365: Sealed: A Memoir by Katie Langston

Born and raised a devout Mormon in Utah, Katie Langston chronicles her unexpected conversion to orthodox Christianity with candor and theological depth. Her remarkable debut memoir explores themes of religious fundamentalism, mental illness, and family …

364: Death By a Thousand Cuts: Ordinary Mormon Trauma: Lindsay Hansen Park

We were made for tenderness, gentleness, openness, authenticity, vulnerability, compassion and caring.  We are threaded through with the strands of genuine goodness.  Our true selves, our inner landscapes are beautiful and potentiated for wholeness, fullness …

Why the RLDS Reformed but the LDS Didn’t: Prof. David Howlett

Some people say that Community of Christ is just LDS lite. This simply isn’t true. Despite their common roots, you would be unlikely to find two more differently wired faith traditions than the Community of …

361: American Excommunication: Spencer Wells & Isaac Barnes May

Religious history scholars, Spencer Wells and Isaac Barnes May, seek to put the recent ex-communication/name removal of Natasha Helfer from the LDS Church into the broader context of church boundary maintenance in America.

354: The Spiritual Practice of Earth Care: Prof. George Handley

Eco-humanitarian and eco-theologian BYU Professor George Handley joins me to discuss his immense concern for the Earth and its future. Professor Handley argues that humanity must be seen in light of our intimate and dependent …

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 …

348: Unravelling the Mystery of Utah Politics: Dr Roger Hendrix

For those who grew up in the ‘Mission Field’, Utah is often referred to as Zion. But, in the 2020 US Presidential elections, Utah seemed anything but Zion. Utah voted for the least Mormon person …

346: Laie, Hawaii: What the Haole Did There: Maoputasi Young

Are unique Mormon communities like Laie, in Hawaii worth celebrating?  Absolutely.  Mormon communities like Laie on Hawaii’s North shore, which are uniquely indigenous Mormon,  have made good homes that have been blessed by the confluence …

342: Polynesian Musings on White Supremacy: Maoputasi Young

In the wake of Joanna Brook’s book that starkly presented a case for Mormon white supremacy, Samoan Mormon, Tasi Young, BYU alumna and die-hard Cougars fan wrote to the Salt Lake Tribune asking for the …

340: Out from Under the Sacred Canopy: Prof. Rick Phillips

Professor Rick Phillips hails from Utah and has an impressive Mormon pedigree.  He was raised under the sacred canopy of LDS belief and faith.  And it was a good life, one that Rick remains nostalgic …