158: Bryndis Roberts: Awakening the Mother God

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A while ago Bryndis Roberts was removed as her ward Relief Society President in Atlanta Georgia and she  recently lost her treasured temple recommend for her support and leadership of  Ordain Women.  While this move by her local leaders was…

157: Noah Rasheta: Secular Buddhism for Mormons

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“Do not try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are.” – Dalai Lama Noah is the founder of Secularbuddhism.com where you can find his podcast,  where shares his ideas…

156: Adam S. Miller: Future Mormon

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Adam S. Miller writes “I have three children, a girl and two boys. Our worlds overlap but, already, these worlds are not the same. Their worlds, the worlds that they will grow to fill, are already taking leave of mine.…

155: Liz Johnson: The Mormon Women’s Oral History Project

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The Mormon Women’s Oral History Project is based at Claremont Graduate University and seeks to build an archive of ordinary Mormon women’s stories.  Claudia Bushman – the founder of the project states: “If we want to live forever in the…

154: The Church as a Cultural Misfit: The Scottish Case

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In this episode I am joined by G. Campbell McNaughton, Roy Hann and Nathan McCluskey.  Together we discuss American Mormon cultural imperialism and its effects on the Scottish church (with the occasional nod to the New Zealand situation). We originally gathered…

153: Daniel Parkinson & Tom Christofferson: LGBTQ Mormon Youth Suicide: A Discussion

In the last week the LDS community has been devastated by the suicides of several LGBT youth.  Because of the closeness of many in our community to the grieving families there has been an outpouring of anger, frustration and powerlessness at…

152: Josh Brazier: Missions, ‘American Saviors’, Serving and Becoming Teachable

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Josh Brazier is the executive director of the Kaiizen Foundation which is a non-profit organization that arranges volunteer groups of young people to travel to orphanages around the world where they undertake building, cleaning up, renovation, friendship and relationship projects in South…

151: Thomas McConkie: A Compassionate Response

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In October 2015 I interviewed Thomas Wirthlin McConkie, author of Navigating Mormon Faith Crisis – A Simple Developmental Map.   It was a memorable conversation characterized by its intimacy and its mutual vulnerability.   This interview kicked off a conversation partnership that has…

150: Suzette Smith: A Personal Story of the Exponent II Magazine

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Suzette Smith is a single, cancer-surviving Mormon feminist who maintains a strong faith in the LDS church while at the same time wishing for change, particularly for women. Her singular story points to the importance of seeing beyond binaries, the…