Conversations with Interesting Latter-day Saints from across Canada



Part 2 of 2, John answers specific questions a Mormon might have about the Community of Christ.  Naturally there will be similarities between the two churches, and there are some major differences too.

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Today my guest is John Hamer.  John is a historian, specializing in the history of the Latter Day Saint movement. He is a past president of the John Whitmer Historical Association.  He is also a gifted cartographer, or in other words, he makes maps.  His maps have been used in many history books, and documentaries, including the Joseph Smith Papers. Continue reading


In part 2 of this interview, Viola shares her perspective on the Plan of Salvation.  She also shares her thoughts on the principle of hope.  As Mormons, we are familiar with faith, hope, and charity (see 1 Cor. 13:13).  We try to exercise faith, and strive to treat others with charity.  But too often we overlook the “hope”.  What is hope?  Why is it so important?  How can we have it?  Viola shares her thoughts on this.


I am glad to have been able to catch Viola Nabrotzky for this interview, just days before she relocated to the United States to get married.  She is a lawyer practicing family law, and has a background in social work.  She is a gifted gospel teacher, and student of the scriptures.  In Part 1 of this interview, Viola shares her experiences growing up, the impact of losing both of her parents as a teen, her mission, education, and her encounter with a very direct, yet inspired aunt.


Beatrice Smuck, is the mother of Lynn Sellars, who is the mother of Sherry Pockett.  In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the historic Lorraine Chapel on Saturday July 26, 2014, Travis Fantina conducts this inter-generational interview with these three women of faith.  They share their memories of the construction of the building, and memories of service over the years in this building.


Paul and Pamela Shuh are among the original members of the church in Kitchener who helped raise funds for, and personally construct the Lorriane Avenue Chapel.  In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of this historic building Continue reading

ICM_004_robert_fantina_300In part 3, we discuss one of Robert’s previous books, “My Burden Is Light,” which is a story about a missionary-aged young man who is gay.

ICM_004_robert_fantina_300In part 2, we discuss Robert’s latest book, “Empire, Racism & Genocide, a History of U.S. Foreign Policy.”  He outlines the United States’ involvement in war Continue reading


Today my guest is LDS Author and Human Rights Activist Robert Fantina.  He is an American who is in the process of becoming a Canadian citizen.  Robert currently resides in the Kitchener Ontario Stake with his family, and serves as his ward’s Mission Leader.  He is the author of Continue reading


Part 2 of 2 – Understanding the Old Testament.