Conversations with Interesting Latter-day Saints from across Canada

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Part 2 of 2 – Understanding the Old Testament.

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As members of the Church study the Old Testament in this year’s Sunday School curriculum, we will encounter some messy and disturbing subject matter.  For example Continue reading