Episode 90

Is This What an LDS Schism Looks Like? Faith Matters Restore Conference 2023 with Randy Bell

On this episode of Mormonish Podcast, we sit down with the wonderful Randy Bell, the Master of Disaster, to talk about the recent Faith Matters: Restore conference held in Utah.

Restore was an opportunity for faithful Latter Day Saints to spend a weekend restoring their faith with music, talks, community and more. It was attended by over 3500 people and had the look and feel of an Evangelical gathering according to those who were there to observe.

Randy, Rebecca, and Landon discuss the significance of this type of conference that portrays a different type of Mormonism you won't find in the pews on Sunday. We talk about what this type of gathering might mean for the church as a whole and it's future going forward.

This was a very interesting conversation that also touched on the "Christianization" of Mormonism, something that seems to be unfolding very rapidly.

Randy has great insights and perspectives that we were really fascinated to explore with him on this important episode.

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Rebecca Bibliotheca

Rebecca Bibliotheca is a mother or three boys, co-founder of "The Good Book Club," a virtual reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, cohost of "Mormon Media Reviews," and leader of the "Mormon Stories Book Club." She has a Masters of Library and Information Science from BYU and worked for many years at the BYU Library. She and her husband, Tom, also founded a youth theater program that is in its 19th year. Rebecca loves the theater, reading, film, spending times outdoors, church watching and iced coffee!
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Landon Brophy

Landon Brophy is the proud father of four children, two grandchildren, three ATVs and a boat. He's a former military officer, the co-founder of The Good Book Club, a reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, ann international manager for a global defense contractor, and a worldwide traveler. He and his wife founded "Utah Wanderers," an online travel guide to exploring Utah. Landon loves the outdoors, ATVing, boating, flying, reading, observing the "ongoing restoration" and second Saturdays!