Mormon Discussion: 335: Hans Mattsson – A Crisis of Truth

Today we Sit down with former LDS Area Authority Hans Mattsson. As Hans begin reading into the deeper history of Mormonism and as other approached him with their historical questions, Hans sensed that the Church’s narrative didn’t hold up and that the tough questions did not have satisfactory answers. Hans took his concerns to the […]

Stories For Mormons: 005: The Blessing

This story explores a little, the concept of doubt and how it might facilitate faith. I hope that the word “Doubt” can be embraced and that the LDS Church and members can recognize the utility of doubt in human and spiritual development. This tale takes a twist on the New Testament story related in Mark 9:20-27. […]

Church Historian compares his dive into historical narrative of the LDS Church to learning Santa Claus wasn’t real

By: The Mormon Discussion Team Published: August 19, 2018   Steven Harper, a employed Historian for the Mormon Church, compares his dive into Historical Narrative of the LDS Church and its Historical documents to learning Santa Claus wasn’t real. This happens in a video titled “How to Answer Questions about Church History” which is published both […]

Cognitive Dissidents: 009: Doubt and the Internet

Today on the Cognitive Dissidents Podcast, Host Bill Reel tackles the religious mechanism of faith leaders discouraging research into their faiths claims and history from outside sources.  Whether that is asking a church member to not trust the internet, not trust unauthorized sources, or even asking them to disassociate from friends and family who ask […]

279: Rabbit Holes and Upcoming Events

The episode starts with sharing upcoming events we are planning then dives into the episode “Rabbit Holes” Alice was encouraged into the rabbit hole but once she entered there was no turning back.  In Mormonism too there are rabbit holes and they too never end where we expected.  As we look at the question of […]

Stages of Faith & Building Bridges

This audio program is hosted by Bill Reel, an active faithful Latter-day Saint who has himself gone through a difficult and painful faith transition and has remained active in the Church.  This program is for the loved ones of those struggling in hopes for understanding and a safe space to have conversations. You likely received this […]

One Family’s Letter to a Leader

For a Formatable Copy – https://mormondiscussions.org/discussion/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/08/Letter-To-Leader-Format.rtf Otherwise the letter can be read in it’s entirety below Dear Church Leader,   Spouse XYZ and I have discussed at length the conversation you had with us at our house Tuesday night as well as the follow up texts the next day and the three hour conversation you and I had on Father’s Day.  […]

264: Gone Are The Days….. (Version 2)

I was broken.  I was mad.  I was frustrated.  I was sad.   I was at an impasse and I prayed for the Church to create real space for truth seeking.  Please….. Please……  Make a safe space…….  I need you and hope for you to truly honor my questions by having a vulnerable conversation about them.  Please hear my heart. […]