108: Daniel Lancaster: The Story and Psychology of a Mormon Missionary in Jamaica

In this episode author Daniel Lancaster and I discuss  his  book “Iron Gates:  The Story and Psychology of a Mormon Missionary in Jamaica.”   Daniel Lancaster did what thousands of young Mormons will do every year – serve …

107: Joseph Peterson – Talking Church Public Relations

LDS Church Public Relations have played a central role over the last few years in shaping Mormon public discourse and responding to institutional crises.  They have come under some criticism because of how their obvious …

106: Got a Sermon 12 July 2015

A regular series where we feature our listeners’ church talks from all around the world. 1st Speaker:  Jana Reiss Jana  Riess  is an American writer and editor and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.   Jana’s writing has focused on …

105: Got A Sermon 28 June 2015

A regular series where we feature our listeners’ church talks from all around the world. 1st Speaker:  Brady Bluhm Brady grew up in the church in Southern California.  He was a child actor and appeared …

104: Kris Black – On her resignation and her rebaptism

Twenty years ago, Kris Black resigned from the church.  Wanting to be free of her ties to Mormonism she went through the then arduous process of having her name removed so that she could feel free to …

103: Bryndis Roberts – Processing the Charleston Church Murders

On the 17th of June 2015 a young white man attended the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Wednesday night bible study class on Calhoun Street, Charleston, South Carolina.  He allegedly sat with the community in …

102: Got a Sermon 15 June 2015

This week the ‘Got a Sermon’ speakers are Nicola Petty from Christchurch, New Zealand who speaks about loneliness, Bob Rees from Marin Country in the Bay Area who speaks about Mary the mother of Jesus, …

100-101: Rock Waterman: On Being Excommunicated

In June 2015 Rock Waterman, who hosts the popular blog Pure Mormonism,  attended a Church Disciplinary Council in Sacramento California where he was excommunicated.  Several questions arise out of this incident not the least being – …

098: Got a Sermon 7 June 2015

This is the first of a podcast series called “Got a Sermon” where  those primarily from the ‘A Thoughtful Faith Support Community’ share their  ‘church’ talks.   This week our speakers are Ronie Hayashida Cabral Reed, …

096-097: Hard to Stay – Harder to Leave

This episode features the wisdom, reflections and insights of several ‘A Thoughtful Faith’ community members.  Each of them have found both reasons to leave, and to stay faithful in the church.  As they balance both the …