So posits Thomas McConkie in his new book “Navigating Mormon Faith Crisis: A Simple Developmental Map.”
His central argument is that our faith crises are not the end of something but signal a new beginning and a deeper level of spiritual maturation. In his book he calls Mormons to be unafraid of our own and others’ faith crises and to understand them as an essential part of our natural and normal adult development.
In this podcast we discuss McConkie’s developmental model and consider it against the church’s contemporary culture that seems to work counterintuitively against our natural adult disposition to spiritually develop. Faith he argues is evolving and ‘if we understand the stages of adult development we can lean into these changes and get excited about what is coming next in our lives.’
For further information or to purchase the book please go to Mormonstages.com