Joseph Freeman, Jr. (born July 24, 1952) was the first man of black African descent to receive the Melchizedek priesthood and be ordained an elder in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after the announcement of the 1978 Revelation on Priesthood, which allowed “all worthy male members of the Church” to “be ordained to the priesthood without regard for race or color.
In Mormonism and White Supremacy, Joanna Brooks offers an unflinching look at her own people’s history and culture and finds in them lessons that will hit home for every scholar of American religion and person of faith.
We are so grateful to those that have expressed their excitement for the April 10th Fast. In the spirit of fasting we want to ensure that this is a personal…
Brett Raymond, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is a professional composer, arranger, studio musician, and singer. He has worked with all four major television networks – ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox – as well as other varied clients such as ARTS Entertainment channel, Major League Baseball, Utah Jazz, FTD. He has also written and composed theme music for TV programs such as the theme for the “Today Show” on NBC, production music for TV stations, network promos, and the title theme for “ABC’s Wide World of Sports.
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McKay Coppins is an American journalist and author who is a staff writer for The Atlantic. In 2012, Coppins was one of the Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30” media pundits and listed along with three other young BuzzFeed News journalists as one of Politico’s “ten breakout reporters of 2012.” He is a regular contributor to CNN and MSNBC.
The 20th Anniversary LDS Film Festival is at the SCERA Center for the Arts. Live and in Person. February 24-27, 2021
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Highlights from this episode include: Lost causes, pants and parental leave policies for Church employees, Brigham Young’s potty mouth, Deseret Books and bad hypotheses, new podcast finds, and more!
References to a divine council of gods are found in several ancient Near Eastern cultures, including Mesopotamia, Greece, Egypt and Canaan. There are also numerous references to the divine counsel in the Hebrew Bible. The concept was pervasive. Does this mean that members of the LDS Church believe in polytheism or that the ancient Israelites did?