Page 81 – #1 – Bushman on the Priesthood Restoration, Page 86 – Magical Worldview – Josiah Stowell, Page 86 – Magical Worldview – Newspapers and money-digging, Page 86 – Magical Worldview – Smiths were farmers, Page 87 – Magical Worldview – Rod of Aaron and BC and D&C Comparison, Page 87 – Physical object used in the Bible, Page 88 – Rod of Aaron Use Documentation Absent, Page 88 – Witnesses never denied their testimonies, Page 88 – Martin Harris – not a gullible dupe, Page 89 – three witnesses individual accounts, Page 90 – five religions after Martin Harris, Page 90 – Martin Harris and the Strangites, Page 91 – Martin and the Witnesses Were Reliable, Page 92 – David Whitmer Henry Moyle quote, Page 93-94 – Second Sight Quotes 1,2,9 – Martin Harris and Metcalf, Page 93 & 100 – Second Sight Quote 3 – Martin Harris Spiritual Eye, Page 93 – Second Sight Quote 5 – David Whitmer literal wood, Page 94 – Second Sight Quote #8 – Jesse Townsend, Page 94 – Second Sight Quote #7 – Pomeroy Tucker, Page 95 – Differences Between Joseph Smith and James Strang, Page 99 – Accounts of Book of Mormon Witnesses Master, Page 99 – Missing Original 8 Witnesses Document, Page 101 – Witnesses Never Denied Testimonies, Page 102 – #3 – Excommunicating the witnesses, Page 104 – #7 – Martin Harris and the Shakers, Page 104 – #7 – Comparing Shaker Book and Scroll to BofM witnesses, Page 108 – #5 – Zero Links to Solomon’s Temple, Page 111 – Intro – Science cannot disprove religion, Page 111 – #4 – literal reading of the bible, Page 113 – 114 – #1 – Church and African Americans, Page 120 – #2 Finances – full account of story, Page 120 – #3 Anti-Intellectualism – broadcasting weaknesses of leaders, Page 120 – #3 Anti-Intellectualism – misrepresenting the historical record, Page 120 – #3 Anti-Intellectualism – Dallin H Oaks on Criticizing, Page 122 – #3 Anti-Intellectualism – don’t criticize, Page 122 – #3 Anti-Intellectualism – scary internet, Page 122 – #3 Anti-Intellectualism – Uchtdorf -Truth, Page 124 – #3 – Anti-Intellectualism – intellecutals, Page 124 – #3 Anti-Intellectualism – September 1993. We will share an intimate glimpse … The timing of his release has nothing to do with comments Elder Jensen made recently (cited acontextually here, among other places). Tribune file photo In this 2009 photo, LDS Church Historian and Recorder Marlin Jensen presents Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles with a copy of The Joseph Smith Papers, volume two. I didn't understand what was going on or why people would leave "over history." Topics LDS, marlin, jensen, church, mormon, leaving, membership Language English. Page 58? LDS elder Marlin Jensen. Date: April 21, 2017 Author: Guest Poster 28 Comments. Elder Jensen has been a general authority of the church since 1989. Pages 20-21 – #8 – Did B.H. Elder Marlin Jensen will be released as Church Historian in an upcoming General Conference. “We went there often. Elder Marlin K. Jensen was named a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 1, 1989. By Jana Riess — January 2, 2014 . Page 9 – #2 – Why are KJV Italics in BOM? Each month as new missionaries arrived and as those finishing their missions departed, we took them there. Audio and a rough transcript/commentary was originally posted on a blog called Simple Mormon Spectator. Page 38 – Facsimile #1 – Lion Couch Egyptologists Differing Views. Excerpts of the Q&A session specifically having to do with the difficulties Mormons face when learning about church history are included below. Elder Marlin K. Jensen was “content, downright happy” to be working on his Huntsville, Utah, ranch and practicing law in nearby Ogden when, in 1989, the Lord called him at age 46 to serve as a General Authority. St. George Temple President Bruce C. Hafen, left, with Elder Marlin K. Jensen of the Seventy, church historian and recorder, during a Mormon history meeting in St. George in 2011. This may challenge conventional wisdom that some who lose their faith do so because of single-issue hang-ups. He served in the Presidency of the Seventy and as the executive director of the Curriculum, Historical, Priesthood, and Family and Church History Departments. A chronicle of Issues, Studies, News and other items of interest