Cognitive Dissidents: 006: Getting Out of The Boat

Today on the Cognitive Dissidents Podcast we talk about when it is a good time to get out of the boat.  Using Mathew chapter 14 from the new testament as our backdrop we talk about why churches or religious institutions are useful and what purpose they serve and then turn our time to understanding that […]

Radio Free Mormon: 018: Faith Not To Be Healed

Today Behind enemy lines, Radio Free Mormon dives into what it means to have “Faith Not To Be Healed”.  RFM explores what we have taught about healing, its principles, how healing take place, what it means when the healing doesn’t occur, and how central healing power is to the Restored Gospel.  Do you have faith […]

279: Rabbit Holes and Upcoming Events

The episode starts with sharing upcoming events we are planning then dives into the episode “Rabbit Holes” Alice was encouraged into the rabbit hole but once she entered there was no turning back.  In Mormonism too there are rabbit holes and they too never end where we expected.  As we look at the question of […]

One Family’s Letter to a Leader

For a Formatable Copy – http://www.mormondiscussionpodcast.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Letter-To-Leader-Format.rtf Otherwise the letter can be read in it’s entirety below Dear Church Leader,   Spouse XYZ and I have discussed at length the conversation you had with us at our house Tuesday night as well as the follow up texts the next day and the three hour conversation you and I had on Father’s Day.  […]

Mormon Awakenings: 001: The Lone Villager

Guest host Jack Naneek shares with us a podcast episode titled “The Lone Villager”.  This episode seeks for us to not only recognize and validate that there are issues in Mormonism but that there are issues in life.  That we can either put those issues in a backpack and carry this heavy load everywhere putting […]

Mormon Primer On Belief: The Examination Of The Controversial Issues Of Mormonism From An Objective Position

CLICK HERE FOR MORMON PRIMER Introduction: The major aim of writing this article is to display various perspectives on Mormonism’s most controversial issues.  Herein, we share the Orthodox, Apologetic, Critical, and Progressive viewpoints together with resources helpful to the reader at the end of each chapter, that the reader may explore each issue further.  This […]

Ward or Stake Resource: Help Thou Mine Unbelief

STAKE HANDOUT HELP THOU MINE UNBELIEF BY STUDY AND BY FAITH: Suggestions and Resources to Work Through Questions Related to LDS Church History, Doctrine, and Social Issues In the Church, we value truth and we value those who seek after it. Joseph Smith once said, “Mormonism is Truth.” He encouraged the Saints to let truth […]

232: Jon Ogden – When Mormons Doubt

Today I sit down with Jon Ogden, author of “When Mormons Doubt: A Way To Save Relationships And Seek A Quality Life”.  We talk about his own journey as well as the book.  We discuss his premise that Truth and Beauty are different and that truth is often confused for beauty and that each has […]

182: Perspectives – Richard Bushman

In a new “Perspectives” series, Bill Reel from Mormon Discussion Podcast sits down with various LDS Authors and Scholars to ask them each the same questions of how they frame their belief in the gospel.  What does it mean that the Church is true, that the Book of Mormon is true, what is scripture, and […]

164: Blake Ostler: Wise Pearls

Today we sit down with LDS philosopher Blake Ostler.  His is the author of many books including his newest “Fire On The Horizon” Blake Ostler has published widely on Mormon philosophy in professional academic philosophy journals such as Religious Studies (Oxford, England), International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion (Netherlands), and Element: The Journal of […]

159: Steven Garff: Gottman’s Ratio

Today we sit down with Steven Garff, a listener to the podcast, and discuss why people leave the Church.  We examine the age old reasons and dismiss them one by one as unsatisfactory as a overarching explanation.  We then delve into a theory that does explain the whole and how it impacts the question of why […]

154: Apocalypse Of Adam

Why do I believe you ask? What keeps me in when I am aware of so many issues? Well besides my deep faith in the Savior and deep love and testimony of his gospel, I also have many other items in my bucket of faith. Today We talk about one of those. Today we talk […]

142: The Flood and its Barriers to Faith

Today we talk about the Flood.  Noah, the Ark, the animals, etc….  The trouble with this topic is that a Global Flood seems so unreasonable and full of problems and a local flood is full of deep glitches as well.  We attempt to talk about both sides, sift through the problems and contradictions and see if we […]

136: Margaret Placentra Johnston: Faith Beyond Belief

Today I sit down with Faith Development Author, Margaret Placentra Johnston.  We discuss here book, Faith Beyond Belief: Stories of Good People Who Left Their Church Behind.  Margaret hits on so many points of faith transition that will ring familiar to your journey.  Taking beliefs more allegorical, dealing with tension, Trusting your truth over the […]