Welcome to Mormon Studies Podcast

Mormon Studies PodcastThank you for joining me on this new adventure in podcasting. An exhilarating, collaborative journey awaits us—so don’t hesitate to share your perspectives on directions our exploratory paths will take.

Please excuse the bumps that we’ll undoubtedly encounter as this website emerges as a digital oasis of scholarly content to quench your curiosity.

HUGE shout-out to my friends John Dehlin and James Patterson, and others from the Open Stories Foundation, who have given their time freely; because of them, this podcast website has come to fruition.

Don’t forget to visit our About Us page to learn more.

Let’s get started… 🙂

Brent

4 comments for “Welcome to Mormon Studies Podcast

  1. Ray
    November 27, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Brent you did it! The next great step has been taken to give us all an opportunity to recognize the authentic history of Mormonism. Thank You all for your sacrifices, accomplishments and generosity. Both of you have had face to face interaction with current leadership in these religious organizations… This interview sheds light on a grand shift of realization!

  2. Steve
    November 28, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Just excellent Brent! As a non-believer who is fascinated by the history of the church and its evolution I find this fascinating. Count me as a fan even after just one show.

  3. NoNameForNow
    September 10, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Brent, this might sound like I’m challenging you, but it’s a sincere question: do you agree that the Book of Mormon is a remarkably complex book? If not, then there’s not much more to say, but if you do, please tell me how a non-believer would account for that? What one source could I go to to read the best, most comprehensive account of the book’s creation from a non-believer’s perspective? I’m starting to doubt many of my fundamental religious premises, but I’m stumped by the BoM. Thank you!

    • Brent Metcalfe
      September 12, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      You pose a fair question. I consider the BoMor intricate, as in the intricacy of a tale performed by a gifted storyteller. I don’t find the BoMor especially “complex” in terms of character sophistication or narrative continuity.

      I don’t know of any single scholarly essay or book that resolves all potential BoMor issues from a naturalistic perspective. I encourage you to keep searching—the posts and podcasts on this website may give you additional insight.

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