regarding Mormonism (2006-2013), A number of articles have come out in the past few days regarding a large number of people leaving the LDS church. CES Letter, Introduction (cont.) Jensen was asked if church leaders were aware that members were discovering problems with LDS Church … Book: Playing with Shadows: Voices Of Dissent In T... Mormon Media Studies Symposium 2012: "Mormon Momen... January 31, in an article titled "Number of faithful Mormons rapidly declining", KUTV 4. In May 2013, an emergency fireside was held in Stockholm Sweden by Apostle Ballard, Elder Marlin Jensen and Elder Richard Turley to address the faith crisis that ensued among an entire group of members and leaders in Stockholm Sweden including a stake president and a member of the Quorum of the Seventy (General Authority) Although convenient in furthering his narrative (i.e. R. Scott Lloyd, Deseret News Elder Marlin K. Jensen presents a copy of a Joseph Smith Papers book to Elder Russell M. Nelson of the … Millenial Mormons are coming of age and learning all sorts of new things about Church history that were previously much more difficult to find and learn. Many respondents made the case that it wasn't necessarily the historical issue per se that led to their disbelief, but rather a sense of betrayal at what was often viewed as a dishonest approach to the church's history.". Dr. Phillip Barlow (Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture at Utah State University) invited Elder Marlin K. Jensen (Church Historian and Recorder) to speak at USU. Jensen Calls Our Time an Apostasy Recently, Elder Marlin K. Jensen was subject to a Q & A at Utah State University. There has been a bit of buzz (mostly amongst ex- and anti-Mormons) recently over some remarks of Elder Marlin K. Jensen, an emeritus member of the 1st Quorum of the Seventy and former Church Historian and Recorder, who is alleged to have said that, thanks to Google, the omniscient fount of all knowledge, members of the Church are leaving “in droves”. Terryl Givens further elaborates on this: Time for Mormons to Come to Terms with Church History, An approach to Thoughtful, Honest and Faithful Mormonism, Claremont Graduate University School of Religion, Harold B. Lee Library Mormon Studies Resources, Homosexuality: A Straight BYU Student’s Perspective, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, University of Illinoise Press, Mormon Studies. Elder Marlin K. Jensen Questions And Answers. Lyin' for the Lord? In QandA session at Utah State on Jan 18 Jensen said, "We never have had a period of, I’ll call it apostasy, like we’re having right now." Terryl Givens once wrote of Elder Jensen: "Marlin Jensen has done more to further the cause of Mormon history than any person of the current generation." His presentation is entitled, “The Office of Church Historian and Recorder.” Elder Jensen was called to the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 1, 1989. Jensen was made an emeritus general authority in the October 2012 general conference. Roberts lose faith in the Book of Mormon? Elder Marlin K. Jensen speaks during a CES Devotional on May 6, 2012, in Sacramento, Calif. Credit: Photo by Annalisa Heylen “My family and I came to love that grove of trees and to feel of its sacredness,” he said. Gay marriage legalized in Washington State, 'Book of Mormon' wins Grammy for musical theater, Prop 8 declared unconstitutional by 9th circuit court. Apparently some Latter-day Saints who have learned about church history through the church's "correlated". He was the 19th man to hold that calling since it was established in 1830. Marlin Keith Jensen (born May 18, 1942) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1989. Pages 25-27 – #11 – Trinitarian View – Christ as Father, Pages 25-27 – #11 – Trinitarian View – Chronology of dual deity quotations, Pages 25-27 – #11 – Trinitarian View – Godhead, Pages 25-27 – #11 – Trinitarian View – Trinity teachings, Page 29 – Various Accounts Differ on Translation Insights, Page 29 – Criticism of Artists and Rock in a Hat, Page 29 – Criticism of Artists Renditions. Page 9 – #2 – Why is “Red Sea” Mentioned? INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT. Pages 57-58 – Did the 1835 D&C