349: Spiritual Autonomy When Gay, Mormon & Samoan: Doron Semu

How does a young gay, afakasi, Samoan, Mormon man put his spiritual life together when he sits across many religious and cultural divides?   When the moorings of fixed belief systems that defined prior generations fall …

350: The Spiritual Advice Line One: Katie Langston & Gina Colvin

Lutheran Ordinand Katie Langston and Community of Christ Elder, Gina Colvin get together in this monthly series to offer our responses to Mormons who are grappling with their spiritual and religious deconstruction and reconstruction. Today’s …

348: Unravelling the Mystery of Utah Politics: Dr Roger Hendrix

For those who grew up in the ‘Mission Field’, Utah is often referred to as Zion. But, in the 2020 US Presidential elections, Utah seemed anything but Zion. Utah voted for the least Mormon person …

347: The Surprise of Section 132: Michael Mathews II

Blogger Michael Mathews II  shares his exegesis of Doctrine & Covenants Section 132.  While Mormons socially read Section 132 as pointing to the endurance of familial ties after death, Mathews argues, that there is no …

346: Laie, Hawaii: What the Haole Did There: Maoputasi Young

Are unique Mormon communities like Laie, in Hawaii worth celebrating?  Absolutely.  Mormon communities like Laie on Hawaii’s North shore, which are uniquely indigenous Mormon,  have made good homes that have been blessed by the confluence …

345: Sex, Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism: Prof. Taylor Petrey

Whatever your position on LDS Studies, it can’t be said that the Mormonism is boring.  Socially, historically, culturally, politically and theologically its a gold mine of intrigue and interest.  Nevermore so than on the topic …

344: Mormon Divorce: Les Butterfield

Not all Mormon marriages are doomed, but some are. When divorce happens acrimoniously it’s never a better time to observe the LDS church’s position on the wellbeing of women and children.   The wife of a …

343: Radical Christian Youth Development: Cat McFedries

Cat McFedries joins me to talk about youth spiritual and religious formation and how some radical pastoring that she received as a young person might have put her off the church, but it didn’t put …

342: Polynesian Musings on White Supremacy: Maoputasi Young

In the wake of Joanna Brook’s book that starkly presented a case for Mormon white supremacy, Samoan Mormon, Tasi Young, BYU alumna and die-hard Cougars fan wrote to the Salt Lake Tribune asking for the …

341: A Community of Christ View of the Book of Mormon: Elray Henriksen

In the basic beliefs of Community of Christ The Book of Mormon is understood as follows:  We affirm the Bible as the foundational scripture for the church. In addition, Community of Christ uses the Book …