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 …

329: Utah In Pandemic: Ross and Mangleson

In this episode, my guests Nancy Ross (St George) Brittany Mangleson (Saratoga Springs) discuss the Utah response to COVID-19 including some of the philosophical, ideological and religious issues with which this disease intersects. Important Links: …

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 …

326: Community, Italy and Online Church in the Time of Covid-19: Michael Wright

Rome stands out because of its Christian history and now, even churches have shut down leaving the city almost empty of the crowds who for centuries have arrived daily to make their pilgrimage. To discuss …

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 …

324: Reconstruction, Deconstruction and Spiritual Formation: Gina Colvin

One of the most important issues confronting those who have left fundamentalist faith traditions is what to do about their faith life. In this episode, I discuss deconstruction and reconstruction from a personal perspective for …

323: Making Money for Jesus: The LDS Church’s Untaxed Wealth: Mark Barnes

“When Jesus said, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth” (Matthew 6:19), the term “lay-up” did not simply speak of having possessions, but of your possessions having you. “Lay up” could be better …

322: ‘It’s not a sin if it’s secret’: Brigham, Joseph, Wives, Sex and Priesthood: Joe Geisner

Let’s be fair.  Neither Joseph nor Brigham could be considered as good men in their care, affection, fidelity and love for their wives.  To the contrary, they were want to swap them, share them, manipulate …