Mormon Discussion: 301: Bill Reel discusses the twists and turns of his Faith Journey

Today guest host Brittney Hartley sits down with Bill Reel from Mormon Discussions Podcasts and discusses his current relationship with Mormonism.  In this 2 hour interview Bill tackles what got him to this place as they discuss many of the important moments along this journey.  They tackle where he is at currently including where his wife and kids are with the Church.  He finishes by speaking to what lays ahead for the podcast.  If you have grown to appreciate Bill Reel and his voice in this space, your going to love this chance to see deeply inside his heart and mind.  We hope you enjoy this episode!!!


5 thoughts on “Mormon Discussion: 301: Bill Reel discusses the twists and turns of his Faith Journey

  1. It might be interesting to go back to the temple again one day and see it with fresh eyes knowing everything you already know. Because despite it all what makes it special is the meaning we imbue on it. If all you can think of is negative things, well of course you are going to walk away feeling down instead of uplifting. So in many ways religion is what we make it mean to us.

    The narrative you give to the church is one of harm, pain, abuse, useless. No wonder you don’t want to go anymore. Who can blame you for that.

    In a way, we are supposed to be molded somewhat by our faith and while I agree it would feel great to just run wild and be a free spirit I wonder if its the best thing for the church.

    That said, perhaps this is the very disruption the church needs. Has anyone tried to setup a Sunday School class for the inquisitive spirits, some type of advance doctrine class perhaps?

    I’m thinking about asking having this class setup in my ward.

  2. Loved the cast. You came out of the closet as it were with this, and even though you want to stay in, it will be interesting Bill to see what happens. As you know, the church doesn’t tolerate division, and several of the opinions you shared were apostate ones (from my perspective). BUT, you know me, and know that we see the same on these things (which we do).

    I wonder if the church will continue to take action against those who find and voice concerns about how policies and doctrines are handled? Sometimes there is more damage done when someone is excommunicated as I think the case is with Dehlin, Kate and others. Will the church change its policy on this?

    We shall see…..

  3. Hi Bill, I have enjoyed listening to your podcasts knowing that you were wanting to get answers to your concerns (that I share) about the historisty of church. Now that you have drawn a line in the sand that has taken you into inactivity I need to ask you if doing so has or will stop your research and feedback on current and future developments (good or bad) of the church. Perhaps you will become more critical or less objective and compassionate about it. I hope you dont as I am not as well informed or researched as you are and rely some what (in my inactivity

    • Since Bill Reel more critical position I take his perspective with a heavier dose of salt. In my early years I would have frowned upon just like I did with John Dehlin.

      He has lost credibility among the hard core conservative and won’t have an influence on TBM’s any more. Unless he softens his stances, most members won’t give him the time of day.

      But for anyone out there correct me if I’m wrong.

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