The Mythical Jesus: 008: Mark 1:41 Moved With Compassion

Today we talk about compassion.  The conversation centers around how within religious institutions we often frame our effort to work with those outside the tribe as “tolerance”.  We spend time helping us see that Tolerance and compassion are opposites and come from different spaces.   How is tolerance not a Christ-like attribute and how can we […]

The Mythical Jesus: 001: Mark 1:3 Prepare the Way

Today we start a new podcast series called “The Mythical Jesus: Taking the Christ of Faith Seriously”.  This podcast will delve into Faith Development, Cognitive Development, and Biblical Scholarship using the Teachings and figure of Jesus from the New Testament as the framing for exploring these deep ideas.  Today we start with the Earliest Gospel, […]

284: Our Heritage – Fabricated Faith Promoting Stories

Today I sit with my friend Chris Bloxham and using the recent Elder Holland retraction as a springboard to discuss just how much of Mormonism’s faith promoting narrative is untrue and deeply built on myth and fable. We tackle stories like the Brigham Young transfiguration, Lorenzo Snow seeing Jesus in the Temple, Seagulls and Crickets, […]