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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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Jan 4, 2023

Education is a battleground for the hearts and minds of the future. The Church Education System of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded in 1980, but the history of education in Mormonism is far more complex. We do a deep dive into how the CES started and the sordid pasts of the various educational institutions attached to the Church at some point. There’s also a tangential deep dive into seminary and the legal sphere of “released time” classes carving out exemptions where religion can be taught in public schools. Then we discuss the modern battlefield of public education by reviewing the 2012 documentary, The Revisionaries, focused on public school text books and the fight at the Texas Board of Education. We round out with a quick overview of the best news of our lifetime, recommendations by the Jan 6th Committee to criminally indict the former POTUS for the violent insurrection at the federal capitol building in January 2021.

 

CES history links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_Educational_System#cite_ref-E2014_3-2

https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2184&context=etd&httpsredir=1&referer=

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/church-education/about/ces-administration?lang=eng

https://www.mormonwiki.com/Church_Educational_System

https://mormonfaq.com/mormon-culture/about-education

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/articles/the-founding-of-the-l-d-s-institutes-of-religion/

https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED606970.pdf

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_T._Kingsbury#cite_note-10

https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/8306/aaup-1915-declaration-of-principles

https://www.aaup.org/sites/default/files/files/University%20of%20Utah%20-%20December%201915.pdf

https://archive.unews.utah.edu/news_releases/1915-a-year-that-changed-governance-tenure-and-academic-freedom-at-the-university-of-utah/

http://ldspioneerarchitecture.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/EoM/id/5597

https://releasedtime.org

https://www.mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/884/released-time#:~:text=Released%20time%20programs%20allow%20for,hours%20to%20receive%20religious%20instruction.

https://mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/435/everson-v-board-of-education

https://www.npr.org/2022/10/27/1131880548/football-coach-prayers-reinstated#:~:text=Bremerton%20High%20School.-,His%20practice%20of%20praying%20on%20the%20field%20sparked%20a%20court,religious%20expression%20in%20public%20schools.&text=The%20coach's%20insistence%20on%20praying,victory%20on%20religious%20freedom%20grounds.

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1992/10/to-be-learned-is-good-if?lang=eng

 

CES Purges: 

https://www.deseret.com/1995/3/30/19167147/feminist-club-at-byu-loses-its-voice-for-now 

https://universe.byu.edu/1996/03/14/voice-leader-chats/ 

https://universe.byu.edu/2001/06/01/feminist-voice-active-at-byu/ 

https://www.nytimes.com/1993/10/02/us/as-mormon-church-grows-so-does-dissent-from-feminists-and-scholars.html 

https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2022/11/28/byu-i-instructors-fired-failing/ 

https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/ecclesiastical-leader-questions-new-ces-hires 

 

MOGP: Revisionaries (2012): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2091398/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_1 

FInd where it’s streaming: https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/the-revisionaries 

 

Happy news: Jan 6th committee filed report https://www.npr.org/2022/12/21/1144489935/january-6-committee-full-report-release

https://apps.npr.org/documents/document.html?id=23515535-jan-6-select-committee-final-r

 

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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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