Revelations Ban Polygamy? Page 58 – Dishonesty for 10+ Years, JS Reputation, Page 58 – 31 Witness Affidavit, lying signatories, Page 59 – Repeated Lying Claims Addressed, Page 62 – #1 – Spencer W. Kimball on Adam God, Page 62 – #1 – Bruce R. McConkie on Adam God, Page 64 – #3 – Polygamy – New and Everlasting Covenant, Page 65 – #4 – JS allowed Black ordinations, Page 65 – #4 – Scant evidence on ban origin, Page 65 – #4 – Church History on Race is More Complex, Pages 66-68 – #5 – Mark Hofmann Timeline, Ch. Did the leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints know that members are “leaving in droves?” a woman asked. Hostile authors love to quote Elder Jensen about the alleged widespread apostasy in the Church today without mentioning his follow-up comments. Pages 16-20 – #8 – View of the Hebrews Cowdery-Ethan Smith connection? The problem is not so much the discovery of particular details that are deal breakers for the faithful; the problem is a loss of faith and trust in an institution that was less that forthcoming to begin with." The survey went on to measure the cost a non-believer incurs in family relationships. Page 58 – Public Denials and Careful Wording. The two men were companions during their full-time missions in Germany. Jensen was made an emeritus general authority in the October 2012 general conference. Monday, February 25, 2008. of faith promoting stories are caught off guard when learning other aspects of Mormon history. Below is a list of the unfolding events and articles: A "Q&A" with the LDS Church Historian Elder Marlin K. Jensen was hosted by the John A. Widtsoe Association for Mormon Studies at Utah State University on November 11, 2011, By January 18, news of  Elder Jensen's frank discussion of an apostasy circulated on some Mormon blogs, On Janurary 28, Rueters News pubilished a ", An interview with Elder Jensen and others was, "haven't been emphasized often because they were not necessarily germane to what is taught at present" indicating efforts are underway to include such items in seminary and institute manuals. To suggest otherwise is to perpetuate a false and damaging gossip. Marlin K. Jensen, in Logan, Utah, on November 11, 2011, who states that there is a massive exodus/apostasy going on, where more people are leaving Mormonism right now, than any other time since Kirtland! In her September 27th essay on Huffington Post entitled "LDS Elder Marlin Jensen's Prop 8 'Apology': We Need Clarification", Holly Welker does laud Elder Jensen for his courage, compassion and human decency in publicly offering sympathy and regret for the misunderstanding caused by the actions of the Church in promoting Prop 8. Mormons can now discuss the P word — polygamy — at church. As an LDS general authority and official Church Historian, Marlin K. Jensen presided over a historic shift toward greater openness in the Mormon church’s approach to its history. Elder Marlin K. Jensen Confirms Mormon Attrition Rate At Its Highest Percentage Since The 1837 Failure Of The Kirtland Bank A recent Pew survey entitled "Mormons In America" triggered some skepticism on the more prominent LDS blogs. Page 9 – #1 – Why do we have 1769 KJV Errors? He was the 19th man to hold that calling since it was established in 1830. Page 11 – #4 – DNA and the Book of Mormon, Page 11 – #6 – Book of Mormon Archaeology, Page 14 – #7 Vernal Holley List is Flawed, Page 14 – #7 – Book of Mormon, 337 Unique Names, Page 15 – #7 (Cont.) Respondents indicated that the church should not encourage spouses to divorce disbelievers, but should instead encourage believing spouses to stay married to their partner. He currently is a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. Also on January 31, Latter-day Saint columnist Joanna Brookes opined. Page 77 – #5 – Is the Church Hiding its History? (1). ". Mormons covenant not to speak ill of the Lord’s anointed, but apparently this does … Some Internet-savvy Mormons are struggling to reconcile the correlated views they learned in church classes with the history they find on the Internet. January 30 cited acontextually here, among other places ) Views they learned in church classes with the Mormons... 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