My Book of Mormon-logo

My Book of Mormon

Religion & Spirituality Podcas >

New RSS feed: Ever wondered what Mormon religious texts really say? Play the drinking game with us as we read them all!!!

New RSS feed: Ever wondered what Mormon religious texts really say? Play the drinking game with us as we read them all!!!
More Information


United States


New RSS feed: Ever wondered what Mormon religious texts really say? Play the drinking game with us as we read them all!!!




CC 128: Zion Is Calling

Fred M.'s influence grows ever stronger. The church is (slowly and thoughtfully) on the move from rural everywhere to Independence, MO. Saints are advised to migrate only after they've secured a job and housing, and to integrate kindly with their neighbors. All The Links Read along with us here Mormon Extermination Order The Stone Church (historical) The Stone Church (today)


CC 127: The women (try to) speak

The church is in transition from the founders to the next generation. Fred M is named the successor to JS 3.0, money isn't enough for all the things, and are children or old people more important? Discuss. All the links Read along with us here Health Ministries in the RLDS Church Independence Sanatorium Ennovation Center Mite to Bishop Emma Burton is a Queen (her husband's biography)


CC 126: JS 3.0 has a vision

Joseph Smith III has a vision. Happily, it streamlines responsibilities within the church and nominates people to leadership positions. It's official canon... but not everyone believed so at the time. All the Links Read along with us here Support the show on Patreon List of the Presiding Patriarchs Richard P Howard James Caffall Edmund C Briggs R.C. Evans Francis Sheehy Cornelius Butterworth John Rushton



It's 1901, and the differences between RLDS and LDS are big enough to warrant a full-on comparison. What does the two factions believe? How does the afterlife work? Which is the One True Church? All the Links Support the show at Patreon Community of Christ (formerly RLDS) vs LDS


CC 125: Do What I Say Because I Say So

The church is at a turning point. Should their money go to the newly-begun Graceland College? What about strengthening their existing membership? Missionary work? Joseph 3.0 solves it all by taking a turn from Common Consent to Divine Revelation, but in a nice way, not an authoritarian dictator sort of way. All the Links Read along with us here Gomer T Griffiths History of Graceland Patron Bonus Ep


CC 123-124: The Q12 is Fulfilled

The Q12 is being fully filled, not just on paper, but in reality. Sure, we could focus on the formality and the procedure. Nope! There's human drama all over the place. Much for fun to focus on that. All the Links Read along with us here. Presiding Patriarchs E. L. Kelley William W. Blair William H Kelley Isaac White J. W. Wight R. C. Evans


CC 122: Be Kind

Be nice to each other!!! For real, just be nice. All this administrative stuff is important, and boring. All the Links Read along with us Support the show at Temple Lot Case Thomas W Smith Joseph Bazalgette, the sewer architect The Great Stink


CC 121: Joseph's Younger Brother

On the surface, this is all some administration and encouragement for unity and peace. Just underneath, two members of the Q12 flounce away while Joseph Smith 3.0's younger brother, David, is committed to a hospital for the insane. All the Links David H. Smith, the youngest son of the Prophet and Emma From Mission to Madness: Last Son of the Mormon Prophet, by Valeen Tippetts Avery The Sweet Singer of Israel, Deseret News Northern Illinois Hospital for the Insane The Temple Lot Court...


CC120: Organize the Reorganization

Sometimes you just have to write out the boring church policies. Slog through it with us. Please? It's real boring, but we're interesting. Promise. Oh god, go get a drink and chug. All The Links Read along with us Alexander H Smith


CC 119: No, we are the OTHER Mormons

The RLDS drama is so small in comparison to the Brighamite LDS shenanigans of polygamy/theocracy. A few of the leadership flounce away, basically peacefully, a few others pass away. JS 3.0 gently chides the Saints in matters of ceremony. All the Links Support the show at Wikipedia on The Quorum of the Twelves Apostles Read about Gurley Jr's snit with JS 3.0 RIP, Josiah Ells


CC 118: Our Motto is Peace

The church is a bit too scattered, consensus isn't quite where it needs to be. JSIII calls his flock back together. Time to solidify the base. All the Links JSIII and the Kirtland Temple Lawsuit And the article about that lawsuit is here Community of Christ, An Illustrated History Support the show at Read Community of Christ 118 here


CC 117: Show Up and Be Heard

RLDS struggles with how to maintain a foundation in Joseph Smith while also distinguishing themselves from Joseph Smith's actions. All the Links Council of the 12 Apostles The Changing RLDS Reponse to Mormon Polygamy Daniel B Rasey The Oshkosh Northwestern History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint: 1844-1872 Support the show at Read along with us, CC 117


CC 115-116: Ceasing to Discriminate

William Marks is called to the presidency. Joseph Smith III ceases to discriminate against "the Negro race" by instituting a separate but equal clause. Listen to Marie's work wife point out the obvious racism by supporting the show at All the Links Emancipation Proclamation William Marks Jim Tankersley interview on Pres. Buchanan


CC 114: Joseph Smith III Comes to the Reorganization

Drink every time Bryce says "Different!" Joseph Smith III offers his leadership to the newly-founded RLDS church, and immediately differentiates himself from his father and particularly from Brigham Young. The initial revelation sets up a system of tithing. All The Links Read along with us here. Joseph Smith III acceptance speech is here. Support the show at


The Schism Crisis, with John Hamer

Historian John Hamer of the Community of Christ joins Bryce to talk about the Schism Crisis. Joseph Smith's assassination left a power void, one that Brigham Young filled for the saints who moved to Utah. The ones who stayed reorganized under Joseph Smith, III on April 6, 1860. All the Links John C. Hamer's wikipedia page The Perils of Occam's Razor Support the show at


King Follett Discourse, Not A Eulogy?

We wrap up the King Follett Discourse and it's all about the man who passed away, oh wait it's still mostly about Joseph Smith. We get the source phrases for No Man Knows My History, and Infants on Thrones. Support the show at


King Follett Discourse, Infinite Regression of Gods

Marie's inherent belief structure gets tossed to the wind as we delve into the infinite regression of gods. The Plan of Salvation is involved, sort of. Fair Mormon's non-answer to the god regression is here. Read along with us a here Support the show at


King Follett Discourse, It Begins

King Follett died in 1844 when a bucket of rocks fell on his head while he was helping dig a well. Joseph Smith spoke at his funeral, for hours, and 4+ people wrote notes of his speech. Let's read it! All The Links The church's official information is here Read along with us at Support the show at FBM 7: Reign of Judges - Title of Liberty


Non-Canon Revelation 8: Two repeats and an arson attempt

We've heard the first two before! The second one is a treasure trove of little-heard stories. All the links!!! Patron-only bonus: Deep thoughts on feedback Read the full text at The death of Alvin Smith Joseph Smith's feelings on doctors, April 1843 Mormon Political Involvement in Ohio Support the show at


Non-Canon Revelation 7: A Song (of Bigfoot)

Draft 1 of a song via the gift of tongues, translated by Sidney Rigdon, definitely "written" by David W. Patten and not Frederick Williams. All the links!!! Song, February 27, 1833 Linda Shelley Whiting, author David W. Patten's blessing from Joseph Smith Bigfoot, in Deseret News Encyclopedia of Mormonism's info on David W. Patten A Selection of Early Mormon Hymnbooks, by Shane Chism Support the show at