360: Perfoming Art with Bread: Andi Pticher Davis

As a performance artist, Andi has been feeding her culture with bread for many years.  She bakes, graffitis and gifts her bread warm to those in need. Artistically weaving mountains, fire, lament, and bread comes …

359: When a Woman’s Professional Expertise Becomes a Question of LDS Apostasy: Natasha Helfer

Natasha Helfer (LCMFT, CST, CSTS )is a licensed clinician and mental health professional who has been summoned to a LDS Church trial for her public stance on sexual health. Taking offence at the idea that …

358: The Spiritual Advice Line With Katie Langston: March 2021

This month, our discussion comes from listeners’ questions about; white supremacy, intra-faith marriage, community belonging, spirituality and the true church! (photo credit: Shital Kandar ‘Spirituality’ @Flickr)

357: An Ordinary Unordinary Life as a Polygamist’s Daughter: Mary Jayne Blackmore

One of 150 siblings, Mary Jayne Blackmore is the daughter of Mormon leader Winston Blackmore.  Mary Jayne Blackmore grew up within the closed-off polygamist community of Bountiful, BC. Her family‚Äôs staunch Fundamentalist Mormon faith imposed …

356: The Spiritual Advice Line: February 2021

Today Katie Langston joins the Spiritual Advice Line. We discuss spiritual abuse; unhelpful images of God; spiritual direction; the necessity of community, and how to read the Bible. If you would like to submit a …

352: Rigid Mormon Parents and Their Disaffiliated Children: Liz Brown MacDonald

Liz Brown MacDonald was curious about the effect of the behaviour of religiously rigid parents on their children who disaffiliate from the LDS Church. ‘It’s never good,’ she concludes, ‘to complicate a parental relationship with …

351: An Advent Reflection on the Suffering of Mothers: Renee McDonald & Kristin Jensen

While we honour the expectant Mary at Advent, we rarely discuss her in the context of the suffering of pregnancy and birth.  Our sacred texts and Christmas stories leave out the intensely feminine experience of …

349: Spiritual Autonomy When Gay, Mormon & Samoan: Doron Semu

How does a young gay, afakasi, Samoan, Mormon man put his spiritual life together when he sits across many religious and cultural divides?   When the moorings of fixed belief systems that defined prior generations fall …

347: The Surprise of Section 132: Michael Mathews II

Blogger Michael Mathews II  shares his exegesis of Doctrine & Covenants Section 132.  While Mormons socially read Section 132 as pointing to the endurance of familial ties after death, Mathews argues, that there is no …

345: Sex, Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism: Prof. Taylor Petrey

Whatever your position on LDS Studies, it can’t be said that the Mormonism is boring.  Socially, historically, culturally, politically and theologically its a gold mine of intrigue and interest.  Nevermore so than on the topic …