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252: Mormonism For Beginners


Today I sit down with Stephen Carter and Jett Atwood, respectively the Author and Illustrator of “Mormonism For Beginners” and “iPlates”.  Stephen also happens to be the Editor of Sunstone Magazine.  We talk about their faith journies, their love of writing and art, and what went into their comic series “iPlates” and their newest book “Mormonism For Beginners”.

iPlates Volume 1

iPlates Volume 2

Mormonism For Beginners





3 thoughts on “252: Mormonism For Beginners”

  1. I usually am the one of those rate listeners that have found that the latest podcasts were counter productive with respect to the edification factor of building faith. But I must state that I was estactic after listening to Stephen and Jett’s stories and how they managed, or are managing, through their faith journeys. Many things said in this podcast resonated so personally to my own situation and mirror my own experiences and tensions as a LDS member. Similar to Jett’s experience, I have been through the “dark night of the soul” and have been fortunate to hold close to those things I know are meaningful and preserved my confidence in the restored Gospel.

    After many years of searching the “messiness” and nuances within our history etc. I have found a new excitement in the Gospel I never could have imagined! Stephen’s narrative on the acceptance of the strangeness and interesting aspects of Joseph Smith is so right on! If we could all just put aside the paradigms, assumptions and roll with what really is…..whole new exciting things await us and give us a new view that is real and refreshing.

    Bravo Bill on this podcast! I hope more are to follow like this.

    P.S. This is exactly what I have been referring to in my past posts. I actually walked away from this edified and feeling hope for once! I believe your listeners will too.

    1. I appreciate your feedback and am sorry much of my work has a negative impact on you and your faith. For me the truth is not always faith promoting. My main purpose is to validate the hurt and pain of those in crisis and to validate just how messy this is. Once all the truth is on the table and we do our best to examine it objectively as possible and deal with where the data pushes us then after all that is said and done to make room for as much faith as is possible with that perspective.

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