This episode has been a long time coming! After a brief hiatus, we’re back with this excellent discussion on Elder Holland’s talk “Songs Sung and Unsung.” We discuss diversity, differing perspectives on theologies, and the importance of learning how to keep things sacred. There are a mountain of show notes attached to this episode, so we hope you can dig in and enjoy all the extra content here!
Elder Holland’s Master’s Thesis on the Book of Mormon changes: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/4800/
Elder Holland on his dissertation on Mark Twain: https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/jeffrey-r-holland_soul-butter-hogwash-mark-twain-frontier-religion/
Quote: Jim Rohn - “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
Theologian on religious diversity - Krister Stendahl - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krister_Stendahl
Church’s video on temples - “Between Heaven and Earth” - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8DF84EB9BE8345BD
Article comparing social media’s ideals and mommy blogging with pornography: http://mike-thayer.com/lifestyle-porn/
Alma on prayers being in vain if we don’t care for the poor - Alma 34:28.
Elder Holland’s talk on Mental Illness - Like a Broken Vessel - https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2013/10/like-a-broken-vessel?lang=eng
The ranking of General Conference talks by complexity: http://zelophehadsdaughters.com/2014/03/15/general-conference-talk-complexity-by-speaker-and-by-session/#more-10623
Face to Face Fireside with President Eyring and Elder Holland
Quote from Brandon Sanderson’s “The Well of Ascension”: “Those who take lightly promises they make to those they love are people who find little lasting satisfaction in life. This is not an easy time in which to live. That does not mean that it has to be a difficult time to love”
St. Augustine’s quote on evil: “Since God is the highest good, he would not allow any evil to exist in his works unless his omnipotence and goodness were such as to bring good even out of evil.”
James E. Faust’s talk, The Great Imitator. https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1987/10/the-great-imitator?lang=eng
Music: “Homeward Bound” by Johnny Easton