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Glass Box Podcast

Join Bryce Blankenagel and Shannon Grover as we walk through deep Mormon doctrine and history, headlines in and out of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (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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Jul 20, 2022

Finally, the long-awaited deep-dive of Paul H. Dunn! Dunn was a General Authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a consummate liar. He tweaked or fabricated dozens of stories with a spiritual bend which caused Mormons to feel the spirit that what he was saying was true. He also committed financial fraud by cashing in on his high church rank and grandiose public personality. When all this came to light, shelves of believing Mormons came crashing down worldwide, and he was sent to a pasture up north by the apostles. He was, however, successfully insulated by church leadership from any legal repercussions. After that we review Plan 10 From Outer Space, a 90s Mormon sci-fi flick! We round out the episode highlighting the newly created 3-digit number for mental health resources.

 

Show links: 

 

Oral traditions: https://ich.unesco.org/en/oral-traditions-and-expressions-00053 

 

Douglas Stringfellow: https://history.house.gov/Historical-Highlights/1901-1950/The-controversial-career-of-Representative-Douglas-Stringfellow-of-Utah/ 

 

Paul H Dunn: 

 

Lying for the Lord: The Paul H Dunn Stories, by Lynn H. Packer 

What Hast Thou Dunn? By Jerald and Sandra Tanner 

FAIR response: https://www.fairlatterdaysaints.org/answers/Mormonism_and_church_leadership/Criticisms/Paul_H._Dunn%27s_baseball_and_war_stories 

 

Newspaper reports on Dunn: 

Deseret News: https://www.deseret.com/1991/2/16/18906053/arizona-paper-alleges-many-stories-were-exaggerated 

 

Sunstone: https://ia804506.us.archive.org/6/items/storiesof_Dunn/Dunn.pdf 

 

The only clip from Plan 10 you NEED to watch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BA3SO1sokA

 

Happy News:  https://apnews.com/article/mental-health-hotline-988-ac50f02b74b8b89be5592be3f3605ff5

 

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iTunes reviews: We need more! 

Jul 6, 2022

Yes, it’s time for our next installment of the Millennial Messiah by Bruce R. McConkie. Before that, however, we’re doing a deep-dive into the history of the BYU center in Jerusalem. We discuss how it came to be, the hurdles overcome, and the strange and mysterious ways in which Mormon God works. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints punched far above its weight class in the sphere of international politics to shoehorn this place onto the Mount of Olives! Then we round out the episode with some happy news about scrap wood being used more sustainably.

 

Show Links: 

Interview of David Galbraith

https://rsc.byu.edu/vol-9-no-1-2008/jerusalem-center-near-eastern-studies-reflections-modern-pioneer

Orson Hyde: A Life of Lessons Learned by Roy Huff

https://rsc.byu.edu/vol-3-no-2-2002/orson-hyde-life-lessons-learned

Eliza R. Snow 1875 Jerusalem trip journal

https://archive.org/details/palestietourutah00smit/page/260/mode/2up

The Haifa German Cemetary and the Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center

https://rsc.byu.edu/missionarys-story/haifa-german-cemetery-brigham-young-university-jerusalem-center

Mormon Missionary Miracle in Jerusalem

https://historyofmormonism.com/2012/10/11/mormon-missionary-miracle-in-jerusalem/

In the Footsteps of Orson Hyde by Blair Van Dyke, LaMar Berrett

https://byustudies.byu.edu/article/in-the-footsteps-of-orson-hyde-subsequent-dedications-of-the-holy-land/

Provo becomes Sister City

https://www.newspapers.com/image/469494086/?terms=byu%20jerusalem&match=1

Couple Donates $267,992 to BYU Jerusalem Center

https://www.newspapers.com/image/286499702/?terms=byu%20jerusalem&match=1

Israeli Jews Fight New Mormon Center by William Claiborne 12/24/1985

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1985/12/24/israeli-jews-fight-new-mormon-center/2d7fe78d-4cac-4ed9-ab41-b76a69fb56d9/?fbclid=IwAR0IEoaFWdjjI0CsF3_7DJZ-G9v45a3EcaZieJrt9xYhb_OehR6xCYtudBw

Three sets of brothers…

https://www.thechurchnews.com/archives/2012-11-03/three-sets-of-brothers-serve-in-six-different-temples-as-temple-presidents-48850

 

Happy News:  

https://www.goodgoodgood.co/articles/reforestation-hubs-trees-landfills 

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

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