Radio Free Mormon: 81: RFM Goes to Sunstone

This podcast contains the complete audio of my presentation at Sunstone on August 2, 2019. Thank you so much to everybody who showed up! I had a great time and I hope you did, too! I have the most intelligent and thoughtful listenership of any podcast out there! You are the best!!!      

Can You Honor The Truth of Another?

Can you honor the truth of another?  Can you sit with and have a conversation that tries to understand why someone believes differently than you?  I was asked, “Bill, Do you spend equal time reading the positive sources as you do the critical?”  here is my answer. I need you to not only hear my […]

292: Jaxon Washburn – Paradigm of a Rising Generation

Today I sit down with Jaxon Washburn.  Who is Jaxon?  Only one of the stronger voices coming out of younger generation of Mormons.  We tackle the idea of Prophets, Scripture, the LGBT issue and others in an effort to see how the younger generation is beginning to re-frame Mormonism.  What does the future look like?  […]

Mormon Awakenings: Episode 023: God Magic, Spiritual Experiences and the Paranormal.

Jack Naneek and Bill Reel sit down to discuss spiritual experiences, telepathy, healing, and precognition.  Priesthood, truth claims, and exclusive rights to wield God magic are considered.  The first half of life is compared with the second half of life.  Literalism, symbology, and personal spiritual guidance are analyzed.  Yes.  It’s a long episode!  But, in […]

Mormon Awakenings: Episode 019: Not Invented Here!

Jack Naneek tackles failure and criticism, pointing out that it’s usually the source of the our greatest learning.  More important, however, is the stepping back to decide whether any criticism from the outside is even worth considering.  A Research and Development Department for the Church is suggested.  In the end, we realize Joseph Smith just […]

Mormon Awakenings: Episode 017: It Ain’t So Binary

Jack Naneek discusses a monk’s enlightenment as he walks through the market.  Our binary world is examined and compared with the less binary views of the East. Maybe the atonement represents a transition between the two? In the end, we realize we might be able to understand life as more than just a series of […]

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 […]

274: Safe and Unsafe Boundaries in Mormonism

Today we hit on Boundaries.  Healthy boundaries and more specifically unhealthy boundaries.  We use the example of a Bishop’s interview with a youth.  We directly talk about the distorted boundaries in this interaction but we also speak about how distorted boundaries travel with us through life and set up a relaxed and blind trust in […]