379: The Beginning of the End: Gina Colvin

This episode opens up the last chapters of my time as host of A Thoughtful Faith Podcast.  I aim to hang up the mic at the end of 2022. The remainder of my time with …

374: Trauma & Moral Injury in Mormonism: Dr. Sean Aaron

At Syracuse University, moral injury is defined as, “… the damage done to one’s conscience or moral compass when that person perpetrates, witnesses, or fails to prevent acts that transgress one’s own moral beliefs, values, …

372:The Spiritual Formation of Children: Amanda Suarez and Drew Hansen

Author of the Spiritual Child, Professor of Psychology Lisa Miller writes in ‘The Spiritual Child’: “Spiritual development through the early years … provides a protective health benefit, reducing the risk of depression, substance abuse, aggression, …

371: The LDS Church & Its Business: Neville Rochow QC Part 2

Australian barrister Neville Rochow QC has offered the LDS Church legal advice over the years and has appeared for the church at parliamentary committees on the question of religious freedom.   For two years, he also …

162: Suzy Benson Gillies: After the Shelf Broke – Divorce, Transition and Rediscovering Self

For Suzy Benson Gillies everything about her Mormon life seemed perfect and right.  Her family was ‘that’ family.  Stable, happy and devout.  When a belief crisis struck their family everything that gave her meaning and confidence …

112: Missionary Mental Health: Dr Marlene Payne

Marlene Payne M.D is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who has spent significant periods of her professional career treating missionaries who present on their missions with a variety of mental disorders from bipolar, to OCD, …

099: Lincoln Cannon on Mormon Transhumanism and Becoming One in the Body of Christ

Lincoln Cannon is the President of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. He works as a consultant, assisting clients with vision, ethics, strategy, and marketing in emerging technology, including cloud and mobile computing, e-governance, rejuvenation biotech, neural enablement, …

095: James Ott Speaks About Addiction, Word of Wisdom, Recovery, and Spirituality

Do you or does someone you love struggle with addiction? Despite our LDS doctrines and practices many Mormons struggle with the issue of addiction. In Part one of this interview James Ott explores addiction in …

088: Troubling the Church by Repudiating Polygamy: Kirk and Lindsay van Allen

On the 2nd February  Kirk van Allen wrote a critique of Section 132 of the Doctrine and Covenants.  In his analysis he concluded that as far as he could see polygamy was morally wrong.  For this …

069: James Patterson — From Devout to Faithful Doubter

Some of you who are regular contributors on the A Thought Faith Facebook Support Group will recognize James Patterson.   Mormon Stories Podcast listeners will recall his recent interview with John Dehlin and Terryl and …