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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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Feb 16, 2022

Much is said and thought of John C. Bennett from Nauvoo Mormon history, but what do the documents actually say? Today we go through a brief deep dive into this fascinating figure. He became a close friend and then personal greatest enemy of Joseph Smith throughout a complicated sequence of events. Bennett is most renowned for his 1842 expose, The History of the Saints, which he wrote after his abrupt removal from all church, government, and military appointments. We deal with the charge that he was providing abortions and what the implications which follow actually mean. After that we review Reign of Fire, a Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey dragon movie with surprisingly deep interpretations. We wrap with some happy news from the Lego company to help children undergoing medical procedures.

 

Mark your calendars! Our next Live Q&A!! is March 7th!!! 6:00 PM (MST) 



Interview read for patrons: https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/interview-3november-1841/1

Other Bennett Sources:

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/john-cook-bennett

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-from-john-c-bennett-15-august-1840/2

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-from-john-c-bennett-25-july-1840/1

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/discourse-from-john-c-bennett-18-december-1841/1

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/discourse-from-john-c-bennett-3-february-1841/3

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/minutes-3-february-1841/1

https://archive.org/details/historysaints00benngoog/page/n63/mode/2up?view=theater

 

Happy News: https://interestingengineering.com/lego-is-donating-mri-scanner-kits-to-help-hospitals-reduce-anxiety-in-children 

 

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