Jack Naneek announces his temporary leave from Mormon Awakenings and reasoning for taking down Episode 40.
Jack Naneek interviews Dan Wotherspoon, host of Mormon Matters, about what awakening means in a Mormon context. Dan shares his views about maturing as a practicing Mormon, and, as someone with slightly different views than the typical Mormon. Which begs the question: At the end of the day, what exactly is a typical Mormon?
Jack Naneek explores unplugging. Many forces in our lives live off of us, beyond our awareness. Jack examines Nephi’s retreat into the mountains. Jesus’ 40 day fast and subsequent temptation illustrate the power of solitude. In the end, we learn that Facebook, Twitter and Das Man aren’t our friends.
Jack Naneek interviews Tyler Brough about Tyler’s progressing faith, growing understanding and accumulated wisdom. Tyler shares personal stories from his youth and adulthood. Jack and Tyler discuss how their views of church, God, and the purpose of life have deepened over the years. During the podcast, Tyler mentions a Sacrament Meeting talk he gave in […]
Jack Naneek shares stories of worry and grief. Most of us experience loneliness. Most of us experience anxiety. But, people from all places and across all cultures also share stories of comfort, healing and help from beyond. Maybe something bigger is watching us, helping us, and loving us. And that’s comforting indeed!
It’s winter in New England, and so it’s very dark. Jack Naneek discusses the darknesses of life and our inability to predict when light will return. He reviews and discusses a certain sacrament talk given by a typical member who thinks he controls the universe through personal performance. Does he? And what is God teaching […]
Jack Naneek responds to three emails received this past week. The emails represent interesting and common issues raised with Jack over the past six months of podcasting. Jack does his best to answer these emails. But at the end of the day, everyone needs to answer their own questions for themselves.
Jack Naneek discusses the human mind’s use of heuristics. We use shortcuts to save time and mental capacity, but, sometimes such shortcuts lead to illogical conclusions. The bad serves a purpose too, pointing us towards all that is good in life. In the end, we realize Lehi might be right: it’s all about learning from […]