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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

307: Nick Literski: Spiritually Fulfilled (and Gay)

Nick Literski discusses the many and varied ways that he has found a vibrant spiritual life after leaving active involvement as a family man in the LDS Church.   It has surprised and delighted him that …

301: Ministering to those who Question: David Ostler

David Ostler is a former LDS Bishop, a Stake President and a Mission President.  David has been kept awake at night by questions of what good pastoral care or ministry to the those who question …

300: For New Beginnings: Gina Colvin

Gina Colvin, host of A Thoughtful Faith Podcast offers a reflection on her personal spiritual and religious journey and how a vibrant spiritual life is invariably filled with interesting twists and turns, some quite surprising! …

292: Deconstruction Done Graciously: Anthony Miller

Anthony Miller lives in Billings Montana.  He grew up Mormon.  He did all the things required of good Mormon boys, and he thought he knew where his life was heading.  But a dramatic and sudden …

285: Fowler’s Stage 6: A Universalizing Faith: Sara Hughes-Zabawa

Sara Hughes-Zabawa joins me for the final episode of the Fowler’s Stages of Faith series.    In this episode we discuss the failings of Fowler’s stages. We also talk about how we can notice or …