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Mormon Awakenings: Episode 026: Don’t Be Illogical

Jack Naneek discusses the human mind’s use of heuristics.  We use shortcuts to save time and mental capacity, but, sometimes such shortcuts lead to illogical conclusions.  The bad serves a purpose too, pointing us towards all that is good in life. In the end, we realize Lehi might be right: it’s all about learning from […]

286: Guilt Shame And Leading With Faith

Today’s Episode is split into three segments.  In segment #1 Bill Reel addresses guilt and shame and shares an experience from his personal life.  In segment #2 Bill makes a plea on behalf the Mormon Discussion team in order to keep this work going.  And Bill concludes by addressing the criticism that he no longer […]

Mormon History Podcast: 001: Teen Brides and Trying Times

The Newest Edition to the Mormon Discussion Lineup is “The Mormon History Podcast”.  This initial episode is titled “Teen Brides and Trying Times”.   Does sacrifice bring blessings? Today we hear a story of a Woman who was willing to sacrifice all that she had for the gospel. Would she be blessed? Would her children be blessed […]

Mormon Wellness Project: 008: Sex Talk and Bishop Interviews

Today on the Mormon Wellness Project, Wendy Perry tackles the hot topic of LDS Lay leadership interviewing young children behind closed doors and asking questions that are sexual in nature.  What is appropriate and what isn’t?   And how can we better help our children with healthy boundaries?  Today we dive in! Wendy Perry, M.Ed. LPC, […]

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Radio Free Mormon: 021: Elder Ballard Blows Up The Church

Radio Free Mormon’s Thanksgiving Day Episode RFM tackles Elder Oaks and Elder Ballard in their Face to Face broadcast, from behind enemy lines.  Elder Ballard says Church leaders have never, ever, never, ever, ever, hidden difficult pieces of our faith’s history.  RFM then proceeds to not only show that the Church has lied on a few […]

Cognitive Dissidents: 007: Religious Schizophrenia

Today we talk about the religious mechanism of doublespeak.  The idea that a religious institution benefits from seeming holding multiple contradictory perspectives at the same time.  That by having multiple contradictory messages simultaneously you maintain deniable plausibility on the problematic nature of any one issue perspective. Elder Christofferson’s talk that included Amish and Mormon Shunning

Mormon Awakenings: Episode 024: Heidegger’s Revenge

Jack Naneek mixes some philosophies of men with a little scripture. Heidegger’s philosophical text Being and Time is discussed.  How we interpret the world, and break free from it,  are examined.  Maybe the echo chamber needs a window or two opened.  In the end, we consider whether new wine really does need new bottles, or, […]

284: Our Heritage – Fabricated Faith Promoting Stories

Today I sit with my friend Chris Bloxham and using the recent Elder Holland retraction as a springboard to discuss just how much of Mormonism’s faith promoting narrative is untrue and deeply built on myth and fable. We tackle stories like the Brigham Young transfiguration, Lorenzo Snow seeing Jesus in the Temple, Seagulls and Crickets, […]