174 episodes

For more than 45 years, Sunstone has been exploring Mormonism in all its expressions through our publications and symposiums. The Sunstone Podcast gathers the best of these explorations, including compelling sessions from our worldwide symposiums as well as interviews, book reviews, and deep dives into all things Mormon. Hosted by Stephen Carter.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.4 • 158 Ratings

For more than 45 years, Sunstone has been exploring Mormonism in all its expressions through our publications and symposiums. The Sunstone Podcast gathers the best of these explorations, including compelling sessions from our worldwide symposiums as well as interviews, book reviews, and deep dives into all things Mormon. Hosted by Stephen Carter.

    E175: The World Beyond the Valley.

    E175: The World Beyond the Valley.

    Esther Peterson was one of the most beloved and effective activists of the 20th century, working with John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Jimmy Carter to improve women's rights in the United States. And she grew up Mormon in Provo, Utah. In this episode, Esther talks about how her Mormon upbringing affected her activism—both for good and ill.

    E174: One of These Gods is Not Like the Other.

    E174: One of These Gods is Not Like the Other.

    If the Christian God and the Mormon God got into a fight, who would win? In this episode, S. Richard Bellrock shows just just how unfair the fight would be.

    E173: How Should Mormons Write History?

    E173: How Should Mormons Write History?

    History is a dangerous profession in the LDS Church, sometimes leading to excommunication. Stephen Carter explores why history is such a charged topic—and what Ethiopian leopards have to do with it.

    E172: What Really Happened When Phineas Got His New Wives?

    E172: What Really Happened When Phineas Got His New Wives?

    One fine July Sunday in Relief Society, Deja Earley was asked to share a story about her Mormon ancestors. Her story did not go down well. In this episode, Deja tries to come to terms with her polygamous forebears.

    E171: The Movie that Turns Easter on its Head.

    E171: The Movie that Turns Easter on its Head.

    Testimony meeting would be a terrible place for Stephen Carter to talk about the movie that finally made him feel a connection to the atonement. Hint: It has connections to Lord of the Rings, Avatar, and Run Lola Run.

    E170: The Weird New Atonement Theory You Can’t Talk About in Sunday School.

    E170: The Weird New Atonement Theory You Can’t Talk About in Sunday School.

    The Atonement is all about suffering. Or is it? In this episode, Stephen Carter stumbles across a new atonement theory that would stop any Sunday school lesson in its tracks. Yet, it fits perfectly into the Plan of Salvation.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

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Loved the “culting” episode!

Loved Stephen Carter’s take on high stakes causes. This feels like such a useful paradigm to ensure we’re interacting with groups and causes in a healthy way. Thank you!

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Stephen Carter is a genius.

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The Sunstone History of Mormonism is excellent. It is enlightening, refreshing, informative to hear truths from other points of view and to deal with white supremacy.

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