relationships during his tenure as President of the Church, yet Mormonism and the Catholic Church had a rocky relationship in the late 50s.  Thanks to several key events and the loving patience and ministry of Catholic Bishop Duane Hunt, the rift was healed and David O’McKay’s own attitude was changed.  Can this be a model for healing divides in modern communities?  Maybe!  Let’s talk about it!

The Great Brain book series:

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

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

Bible dictionary on Prayer.  If you’ve never read this it’s worth your time :)

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/bd/prayer

The Purifying Power of Gethsemane, by Bruce R. McConkie. Again, one of the most powerful talks on the Atonement ever written.

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1985/04/the-purifying-power-of-gethsemane

Mormon Doctrine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_Doctrine_(book)

‘Tis the season for a show about politics!  Join us as we look at political polarization in the 50s and 60s and trace its effects all the way forward to 2020.

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

The Law of Consecration

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

The United Order

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Order#cite_note-Clark04-1942-26

Diogenes was searching for an honest man (and may have been earth’s first green lantern):

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

https://twitter.com/jdp_writes/status/1321901575535812609

Fearreantum

https://irreantum.associationmormonletters.org/17-1-top/

This Scary Statistic Predicts Growing US Political Violence — Whatever Happens On Election Day, by Peter Aldhous

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/peteraldhous/political-violence-inequality-us-election

Whoops, the quote attributed to Jimmy Carter about if you don’t want your tax dollars to help the poor then you don’t want a country based on Christian values, was actually said by comedian  John Fugelsang!

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/jimmy-carter-helping-poor/

Arthur Watkins’s memoir is called “Enough rope: The inside story of the censure of Senator Joe McCarthy by his colleagues, the controversial hearings that signaled the end of a turbulent and a fearsome era in American public life”

Folding Ideas: In Search Of A Flat Earth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTfhYyTuT44

QAnon Is a New American Religion, by Caroline Mimbs Nyce

https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/2020/05/qanon-q-pro-trump-conspiracy/611722/

Newt Gingrich Says You're Welcome, by McKay Coppins

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/11/newt-gingrich-says-youre-welcome/570832

And just for fun, a J. Golden Kimball quote on politics:

https://twitter.com/thmazing/status/1320982721225584640

Ever heard of the baseball baptisms?  Missionary Work during David O’Mckay’s presidency has some swings!  Come for the crazy stories and stay for the embarrassing ones.

We continue reading “David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism,” this time chapter 10, “Missionary Work”.

Whence the Early Baptismal Challenges, by Angela C.

https://bycommonconsent.com/2019/08/06/whence-the-early-baptismal-challenges/

During President McKay’s tenure, the church tripled its membership.  The reorganization of the church to handle this unprecedented growth was known as ‘correlation’.  How did this process affect the church, its quorums and auxiliaries? What were some of the side effects?  We again use David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism as a reference for today, focusing on chapter 7, “Correlation and Church Administration”.

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

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

Useful wikipedia article:

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

Article on women healing: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1064&context=mormonhistory 

“There Is Always a Struggle”: An Interview with Chieko N. Okazaki, by Greg Prince. Dialog 45, no. 1 (Spring 2012).

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V45N01_CO.pdf

“What have the Joseph Smith Papers taught me?”, by Steve Evans

 https://bycommonconsent.com/2020/08/24/what-have-the-joseph-smith-papers-taught-me/

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