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PREMIUM: Excommunication Extravaganza

Today I sit down with Chris Bloxham and we go into the details of 7 little known but interesting Church Discipline actions in LDS Church history.  Some of these stories include facts and humor that may be deemed as offensive or upsetting and we suggest that listeners be sure to not have children around and if […]

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 […]

256: Those Who Doubt – Part 1

We did an episode recently title “Who is the Doubter” where we explored the data about Latter-day Saints who have serious doubts.  We explored where they are finding information, what is their education, Socioeconomic status, level of activity, and their growth. Today we pick up and share some of their stories.  There are around a […]

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. […]

For My Wife And Children: Why People Doubt

This letter (I did not author this) was done with Charity and not drawing the conclusion for others but sharing the messiness of Mormonism that compels us to re-evaluate our narrative. I am hoping this will be seen as informative and helping others to bridge conversations and to see why folks lose faith without being […]

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 […]

244: Why They Leave

In this episode we discuss the ‘NONES’.  What are the reasons people are leaving the institutional Church in droves and how does this fit in with Mormonism.  We use a podcast episode from Progressive Spirit, titled “David Kinnaman, You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving the Church…and Rethinking Faith”.  In the episode the results […]