041-042: Dan McDonald and Gethsemanesia

Dan McDonald is a husband, father, lawyer, author.  His book, Gethsemamnesia: Forgotten Lessons From Gethsemane, Golgotha and Beyond, chronicles the lessons he learned while dealing with a life threatening disease. The evolution of his faith has been shaped …

039-040: Adam Miller on Grace

While preparing for this interview with Adam Miller, whom Richard Bushman described as “the most original and provocative Latter-day Saint theologian practicing today,” I was delighted to have my paradigm yanked out from under me …

037-038: Rebecca Maesato: Faith and A Road Less Traveled

In 2001 Rebecca Maesato founded a non-profit organization: Foundation for Children in Need. She and her two daughters traveled to Haiti in 2002 to work in orphanages and among the neediest children in the world. This began a …

033-036: Andrea Radke-Moss on Mormon Women’s History and Gender Equality

This is an installment of A Thoughtful Faith that has been a long time in the making. I made contact with Andrea Radke-Moss shortly after we launched the podcast, and we recorded the first part …

029: Cognitive Dissonance and Faith Transition

The theory of Cognitive Dissonance is a well-established concept in the field of psychology that explains why we all experience discomfort and anxiety when we are exposed to new ideas and beliefs or engage in …

023-026: John Gustav-Wrathall – Story of a Gay, Legally Married, Active Latter-Day Saint

We are incredibly excited to feature this fascinating interview by Daniel Parkinson at Gay Mormon Stories Podcast of John Gustav-Wrathall. John shares his amazing story, including his LDS upbringing, his wrestling with his sexual identity, …

022: Bob Rees – Forgiving the Church and Loving the Saints

Bob Rees and I recorded this interview a little while ago. I’ve been holding on to it, hoping to release it to our audience at the right moment. This past week I re-listened to our …

019-021: Reflection and Reconstruction – The Journey of John Dehlin

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with John Dehlin, creator and founder of MormonStories.org and the Open Stories Foundation, and talk about his own evolving faith and his Mormon Stories experience.  In this …

018: Nathaniel Givens on Epistemic Humility

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to interview one of my new favorite LDS bloggers Nathaniel Givens. A friend of mine introduced me to Nathaniel’s series on the concept of Epistemic Humility that he wrote …

015: All Enlisted’s Kristina Monson on Wearing Pants to Church

Pantsmageddon! PantsGate! Pants-apocalypse! Whatever term you’ve used over the past week to describe the Mormon frenzy about All Enlisted’s oddly controversial “Wear Pants to Church” event, I think most of us are intrigued about what …