E67: UTBOH Fact, Fiction and the Birth of Fundamentalism

We’re putting a pin in the Succession Crisis history to discuss the accuracy of Hulu’s new limited series, Under the Banner of Heaven! Join consultant for the series Lindsay Hansen Park as she discusses the portrayals in the show, along with co-host Bryan Buchanan. In this episode, Bryan interviews fundamentalist scholar Cristina Rosetti about prophet …

Read more

E66: Sidney Rigdon, the Mormon, Part Two

In part one, we gave you the origin story of Sidney Rigdon. In this episode Lindsay and Bryan will discuss Rigdon’s transformation into early Mormon leader and contender for prophet, seer and revelator after Joseph Smith’s death. Show notes: Richard S. Van Wagoner’s 1996 Sunstone presentation of Sidney Rigdon and female ordination.

Read more

The LDS Proselytizing Mission as Hazing

By S. Richard Bellrock S. Richard Bellrock has been teaching and working in areas related to philosophy and psychology since 2000.     Or, click here to download the audio file: The LDS Proselytizing Mission as Hazing   Presumably, you have heard the notion that one of the primary purposes (if not the primary purpose) of the …

Read more

E64: Marking Marks

For a time, he was THE Stake President and the biggest game in town… but not for long, especially after the death of Joseph Smith. Come learn about the rise and fall of Brother William Marks, another contender in the Mormon succession crisis.

Read more