136: Margaret Placentra Johnston: Faith Beyond Belief

Today I sit down with Faith Development Author, Margaret Placentra Johnston.  We discuss here book, Faith Beyond Belief: Stories of Good People Who Left Their Church Behind.  Margaret hits on so many points of faith transition that will ring familiar to your journey.  Taking beliefs more allegorical, dealing with tension, Trusting your truth over the […]

Post: We are Moving to Saint George

Dear Mormon Discussion Listeners.  I have just taken an incredible employment opportunity with Family Pawn in the Saint George area.  I would love to hear how many of you live nearby.  I welcome a chance to meet and to talk face to face to any of you.  This is both a giant opportunity for the Reel […]

134: Jon Westover and Bill Reel on Faith Transitions

Today Jon Westover returns to the Podcast to have a discussion with me regarding Theories of Development.   We Discuss James Fowler’s Stages of Faith, William G. Perry’s Scheme of Cognitive and Ethical Development, and Jon Paulien’s Stages of Religious Faith.  We talk about the Dark Night of The Soul and how one can safely […]

133: Brian Whitney: Mormonism In Context

Today I sit down with Brian Whitney, LDS Scholar.  Brian has worked with the Church History Department, has worked with Community of Christ on historical projects, and has his own project “Mormonism In Context”.   He truly is one of the up and coming young LDS scholars in Mormonism.  Brian talks about his website and […]

132: Doctrine of Inclusion

Today we discuss Elder Ballard’s 2001 October Conference Talk “Doctrine of Inclusion” and we add to it with Elder Oak’s recent conference talk in October 2014, “Loving Others and Living with Differences”.   Using these talks we try to dispel some cultural things we do as Mormons that hurt others and marginalize unnecessarily.  Inclusion is a […]

131: Short Recap of the Trip to Vegas

A short recap of the Vegas Trip.  So Awesome… To Clay & Heather and Chris & Dawn – Thank you so much.  You were so Gracious.  Tracey – I am so glad to have spoken to you and to get to know you. To all three families, you have such awesome kids.  To the 35ish who showed up […]