A podcast that seeks to highlight and model thoughtful faith within Mormonism
Accepting the Shadow and Light of the Church
The shadow and light of the church are a part of the same story and integrating the suffering and the healing that the church created is part of our necessary preparation for the next part of our journey.
Acceptance of our past life in church with its blessings is a wholesome alternative to staying locked in the fight with what has been. In which case, there's no freedom to move on.
381: The Reconstruction Series: Encountering Fear at the Threshold of Leaving
It’s one thing to know that letting go is possible and even necessary. But it’s another to stand at the threshold of leaving without feeling fear. Most of us will carry some fear. In this episode I discuss the DNA of Mormon fear of leaving the church.
380: Letting the Church Go With Graciousness
In this episode:
"Letting go needn't be truly feared. Letting go can become a friend to us, releasing us into the flow of an abundant and growthful life."
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 the 2022.
The remainder of my time with the podcast will be devoted to faith reconstruction and exploring how to have a good church ending and an even better spiritual beginning.
378: When the Church isn't Enough: Tali Aitofi
Some years ago, Tali Aitofi found Mormon podcasts and became hooked. But Tali isn't Mormon, he's Pentecostal. His faith journey has played out with the hum of Mormon faith crises in the background.
Tali recently came out as gay; he left his family church, and is currently suffering from a life threatening illness. All of this has caused deep and searching questions. Tali joins me to talk about his life journey and how the Netflix series Midnight Mass spoke to his larger questions about church, God, Jesus, shame and forgiveness.
377: Bright Spark: The Reconciliation of Artist Trevor Southey: A Conversation with Director Nathan Florence
Painter, now documentary film maker and producer Nathan Florence joins me to discuss ‘Bright Spark: The Reconcilation of Trevor Southey’
For eleven years, artist Nathan Florence documented Trevor Southey's life with his heart and with his lens in order to tell an unfolding story that ended in Trevor’s death in 2015.
It’s an unusual documentary but nonetheless affecting because like a painting it constantly unfolds. The film is a soft place among the polarized voices of LDS folk in and out of the church, because it has no agenda beyond the story of art as an expression of the deepest musings of humanity; How it's made; at what cost; who it's for, and mostly, how does it change lives?
Gina brings the voice of reason (with a taste of sarcasm and a dash of anger) to the wild, wild world of Mormonism. Definitely worth a listen.
Thanks for the work you do! It’s nice to have these great support groups for those in the nuanced / progressive / post Mormon spaces. I’d love it if you’d upload your whole catalogue on iTunes.