Mormons all over the world are gathering online in increasing numbers. They do this to process their past, present and future relationships with the church. It is online that they find people who understand their growing or changing faith lives and the increasing size and complexity of Online Unchurched Mormonism attest to its utility.
But without the formal rules, manners and ethics found in face to face community, online ‘progressive’ or post-Mormon communities sometimes face challenges that signal the community’s volatility and vulnerabilities.
Lindsay Hansen Park, Natasha Helfer-Parker (who joins us later on in the conversation) and I talk about the benefits and challenges of one of Mormonism’s fastest growing congregations.