To be a fountain of truth and inspiration that is uplifting, helpful or of "good report or praiseworthy" to help the "hands that hang down and strengthen the feeble knees"
To defend the standard of truth against calumny and falsehood till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country and sounded in every ear
A long-time defender of the truth who speaks on behalf of Gospel principles fearlessly and directly, a veteran talk radio host of Religion Today and Salt Lake attorney.
In our first broadcast which occurred Friday, on June 1st, anchor & host Martin Tanner interviewed Rod Meldrum, chair of THE FIRM FOUNDATION, about the popular topic of Book of Mormon lands; Meldrum is a chief proponent of the "Heartland or Hopewell" theory that the events described in the Book of Mormon took place in the upper Midwest and northeast United States, which he believes will help members stay faithful to Gospel principles. At noon, authors and publishers Ka and Mark Hancock gave us some ideas on how to get started writing and publishing your family history. We received many e-mails and hundreds of hits to this site from listeners. Not a bad start!
We heard from several guests, including the Firths of West Jordan, former Church News editors Geri Avant and John Hart and African missionaries Farrell and Marilyn Barlow about their experiences of both of the 1978 annoouncement and their recent experiences of African Saints and sharing the Gospel with them. Martin Tanner gave us a great history lesson on the background and history of the Priesthood and people of African descent.
Lawyer-turned-author Jonathan Neville shared his views on LETTER VII and Book of Mormon lands and why he, like Rod Meldrum, is a "one-hill guy" and supports the heartland theory, but alas, Martin Tanner stands firm–in the jungle–and defends his position. In the last hour, we heard the case for senior missionaries and the new Church website for seniors.
Why is the Church experiencing so many people leaving the fold and losing their faith? Martin Tanner looks at some key stumbling blocks and provides some answers. And, providential researcher and documentary producer Hannah Stoddard shares some ideas her organization, The Joseph Smith Foundation, has discovered. Then, in the last hour, by popular demand, we are re-broadcasting the segment on publishing family histories by Mark and Ka Hancock.
Constitutional experts and Book of Mormon scholars will shed some light on the volatile circumstances in high places around the world today and how they reflect the events and situations described in the Book of Mormon, Martin Tanner has some great quotes and historical background, and documentary producer Hannah Stoddard will share her thoughts. Lots of fireworks!
The first segment of day one of Latter Day Radio featuring an interview of Rod Meldrum by host Martin Tanner.
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