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A podcast that seeks to highlight and model thoughtful faith within Mormonism

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A podcast that seeks to highlight and model thoughtful faith within Mormonism

    333: Then I stopped listening to Rush Limbaugh: Steve Otteson

    333: Then I stopped listening to Rush Limbaugh: Steve Otteson

    One of the great American phenomena is the enmeshment of religion and politics.   That relationship is never more present than in the Book of Mormon belt where being Republican is a matter of faithfulness.  From Southern Alberta down to Arizona being Mormon means listening to Fox news like its a sermon;  supporting the NRA like its a mission and loving the Constitution like its scripture.  
    For Steve Otteson, this was the ideological food that he grew up with.   A Mormon boy of pioneer stock who was raised simultaneously without much space between the politics of his region and the religion of his ancestors.   

    And then one day it all came crashing down;  both his political and religious certainties.

    • 43 min
    332: History is not Theology: Lachlan MacKay

    332: History is not Theology: Lachlan MacKay

    Great, great-great-grandson of Joseph and Emma Smith, Lachlan Mackay, is a member of the Council of Twelve Apostles in Community of Christ.  

    A native of Independence, Missouri, Lach argues that context is absolutely critical when doing church history. Unbundling theology from history offers these disciplines the integrity they both need and deserve. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    331: A Church Without Borders: John Hamer

    331: A Church Without Borders: John Hamer

    John Hamer, the Pastor of Centre Place in Toronto,  joins me to talk about how digital technology has radically changed his congregation. 

    • 45 min
    330: Covid-19 On the Navajo Nation: The Fatal Effects of Health Injustice: Jo Overton

    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 and 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 Navajo Nation, more than one per cent of the residents on the reservation...The total number of deaths remains at 59.”
    For comparison, New Zealand has a population of 5 million and has had 1472 cases and 19 deaths.  
    Something is clearly amiss and to discuss the urgent situation on the Navajo Nation, Jo Overton (Lakota) joins me.

    • 46 min
    329: Utah In Pandemic: Ross and Mangleson

    329: Utah In Pandemic: Ross and Mangleson

    Utah In Pandemic: Ross and Mangleson

    • 1 hr 7 min
    328: What of Easter if Jesus Didn't Rise?

    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 on literalism and religious authority that made about 150 too many supernatural claims that became tests of fellowship? Could Easter ever offer hope again?

    This episode is for those who find themselves in this sometimes lonely corner of the Christian world where there's still faith even when literal belief in Christianity's more persistent supernatural claims are no longer.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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187 Ratings

187 Ratings

Ginajrealtoe ,

Truly is a thoughtful faith

I really appreciate this podcast, Gina does a good job to show the other perspective for people struggling with spirituality.

a faithful member ,

Episode 289 D&C 132

I have listened to several of your podcasts with an open heart and open mind. I am always looking for a spiritual, intelligent companion when I study the scriptures. I’ve been a faithful Later Day Saint my whole life but I don’t even know what the “LDS restoration movement” is.

The prophets and leaders of the church receive revelation from our Heavenly Father and from this revelation they lead, guide and teach the members. Of coarse man is flawed that is why God gave us agency. We can choose to follow these teachings or not. You need to pray and receive personal revelation. Your podcast is factually inaccurate and is an enormous waste of negative energy that could be spent doing something positive.

funkysloth ,

Meaningful choices

This podcast has been very helpful to me. I am an active believing member of the LDS church and I realize that our beloved and trusted leadership are not perfect and they sometimes get things wrong. As members, it is our job to determine when they are “moved upon by the Holy Ghost” and when they are not. We do this by careful and thoughtful study, discussion, and prayer. This podcast provides perspectives I didn’t always think of myself. Having all this and then using critical thinking skills before taking it to the Lord makes my decisions more meaningful than they would be otherwise.

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