Category: Faith Development

303: Theological Training is Foundational: Dr Matt Frizzell

Dr Matt Frizzell (former Dean of the Graceland University Seminary) and I get deep and animated about Restoration theology. Theological conversations by their very nature are porous, expansive and self-reflexive.   Theology is all about breathing in the mystery and letting…

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 might look like. But, rather…

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!  Link to John O’Donohue’s Works:

299: The Reconstructing Death Series

What is death when you are on the other side of Mormon orthodoxy when the belief system you have inherited might not serve you well any longer?  When our former stories of death and dying tire, what new frames of…

297: Women’s Abuse, Oppression and Trauma under the LDS Patriarchy: Understanding and Healing the System: Lesley Butterfield

Lesley Butterfield is a registered nurse and survivor advocate who works with victims of abuse.  She’s passionate about increasing literacy about abuse and trauma in particular for women survivors of spiritual and ecclesiastical abuse in the LDS Church.  Lesley has…

292: LDS Deconstruction Done Graciously: Anthony Miller

Anthony Miller lives in Billings Montana.  He grew up in the church.  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 period of faith…

287: Māori, Mormon, Anglican and Muslim: The Faith Journey of Rev. Rob McKay

The Rev. Rob McKay began his religious life in the LDS Church.  When he returned home from his mission he affiliated with a Pentecostal church in Auckland, New Zealand.  He then became Anglican and was ordained a priest in Tikanga…

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 engage stage 6 without falling…

284: The Next Mormons: Jana Riess

Jana Riess discusses her study ‘The Next Mormons’ and how the changing worldviews of Millennials will impact the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints. From ‘The Next Mormons’: “American Millennials–the generation born in the 1980s and 1990s–have been leaving organized…

283: We Hold Your Name: Joanna Brooks and Kalani Tonga

Joanna Brooks and Kalani Tonga join me to discuss their book of women’s blessings and poetry, ‘We Hold Your Name’ (2019) From the jacket: “A collection of blessings and poetry written by Mormon women responding to the announcement of Gina…