261: Amanda and The Chosen Generation

Today we sit down with Amanda, a recently returned Missionary.  We talk about her being raised to explore the questions, her Mission to New Jersey, and her agenda to love and to serve.  She talks about the World not needing more Mormons and she talks about not letting rules get in the way of people. […]

Radio Free Mormon: 009: A Spirited Debate

Today “Radio Free Mormon” continues with its newest episode “A Spirited Debate”.  Today RFM Re-visits some thoughts a listener shared from the last Radio Free Mormon Episode “The Amazing Contradicting Joseph Smith”.  RFM adds new context and new information that makes Joseph’s Contradictions even more amazing… and spirited. RESOURCES: Source for conversation about about the Quote […]

POST: True Doctrine & Homosexuality

In Mormonism the word Doctrine is important, even crucial.  It is so important that members are counseled when teaching to stick to the Doctrine.  We reinforce this with scriptures like D&C 88:77 “teach one another the doctrine of the kingdom” And entire lessons structured and centered around “Teaching the Doctrine” Doctrinal boundaries are so important […]

260: Justin Brierley – Unbelieveable

Today with sit down with Justin Brierley, host of the popuar Christian podcast “Unbelievable” which is hosted in the UK.  Justin joins us today to discuss his podcast and his faith journey.  We talk about orthodoxy vs unorthodoxy, his personal interpretation of scripture, what he sees as Christianity’s ability to stand up to criticism, and […]

RESOURCE: Generic Church Letter

I have members of the Church come to me asking what to do when a leader is threatening them with Church Discipline simply for asking questions and expressing concerns.  Here is a general generic letter that can be used to help the leader see that that questions and concerns and discussion of them are not […]

Radio Free Mormon: 008: The Amazing Contradicting Joseph Smith

Today “Radio Free Mormon” continues with its newest episode “The Amazing Contradicting Joseph Smith”  This episode discusses the changing and shifting theology of Joseph Smith and helps us see that while Religions strength is not changing and science’s strength is adaptation to new information that Joseph found a way to blend the two. Resources: http://mit.irr.org/joseph-smiths-changing-doctrine-of-deity coldcasechristianity.com/2014/did-joseph-smiths-doctrine-of-god-change-over-time/ http://www.lds-mormon.com/changod.shtml http://www.mormonthink.com/grantpalmer/grant12.htm […]

259: Samuel Brown – Joseph Smith and Translation

Today we sit down to talk to Sam Brown LDS author and scholar and discuss the upcoming conference “New Perspectives on Joseph Smith and Translation” that is taking place on March 16th 2017 from 9am to 5:30pm at Utah State University and is free to the public. We talk about the conference, translation, and Book of […]

258: Duane Miller – Living Among the Breakage

Today I sit down with Duane Alexander Miller, author of “Living Among the Breakage: Contextual Theology-Making and Ex-Muslim Christians”  Duane tells us about the transition that Muslims entering Christianity are making.  The disruption or “faith crisis” they are having in islam, what it means to leave their faith and what transitions and adaptations they make enter […]

257: Those Who Doubt – Part 2

We did an episode recently title “Who is the Doubter” where we explored the data about Latter-day Saints who have serious doubts.  We explored where they are finding information, what is their education, Socioeconomic status, level of activity, and their growth. Today we pick up and share part 2 of some of their stories.  There […]

256: Those Who Doubt – Part 1

We did an episode recently title “Who is the Doubter” where we explored the data about Latter-day Saints who have serious doubts.  We explored where they are finding information, what is their education, Socioeconomic status, level of activity, and their growth. Today we pick up and share some of their stories.  There are around a […]