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Mormon Youtube Videos
There are countless youtube videos that deal with Mormonism available on the Internet. Some are informative, some are funny, some are faith-promoting and many are enlightening. A list of the Exmormon Foundation video presentations for 2008 and 2009 are available at their website. Here is a collection of videos available on the Internet that we especially liked or found interesting.
Book of Mormon Translation. This 4 minute video is a sensitive introduction to the Book of Mormon translation process. It is not anti-Mormon and is very factual. Can be shared with faithful members. This was produced by some fans of MormonThink. Thanks for the plug.
Provo Girls. OK, this is just a take-off of the song 'California Girls'. It's innocent enough but very funny and very popular.
LONG VIDEOS (or multiple parts)
Top 10 Mormon Problems Explained. For those who have been wanting a good, modern, detailed, youtube video that explains the top problems of the Mormon Church, it has arrived. The following video introduces the Top 10 Problems of the Mormon Church. It's a long video at 1 hr and 21 min but it's easy to watch yet provides just enough detail to introduce each of 10 serious problems in the LDS church. It's not anti-Mormon at all yet plainly explains the top issues that critics have with the church. Think of it as a modern replacement for the 'Godmakers video' but something you might be more comfortable sharing with friends and family. Thanks to the makers of the video as they plug MT and several other worthy sites.
Lying for the Lord. This was a presentation by former CES teacher Ken Clark that he gave at the 2008 Exmormon Foundation conference. Ken is a great presenter and made the presentation very funny, interesting and informative. It is shown on youtube in 10 parts. Part one is here. Or can be be viewed via Stream Now. The links to all parts on youtube can be found here as well information on the presenter.
Top 5 Myths and Truths about Why Committed Mormons Leave the Church. This hour-long video was produced by John Dehlin and gives a good summary of why people leave the church and what members and the church can do to help people stay in the church. Not anti at all. John Dehlin has updated his popular 'Why people leave the LDS Church and what can we do about it' video. He has now included results of a survey.
Chased out of Mormonism. This was a presentation by former member Lyndon Lamborn that he gave at the 2008 Exmormon Foundation conference. Lyndon did an excellent job recapping his unique journey out of Mormonism. It's entertaining and informative. It is shown on youtube in six parts. Part one is here. The links to all parts on youtube as well as Lyndon's other videos and writings, including the video of his actual excommunication, go here.
Joseph Smith's Language Problems. This was a presentation by former member Richard Packham that he gave at the 2009 Exmormon Foundation conference. Richard is a brilliant man and a continually requested speaker at the ExMormon conferences. Richard has a vast knowledge of languages and linguistics. That, coupled with his knowledge of the LDS Church and it's detailed history, gives Richard perhaps a unique perspective of the linguistic problems in Mormonism that very few members know the extent of. It's informative and pretty humorous as well. It is shown on youtube in ten parts. Part one is here. Richard's popular website is here.
Authorship - Who really wrote the Book of Mormon. This was a presentation by Craig Criddle, Ph. D that he gave at the 2009 Exmormon Foundation conference. Craig is one of the experts on the Spalding theory which gives an alternative explanation to the origins of the Book of Mormon. He is famous (or infamous) for his essay Sidney Rigdon: Creating the Book of Mormon. Craig's presentation was really well done. It is informative and the best one we've ever seen on this subject. It is shown on youtube in ten parts. Part one is here. Craig's continual work is here.
I am an Ex-Mormon - a new weekly video series made to provide a counter to the 'I am a Mormon' videos.
Charles Larson youtube video - author of By His Own Hand Upon Papyrus speaks about his joining and then resigning from the LDS Church.
Grant Palmer Presentation - LDS historian and former Church Education System instructor Grant Palmer, gave an excellent talk in SLC in October 2012 at the Ex-Mormon Conference entitled “My Ah-Ha Moments in Researching Mormon History”. This was a great presentation by Grant that everyone really enjoyed and is now available on youtube.
Book of Mormon Tories, Part Deux: Colonial Influences in the Book of Mormon- by Tom Donofrio. Presented in SLC in October 2012 at the Ex-Mormon Conference.
The Joseph Smith Papyri - This 23 minute video, made by a Latter-day Saint is one of the best, most concise and neutral overviews of the Joseph Smith papyri. He gives an excellent summary of the history of the Book of Abraham, the problems and the apologetic explanations.
LDS historian and author Dan Vogel has made and continues to make some of the best and most informative videos on a variety of LDS topics. Dan is very thorough in his research and viewers can learn a lot of things about LDS history that they likely never saw anywhere else. The videos are not anti-Mormon yet reveal many facts that most Latter-day Saints know little, if anything about. Here's a list of his videos by topic:
Book of Mormon Witnesses
Award-wining author Dan Vogel has just come out with his latest video (Sep 2014). In this first of two parts, Dan examines the Three Book of Mormon witnesses and does an in-depth analysis of their testimony.
The second video is now available (Oct 2014) that focuses on the eight witnesses:
MT Editor Comment: The above videos from 2014 are a great resource that critically analyzes the BOM witness statements and puts them in context. Dan challenges many of the assertions taken by LDS apologist Richard Anderson.
Joseph Smith's 1826 Court Trial
Joseph Smith's 1823 Discovery of Gold Plates
Evolution of Mormon Authority Claims
Youtube Video: Evolution of Mormon Authority Claims Pt 1 Dan Vogel
Youtube Video: Evolution of Mormon Authority Claims P2 1 Dan Vogel
Covers multiple topics discussed on MormonThink
Theories on Joseph Smith motives
For a list of all of Dan's videos: Dan Vogel Channel