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Mormon Land explores the contours and complexities of LDS news. It's hosted by award-winning religion writer Peggy Fletcher Stack and Salt Lake Tribune managing editor David Noyce.

Mormon Land explores the contours and complexities of LDS news. It's hosted by award-winning religion writer Peggy Fletcher Stack and Salt Lake Tribune managing editor David Noyce.
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Mormon Land explores the contours and complexities of LDS news. It's hosted by award-winning religion writer Peggy Fletcher Stack and Salt Lake Tribune managing editor David Noyce.

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Episodes

A new hymnal is coming, so which songs should stay, which should go, and which should be added?

6/20/2018
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For years, a standard Mormon refrain has been “give us a new hymnbook.” Well, the pleadings from that chorus have been answered. The LDS Church has announced that it is developing a new hymnal for use by Mormons across the globe along with a new songbook for children. So which hymns should stay? Which should go? And which new ones should be added? Writer Kristine Haglund, a former editor of Dialogue and a self-professed “serious amateur” singer and musician, discusses those questions and the...

Duration:00:30:11

Can’t we all just get along? Muslims and Latter-day Saints seem to have found a way. | Episode 37

6/12/2018
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Islam and Mormonism share some religious traditions. Both have histories rooted in a prophet. Both tout modesty and family values. And both embrace fasting and shun alcohol. As we approach the end of Ramadan, we explore those Muslim and Mormon ties with Shuaib Din, imam at the Utah Islamic Center, and Kristen Ullrich Hodges, a Latter-day Saint who last year organized an iftar, or break-the-fast meal, for her LDS and Muslim neighbors on the latest edition of “Mormon Land.”

Duration:00:34:12

Who actually banned black Mormons from the priesthood? | Episode 36

6/6/2018
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On the latest episode of “Mormon Land,” University of Utah professor Paul Reeve offers insight on where the LDS Church's ban on giving black men and boys the priesthood and black women and girls entrance into temples originated.

Duration:00:49:15

Cathy Stokes talks about her conversion and her life as a black Mormon | Episode 35

5/31/2018
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In the latest episode of “Mormon Land,” Cathy Stokes describes her conversion to Mormonism, what it means to be a black Latter-day Saint and what's next for the church after it celebrates its 1978 decision to end a centurylong ban on black men and boys being ordained, and on black women being allowed in Mormon temples.

Duration:00:36:26

Author Rachel Hunt Steenblick discusses the Heavenly Mother and her role in the LDS Church | Ep. 34

5/24/2018
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In this episode of “Mormon Land,” author Rachel Hunt Steenblick discusses the Heavenly Mother and her role in the LDS Church.

Duration:00:31:11

Scouting will survive without the LDS Church, but it will change, says Scout executive | Episode 33

5/17/2018
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This breakup is sure to have a profound impact not only on the faith — which was Scouting’s largest chartering sponsor, especially in Utah and the Intermountain West — but also on the longtime youth organization itself. How much smaller will Scouting get? Will LDS boys and girls stick with or join the program? How much will it cost? What happens to all those camps? Will Scouting even survive? Mark Griffin, a Scout executive with the Great Salt Lake Council, answers those question and more...

Duration:00:29:21

LDS mission presidents are in the news, but what do these church leaders do? | Episode 32

5/9/2018
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They decide which Mormon missionaries should be teamed up together. They make sure the young proselytizers stay healthy and safe. They shepherd these eager elders and sisters through any faith, physical or emotional crisis. In the end, LDS mission presidents can rank among the most influential church leaders in individual lives. This week on “Mormon Land” — and in the wake of recent revelations about misconduct by a couple of former mission presidents — Jim and Jeanne Jardine, who oversaw...

Duration:00:34:44

Author Neylan McBaine discusses feminism, Ordain Women and the Mormon #MeToo moment | Episode 31

5/2/2018
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In her 2014 book, “Women at Church: Magnifying LDS Women's Local Impact,” Neylan McBaine examined the roles of Mormon women in their congregations and suggested paths toward more gender equity within the global faith. Why not, for instance, have teenage girls hold the microphone at testimony meetings? How about letting young women take part in what was then called visiting teaching? Why shouldn’t mothers be allowed to hold their infants during formal baby blessings at church? And why...

