Category: Mormon Stories

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…

086: Bob Rees: The poetic life of a devout Mormon dissident

Bob Rees stands out as an extraordinary human being, one who has navigated the road less travelled that meanders around and through the valleys and peaks of Mormon orthodoxy and progressivism.  Succeeding Eugene England as the editor of Dialogue, Bob has…

083-084: Ganesh Cherian – A Former Bishop’s Doctrinal Dilemmas

In January of 2014, former New Zealand Bishop, Ganesh Cherian posted a heart-wrenching blog at KiwiMormon called ‘A Former Bishop’s Doctrinal Dilemmas‘.  This was on the heels of the first of the series of LDS.org essays and was his response,…

080: Kendall Wilcox & Jon Hastings – Broadening the LGBT Discourse

Sometimes Mormon discourses about LGBT issues and concerns are bound by myopic boundaries and shallow discussions.  In this episode, film producers Kendall Wilcox and Jon Hastings discuss the purpose of their film project ‘Far Between’ which has thus far captured the stories…

072-074:The Church College of New Zealand, Temple View Saga – Dialogues with Meshwayla MacDonald, Jodhi Warrick & James Ord

In this first half of this episode I am pleased to introduce Jodhi Warwick and Meshwayla MacDonald. Both are members of the Temple View Heritage Society. Temple View is a small Mormon village on the outskirts of Hamilton New Zealand and…

070-071: Patrick Mason — The Messiness of Mormon History, War and Peace, Mitt Romney, Cafeteria Mormonism…and More!

Patrick Mason currently holds the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University in California. He is the author of one book (The Mormon Menace) and co-editor of one other (War and Peace in Our Time), with more…

069: James Patterson — From Devout to Faithful Doubter

Some of you who are regular contributors on the A Thought Faith Facebook Support Group will recognize James Patterson.   Mormon Stories Podcast listeners will recall his recent interview with John Dehlin and Terryl and Fiona Givens James was in every…