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 …

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 …

317: Managing the Hardness of Church and the Tenderness of Spiritual Growth: Jana Johnson Spangler

Jana Johnson Spangler, a recent graduate from Richard Rohr’s ‘Living School’,  joins me to discuss the spiritual formation and potential richness of the place between the sometimes intractable institution, and the soul’s organic growth. We …

315: Between Mormon Thought and Mormon Authoritarianism: Brittney Hartley

Bringing a philosophical eye to Mormonism helped author Brittany Hartley to appreciate the beauty and potential of Mormon thought as she came into her own questions about her ongoing affiliation.  Unfortunately, Mormon thought kept alive …

314: Factioning Over Questions of Authority: Cristina Rosetti

Cristina Rosetti is a Roman Catholic woman and scholar who is interested in Mormon Fundamentalism. She joins me to discuss her own religious and spiritual path.  Oddly her inquiry into Mormon Fundamentalism comes out of …

312: Spiritually Full, Religiously Included: Michael Wright

Over the last couple of years, Michael Wright has discovered his spiritual self anew in the LDS Restoration tradition.  A descendant of Mormon pioneers he spent years trying to make himself straight in the LDS …