Mormon Awakenings: Episode 017: It Ain’t So Binary

Jack Naneek discusses a monk’s enlightenment as he walks through the market.  Our binary world is examined and compared with the less binary views of the East. Maybe the atonement represents a transition between the two? In the end, we realize we might be able to understand life as more than just a series of […]

Mormon Awakenings: 014: Rats in a Maze

Jack Naneek examines maze running as well as maze jumping. The prodigal son(s) are examined. We learn the paths of our lives are uniquely suited to our needs, which makes what we do not as important as the doing of it! In the end, we learn that there’s something way bigger than the maze, the […]

Mormon Awakenings: 008: Points vs Grace

Jack Naneek examines the little discussed topic of grace.  A fictional stake president’s death is used as an illustration.  Two churches and two brothers are discussed as are the unexpected roads leading to the celestial kingdom.  In the end, the law is seen for what it is: a signpost to deeper experiences of grace.  

Mormon Awakenings: 007: The Old Guard

  Jack Naneek reviews the tension between the old guard and the young upstarts. The old guard is smarter than we give them credit for being, and the young upstarts are often not as prepared as they should be. Literalism is compared with the power of metaphor. In the end, we learn that mastery of […]

Mormon Awakenings: 006: A Technological Awakening

Jack Naneek explores the technological hijacking.  Awakening from the grip of our devices isn’t so different, in turns out, from a more general awakening.  Street signs are explored and our worship of them is discussed, as well as some of the sacred cows inside our own religion! In the end we learn the difference between […]

Mormon Awakenings: 005: Being “Supposed to” Driven

Jack Naneek explores the mind, and how it reconciles the “should be” with the “actually is.”  The iron rod, enduring to the end, and life as a test of wills is discussed, but we learn eternal progress trumps all.  So whether you’re an orthodox perfectionist, or a disillusioned malcontent, hopefully you’ll realize in the end […]

Mormon Awakenings: 004: Playing The Lord Card

Jack Naneek tackles church culture and its origins in the story of Lehi and his family.  Laman and Lemuel and murmuring are explored and compared to the playing of the “Lord Card.” Two funerals are mentioned, but it isn’t all tears and sadness.  In the end, you’ll have a better sense of what your own […]

Mormon Awakenings: 002: Getting Job

Guest host Jack Naneek shares with us a podcast episode titled “Getting Job”.  What are the lessons we find in the Book of Job.  When we get below the surface of the stories we always tell ourselves is there something more in this book of scripture?  The book of Job is a strange unusual story […]