Speaker: Tom Kimball

Graffiti and the Kirtland Temple

Tom Kimball has worked as a volunteer handyman and tour guide at the Kirtland Temple since 2016. At some point, he began actively looking for and logging the existing graffiti in the temple. Some of it is likely from teens gathered in the bell tower over a 1920’s RLDS reunion campout, but some of it …

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History Derailed William Law And His Detractors

This paper explores stories about William LawÑJoseph Smith’s one-time second counselor who became co-editor of the Nauvoo Expositor. These sometimes dubious narratives, such as those found among the descendants of Charles Stoddard, serve to elevate the family’s status by disparaging Law who quickly became a villain after the death of the Prophet. Tom Kimball, D. …

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SL10373: Men and the Priesthood: Taking on the Feminine

Some feminists insist that they want equality in the priesthood while others just want to have a say in their culture. Before we brand an all-male priesthood as inherently bad, let’s step back and take a second look at some possible positive aspects of an all-male priesthood—as well as some of the drawbacks of such …

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SW09018:

NPR’s syndicated show, “This I Believe” features short essays by people from all walks of life who share the core values that ground them. in this session, Sunstone friends use this basic format to speak about ideas within Mormonism or the wider spiritual world that animate their faith journey and help them feel at home …

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SL09331 Panel: The Transformation of Mormon Publishing

With an explosion in self-publishing, the steamrolling power of Amazon.com, and the demise of the trade show, publishing in America doesn’t look like it did even ten years ago. There has been a tremendous democratization of the publishing process almost across the board, which is exciting news for most authors. But in Mormonism, the consolidation …

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SL09362 Panel: This I Believe

Sunstone friends and supporters share short belief statements modeled on the NPR show. Rhonda L. Callister, Rory T. Swensen, Thomas D. Parkes, Margaret Blair Young, Clay Whipkey, Lorie Winder, Kaimipono (Kaimi) Wenger, Tom Kimball, Mark England

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