Mormon Wellness Project: 016: Mistakes Were Made but Not by Me

In this episode Wendy Perry illustrates the harm that self-justification can do to individuals and organizations. “Mistakes were made, but not by me”, has become an all too common trope in modern culture. This “past-exonerative” positioning allows us to avoid true apologies and taking responsibility.  Through fascinating stories we learn how our brains trick us […]

Cognitive Dissidents: 006: Sower And His Soil

Today on the Cognitive Dissidents Podcast, we discuss Jesus’ parable of the sower and the seed and the various types of soil.  The idea that each ground represents the context in which we are developing and have the space and resources to accept new truth and to develop and grow.

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 […]

235: What My Faith Journey Taught Me

My shelf crashed around the age of 32.  I was serving as a Bishop well late into my second year of that calling.  No one knew…. not my Stake President, not my counselors, not even my wife.  I had many a sleepless nights and tried every solution I could to find the kind of peace […]