327: Science and Morality in a Time of Pandemic: Dr Joanne LaFleur

Dr Joanne LaFleur is Associate Professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Utah. Joanne has taken an interest in questions that lie at the intersection of science and morality.  In this state …

326: Community, Italy and Online Church in the Time of Covid-19: Michael Wright

Rome stands out because of its Christian history and now, even churches have shut down leaving the city almost empty of the crowds who for centuries have arrived daily to make their pilgrimage. To discuss …

325: Reading The Book of Mormon for Social Justice: Salleh & Olsen Hemming

Marcus Borg argued, “believing something to be true has nothing to do with whether it is true.” Duke Divinity School graduate and Baptist Pastor,  Rev. Dr Fatimah Salleh and Exponent II Chief Editor, Margaret Olsen …

324: Reconstruction, Deconstruction and Spiritual Formation: Gina Colvin

One of the most important issues confronting those who have left fundamentalist faith traditions is what to do about their faith life. In this episode, I discuss deconstruction and reconstruction from a personal perspective for …

323: Making Money for Jesus: The LDS Church’s Untaxed Wealth: Mark Barnes

“When Jesus said, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth” (Matthew 6:19), the term “lay-up” did not simply speak of having possessions, but of your possessions having you. “Lay up” could be better …

322: ‘It’s not a sin if it’s secret’: Brigham, Joseph, Wives, Sex and Priesthood: Joe Geisner

Let’s be fair.  Neither Joseph nor Brigham could be considered as good men in their care, affection, fidelity and love for their wives.  To the contrary, they were want to swap them, share them, manipulate …

321: Mary Christmastide: Re-reading the Christmas Story: Maxine Hanks

Maxine Hanks and I have a conversation about Christmastide. Christmastide runs from 25 December until early January.  More particularly we discuss the delicious idea of incorporating Mary more than just incidental to our celebrations. According …

320: Gen Y’s and Gen Zeds: Faith on their Own Terms: Franka Brouwer

Author of ‘Losing Our Religion’ Christel Manning argues that Millennial and Gen Zed Nones (those born in the late 1990s and early 2000s); “hold a wide variety of worldviews, ranging from deeply religious to highly …

319: The LDS Church and its Billions: Prof. Sam Brunson

On the 17th December, the Washington Post published an article about a former employee of Ensign Peak Advisors, (a not for profit corporation constituted under the direction of of the Corporation of the President of …