Dialogue Podcasts

Dialogue Sunday School #18 w/ Maxine Hanks

Alma 39-42 — August 2 Maxine Hanks lectures and writes on history, women’s studies and theology in Mormon studies and Christian liturgy. She did her bachelor’s in Gender Studies at the University of Utah, and her masters work in History at Arizona State University, with additional graduate work in theology and religious studies at Harvard Divinity and other schools. SheRead More »

Dialogue Sunday School #17 w/ Nathan Kitchen

Alma 36-38, July 26: Nathan Kitchen. Lesson transcript here. Nathan Kitchen is the president of Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Family and Friends. Affirmation is a forty three year old organization that creates worldwide communities of safety, love, and hope, supporting LGBTQIA+ individuals and their families as they define their individual spirituality and intersection with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-dayRead More »

Dialogue Sunday School #16 w/ Kathryn Shirts

Alma 32-35, July 19, 2020 with Kathryn Shirts Kathryn H. Shirts holds masters degrees from Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Divinity School, where she focused on American Church History.  She has presented at Mormon History Association Conferences, BYU Women’s Conferences, the Church History Symposium, Sunstone, and FairMormon.  She co-authored A Trial Furnace: Southern Utah’s Iron Mission with her late father-in-law, Morris A. Shirts.  Her articleRead More »

Dialogue Heritage #7

In the seventh Dialogue Heritage podcast, Editor Taylor Petrey and Art Editor Andi Pitcher Davis consider the Dialogue years of 1995 thru 1999, the years following the September Six and the injunction against symposia.  Could progressives still find a place in the church? Could Dialogue be a home for thoughtful and faithful scholars? Included are many articles about BYU, especiallyRead More »

Dialogue Book Report #4: Recent books on LGBTQ issues and Mormonism

A conversation between three young LGBTQ scholars about recent scholarly books, memoirs, and fiction on Mormonism and LGBTQ issues. Featuring Jaclyn Foster (University of Utah), Conor Hilton (University of Iowa), and Adam McLain (Harvard University).  Books discussed: Scholarship:  Greg Prince. Gay Rights and the Mormon Church  Taylor G. Petrey. Tabernacles of Clay: Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism  Brenda R. Weber Latter-day Screens:Read More »

Dialogue Sunday School #15 w/ Ignacio Garcia

Ignacio M. Garcia is the Lemuel Hardison Redd Jr. Professor of Western & Latino History at Brigham  Young University. He is the author of 7 books dealing with Chicano/a/Latino/a civil rights and radical politics, several essays on Latino/a Latter-day Saints, and a memoir Chicano While Mormon : Activism, War and Keeping the Faith. He recently ended his term as President ofRead More »

Dialogue Sunday School #14 w/ Michalyn Steele

Dialogue Sunday Gospel Study July 5, 2020: Alma 23-29 Professor Michalyn Steele is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and  joined the faculty of BYU Law School in 2014, following two years as a Fellow and a semester as a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at the Law School. She teaches Civil Rights, Federal Indian Law, and Constitutional Law. Professor Steele workedRead More »

Dialogue Sunday School #13 w/ Blair Hodges

Dialogue Sunday Gospel Study June 28, 2020: Alma 17-22 Blair Hodges is the public communications specialist for the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University. He hosts the Maxwell Institute Podcast, featuring scholars of religion, scripture, history, and more. He earned a master’s degree in religious studies from Georgetown University. His thesis focused on intellectual disabilities in Mormon thought duringRead More »

Dialogue Sunday School #12 w/ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Dialogue Sunday Gospel Study June 21, 2020: Alma 13-16 Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is 300th Anniversary University Professor emerita at Harvard University. She is probably best known for A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1991. Her latest book, A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage andRead More »

Dialogue Heritage #6

In the sixth Dialogue Heritage podcast, Editor Taylor Petrey and Art Editor Andi Pitcher Davis consider the editorship of Martha Sonntag Bradley and Allen Dale Roberts: 1991 thru 1994. Within this span, Dialogue had some of it’s most controversial content including the Trevor Southey cover featured here as well as articles about sexuality and considering the September Six. Also someRead More »