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Martin Tanner explores religious and spiritual topics that matter to Utahns, and especially members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Martin Tanner explores religious and spiritual topics that matter to Utahns, and especially members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
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Salt Lake City, UT

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Martin Tanner explores religious and spiritual topics that matter to Utahns, and especially members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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English


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Jane and Emma

10/21/2018
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Martin Tanner speaks with Chantelle Squires , the director f the new film Jane and Emma. Jane is a black woman who walks hundreds of miles to meet Joseph Smith. However hen Smith lands in trouble, Jane is there to comfort his wife Emma.

Duration:00:19:58

Difficulties of Life

10/14/2018
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marten Tanner discusses the plight of individuals and the question of why? Tanner brings up the idea that life is panned out and difficulties in life are for our gain.

Duration:00:20:42

The Diaries of Wilford Wooruff

10/7/2018
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Martin Tanner discusses the life Wilford Woodruff and the life he lived. Wilford felt prompted to record his life and thoughts even before he became a member of the LDS faith. Tanner also explains where you can red he diaries for yourself.

Duration:00:20:44

The Golden Plates

9/30/2018
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Religion Today host Marten Tanner talks in depth about the Golden Plates that were translated into The Book of Mormon. Tanner discusses what the plates were made of, how big they were, how much they weigh, and more.

Duration:00:19:53

The Council of Fifty

9/9/2018
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Many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may have heard about the Council of Fifty, but don't know much about it because until recently, that information just wasn't readily available. Martin Tanner says with the publication of the Joseph Smith papers, there is much more detail available from the Council of Fifty. The council was convened shortly before the prophet's murder. According to Tanner, they saw it as slightly different than the church itself - but more like...

Duration:00:19:50

Wordplay throughout Scripture

9/2/2018
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Martin Tanner's guest is Matthew Bowen, assistant professor of religious education at BYU Hawaii and a regular contributor to the Interpreter Foundation radio show, as well as the author of a new book called Name as Key-Word, available from Eborn Books and Amazon. Bowen's book explores the narratives of names in Old Testament Scripture, and argues the same principles can be applied to the writings of the Book of Mormon and Pearl of Great Price as well. The idea is that there are words and...

Duration:00:19:52

Evolution and a belief in God

8/26/2018
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Following up on the discussion from a few weeks ago about evolution, Martin Tanner explains why he believes those who say evolution explains everything about life and therefore do not believe in God are missing the big picture. Last time we talked about this in light of the Cambrian explosion, a time in which most of life as we know it appeared out of nowhere. Darwin predicted more fossils would be found for the Cambrian explosion period that would help fill in the gaps in the record of his...

Duration:00:19:48

Anthropomorphism

8/19/2018
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Today's topic is anthropomorphism: ascribing human characteristics to something other than a human being. It's particularly used in the context of describing human attributes to God. Martin Tanner believes the Book of Amos in the Old Testament provides an excellent example of how God appears in Scripture. Amos described the Lord Jehovah as standing by a wall, holding a plumb line. He has an arm and a body and he's having a conversation like anyone else would do. In many other places in the...

Duration:00:19:51

Faith, Evolution and the Earth in her Old Age

8/12/2018
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Can you believe in both evolution and religion? Martin Tanner says the question of evolution and the age of the Earth are not necessarily tied together, meaning you can believe in a very old Earth and also be agnostic or not believe in evolution. But he argues it would be difficult to believe the Earth is fairly young while also believing in evolution. Therefore, Martin believes in an ancient Earth, one much older than 6,000 years as he was taught in Sunday School as a child. Sure,...

Duration:00:19:52

Differences in common: the Urim and Thummim

8/5/2018
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Often, people of different religious backgrounds find other faith traditions to be odd or unusual - at least until they learn more about where those beliefs come from and why. For example, Catholics have cathedrals, Jews have synagogues, Protestants have more simple church buildings, and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have more utilitarian ward houses or chapels and more ornate and sacred Temples. Martin Tanner says regardless of your faith background, we all have...

Duration:00:19:53

The Book of Moses

7/29/2018
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KSL NewsRadio host Martin Tanner discusses the history as the importance of the LDS Book of Moses.

Duration:00:19:09

Errors in the First Edition of the Book of Mormon

7/22/2018
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Religion Today's Martin Tanner examines the first edition of the Book of Mormon pertaining to spelling, translation issues, and how the Book of Mormon came to be.

Duration:00:18:26

The stick of Ephraim and the Stick of Juda

7/15/2018
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KSL NewsRadio host Martin Tanner discusses the origin of the "two sticks becoming one" prophecy found in Ezekiel 37, as well as the definition and translation of the word "stick."

Duration:00:20:14

The Doctrine of the Trinity

7/8/2018
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Religion Today host Martin Tanner explores the topic of the Trinitarian concept of God and how it is often misunderstood.

Duration:00:11:28

Government and Religion

6/25/2018
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KSL NewsRadio host Martin Tanner discusses the views of the LDS church when it comes to government and the constitution.

Duration:00:22:23

Heavenly Father's Day

6/18/2018
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KSL NewsRadio host Martin Tanner discusses the position and personality of God the Father on this Father's Day episode of Religion Today.

Duration:00:13:31

Facts of the Book of Abraham and Ten Questions

6/12/2018
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KSL NewsRadio host Martin Tanner discusses some facts behind the writing Book of Abraham. Tanner also answers Ten questions about Mormonism.

Duration:00:22:02

Where Did the Torah Come From?

5/28/2018
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KSL NewsRadio host Martin Tanner discusses the first five books of Moses and where they came from, as well as who wrote them.

Duration:00:12:54

The Godhead

5/20/2018
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KSL NewsRadio host Martin Tanner discusses The Godhead and how it is defined by the Mormons, Catholics, and Protestants.

Duration:00:13:06

More About Our Heavenly Mother

5/13/2018
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KSL NewsRadio host Martin Tanner discusses more in depth about the concept of a Heavenly mother and how She seems to have been referenced to many times in the Bible and other ancient texts.

Duration:00:24:07