An Evolving Kinship

In our first two episodes of the second season of Strangers No More, we explore the times and history around the Doctrine and Covenants 94 through 101.

With a much quicker pace than we had settled into for our first season, each episode is finished within 35 minutes, after exploring many topics around the Come Follow Me handbook suggested readings.

With the addition of Kate Mower’s segment, “Queering the Scriptures,” which allow for a deeper dive into the history of our canonized books, and Bradley Talbot’s “On The Record,” all of the hosts are learning and teaching one another at a rapid pace.

The first episode for our fall season is Zion is The Pure in Heart- Come Follow Me (Doctrine and Covenants 94-97) Strangers No More SNM S2 E1.

In this episode, the hosts discuss what it means to be “pure in heart.”


In our second episode of Season Two, a lively discussion starts about what kinship systems can mean after Maggie goes down a rabbit hole in a exploration of Doctrine and Covenants 99.

Be Still: Kinship & Murdock Family- Come Follow Me 2021 (D & C 98-101) Strangers No More SNM S2 E2 explores a bit of Murdock family history and extended kinship systems as they relate to polygamy.


General Conference and a Month of Episodes

This month has been full of challenges!

It seemed to begin at the very start of the month. On April 2nd, Maggie injured both of her hands. For eleven days, they were presumed broken.

When the second set of x-rays determined that the Priesthood Blessing had done its job and the injuries were soft tissue, rather than boney, the treatment plan changed.

During all of those wonderful challenges,  we DID manage to produce an episode reacting to General Conference. 

Here’s that episode.  (Blog post continued below the embedded episode).

After several hiccups, we were able to record episodes for the first two weeks of April, but those episodes were delayed a bit in being published.

In her distress about the situation of timing, Maggie received reassurance from the Holy Spirit that these two episodes would be right on time for the people who needed to view and listen to them.

Here is our Easter episode:

This episode, “Called to Preach His Gospel,” helped us all remember why we are here to do this:

Then, this week, we uploaded the last few episodes for April!

First, last week’s lesson, reminding us if we are “Not One” we are “Not His.”

Finally, we caught up for a moment with this week’s important lesson about “His Law to Govern His Church.”

In and amongst all of the recording and injuries, we have added a team member behind the scenes.

We shall give a bit more background about the angel who joined us in a post soon to come. For now, please know that Tiffany is loved and welcomed here and will be easing up a bit of the load soon!!

Thanks for joining us! We hope your week ahead is full of the Love and Lighte of Jesus Christ!

Christ Gathers Us and We Catch Up!

“Just be patient and just keep trusting God. Things work out. Its on God’s timetable, not ours.” A quote from Andrew in this week’s episode of Strangers No More

Maggie comes out and shares her Hard of Hearing disability and requests more help and more members to add to our team to improve accessibility for all.

Andrew introduced the lesson and after having struggled with remembering the name of a hymn during the introduction, he quickly reminds himself and the audience what the name of that tune was.

When the Strangers get down to the lesson, “The Gathering of Israel,” Dennis gets carried away with a touch of gossip, before sharing “The Plan of Salvation,” as taught by his missionaries not that long ago.

In a revelatory explanation, Bradley shared how the Plan of Salvation is not only about us as individuals, but also relates to how we interact in relationships.

After the discussion of the lesson, Bradley shared some facinating insights about how “The Plan” is described throughout the Book of Mormon causing us all to reflect a bit.

Maggie shared how moving forward with the Gospel fills her life with love.

Watch below and you’ll see it all!


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To study President Nelson’s talk (as Maggie challenges at the end of the show), here’s a link to the talk: A New Normal, October 2020.

Sustaining The Church Through its Members

In this week’s episode, Andrew, Dennis, Bradley and Maggie discuss topics ranging from what happens when you get a “whatever pass,” to give a talk in church, to policies and procedures of The Church vs Doctrine.

Just a bit of light discussion for your Sunday enjoyment!

Seriously though, do enjoy as the Strangers talk about what Common Consent means as well as what it means to be single in The Church of Jesus Christ in these Latter days.