A podcast that seeks to highlight and model thoughtful faith within Mormonism
Unravelling the Mystery of Utah Politics: Dr Roger Hendrix
To help unravel the politics of the state that (on the surface) seems at odds with the faith that dominates, scholar, strategic planner, author and former mission president Roger Hendrix joins us.
The Surprise of Section 132: Michael Mathews II
In this conversation, blogger, Michael Mathews II exegetes Doctrine & Covenants Section 132. Mormons socially read Section 132 as pointing to the endurance of familial ties after death. However, Mathews argues, there is no evidence to suggest that this is the case at all.
Laie, Hawaii: What the Haole Did There: Maoputasi Young
This conversation is an invitation to think about the shadow side of the church's involvement in places like Laie in Hawaii and Temple View in New Zealand, because there's a pattern here of blatant litigious disregard for Indigenous rights, Indigenous relationships with the land and water, Indigenous people's labour and the appropriation of their culture for financial gain.
Sex, Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism: Prof. Taylor Petrey
Taylor G. Petrey’s history of sexuality and gender in modern Mormonism is a rollicking and delightfully thorough documentation of the LDS modern teachings on gender, sexual difference, and marriage. He joins me at ATF podcast to discuss his latest book, 'Tabernacles of Clay.'
344: Mormon Divorce: Les Butterfield
When Mormon divorce happens acrimoniously it's never a better time to observe the LDS church's position on the wellbeing of women and children.
The wife of a physician and the mother of four children Leslie felt that she was fulfilling 'the measure of her creation' until she found herself fleeing from abuse. However, the involvement of church leaders, that Mormon divorce often requires, complicated financial, legal, relationship and spiritual matters again and again.
Les Butterfield joins me to discuss the pastoral care (or the inadequacy of it) when her own marriage was in free fall.
343: Radical Christian Youth Development: Cat McFedries
Cat McFedries joins me to talk about youth spiritual and religious formation and how some radical pastoring that she received as a young person.