334: Women, Pandemic and an Uncertain Future: Prof. Annick Masselot

Professor of Law, Annick Masselot and I reflect on the many gender inequalities that the COVID-19 pandemic has made apparent.   With research foci on equality and anti-discrimination law, gender equality, pregnancy and maternity rights, and …

333: Then I stopped listening to Rush Limbaugh: Steve Otteson

One of the great American phenomena is the enmeshment of religion and politics.   That relationship is never more present than in the Book of Mormon belt where being Republican is a matter of faithfulness.  From …

332: History is not Theology: Lachlan MacKay

Great, great-great-grandson of Joseph and Emma Smith, Lachlan Mackay, is a member of the Council of Twelve Apostles in Community of Christ.   A native of Independence, Missouri, Lach argues that context is absolutely critical when …

331: A Church Without Borders: John Hamer

John Hamer, the Pastor of Centre Place in Toronto,  joins me to talk about how technology has radically changed his congregation.  This Toronto community has had a long and continuous presence in Canada since the …

330: Covid-19 On the Navajo Nation: The Fatal Effects of Health Injustice: Jo Overton

The Navajo Nation has approximately 356,000 people living on the reservation, yet from the Navajo Times on Monday 27 April 2020 we read:  “As of Monday evening, there are 1,769 positive COVID-19 cases on the …

329: Utah In Pandemic: Ross and Mangleson

In this episode, my guests Nancy Ross (St George) Brittany Mangleson (Saratoga Springs) discuss the Utah response to COVID-19 including some of the philosophical, ideological and religious issues with which this disease intersects. Important Links: …

328: What of Easter if Jesus Didn’t Rise?

What happens to Easter when a member of the LDS Church Alumni Association can no longer believe in one of Christianity’s greatest stories? What happens when there’s too much religious hurt caused by an emphasis …

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 …