275: Satan The Opposition In All Things

Today we delve into the theological conundrum of Satan.  We show that it is LDS theology that Satan is the opposition in the Plan of Salvation.  That he could thwart the plan simply by ceasing his participation.  The Apologetic response would argue that Satan is so pride driven that he can’t help himself but to […]

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PREMIUM: Word Of Wisdom

Today we discuss the Word of Wisdom or better yet section 89 of the D&C.  Today we talk about the history of the Word of Wisdom, what it means to be Revelation or better yet what it means to be Canon, better yet what it means to be binding on the people.  And if Binding […]

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274: Safe and Unsafe Boundaries in Mormonism

Today we hit on Boundaries.  Healthy boundaries and more specifically unhealthy boundaries.  We use the example of a Bishop’s interview with a youth.  We directly talk about the distorted boundaries in this interaction but we also speak about how distorted boundaries travel with us through life and set up a relaxed and blind trust in […]

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PREMIUM: Temple Lot, Hedrickites, RLDS, and Carnal Intercourse

Today we discuss at length the Temple Lot Case.  Why the RLDS (Community of Christ) and Hedrickite (Church of Christ) branches were bickering and fighting, why the LDS branch got involved, How the case got resolved, and most important what we learn about Mormonism from those who testified.  Fake Deeds, Cease and Desist Orders, Dodged Questions, […]

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PREMIUM: Myths, Miracles, and Verifiable History

Today we have a vulnerable discussion about Miracles vs Myths.  We tackle what is the reality in our present day with verifiable history vs the magical supernatural that God did when history wasn’t verifiable.  We talk about  what that means and where that takes us.  We end talking about deconstruction and taking control of what […]

272B: Bill Reel: Ask Me Anything Pt 2

We reached out to the listeners a few months back and asked the listeners if they could ask me (Bill Reel) anything, what would it be.  This is part 2 of a series titled “Ask Me Anything”.  Chris Bloxham is the host today and I am the one fielding the questions.  Please check out part two […]

272A: Bill Reel: Ask Me Anything Pt 1

We reached out to the listeners a few months back and asked the listeners if they could ask me (Bill Reel) anything, what would it be.  Today is part 1 of a series titled “Ask Me Anything”.  Chris Bloxham is the host today and I am the one fielding the questions.  Please check out part […]

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.  

271: Be Not Deceived – An Oversimplification

Today we tackle lesson 24 out of the current D&C and Church History manual.  We tackle how blatant and demonstrably inaccurate this lesson is.   We hit on a tribes need to diminish and marginalize those who distance themselves from the tribe.  The need to diminish the substance of their reasons whittling them down to […]

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 […]

269: The Book of Mormon Witnesses

Today Chris and Clay join me again for a round-table discussion about the eleven witnesses to the Book of Mormon.  We talk at length about our assumptions that the Three Witnesses has a spiritual event, that the Eight Witnesses had a physical event, whether their experience was consistent, and how the Institutional Church may have […]

Walk a Mile In Our Shoes: 001: Meet The Walker’s

Today you get to meet the Walker’s.  A Family in the midst of their own faith journey willing to open up and share their experience.  Today is their first episode.  Today your offered an opportunity to “walk a mile in their shoes”.   They are vulnerable.  They are honest.  And they lay their lives on […]