361: American Excommunication: Spencer Wells & Isaac Barnes May

Religious history scholars, Spencer Wells and Isaac Barnes May, seek to put the recent ex-communication/name removal of Natasha Helfer from the LDS Church into the broader context of church boundary maintenance in America.

360: Perfoming Art with Bread: Andi Pticher Davis

As a performance artist, Andi has been feeding her culture with bread for many years.  She bakes, graffitis and gifts her bread warm to those in need. Artistically weaving mountains, fire, lament, and bread comes …

359: When a Woman’s Professional Expertise Becomes a Question of LDS Apostasy: Natasha Helfer

Natasha Helfer (LCMFT, CST, CSTS )is a licensed clinician and mental health professional who has been summoned to a LDS Church trial for her public stance on sexual health. Taking offence at the idea that …

358: The Spiritual Advice Line With Katie Langston: March 2021

This month, our discussion comes from listeners’ questions about; white supremacy, intra-faith marriage, community belonging, spirituality and the true church! (photo credit: Shital Kandar ‘Spirituality’ @Flickr)

357: An Ordinary Unordinary Life as a Polygamist’s Daughter: Mary Jayne Blackmore

One of 150 siblings, Mary Jayne Blackmore is the daughter of Mormon leader Winston Blackmore.  Mary Jayne Blackmore grew up within the closed-off polygamist community of Bountiful, BC. Her family‚Äôs staunch Fundamentalist Mormon faith imposed …

356: The Spiritual Advice Line: February 2021

Today Katie Langston joins the Spiritual Advice Line. We discuss spiritual abuse; unhelpful images of God; spiritual direction; the necessity of community, and how to read the Bible. If you would like to submit a …

355: Eco-spirituality, Eco-justice and Eco-Feminism: The New Christianity: Emily Rose

Emily Rose is the Campus Minister for Faith, Justice and Solidarity at a Jesuit University in Kansas City, Missouri. In this episode, Emily Rose joins me to discuss eco-spirituality, eco-justice and eco-feminism and the way …

354: The Spiritual Practice of Earth Care: Prof. George Handley

Eco-humanitarian and eco-theologian BYU Professor George Handley joins me to discuss his immense concern for the Earth and its future. Professor Handley argues that humanity must be seen in light of our intimate and dependent …

353: The Spiritual Advice Line with Katie Langston: December 2020

Katie Langston joins me to discuss Christmas; Why its perfectly fine not to take the Bible literally;  Why Jesus is not the Jehovah of the Old Testament; Finding new images and symbols for God, and …

352: Rigid Mormon Parents and Their Disaffiliated Children: Liz Brown MacDonald

Liz Brown MacDonald was curious about the effect of the behaviour of religiously rigid parents on their children who disaffiliate from the LDS Church. ‘It’s never good,’ she concludes, ‘to complicate a parental relationship with …