339: Mormon Women Claiming Power: Franzoni Thorley, Ross, Olsen Hemming

Exponent II Editor, Margaret Olsen Hemming says of the Exponent guest edition of Dialogue,  “In this issue, we asked women to write about claiming power. We hoped that writers would think creatively about the idea …

338: Finding Freedom For the Mind: Luna Lindsey Corbden

The question as to whether or not Mormonism is a cult is a contentious one, but despite your definitions, one thing is for certain, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a high …

337: Mourning America’s Brokenness: The Rev. Dr Fatimah Salleh

Liberation theologian James Cone has said: “It is ironic that America, with its history of injustice to the poor, especially the black man and the Indian, prides itself on being a Christian nation.” So, what …

336: Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier: Ben Park

Is the USA a democracy, a nascent theocracy, or a mobocracy?  Perhaps it’s all of those things and all at the same time.   The Mormon Nauvoo experience gives us a strong sense of the unsettled …

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 …

334: Women, Pandemic and an Uncertain Future: Prof. Annick Masselot

Professor of Law, Annick Masselot and I reflect on the many gender inequalities that the COVID-19 pandemic has made apparent.   With research foci on equality and anti-discrimination law, gender equality, pregnancy and maternity rights, and …

333: Then I stopped listening to Rush Limbaugh: Steve Otteson

One of the great American phenomena is the enmeshment of religion and politics.   That relationship is never more present than in the Book of Mormon belt where being Republican is a matter of faithfulness.  From …

332: History is not Theology: Lachlan MacKay

Great, great-great-grandson of Joseph and Emma Smith, Lachlan Mackay, is a member of the Council of Twelve Apostles in Community of Christ.   A native of Independence, Missouri, Lach argues that context is absolutely critical when …

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 …

330: Covid-19 On the Navajo Nation: The Fatal Effects of Health Injustice: Jo Overton

The Navajo Nation has approximately 356,000 people living on the reservation, yet from the Navajo Times on Monday 27 April 2020 we read:  “As of Monday evening, there are 1,769 positive COVID-19 cases on the …