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 […]
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 […]
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 […]