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Almost Awakened: 043: Mirror, Validate, and Have Empathy

Today we dive into how to handle conflict differently. The conversation centers around what is needed to help people get out of lizard brain and to help another to feel heard creating the space needed to keep a conflict from devolving. The conversation helps us understand how fear affected us hundreds of thousands of years […]

Gospel Topic Essays: 009: Race and the Priesthood

We continue our tour of the Gospel Topics Essays and with the essay Race and the Priesthood.  The Goal – To share the LDS Church’s Gospel Topic Essays and help the both the believing member and the non-believer get a sense of the why these essays were written, who the intended audience is, whether these […]

Radio Free Mormon: 184: The Brian Hauglid Interview

Professor Brian Hauglid is recently retired from BYU where he spent 21-years as Professor of Ancient Scripture.  The extensive work he has done on the Book of Abraham manuscripts has led him to state publicly that the “scholarship” of Book of Abraham apologists such as John Gee and Kerry Muhlestein is “abhorrent.”  Professor Hauglid explains […]

Radio Free Mormon: 182: Born Again Mormons

Paul and Matt are former Mormons who have gone on to become Born Again Christians.  RFM talks with them about their journey, answers their questions, and poses some questions of his own.  A few of RFM’s questions get somewhat pointed, but Paul and Matt take it in stride and a good time is had by […]

Almost Awakened: 042: George Floyd & Systemic Racism

Mekael and Bill utilize this episode to discuss the this George Floyd moment. His death, the protests and riots, the systemic racism in this country, the police abuse, and most importantly the ethnocentricity and tribalism that all these abuses and inequalities are rooted in.RESOURCES:https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/fall-2018/what-is-white-privilege-reallyhttps://www.cpt.org/files/Undoing%20Racism%20-%20Understanding%20White%20Privilege%20-%20Kendall.pdfhttps://nationalseedproject.org/Key-SEED-Texts/white-privilege-unpacking-the-invisible-knapsackhttps://au.reachout.com/articles/standing-up-to-racismhttps://www.opportunityagenda.org/explore/resources-publications/lessons-talking-about-race-racism-and-racial-justicehttps://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/people/how-to-deal-with-racist-peoplehttp://www.oprah.com/inspiration/7-ways-to-stand-up-to-racism_1https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/podcasts/1619-podcast.htmlhttps://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/707189471/confronting-racismhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tR6mKcBbT4https://www.cbsnews.com/video/mlk-a-riot-is-the-language-of-the-unheard/https://www.lowellmilkencenter.org/newsroom/videos/view/jane-elliott-brown-eyes-blue-eyes https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/06/10/loving-day-june-12-marks-supreme-court-interracial-marriage-decision/5326018002/ https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.9ab792c9-d158-dbcc-452d-232a8e14f6a0?autoplay=1&ref_=atv_cf_strg_wb