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!!!
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? […]
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 […]
Jack Naneek explores literalism, authority, and how some Mormons wish the LDS Church really was a cult. Stories of the Old Testament are examined, foundational history reconsidered, and the writings of Mark Twain mentioned. In the end, we learn Huck Finn might have been right when he decided to stay on the raft with Jim!
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 […]
Bill Reel joins Jack Naneek for a discussion about seeking validation, the institutional church and where to find peace when no one around you seems able or willing to give it. Is anger a necessary step towards greater understanding, or, is it a stumbling block? And just who has the final say at the end […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
****Episode Warning**** : This episode discusses in a raw way the trauma and abuse in Mormonism. For those who feel triggered by such a conversation please avoid or at least avoid listening to this alone. This episode should be listened with others who honor and validate your faith journey. People whom you can press pause […]