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Unitarian Christian Alliance

78 EpisodesProduced by Mark Cain, UCA memberWebsite

The Trinity doctrine is perplexing. Many Christians prefer explicit Scriptures on the one God over catholic creeds. Mark Cain explores living as a lower-case-u unitarian amid a trinitarian majority with insights and stories from unorthodox guests.


62. A Mormon Fundamentalist Upbringing - Mike Collier (Part 1)

The origins of a small fringe group from within the Latter Day Saints—a first-hand account.



  • (03:29) Interview with Mike Collier
  • (04:01) Ancestors
  • (05:17) LDS church structure
  • (07:20) Dad, the bishop's favorite
  • (07:44) Introduced to fundamentalistm
  • (08:25) Writing interests
  • (09:39) Issues with the mainstream LDS
  • (11:22) Waiting on dad's intelectual visits
  • (12:37) Perceptions of leaving mainstream
  • (15:45) Dad came and got us
  • (16:43) Polygamy
  • (22:58) The schisms
  • (23:53) LDS member numbers
  • (24:42) Dad's fundamentalism
  • (25:11) Joseph Smith restorationist
  • (26:02) The many mothers and siblings
  • (29:28) Divorce
  • (30:28) Sibling count
  • (31:30) Bible interest from Mike's youth
  • (33:53) A young apologist thumper
  • (36:06) Debate with Walter Martin?
  • (39:21) Dad becomes prophet
  • (40:48) Organizing the Church of the Firstborn
  • (42:58) People joining church
  • (43:27) The old green church
  • (44:29) The reality of people and problems
  • (46:13) Closing remarks
  • (48:27) Brandon Duke's reflections on #UCAcon2022
  • (51:53) Walter Martin historic audio clip


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