271: Be Not Deceived – An Oversimplification

Today we tackle lesson 24 out of the current D&C and Church History manual.  We tackle how blatant and demonstrably inaccurate this lesson is.   We hit on a tribes need to diminish and marginalize those who distance themselves from the tribe.  The need to diminish the substance of their reasons whittling them down to […]

Mormon Awakenings: 007: The Old Guard

  Jack Naneek reviews the tension between the old guard and the young upstarts. The old guard is smarter than we give them credit for being, and the young upstarts are often not as prepared as they should be. Literalism is compared with the power of metaphor. In the end, we learn that mastery of […]

269: The Book of Mormon Witnesses

Today Chris and Clay join me again for a round-table discussion about the eleven witnesses to the Book of Mormon.  We talk at length about our assumptions that the Three Witnesses has a spiritual event, that the Eight Witnesses had a physical event, whether their experience was consistent, and how the Institutional Church may have […]

Walk a Mile In Our Shoes: 001: Meet The Walker’s

Today you get to meet the Walker’s.  A Family in the midst of their own faith journey willing to open up and share their experience.  Today is their first episode.  Today your offered an opportunity to “walk a mile in their shoes”.   They are vulnerable.  They are honest.  And they lay their lives on […]

Mormon Awakenings: 006: A Technological Awakening

Jack Naneek explores the technological hijacking.  Awakening from the grip of our devices isn’t so different, in turns out, from a more general awakening.  Street signs are explored and our worship of them is discussed, as well as some of the sacred cows inside our own religion! In the end we learn the difference between […]

Mormon Awakenings: 005: Being “Supposed to” Driven

Jack Naneek explores the mind, and how it reconciles the “should be” with the “actually is.”  The iron rod, enduring to the end, and life as a test of wills is discussed, but we learn eternal progress trumps all.  So whether you’re an orthodox perfectionist, or a disillusioned malcontent, hopefully you’ll realize in the end […]

268: The Spiritual Trauma of Mormonism

****Episode Warning**** : This episode discusses in a raw way  the trauma and abuse in Mormonism.  For those who feel triggered by such a conversation please avoid or at least avoid listening to this alone.  This episode should be listened with others who honor and validate your faith journey.  People whom you can press pause […]

Mormon Awakenings: 004: Playing The Lord Card

Jack Naneek tackles church culture and its origins in the story of Lehi and his family.  Laman and Lemuel and murmuring are explored and compared to the playing of the “Lord Card.” Two funerals are mentioned, but it isn’t all tears and sadness.  In the end, you’ll have a better sense of what your own […]

Radio Free Mormon: 012: Murder Most Foul

Today Radio Free Mormon releases his newest episode newest episode “Murder Most Foul”.  Today RFM explores the slaying of Laban and all the motives and correlations that the Book of Mormon puts on display giving insight into it as a text and into the mind of Nephi.  After just taking us down the wrong roads, RFM now […]

Mormon Discussion Update: Where We’re Going!!!!!

Today we want to update the listeners on the direction of the podcast and Mormon Discussion as an umbrella for various programs. Today we hit in 15 minutes the highlighted changes and needs of the program going forward. Our shift to becoming an umbrella that hosts multiple podcast series. Our financial report for 2016 Our […]