Faith Matters offers an expansive view of the Restored Gospel, thoughtful exploration of big and sometimes thorny questions, and a platform that encourages deeper engagement with our faith and our world.We focus on the Latter-day Saint (Mormon) tradition, but believe we have much to learn from other traditions and fully embrace those of other beliefs.
55. Transformations of Faith - Thomas McConkie
*** Find out more at transformationsoffaith.org ***In this episode, we spoke with Thomas McConkie about something really exciting that he’s been working on over the past year in partnership with Faith Matters.Thomas has created an online course called...
54. Finding Mother God - Carol Lynn Pearson
In this episode, we got to speak with Carol Lynn Pearson about her new book, "Finding Mother God: Poems to Heal the World."Carol Lynn has been a powerful and well-known voice in the Latter-day Saint community for many years. She’s perhaps most well...
53. Depression and the Plan of Happiness - Jane Clayson Johnson
In this episode, we spoke with Jane Clayson Johnson about a really tough and important topic.Jane is an award-winning journalist widely known for her work at CBS News, ABC News, and on the nationally syndicated NPR program, On Point. At CBS News, Jane...
52. The New Normal, Part 2 - Melissa Inouye
This episode is part 2 of our mini-series we’re calling “The New Normal.”We spoke in Part 1 with Ashley Mae Hoiland a few weeks back. For this episode, we spoke with Melissa Inouye.Melissa’s been on our podcast before, and is one of our very favorite...
51. The Real Story of the Priesthood-Temple Ban - Terryl Givens with Paul Reeve
In this episode, Terryl Givens and Paul Reeve explore the history of the Church’s priesthood-temple ban that concluded in 1978.Paul is the Simmons Professor of Mormon Studies at the University of Utah. His award-winning book, Religion of a Different...
50. Navigating the Church in an Interracial Marriage - Kimberly and Matt Teitter
In this episode, we speak with two amazing guests, Kimberly and Matt Teitter. Matt and Kimberly have been married for ten years. Kimberly is a clinical psychologist at the Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment, and Matt is an assistant principal, and...
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This session with Paul needs a bigger audience. There is still too much residual racism in the church. A General Conference address would be nice, but that seems like wishful thinking, since change in the church both institutional and social is glacial. I’ve been struggling with this issue since I joined over 40 years ago. It doesn’t seem to get better. Leaders are too proud to admit their fallibility and apologize. If they did we could all move on.
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