Today we sit down with Margaret Placentra Johnston, author of Faith Beyond Belief, as well as her newest book Overcoming Spiritual Myopia. We talk about the spiritual journey hitting on concepts like leaving binary thinking and ethnocentricity, developing an inner authority, and the battle between belonging and authenticity.
We sit down today with my good friend Thomas McConkie. Thomas has so much to offer us. Deeply grounded in Buddhism and meditation and an expert in explaining development and Thomas has a unique perspective on Jesus having chosen intentionally to live out his spiritual life in this moment in a fundamentalist sect of Christianity. […]
In Episode 2 of “The Mythical Jesus: Taking the Christ of Faith Seriously” we tackle the peculiarity of John the Baptist. Specifically his garb and eating habits. We talk about how first hearing of John’s strangeness we chuckle and think how weird that must of been. But digging a little deeper we can use this […]
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, […]
This is a audio recording of Bill Reel’s presentation and Q&A to a Post Mormon group in Southern Utah on December 10th 2017. It includes me spending approximately 35 minutes telling my story, how I have reconciled the messiness, and why development is so important to the human experience. Then the last hour and ten […]
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 […]
We sit down again with my good friend Thomas Wirthlin McConkie and take a deeper dive into his integral development map. We start with the Diplomat and work our way to the Magician working to break these stages down in terms of their gifts and the fallbacks while also speaking to the tension that exists […]
Today we sit down with Christian professor and Author Robert Keeley and speak at length about his perspective on James Fowler’s Stages of Faith. Mr. Keeley is the author of the book “Helping our Children Grow In Faith”. He has also written numerous articles including many on stages of faith. We talk today about how […]