Tag: a thoughtful faith

162: Suzy Benson Gillies: After the Shelf Broke – Divorce, Transition and Rediscovering Self

For Suzy Benson Gillies everything about her Mormon life seemed perfect and right.  Her family was ‘that’ family.  Stable, happy and devout.  When a belief crisis struck their family everything that gave her meaning and confidence collapsed.  She found herself negotiating…

112: Missionary Mental Health: Dr Marlene Payne

Marlene Payne M.D is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who has spent significant periods of her professional career treating missionaries who present on their missions with a variety of mental disorders from bipolar, to OCD, to depression and even body…

099: Lincoln Cannon on Mormon Transhumanism and Becoming One in the Body of Christ

Lincoln Cannon is the President of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. He works as a consultant, assisting clients with vision, ethics, strategy, and marketing in emerging technology, including cloud and mobile computing, e-governance, rejuvenation biotech, neural enablement, and machine intelligence. He is…

095: James Ott Speaks About Addiction, Word of Wisdom, Recovery, and Spirituality

Do you or does someone you love struggle with addiction? Despite our LDS doctrines and practices many Mormons struggle with the issue of addiction. In Part one of this interview James Ott explores addiction in the LDS community. This topic…

088: Troubling the Church by Repudiating Polygamy: Kirk and Lindsay van Allen

On the 2nd February  Kirk van Allen wrote a critique of Section 132 of the Doctrine and Covenants.  In his analysis he concluded that as far as he could see polygamy was morally wrong.  For this assertion he recently reported that he…

069: James Patterson — From Devout to Faithful Doubter

Some of you who are regular contributors on the A Thought Faith Facebook Support Group will recognize James Patterson.   Mormon Stories Podcast listeners will recall his recent interview with John Dehlin and Terryl and Fiona Givens James was in every…

067-068: Voices from Scotland – Emma and Roy Hann: 13 Mormon Kids and Counting

It gives me great pleasure to introduce  Emma and Roy Hann from Dundee in Scotland. Life members of the LDS church Emma and Roy are the parents of 13 children, which in the UK is more than unusual. So unusual…

065: Liz and Pete Cammock: Riffing on this Mormon moment with a feminist and her former Bishop, Kiwi husband

It gives me great pleasure to introduce my former Bishop’s, wife Liz Crombie, and her husband Peter Cammock!   Mormonism has the potential to bring people together to have powerful and profound conversations and both as my Bishop couple while we were newly married and later…

064: Carys Bray: British Mormon Novelist and Author of “A Song for Issy Bradley”

Carys is a British novelist who lives with her family in Southport a seaside town in Lancashire in North West England. A Song for Issy Bradley is Carys’ debut novel and was published recently by Hutchinson Books. It has been released in the…

043: A Conversation with Emma Lou Thayne

“I get impatient with dogma and dictum, but somewhere way inside me and way beyond impatience or indifference there is that insistent, infernal, so help me, sacred singing — All is well, All is well. My own church, inhabited by…