Duration:00:40:08

Social worker and therapist Marybeth Raynes on apologies and forgiveness | Episode 30

4/18/2018
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On the latest installment of “Mormon Land,” Clinical social worker and therapist Marybeth Raynes discusses the relationship between apologies and forgiveness — both of which were discussed at the latest General Conference.

Duration:00:38:27

Matt Martinich discusses the international growth of LDS communities | Episode 29

4/12/2018
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On this episode of “Mormon Land,” independent demographer Matt Martinich discusses how the LDS Church is faring in the countries Mormon President Russell M. Nelson plans to visit on his international trip.

Duration:00:21:45

Historian Matthew Bowman reflects on the latest Mormon General Conference | Episode 28

4/6/2018
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In the latest edition of ‘Mormon Land,’ historian Matthew Bowman reflects of the changes announced at the most recent Mormon General Conference.

Duration:00:28:11

LDS relationship and sexuality counselor Jennifer Finlayson-Fife on the MTC assault | Episode 27

3/28/2018
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In the latest episode of “Mormon Land, ” LDS relationship and sexuality counselor Jennifer Finlayson-Fife discusses the repercussions of the latest sexual abuse scandal to hit the Mormon church.

Duration:00:29:39

LDS professor discusses the challenges in raising kids to overcome gender stereotypes | Episode 26

3/14/2018
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LDS professor Andrea Radke-Moss discusses her own experience with raising a young son and daughter to overcome gender stereotypes — especially within the LDS Church.

Duration:00:28:30

Researcher Jana Riess discusses survey that reveals why young LDS members leave | Episode 25

3/7/2018
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In this edition of “Mormon Land,” author, scholar, researcher and senior columnist for Religion News Service Jana Riess discusses a massive survey she did of current and former Mormons.

Duration:00:39:02

BYU biology professor Steven Peck on evolution | Episode 24

2/28/2018
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In this edition of ‘Mormon Land,’ BYU biology professor Steven Peck discusses why all Mormons should believe in evolution.

Duration:00:32:19

Former Utah Supreme Court Justice Christine Durham | Episode 23

2/23/2018
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One of the nation's most respected legal scholars, former Utah Supreme Court Justice Christine Durham talks about her Mormon faith, the intersection of law and religion, and her relationship with LDS apostle Dallin H. Oaks. The Salt Lake Tribune's Peggy Fletcher Stack and David Noyce host.

Duration:00:31:13

What counsel, if any, should LDS bishops give to spouses in abusive marriages? | Episode 22

2/14/2018
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Mormon bishops and the counsel they give spouses in abusive marriages are in the news. What should — or should not — these lay leaders say and do in these confidential conversations? David Cook, a former LDS bishop, stake president and area Seventy, and Alice Faulkner Burch, president of the all-female Relief Society for the Genesis Group of black Mormons, discuss those questions and more in the latest edition of “Mormon Land.” Listen here.

Duration:00:40:15

Josh and Lolly Weed on yearning for a ‘romantic attachment’ they never had | Episode 21

1/31/2018
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If any gay man and a straight woman could make a marriage work, Josh and Lolly Weed could. But after 15 years, the two are divorcing. In this edition of “Mormon Land,” Josh and Lolly Weed discuss their divorce and how it will affect their family dynamics and their relationship with the LDS Church.

Duration:00:56:45

Liz Layton Johnson's 95 Theses for today's Mormon church | Episode 20

1/26/2018
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Drawing inspiration from Martin Luther's action 500 years ago, Mormon blogger Liz Layton Johnson recently wrote 95 ways to improve her church. Johnson joined Tribune senior religion writer Peggy Fletcher Stack and managing editor David Noyce to talk about her wide-ranging, practical ideas.

Duration:00:34:30

Exploring the woman's role in the Mormon church | Episode 19

1/19/2018
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Mormon historian Ardis Parshall sits down with The Tribune's Managing Editor Dave Noyce and Senior Religion Reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack to discuss the woman's role in the Mormon church and the new First Presidency.

Duration:00:28:38