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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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Sep 14, 2022

Girl’s Camp! We talk about the history of how it came to be, the experiences of many folks who attended, and discuss the evolution of the program since its inception. What happens there? Who gets (has) to attend? Why don’t young women get to do the same kind of stuff Scouts do? Tune in and all answers shall be revealed! After that we review the most recent Tarzan movie and wrap the show with a new paper proposed as forthcoming EU legislation to reduce slave labor.

 

Show links

 

History of LDS Youth Programs: https://juvenileinstructor.org/history-of-lds-youth-programs/ 

 

Changes made in 1993: https://www.thechurchnews.com/1993/2/20/23258666/new-young-women-camp-manual-written-for-today  

 

Young Women of Zion: An Organizational History: https://rsc.byu.edu/firm-foundation/young-women-zion-organizational-history 

 

Young Women Organization Timeline: https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/training/library/young-women-organization/young-women-organization-timeline 

 

A Century and Counting: How Girl’s Camp Has (and Hasn’t) changed Since 1912: https://utahvalley360.com/2016/07/15/century-counting-girls-camp-changed-since-1912/ 

 

Changes made in 2018: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/church/news/changes-to-young-women-camp-detailed-in-new-guide?lang=eng 

 

Camp Dress codes: https://www.the-exponent.com/oh-those-girls-camp-dress-codes/

 

Camp (1972 article in New era) https://abn.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/new-era/1972/05/camp?lang=eng 

 

True Stories of Girl’s Camp: https://bycommonconsent.com/2006/05/23/true-stories-of-girls-camp/ 



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The Legend of Tarzan: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0918940/?ref_=hm_rvi_tt_i_1 

 

King Leopold II of Belgium: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_II_of_Belgium 

 

Force Publique: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Force_Publique 

 

Congo Free State: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo_Free_State  

 

George Washington Williams: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_Williams 

 

Happy News: https://www.reuters.com/markets/europe/exclusive-eu-seeks-ban-products-made-with-forced-labour-document-2022-09-09/

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. Bryce showed up for episode 7 and Shannon was added in on Episode 8. They will be on Sunday’s. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

 

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Aug 31, 2022

What a fun grouping of topics! We do a relatively long deep-dive into the history of how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has dealt with organic evolution and how the stance has changed over time. Of course, the Book of Mormon is predicated on eugenics, as is the history of Utah, so we also include this more controversial subject as it is related. Then we dive into Bruce R. McConkie’s Millennial Messiah where he continues to harp on his favorite topic, the end times. Turns out the book title is very revealing of the subject matter. We wrap the episode with a new press release from the White House about government-funded research.

 

Show links

Improvement Era article (Official publication on organic evolution) https://archive.org/details/improvementera28011unse/page/1088/mode/2up

Organic Evolution (current Church official) https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/history/topics/organic-evolution?lang=eng&fbclid=IwAR2JSViKt8X5b58lHFTGwP223jzjn9pm5Vi9Y1j2kz94QC8bjCHNrhuPpMk

Pew Research interview with Russel M. Nelson https://www.pewresearch.org/religion/2007/05/16/in-focus-mormonism-in-modern-america/

Ben Spackman analysis of Official Church essay https://benspackman.com/2022/06/an-annotated-version-of-the-new-church-history-evolution-topic/?fbclid=IwAR2AhOens_H9jWsIZVzw9YZCro0syh7TsHuZ-G4C44BX9p46z2lMDwRs_CY

How Darwin’s Book holds up 150 years later https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-darwins-descent-man-holds-150-years-after-publication-180977091/

Descent of Man http://darwin-online.org.uk/content/frameset?itemID=F937.1&viewtype=text&pageseq=1

Orson Pratt’s statement possibly favorable to theological evolution https://bycommonconsent.com/2015/04/30/orson-pratt-and-god-emergence-as-fundamental-mormonism/

Man; His Origin and Destiny by Joseph Fielding Smith http://www.sainesburyproject.com/mormonstuff/Man%20His%20Origin%20and%20Destiny.pdf

“BYU Packet” https://biology.byu.edu/00000172-29e6-d079-ab7e-69efe5890000/byu-evolution-packet

Mormons and Genetics by Mary V. Rorty Sunstone 2003 https://web.stanford.edu/~mvr2j/mormons.html

 

Millennial Messiah

 

Blood moon: https://www.space.com/39471-what-is-a-blood-moon.html 

Babylon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylon 

Babylonia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylonia 

 

Dragonheart (metal music): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMaLY2wF94c 

 

Happy News: Delivering equitable access to all government funded research to the public: https://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/news-updates/2022/08/25/breakthroughs-for-alldelivering-equitable-access-to-americas-research/ 



Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. Bryce showed up for episode 7 and Shannon was added in on Episode 8. They will be on Saturday’s. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

 

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Aug 17, 2022

Numerology 101! What is it? How many is it? Why is it? We do a quick deep-dive into the esoteric field of numerology and how it influenced Joseph Smith and early Mormonism. We even find out our own numbers just for the fun of it! After that we talk about The Number 23 starring Jim Carrey in a very non-Jim Carrey role, witnessing him driven to madness by, you guessed it, the number 23. We round out with a brief signal boost of the recent sex abuse scandal with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Which sex abuse scandal specifically? Any of them because they never end.

 

Show links

 

Number Symbolism https://www.britannica.com/topic/number-symbolism

Pythagorean numerology https://www.dcode.fr/pythagorean-numerology

Kabbalah numerology http://numerology.center/kabbalah_numerology.php

Chaldean numerology https://numerologytoolbox.com/numerology/chaldean-numerology/ 

The Philosophy of Numbers by L. Dow. Balliett https://archive.org/details/philosophyofnum00ball/page/126/mode/2up

 

Happy News:   

https://apnews.com/article/Mormon-church-sexual-abuse-investigation-e0e39cf9aa4fbe0d8c1442033b894660

 

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Aug 3, 2022

We’ve discussed Mormon endtimes on numerous episodes, but this time we will also discuss some results. Mormonism breeds dangerous men; men who believe the end of the world is coming. Bruce R. McConkie loved the idea of the endtimes. He wrote about it so much that we decided to cover what Mormon Doctrine says are the signs of the endtimes. Then, because we know you just can’t get enough of McCrankie, Shannon will give the 5th segment of Millennial Messiah which, surprise surprise, is all about the death and destruction that is going to happen in the second coming. Then we actually will end the episode leaving you with a feeling that the world isn’t completely on fire with some really cool news about green infrastructure. So fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night! 



Show links

 

Mormon Endtimes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Coming_in_Mormonism

https://mormonbeliefs.org/mormon_beliefs/mormon-doctrine-salvation/do-mormons-believe-in-the-end-times/

https://bycommonconsent.com/2016/04/28/no-george-washington-didnt-believe-in-the-mormon-god/#wrap

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundy_standoff

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/01/08/576502739/judge-dismisses-federal-case-against-cliven-bundy-and-sons-bars-retrial

https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-bundy-mistrial-2018-story.html

https://www.yearofpolygamy.com/uncategorized/episode-169-conversations-across-the-aisle-with-bryan-hyde/

https://www.justice.gov/usao-nv/pr/attorney-general-jeff-sessions-appoints-dayle-elieson-interim-united-states-attorney

 

Happy News:   https://www.goodgoodgood.co/articles/green-infrastructure-benefit-frontline-communities 

 

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