Introducing “All In,” the first in a series of original podcasts created by LDS Living! And the first three episodes are now waiting on iTunes for you to download them. Bonus: If you’re a Deseret Bookshelf user, you can also listen there. Make sure to subscribe, as new episodes will be added weekly, each offering insights into different aspects of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Here’s the scoop on the episodes now available:
Historians Janiece Johnson and Jenny Reeder are featured in the first episode as they discuss how a deep dive into Church history has strengthened their faith rather than weakened it. Johnson and Reeder introduce listeners to characters throughout Church history that they have come to love and explain why it is that love that drives them to remain “all in” in their dedication to the gospel.
In episode two of “All In,” former government agent Tim Ballard shares the journey that led him to start Operation Underground Railroad, an organization that rescues children from sex slavery throughout the world. Ballard reveals how two of the children he rescued became a part of his family when he and his wife chose to adopt them.
Finally, episode three introduces listeners to friends Zandra Vranes (Sistas in Zion) and Laurel Christensen Day, both of whom have been presenters for Time Out For Women. Vranes and Day explain why their friendship is worth the deliberate effort they have made over the years to overcome racial and other differences. They talk about the importance of sitting in tough spaces and having difficult conversations. Vranes shares how she has experienced racism in the Church today and offers suggestions for how we can do better as a Church.
We are so excited to share with you a project that we believe is important in today’s climate as we learn that there are many different ways and reasons to be “all in” the gospel of Jesus Christ.