Mormonism LIVE: 045: Mormonism and Macbeth

Radio Free Mormon takes Bill Reel and the rest of us through Shakespeare’s Macbeth in order to connect some dot in Mormonism on two issues. The First is the Apologetic response that if the critic can’t explain how something is done then it must be a miracle and second how Church Leaders always seem ambiguous […]

Mythical Jesus: 025: Parables Spoken With Silence

In Episode 25 we explore Jesus’ use of parables and how using parables offers flexibility for the audience to learn based on their own stage of development.  We hit on the idea that Jesus interpretation is given to his apostles and closest disciples of which the author of these gospels was not present for.  That […]

Mythical Jesus: 020: Those Who Sit With You

Today we are Mark chapter 3:20-34.  Jesus does something strange in these verses which is to seem to push back against his family and welcome in those who sit with him as family.   This event feels uncomfortable to us.  This feels anti-Jesus and yet there is a great lesson to be learned here.  That while […]

Mythical Jesus: 018: Self Care

Today we are in Mark Chapter 3 vs 7-12 where Jesus strangely puts some distance between him and those who need and want him.  We use this as a launching point to describe self care and the need for it.  Once we see even Jesus himself needs his space at times we can feel encouraged […]

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, […]

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.