335: Mormonism and White Supremacy: Joanna Brooks

In this much-needed volume that follows the evolution of LDS Church thought about race from its earliest beginnings to its contemporary constructions, Professor Brooks seeks to account for a religious tradition that has never made …

331: A Church Without Borders: John Hamer

John Hamer, the Pastor of Centre Place in Toronto,  joins me to talk about how technology has radically changed his congregation.  This Toronto community has had a long and continuous presence in Canada since the …

328: What of Easter if Jesus Didn’t Rise?

What happens to Easter when a member of the LDS Church Alumni Association can no longer believe in one of Christianity’s greatest stories? What happens when there’s too much religious hurt caused by an emphasis …

327: Science and Morality in a Time of Pandemic: Dr Joanne LaFleur

Dr Joanne LaFleur is Associate Professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Utah. Joanne has taken an interest in questions that lie at the intersection of science and morality.  In this state …

325: Reading The Book of Mormon for Social Justice: Salleh & Olsen Hemming

Marcus Borg argued, “believing something to be true has nothing to do with whether it is true.” Duke Divinity School graduate and Baptist Pastor,  Rev. Dr Fatimah Salleh and Exponent II Chief Editor, Margaret Olsen …

315: Between Mormon Thought and Mormon Authoritarianism: Brittney Hartley

Bringing a philosophical eye to Mormonism helped author Brittany Hartley to appreciate the beauty and potential of Mormon thought as she came into her own questions about her ongoing affiliation.  Unfortunately, Mormon thought kept alive …

308: Singing of Zion to a Kingdom People: Andrew Bolton

Those who grew up in the Restoration tradition will be familiar with the songs of Zion;   That place where God and community meet.  But, despite his original intentions Joseph Smith was corrupted by his ‘Kingdom’ …

304: A Faithful Response to the Sins of Church and State – Christian Anarchism: Alexandre Christoyannopoulos

Alexandre Christoyannopolous is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Loughborough University.   He’s of French and Greek parentage and without a religious upbringing arrived out of curiosity at the door of Christian anarchism …

303: Why Theological Training?: 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 …

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 …