Saints Unscripted is a show with faithful, hilarious Mormons with different opinions on being Mormon.
I met a cowboy on an airplane and my life changed | Michelle's Story
Michelle's story is one of our favorite stories. Michelle had a great interest in spirituality and religion. She moved to Idaho to learn more about religion and quickly ran into lots of information about Mormons (known as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Fast forward a little while and Michelle found herself on an airplane sitting next to a cowboy named Merlin. The two instantly had a connection. After their flight, they stayed in communication and Michelle quickly learned that Merlin was a member of the LDS Church. She began doing more research after realizing the many things that resonated with her beliefs. But her friends were worried about her joining the 'Mormon cult'. You HAVE to watch the rest of the episode to hear what happened! Thanks for joining us, Michelle!
What is a LDS priesthood blessing? | with Spencer
Have you ever had questions about LDS priesthood blessings? How does someone with priesthood authority give a blessing? How does a priesthood holder know what to say when giving a blessing? Spencer joins us today to share some powerful findings about priesthood blessings. Spencer conducted over 100 interviews with men who have given priesthood blessings with the purpose of learning more about how the words come to them, how they feel during the blessing, and how the receiver receives the blessing. Listening to Spencer share his knowledge was fascinating. There is so much to be learned from blessings and we're so grateful to have heard from Spencer. Thank you so much for joining us, Spencer!
Try not to laugh challenge | Dad Jokes edition
*originally posted on YouTube near Father's Day*
We LOVE the good dads in our lives! We are grateful for Father’s Day each year which gives us extra reason to celebrate the father figures in our lives.
In this episode, we celebrate dads by sharing our favorite “dad jokes.” Each host shares a joke to the other host in hopes of generating a good ol’ Father’s Day belly laugh. Are the dad jokes good enough to crack the hosts? Let’s see how many laughs we can get!
Did you laugh at any of the dad jokes shared in this video? What is your favorite dad joke? Let us know in the comments below!! And happy Father’s Day to the good dads who do so much good for their families!
Evolution Is NOT Evil
We are incredibly grateful for the knowledge and insight of Heath Odgen on our show today as he discusses the importace of embracing science as faithful members of the LDS Church (otherwise kwown as the Mormon Church). Heath discusses his interest in evolution and how he reconciles evolution and the theory of Adam and Eve. The theory of evolution doesn't have to contradict believe in the story of Adam and Eve but that both can be supported by each other. Do Mormons believe in evolution? Should Mormons believe in evolution? Both of these questions are explored by Heath in today's episode!!
Was Joseph Smith actually a polygamist?? | with Brian Hales
For many decades, there has been speculation that Joseph Smith (first prophet of the LDS Church) did not practice polygamy. The speculation has ebbed and flowed over the years, though the conspiracy has picked up steam more recently.
LDS scholar and friend of Saints Unscripted, Brian Hales, agreed to address the controversy on today’s episode. Brian addresses accounts of polygamy, how different types of scholars navigate history, and how to address specific claims made against Joseph Smith’s polygamy.
While the subject of polygamy is uncomfortable and might be happily dismissed altogether, the truth is that Joseph Smith practiced polygamy. We aren’t defending the practice but rather acknowledging true historical events.
Crime family, prison, and joining the LDS Church | with Derek Galanis
Derek and Denise Galanis join us on Saints Unscripted to talk about Derek's conversion to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Derek grew up in a family of crime. Prison and crime were natural parts of his formative years. Derek was convicted in 2001 and then again in 2016 for fraud. Derek talks about reconnecting with Denise, someone he had known earlier in his life, while he was in prison. He and Denise stayed in contact while Derek served his time in some harsh prison conditions. Derek read the Bible and was eventually introduced to the Book of Mormon by Denise. He read the Book of Mormon 4 times while in prison and knew he had to join the church. But joining wouldn't be easy, as he is still on probation for his crime. Watch the video to get the full story!!
I love this podcast!
I actually never watch the YouTube videos, I only listen to the podcast. I really appreciate that. They tackle some of the difficult and controversial subjects.
This podcast has helped me wrestle with difficult topics and open my mind to different perspectives. Very uplifting and enlightening. My favorite episodes are the conversion stories and testimonies of Jesus Christ.
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