Jack Naneek discusses Joseph, a young man in his ward. A discussion about why any of us go to church is started. Church, in turns out, might just be for all of us. But none of it happens if you don’t go.
Mormon Discussion Halloween Edition. Today we sit down with Zach Derr and discuss ghost and spirit stories within Mormonism. We talk about how some of these are explainable but that others seem to be beyond explanation. We talk of myth and our need to give explanations for things we otherwise can’t explain. We talk about […]
Today on the Cognitive Dissidents Podcast we talk about when it is a good time to get out of the boat. Using Mathew chapter 14 from the new testament as our backdrop we talk about why churches or religious institutions are useful and what purpose they serve and then turn our time to understanding that […]
Jack Naneek explores literalism, authority, and how some Mormons wish the LDS Church really was a cult. Stories of the Old Testament are examined, foundational history reconsidered, and the writings of Mark Twain mentioned. In the end, we learn Huck Finn might have been right when he decided to stay on the raft with Jim!
The Family: A Proclamation To The World – How was it created? Why was it created? What is the timeline for its creation? Today in a special joint episode Radio Free Mormon and Bill Reel from Mormon Discussion tackle these questions and more. Want to know the backdrop and context of the creation of the […]
Jack Naneek discusses the second half of life. It’s as different from the first half as day is to night. Piano lesson are mentioned, and teaching those in the first half of life is discussed. In the end, we realize our institutions are stuck in the first half of life because they’re supposed to be […]
Elder Oaks gave a talk this past week that raises for me several questions. Here are the things he seemed to have said and my questions that follow. Remember it is Elder Oaks himself who stated that “Questions are honored” and so I hope you will do just that by taking them seriously. Also, Elder […]
Jack Naneek tackles failure and criticism, pointing out that it’s usually the source of the our greatest learning. More important, however, is the stepping back to decide whether any criticism from the outside is even worth considering. A Research and Development Department for the Church is suggested. In the end, we realize Joseph Smith just […]