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Glass Box Podcast

Join Bryce and Braden as we walk through deep Mormon doctrine, headlines in and out of the LDS Church (Mormonism), and explore the lighter side of current events. We hope to provide good feels and a burning in your bosom that'll leave you wanting to download the next episode.
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Jan 25, 2019

REVELATION! Braden and I go through the history of Mormon Temple ceremonies. Remember folks, religion has ceremonies, cults have rituals… there’s totally a difference. We use history to provide context for the ceremony changes of 2019 and the move toward equality between sexes in the passion narrative. “Between” sexes, not “among”. After that, Braden tells us about Kumare and how private citizens are making due during the Government shutdown.

 

Temple changes

https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/abwknz/summary_of_temple_changes_we_know_so_far_morning/

 

Summary of changes

http://www.ldsendowment.org/timeline.html

 

SL Trib article
https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2019/01/02/lds-church-releases/

 

MORMON newsroom release
https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/temple-worship

 

Alonzo Gaskill post
https://www.instagram.com/p/BsHKYi1gwaK/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=10360gliwoswi

 

NewNameNoah Temple Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VrsFEiTpsQ&t=1765s

 

Media of Great Price:

Kumare (documentary)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumar%C3%A9

 

Light of Gazaelem:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/08/us/national-parks-shutdown-clean-up.html

 

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Jan 18, 2019

Join us for the epic conclusion to our discussion about disunity in Mormon leadership and censorship of General Conference addresses. We pick up with a long segment about Boyd K. Packer and censoring his various talks, including his address from 2010. Then Joe and I draw some conclusions based on everything discussed in our conversation as a whole.

Links mentioned in the show:

To the One
https://archive.org/details/ToTheOne/page/n1

To Young Men Only
https://archive.org/details/ToYoungMenOnly

Harold Lee talk
https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/harold-b-lee_ye-deceived/

Benson BYU talk
https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/ezra-taft-benson_safety-face-danger/

Rector talk
https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/hartman-jr-rector_roots-branches/

Henry Eyring talk
https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/henry-b-eyring_family/

Quinn telling about his conflicts with Packer
http://signaturebookslibrary.org/on-being-a-mormon-historian/

Review of Packer's talk in FARMS
https://publications.mi.byu.edu/fullscreen/?pub=1426&index=11

Packer provokes academics in Sunstone
https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/issues/066.pdf

Lost Sermons
https://eadview.lds.org/findingaid/CR%20100%20912/?componentid=427210

Further Reading:

http://signaturebookslibrary.org/essential-james-e-talmage/

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V26N01_23.pdf

https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/pdf/046-38-39.pdf

https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/pdf/045-44-57.pdf

https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/pdf/015-43-46.pdf

Show Links:

Website http://www.glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

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Jan 17, 2019

Joe and I pick right back up where we left off with J. Golden Kimball. Joe walks us through nearly 80 years of Mormon history discussing disunity among General Authorities and censorship of General Conference addresses. As we broach more modern General Authorities we discuss how the modern conservative bend of the Mormon church was moved and shaped by prominent figures in the Quorum of Apostles. Ezra Taft Benson and the John Birch Society are the focus for a substantial part. Then Joe documents the lengths the Church will go to cover up controversial opinions from the pulpit, even going so far as to retape a portion of General Conference with a superimposed “cough track” at the cost of $10-15,000. Joe was nice enough to give us over 5 hours of his time, making this episode part 2 of 3.

Links mentioned in the show:

To the One
https://archive.org/details/ToTheOne/page/n1

To Young Men Only
https://archive.org/details/ToYoungMenOnly

Harold Lee talk
https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/harold-b-lee_ye-deceived/

Benson BYU talk
https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/ezra-taft-benson_safety-face-danger/

Rector talk
https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/hartman-jr-rector_roots-branches/

Henry Eyring talk
https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/henry-b-eyring_family/

Quinn telling about his conflicts with Packer
http://signaturebookslibrary.org/on-being-a-mormon-historian/

Review of Packer's talk in FARMS
https://publications.mi.byu.edu/fullscreen/?pub=1426&index=11

Packer provokes academics in Sunstone
https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/issues/066.pdf

Lost Sermons
https://eadview.lds.org/findingaid/CR%20100%20912/?componentid=427210

Further Reading:

http://signaturebookslibrary.org/essential-james-e-talmage/

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V26N01_23.pdf

https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/pdf/046-38-39.pdf

https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/pdf/045-44-57.pdf

https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/pdf/015-43-46.pdf

Show Links:

Website http://www.glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

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Jan 16, 2019

Over 7,000 General Conference talks given by hundreds of General Authorities, mistakes must have been made, right? Our guest this week, Joe Geisner, walks us through 120 years of Mormon General Conference addresses that were censored in some way. From the earliest talks by John W. Taylor to more recent addresses by Boyd K. Packer, the history of disunity within the highest ranks of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the resulting censorship, is a surprisingly dense and fascinating subject. Joe was nice enough to give us over 5 hours of his time, making this episode part 1 of 3.

Links mentioned in the show:

To the One
https://archive.org/details/ToTheOne/page/n1

To Young Men Only
https://archive.org/details/ToYoungMenOnly

Harold Lee talk
https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/harold-b-lee_ye-deceived/

Benson BYU talk
https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/ezra-taft-benson_safety-face-danger/

Rector talk
https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/hartman-jr-rector_roots-branches/

Henry Eyring talk
https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/henry-b-eyring_family/

Quinn telling about his conflicts with Packer
http://signaturebookslibrary.org/on-being-a-mormon-historian/

Review of Packer's talk in FARMS
https://publications.mi.byu.edu/fullscreen/?pub=1426&index=11

Packer provokes academics in Sunstone
https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/issues/066.pdf

Lost sermons
https://eadview.lds.org/findingaid/CR%20100%20912/?componentid=427210

Further Reading:

http://signaturebookslibrary.org/essential-james-e-talmage/

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V26N01_23.pdf

https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/pdf/046-38-39.pdf

https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/pdf/045-44-57.pdf

https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/pdf/015-43-46.pdf

Show Links:

Website http://www.glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

Find us on Facebook and Twitter @Glass Box Podcast

Jan 2, 2019

The title says it all, this is 2018 in review! 2018 was an eventful year for the Mormon church and we review some of the most important headlines with the help of an astute redditor. Be sure to read the post at the link below! After that Braden tells us about the new Pixar movie, Small Foot. Then we take on a happy headline about the cost of coal energy vs. renewable sources.

 

Reddit post

https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/aa0ii7/2018_year_in_review_a_look_back_at_tsccs_year/

 

Light of Gazalem

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/its-now-cheaper-to-build-a-new-wind-farm-than-to-keep-a-coal-plant-running/?ftag=COS-05-10aaa0h&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5bf0114b00bd4700016eb39a&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2XKE4MO6ldUM7JugS2lhLzT4dV1fV-rrerWpmE0y6x4osJRNW762RY0H8

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