Wheat & Tares welcomes guest poster Bill Reel once more for a discussion on “Men To Boys”, a discussion of how the Doctrine of Priesthood adapted and changed over time.  

Mormon Discussion Podcast disusses William Hartley’s article “From Men to Boys“.

This episode tries to counter our assumptions of how Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthood where developed and actually explains what really happened showing us once again that things are more complex then we thought.

– Once we see that Priesthood being given to 12-18 year olds is a modern adaptation in Mormonism, does it change whether D&C section 20 truly applies to them in the same way as it did to adults who held the aaronic Priesthood in early church history?

–  If this can change as it did, what is unchangeable?

– The more we examine the Church’s history the more some people find it to be a church that has changed naturally based on needs and less attributed to dramtic revelations.  What should we make of this?  Does this simply make our expectations more realistic or is this an area where faith finds itself on a slippery slope?

This episode is found HERE

Bill Reel is the host of Mormon Discussion Podcast.  The podcast tries to deal with the tough issues forthrightly while “leading with faith”.