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 […]
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, […]
Jack Naneek and Bill Reel sit down to discuss spiritual experiences, telepathy, healing, and precognition. Priesthood, truth claims, and exclusive rights to wield God magic are considered. The first half of life is compared with the second half of life. Literalism, symbology, and personal spiritual guidance are analyzed. Yes. It’s a long episode! But, in […]
Jack Naneek explores literalism, authority, and how some Mormons wish the LDS Church really was a cult. Stories of the Old Testament are examined, foundational history reconsidered, and the writings of Mark Twain mentioned. In the end, we learn Huck Finn might have been right when he decided to stay on the raft with Jim!
Jack Naneek discusses the second half of life. It’s as different from the first half as day is to night. Piano lesson are mentioned, and teaching those in the first half of life is discussed. In the end, we realize our institutions are stuck in the first half of life because they’re supposed to be […]
Jack Naneek tackles failure and criticism, pointing out that it’s usually the source of the our greatest learning. More important, however, is the stepping back to decide whether any criticism from the outside is even worth considering. A Research and Development Department for the Church is suggested. In the end, we realize Joseph Smith just […]
Jack Naneek discusses the daily grind of dealing with the people around us. No matter their rank, how others treat you says very little about you and everything about them. Yet, all interactions, good and bad, are part of the great learning process called life. In the end, we discover that even Elijah had to […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]