Category: Faith Crisis

163: Mormon and Gay: A Response to the New LDS Website

In late October 2016 and after  a two year development phase the Mormon and Gay website was launched at LDS.org.  Previously ‘Mormons and Gays’ was the go to place to get a sense of the church’s position on homosexuality –…

162: Suzy Benson Gillies: After the Shelf Broke – Divorce, Transition and Rediscovering Self

For Suzy Benson Gillies everything about her Mormon life seemed perfect and right.  Her family was ‘that’ family.  Stable, happy and devout.  When a belief crisis struck their family everything that gave her meaning and confidence collapsed.  She found herself negotiating…

160 & 161: Carol Lynn Pearson: The Ghost of Eternal Polygamy with Lindsay Hansen Park and Gina Colvin

Join Gina and Lindsay Hansen Park (From a Year of Polygamy)  in this two part conversation with Carol Lynn Pearson, author of ‘The Ghost of Eternal Polygamy:  Haunting the Hearts and Heaven of Mormon Women and Men.’      …

159: Lindsay Hansen Park: Critiquing Progressive Mormonism

Lindsay Hansen Park, assistant director of Sunstone, host of Year of Polygamy Podcast and blogger returns to A Thoughtful Faith to discuss the state of progressive Mormonism.  We talk openly and honestly about Progressive Mormonism’s problems and promise.  We raise…

158: Bryndis Roberts: Awakening the Mother God

A while ago Bryndis Roberts was removed as her ward Relief Society President in Atlanta Georgia and she  recently lost her treasured temple recommend for her support and leadership of  Ordain Women.  While this move by her local leaders was…

157: Noah Rasheta: Secular Buddhism for Mormons

“Do not try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are.” – Dalai Lama Noah is the founder of Secularbuddhism.com where you can find his podcast,  where shares his ideas…

156: Adam S. Miller: Future Mormon

Adam S. Miller writes “I have three children, a girl and two boys. Our worlds overlap but, already, these worlds are not the same. Their worlds, the worlds that they will grow to fill, are already taking leave of mine.…

155: Liz Johnson: The Mormon Women’s Oral History Project

The Mormon Women’s Oral History Project is based at Claremont Graduate University and seeks to build an archive of ordinary Mormon women’s stories.  Claudia Bushman – the founder of the project states: “If we want to live forever in the…

154: The Church as a Cultural Misfit: The Scottish Case

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In this episode I am joined by G. Campbell McNaughton, Roy Hann and Nathan McCluskey.  Together we discuss American Mormon cultural imperialism and its effects on the Scottish church (with the occasional nod to the New Zealand situation). We originally gathered…

153: Daniel Parkinson & Tom Christofferson: LGBTQ Mormon Youth Suicide: A Discussion

In the last week the LDS community has been devastated by the suicides of several LGBT youth.  Because of the closeness of many in our community to the grieving families there has been an outpouring of anger, frustration and powerlessness at…