Today we sit down with Margaret Placentra Johnston, author of Faith Beyond Belief, as well as her newest book Overcoming Spiritual Myopia. We talk about the spiritual journey hitting on concepts like leaving binary thinking and ethnocentricity, developing an inner authority, and the battle between belonging and authenticity.
Today I talk about my navigation of the drugs as well as coffee and tea as a teenager including and my eventual abandonment of those things when I join Mormonism and follow Mormonism’s Word of Wisdom. I discuss that after losing belief in Mormonism, the Word of Wisdom becomes just arbitrary rules, no longer upheld […]
We take a short break from our tour of the Gospel Topics Essays and spend this episode doing a short review of the ground we have covered thus far focusing on listener feedback and then end discussing the future direction of this project as we seek to add additional perspectives from diverse backgrounds, genders, and […]
Radio Free Mormon continues with the third lecture from his Institute class from spring of 1989 on Defending the Faith. Lecture Three completes the discussion commenced in Lecture Two about how to respond to commonly heard criticisms of the Book of Mormon. Anybody who wants to be able to defend the Book of Mormon against […]
In Episode 3 we tackle vulnerability. What is vulnerability, when is the risk worth being vulnerable, what do safe space look like, how to lean into it, and so much more. We talk about vulnerability with your sacred stories, with your sexuality, and with who you are at your core. We hope you enjoy. Please […]
Radio Free Mormon will be presenting a Face to Face Devotional at the Sunstone Symposium, Friday, August 2, 2019 at 3:45 p.m. You are invited to submit any questions you want in the comment section below. Please listen to the podcast for additional details and ground rules. I look forward to seeing you at Sunstone!
We continue our tour of the Gospel Topics Essays and with the essay Becoming Like God. The Goal- To share the LDS Church’s Gospel Topic Essays and help the both the believing member and the non-believer get a sense of the why these essays were written, who the intended audience is, whether these essays resolve […]
In this podcast, Radio Free Mormon documents the facts leading to the conclusion that the BYU Police Department is refusing to release information damaging to the LDS Church. This is information that no police agency, acting on its own, would normally try to hide. Because of this, in a second round of public disclosure requests, […]
Part two of the “Almost Awakened Podcast” We dive into parts of the book Sapiens written by Yuval Noah Harari. Specifically speaking about how humans evolved to move from tribes whose cohesive mechanism was Intimate Connection to sightly larger groups based on Gossip and eventually onto Myth. We discuss how other great apes use Grooming […]
A friend messages me the other day and says, “your not going to believe this”. “what”, I ask. “The Church has removed Boyd K Packer’s Little Factory Talk”, he informs me. “That’s impossible…. deleting a General conference talk completely…. forever? no way” I tell him…….. Well he was right and today we play that talk […]
We continue our tour of the Gospel Topics Essays and with the essay Book of Mormon Translation. The Goal- To share the LDS Church’s Gospel Topic Essays and help the both the believing member and the non-believer get a sense of the why these essays were written, who the intended audience is, whether these essays […]
This episode looks at repentance, which is the translation of the Greek word “Metanoia.” We all have grown up with an understanding of what the word repentance means. Does the word that it was translated from “Metanoia” have more depth to how it can be interpreted? Feel free to listen to my take on the […]
After all this back and forth with Dan Peterson, RFM was motivated to take a second look at the circumstances of the 1835 First Vision account. After all, Mr. Peterson, the artful dodger of Mormon Apologetics did say “Is it possible that Elder Joseph Fielding Smith… sat on one or more unpublished First Vision accounts? […]