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 …

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 …

343: Radical Christian Youth Development: Cat McFedries

Cat McFedries joins me to talk about youth spiritual and religious formation and how some radical pastoring that she received as a young person might have put her off the church, but it didn’t put …

320: Gen Y’s and Gen Zeds: Faith on their Own Terms: Franka Brouwer

Author of ‘Losing Our Religion’ Christel Manning argues that Millennial and Gen Zed Nones (those born in the late 1990s and early 2000s); “hold a wide variety of worldviews, ranging from deeply religious to highly …

175: A 16-Year-Old’s Questions to a Sunday School Teacher: Abel Nelson

Recently 16-Year-Old Abel Nelson of Casstleton, North Dakota was asked by his teacher to submit a list of questions that he and her other students might have about the church, its history and its doctrine. …

174: Richard Ostler: A Bishop Ministering to the Fringes of the Ward

Richard Ostler is a recently released bishop of a Young Single Adult Ward in Magna, Utah.  He reflects on his three years ministering to and seeking to be inclusive of the hundreds of young people …

172: When Young Mormons Question: Isabella Parker

When 17-year-old Isabella Parker was a Mia Maid she submitted a profile to Ordain Women because she noticed gender inequality in the church.  She had also  joined her school’s Gay Straight Alliance Club and was …