259: Samuel Brown – Joseph Smith and Translation

Today we sit down to talk to Sam Brown LDS author and scholar and discuss the upcoming conference “New Perspectives on Joseph Smith and Translation” that is taking place on March 16th 2017 from 9am to 5:30pm at Utah State University and is free to the public. We talk about the conference, translation, and Book of […]

258: Duane Miller – Living Among the Breakage

Today I sit down with Duane Alexander Miller, author of “Living Among the Breakage: Contextual Theology-Making and Ex-Muslim Christians”  Duane tells us about the transition that Muslims entering Christianity are making.  The disruption or “faith crisis” they are having in islam, what it means to leave their faith and what transitions and adaptations they make enter […]

255: Who Is The Doubter?

Today we sit down and discuss the a study done to delve into who is the doubting Mormon.  A study was done and presented to top LDS Leaders on the topic.  Today we delve into the data and find out what is known about these folks and what we know about the growth of this […]

254: Tension and Paradox of The Temple Interview

As I have attended various firesides and opened myself up to Questions and Answers, what seems to be the most interesting points is the specific ways I reconcile tensions in Mormonism.  Recently in particular a group of folks were deeply intrigued at how I approach a Temple Interview.  That for them there is such a […]

253: Carol Lynn Pearson – Haunting Hearts & Heaven

Today we sit down with with Author, Feminist, and LGBT ally Carol Lynn Pearson.  We discuss her book “The Ghost of Eternal Polygamy” along with several other issues including LGBT inclusiveness and the development of her own faith.  Carol Lynn has been a long time ally and friend of those who feel marginalized by their faith. […]

250: Historical Jesus pt. 6 – Conclusion

We continue our series of six short episodes on the Historical Jesus.  These are just a prepper for Latter-day Saints as there is enough info in this field to talk for hundreds of hours on dissecting various perspectives on various data.  Today we end with the last and final episode.  In the Conclusion we tie […]

249: Historical Jesus pt. 5- Gospel of John

We continue our series of six short episodes on the Historical Jesus.  These are just a prepper for Latter-day Saints as there is enough info in this field to talk for hundreds of hours on dissecting various perspectives on various data.  Today we dive into the Gospel of John.  Below each episode will be a ton […]

248: Historical Jesus pt. 4- Gospel of Luke

We continue our series of six short episodes on the Historical Jesus.  These are just a prepper for Latter-day Saints as there is enough info in this field to talk for hundreds of hours on dissecting various perspectives on various data.  Today we dive into the Gospel of Luke.  Below each episode will be a ton […]

247: Historical Jesus pt. 3- Gospel of Mathew

We continue our series of six short episodes on the Historical Jesus.  These are just a prepper for Latter-day Saints as there is enough info in this field to talk for hundreds of hours on dissecting various perspectives on various data.  Today we dive into the Gospel of Mathew.  Below each episode will be a ton […]

246: Historical Jesus pt. 2- Gospel of Q

We continue our series of six short episodes on the Historical Jesus.  These are just a prepper for Latter-day Saints as there is enough info in this field to talk for hundreds of hours on dissecting various perspectives on various data.  Today we dive into the Q-gospel which is hypothetical gospel that solves a deep problem […]

245: Historical Jesus pt. 1- Gospel of Mark

Today we start a series of six short episodes on the Historical Jesus.  These are just a prepper for Latter-day Saints as there is enough info in this field to talk for hundreds of hours on dissecting various perspectives on various data.  Today we began with an intro and talk on the Gospel of Mark which […]

241: Julie Smith – As Iron Sharpens Iron

Today we sit down with LDS biblical scholar, Julie Smith.  We discuss her book “As Iron Sharpens Iron”.  We talk about dealing with contradictions in scripture, how to interpret biblical stories that seem to be something less than literal, and we talk about how we as a faith need to mature in how we include […]

POST: Duty Bound to Reject It!

Wheat & Tares welcomes guest poster Bill Reel once more for a discussion on the recent policy changes. The recent policy change on Same Sex couples has opened so many new questions, ramifications and doctrinal contradictions that in spite of our being burned out and numb by all this, it needs be revisited.  I hope to […]