Category: Mormon theology

152: Josh Brazier: Missions, ‘American Saviors’, Serving and Becoming Teachable

Josh Brazier is the executive director of the Kaiizen Foundation which is a non-profit organization that arranges volunteer groups of young people to travel to orphanages around the world where they undertake building, cleaning up, renovation, friendship and relationship projects in South…

145-147: Lynn Packer: Paul H. Dunn “Lying for the Lord”

Lynn Packer, nephew of Boyd K.  was an investigative journalist who looked closely into the claims of Paul H. Dunn and discovered there to be startling concerns, not just with his storytelling but also his financial activities.  In this three…

144: Emily Jensen & Tracy McKay-Lamb: Has Zion Fled?

Jensen and McKay have edited a collection of essays from contemporary US Mormons about the idea of Zion.  Though the idea of Zion has been reconceptualized over time from  being understood as an ideal community, to a place of refuge for…

141: Bryndis Roberts: The Future of Ordain Women

Atlanta based attorney Bryndis Roberts is the chair-elect of Ordain Women.  In 2008 Bryndis joined the LDS church from the Black Baptist church and served for a number of years as a  Relief Society President in an inner city Atlanta Ward.  She…

140: Charles Inouye: When Justice Isn’t Enough

“The idea that everybody gets what they deserve -good people get good things, and bad people get bad things – sounds like such a wonderful idea at first glance.  But when you think about it, if it’s really true that…

139: Caroline Kline: Exploring Mormon Feminist Theology

Caroline Kline kicks off a series of podcasts for 2016 that will explore the topic of Mormon Feminist Theology.   Caroline Kline is a PhD candidate at Claremont Graduate University where she is writing her dissertation on Mormon women’s narratives…

138: Mehrsa Baradaran: About the Other Half

Lawyer, academic and author Mehrsa Baradaran immigrated to the US with her family in 1986 from Iran- joining the LDS church shortly after.  She attended BYU, served a mission in Texas and went on to become a lawyer.  She was working on Wall Street…

136-137: Russ Osmond: Changing the Way We Think About Mormonism

Russ Osmond shares his unique perspective on the current cultural state of the church. Russ was adopted into the Mormon Church as a baby.  Though his behaviour  got him thrown  out of the church building as a child he has always remained…

134: Katie Langston & Brian Dillman: Re-articulating Faith

In this discussion we take the idea of faith out of its box and give it a good work over.  With author Robin Meyer’s proposition ‘Faith IS Crisis’ in mind we wonder at both the limitations of particular ways of…

132: Patrick Mason: Planted- Belief and Belonging in an Age of Doubt

  “The fact is that we already have a diversity of spiritual experiences (and nonexperience) within the church; we don’t very often identify it or use language to express and validate it.  With such a strong culture of explicit and…