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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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Nov 23, 2022

Our long-awaited deep-dive deconstruction of Adam-God Doctrine, or theory, depending on who you ask. What is it? Who taught it? Why is it controversial? How is it treated by the corporate Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today? ‘As we are, god once was, as god is we may someday become’ is a tried-and-true Mormon doctrine and the Adam-Eve-Gods Doctrine fits perfectly within this logical loop. As the title of the doctrine alludes to, Heavenly Father took the form of Adam with one of his wives, Heavenly Mother Eve, to create and populate the earth, after which he went to Adam-ondi-Ahman, in Missouri, where he ascended back to godhood to continue his charge from Elohim to create worlds without end. Then we dive into the nearly-final segment of Bruce R. McConkie’s Millennial Messiah. McCranky loves the idea of fire burning the sinners and his charged language justifies the physical suffering and burning of anybody who isn’t Mormon or living its dictates. Further, when Jesus returns to reign in the millennium he will rule with an iron rod; the future dystopian Mormon theocracy is a dangerous and unforgiving land. How all these teachings pervade Mormon culture to this day can be seen by Mormons periodically carrying out the will of gods by causing the suffering and death of sinners and those who oppose the kingdom of God. Mormonism creates dangerous men, yet the church never suffers the repurcussions. We round out the episode with some happy news about cannabis legislation heading to President Biden’s desk.

 

Show Notes

FairLatterDaySaints Adam-God theory

https://www.fairlatterdaysaints.org/answers/Mormonism_and_doctrine/Repudiated_concepts/Adam-God_theory

Brigham Young’s Teachings on Adam by Matthew B. Brown (2009)

https://www.fairlatterdaysaints.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/2009_Brigham_Youngs_Teachings_On_Adam.pdf

JS On the Plurality of Gods

http://www.utlm.org/onlineresources/sermons_talks_interviews/smithpluralityofgodssermon.htm

JS King Follett Discourse

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/King_Follett_Discourse

The Evening and the Morning Star May 1834 article about Adam

https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/NCMP1820-1846/id/5884

The Position of Adam in Latter-day Scripture and Theology by Rodney Turner (1952)

https://web.archive.org/web/20150328213004/http://mormonbookshelf.com/wiki/The_Position_of_Adam_in_Latter-day_Scripture_and_Theology/Introduction

Council of Fifty Minutes

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/council-of-fifty-minutes-march-1844-january-1846-volume-1-10-march-1844-1-march-1845/389#full-1189529701479850981

Nauvoo Expositor

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Nauvoo_Expositor

The Mormons, or Latter-Day Saints in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake by John W. Gunnison (1852)

https://tile.loc.gov/storage-services/service/rbc/rbc0001/2019/2019gen35226/2019gen35226.pdf

Women of Mormondom by Edward Tullidge (1877)

http://ia800907.us.archive.org/31/items/womenofmormondom00tullrich/womenofmormondom00tullrich.pdf

Brigham Young first public speech on Adam-God Doctrine April 1852 General Conference

https://journalofdiscourses.com/1/8

Celestial Marriage by Orson Pratt Oct 1852 General Conference

https://journalofdiscourses.com/1/9

Our Own Liahona by Spencer W. Kimball (1978 denunciation of Adam-God Doctrine)

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/1976/11/our-own-liahona?lang=eng

Quotes on Adam-God Doctrine from various church leaders

http://www.mormonthink.com/QUOTES/adamgod.htm

Adam-God resource repository

https://www.adamgod.com/

The Adam-God Doctrine by David John Buerger (Spring 1982)

https://www.jstor.org/stable/45225052?seq=3#metadata_info_tab_contents

 

Happy News

https://themarijuanaherald.com/2022/11/u-s-senate-passes-marijuana-and-cannabidiol-research-expansion-act-sends-it-to-president-biden/

 

Other Appearances

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

 

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Nov 9, 2022

History comes to life! Today we interview Mark Elwood, the creator of the graphic novel series The Glass Looker. These novels seek to illustrate Joseph Smith’s magic and treasure digging in beautiful and colorful relief. The book just dropped so grab yourself a copy! After that we continue talking fictionalized history with the movie Ford v Ferrari and we wrap the show with some happy news about republicans losing a book ban fight.

 

Show Notes

 

The Glass Looker https://theglasslooker.com/

 

MOGP: Ford v Ferrari: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1950186/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 

 

Happy News: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/11/republican-book-banning-attempt-defeated-community-stands-lgbtq-people/ 




Other Appearances

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 



Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

Or find the merch store by clicking on “Store” here: https://glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

 

iTunes reviews: We need more! 

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