Category: Mormon Stories

120: Got a Sermon October 2015

This week our sermons come from Trace Rogers, (Come Unto Christ),   Doug Christensen (Holiness), and Fatimah Salleh (An Introduction to the Book of Mormon).  

118-119: Mormonism through the eyes of Swedish women

Marion Fust Saeternes, Kristina Olergard Tenney and Wiktoria Heinz join me at A Thoughtful Faith to discuss the  differences between Swedish culture and Mormon culture and the invariable tension that creates.  Recorded during a week where  we are discussing and debating the…

113-115: John Dehlin: From the Beginning

John Dehlin will be no stranger to most of our listeners. Ten years ago he posted the first of hundreds  of podcast interviews with Mormons who have over the last decade shared their own stories, narratives and experiences that have been…

107: Joseph Peterson – Talking Church Public Relations

LDS Church Public Relations have played a central role over the last few years in shaping Mormon public discourse and responding to institutional crises.  They have come under some criticism because of how their obvious management of church communications seems…

104: Kris Black – On her resignation and her rebaptism

Twenty years ago, Kris Black resigned from the church.  Wanting to be free of her ties to Mormonism she went through the then arduous process of having her name removed so that she could feel free to explore other religions and forms…

100-101: Rock Waterman: On Being Excommunicated

In June 2015 Rock Waterman, who hosts the popular blog Pure Mormonism,  attended a Church Disciplinary Council in Sacramento California where he was excommunicated.  Several questions arise out of this incident not the least being – ‘What does it take these…

098: Got a Sermon 7 June 2015

This is the first of a podcast series called “Got a Sermon” where  those primarily from the ‘A Thoughtful Faith Support Community’ share their  ‘church’ talks.   This week our speakers are Ronie Hayashida Cabral Reed, Tom Tolman and Mica McGrigg…

096-097: Hard to Stay – Harder to Leave

This episode features the wisdom, reflections and insights of several ‘A Thoughtful Faith’ community members.  Each of them have found both reasons to leave, and to stay faithful in the church.  As they balance both the good and the bad they…

093: Kristy Money on Belonging, Shame and Identity

Clinical Psychologist, Ordain Women Executive Board member, Oped writer, and mother of two – Kristy Money is back at A Thoughtful Faith to talk about the costs of being a Mormon Feminist.   Kristy Money has given up a lot…

087: The New Young Mormon Activists: A Discussion with Kristy Money and Rolf Straubhaar

Its not often that Mormon couples with similar progressive political dispositions get hitched.  Kristy Money and Rolf Straubhaar are one very fortunate couple.  To find each other in a faith tradition that has embraced a more conservative cultural bent is rather…