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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

Here's what did — and didn’t — happen at General Conference | Episode 52

10/11/2018
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President Russell M. Nelson and his colleagues did it again. They pulled off a momentous General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They shortened Sunday worship services. They announced a dozen new temples. They gave sermons that made news. They even have members and outsiders talking about how they are supposed to be referring to members and their faith. For this week’s podcast, Patrick Mason, head of Mormon studies at Claremont Graduate University, and Emily...

Duration:00:41:34

Is ‘correlation' helping or hurting the modern faith? | Episode 51

10/3/2018
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In some respects, the Church Office Building in downtown Salt Lake City is a 28-story monument to a program called “correlation.” In the 1960s, authorities in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints introduced in earnest a more consistent approach to the faith that came to be known as correlation. The sweeping effort attempted to make every congregation, class and calling the same across all regions, climates and cultures. These days, critics see correlation as a hinderance. It...

Duration:00:42:20

The gossip you might not have heard about General Conference | Episode 50

9/26/2018
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Mormon Land is alive with the sound of rumors. Probably the only thing on the Latter-day Saint calendar as reliable as General Conference is the buzz, the chatter, the leaks in the weeks before about what will happen at the upcoming sessions. On this week’s podcast, we’re going to unashamedly indulge the love for such gossip and talk about what members are talking about. Latter-day Saints may not know what’s going to occur at the Oct. 6-7 conference, but that never stopped an entertaining...

Duration:00:31:36

What writer Jana Riess' landmark study says about Latter-day Saint women | Episode 49

9/17/2018
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In March, Religion News Service senior columnist Jana Riess joined us to talk about Latter-day Saint millennials, part of her groundbreaking multigenerational survey of Mormons and former Mormons. Now, with her new book — “The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church” — due out in less than six months, she’s back with us to discuss more specifically what her research revealed about women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Duration:00:33:31

Sam Young discusses his stance on youth interviews and his possible excommunication | Episode 48

9/12/2018
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Sam Young is a Mormon on a mission. He wants bishops’ one-on-one interviews with Latter-day Saint youths to end. He wants the sometimes sexually explicit “worthiness” questions they are asked in these private sessions to cease. To propel his cause, he formed a group, Protect LDS Children, launched an online petition and led a march to church headquarters to deliver tens of thousands of supportive signatures. He even staged a three-week hunger strike to draw attention to the issue. This past...

Duration:00:30:07

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

Genesis Group and black Mormons | Episode 18

1/15/2018
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For 22 years, Don Harwell served as branch president of the Genesis Group, a support group for black Mormons. Don and his wife Jerri Harwell visit with Salt Lake Tribune senior religion reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack and managing editor David Noyce about the group, race in the church and President Monson's special relationship with Genesis.

Duration:00:39:34

Adam Miller on faith and doubt | Episode 17

1/11/2018
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What is the relationship between faith and doubt? Author Adam S. Miller describes his take on reconciling personal belief with LDS Church doctrine in a new edition of his book, "Letters to a Young Mormon." He talks with Salt Lake Tribune senior religion writer Peggy Fletcher Stack and managing editor David Noyce.

Duration:00:25:59

The life and legacy of Mormon prophet Thomas S. Monson | Episode 16

1/3/2018
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How will LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson be remembered? Salt Lake Tribune senior religion reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack and managing editor David Noyce discuss Monson's 50-year imprint on the faith with Henderson State University history professor Matthew Bowman, author of "The Mormon People: The Making of an American Faith."

Duration:00:27:36

Hong Kong's all-women LDS branch | Episode 15

12/23/2017
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While reporting in Hong Kong, Salt Lake Tribune senior religion reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack discovered a Mormon congregation that only serves domestic workers. Stack spoke about the group with a woman known as Ling Ling, a former Relief Society president of the Everyday Branch.

Duration:00:16:41

How Mormons celebrate Christmas | Episode 14

12/18/2017
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BYU religion professor Eric Huntsman describes Mormon history, cultural tradition and his personal observance of Christmas with Salt Lake Tribune senior religion reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack and managing editor David Noyce.

Duration:00:35:35