Author: Brent Metcalfe

005: Brian & Laura Hales—Single-volume Distillation of Three-volume History; Polygamy and Polyandry

My friends Laura and Brian Hales join me for an informed, candid interview about the practice of early Mormon polygamy. A catalyst for our discussion is their recently published Joseph Smith’s Polygamy: Toward a Better Understanding—a distillation of Brian’s three-volume…


004: Dan Vogel—Annotated Edition of the First Anti-Mormon Book (1834); Restoration Origins

A prolific interpreter of Mormonism, Dan Vogel is an engaging guest and a decades’ long friend. In this interview we discuss his most recent publication, an annotated edition of Eber Dudley Howe’s 1834 Mormonism Unvailed: Or, a Faithful Account of That…


003: David Bokovoy—Three-volume Series on the Hebrew Bible; Historicity and the Nature of Scripture

Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis–Deuteronomy is the first in a three-volume series by David Bokovoy on the composition of the Tanakh, which he suggests can inform and clarify our understanding of Joseph Smith’s translations. A gracious podcast guest, David shares…


002: Julie M. Smith—Revised Book on the Gospels; Harmonizing Hermeneutics vs. Critical Scholarship

Julie M. Smith

In her newly published revision of Search, Ponder, and Pray: A Guide to the Gospels, Julie M. Smith invites readers to engage the gospels devotionally by asking questions critically. In our podcast, Julie elaborates on the benefits she sees in this…