Radio Free Mormon: 015: Apostolic Coup-D- Etat pt 2

Today we delve into Part 2 regarding the process by which Apostles became the ruling body in the LDS Church.  The different leadership bodies, who had a higher authority and stewardship, what happened at Joseph Smith’s death, who he had appointed as his successor, and how the Quorum of the twelve removed every other possible […]

274: Safe and Unsafe Boundaries in Mormonism

Today we hit on Boundaries.  Healthy boundaries and more specifically unhealthy boundaries.  We use the example of a Bishop’s interview with a youth.  We directly talk about the distorted boundaries in this interaction but we also speak about how distorted boundaries travel with us through life and set up a relaxed and blind trust in […]

Mormon Awakenings: 011: Santa Claus and Drug Addicts

Jack Naneek tackles life’s purposes in teaching us fact from fiction, faith from fantasy.  He dives deeply into our errors of prejudging others based on appearance or disposition.  The storms of life are considered, and, understood as necessary for showing us that there is a more powerful force guiding us through them.

Radio Free Mormon: 014: Apostolic Coup-D- Etat

Today we delve into the process by which Apostles became the ruling body in the LDS Church.  The different leadership bodies, who had a higher authority and stewardship, what happened at Joseph Smith’s death, who he had appointed as his successor, and how the Quorum of the twelve removed every other possible contender to take […]

Walk a Mile In Our Shoes: 002: LGBTQA Plus

Today The Walker Family join in a round-table discussion over LGBT issues and their personal journeys in this arena.   Today you get to take some time to “walk a mile in their shoes” and see how this incredible family dealt with growth, change, and understanding.  They are vulnerable.  They are honest.  And they lay […]

Cognitive Dissidents: 001: Introduction

Today we introduce a NEW PODCAST , the “Cognitive Dissidents” Podcast.   Hosted by Bill Reel this podcast will tend to focus more on the psychology of religious belief and the mechanisms in place that encourage us to hold that belief.  We also want to spend time placing these mechanisms in the context of cognitive […]

272B: Bill Reel: Ask Me Anything Pt 2

We reached out to the listeners a few months back and asked the listeners if they could ask me (Bill Reel) anything, what would it be.  This is part 2 of a series titled “Ask Me Anything”.  Chris Bloxham is the host today and I am the one fielding the questions.  Please check out part two […]

272A: Bill Reel: Ask Me Anything Pt 1

We reached out to the listeners a few months back and asked the listeners if they could ask me (Bill Reel) anything, what would it be.  Today is part 1 of a series titled “Ask Me Anything”.  Chris Bloxham is the host today and I am the one fielding the questions.  Please check out part […]

Mormon Awakenings: 008: Points vs Grace

Jack Naneek examines the little discussed topic of grace.  A fictional stake president’s death is used as an illustration.  Two churches and two brothers are discussed as are the unexpected roads leading to the celestial kingdom.  In the end, the law is seen for what it is: a signpost to deeper experiences of grace.