343: Radical Christian Youth Development: Cat McFedries

Cat McFedries joins me to talk about youth spiritual and religious formation and how some radical pastoring that she received as a young person might have put her off the church, but it didn’t put …

337: Mourning America’s Brokenness: The Rev. Dr Fatimah Salleh

Liberation theologian James Cone has said: “It is ironic that America, with its history of injustice to the poor, especially the black man and the Indian, prides itself on being a Christian nation.” So, what …

335: Mormonism and White Supremacy: Joanna Brooks

In this much-needed volume that follows the evolution of LDS Church thought about race from its earliest beginnings to its contemporary constructions, Professor Brooks seeks to account for a religious tradition that has never made …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …