6-Part Interview with Mormon Stories, Episodes 1159-1165

I am so grateful for the opportunity I had Monday, August 5, 2019, to spend the day with my friend John Dehlin to share my story and thoughts in an interview for the Mormon Stories Podcast.  A couple weeks later, I had the opportunity to record an epilogue episode, #1165. The feedback I have received … Continue reading 6-Part Interview with Mormon Stories, Episodes 1159-1165

Podcast Episode on the Gospel Topic Essay: Becoming Like God

This is the next in our podcast episode discussions my friends Bill Reel and Allan Mount regarding how we each experienced the Church History Gospel Topics Essays. Episode 4 is a review of the Essay titled:  Becoming Like God The "Becoming Like God" Essay has the potential to really affect readers/listeners differently--depending upon their own … Continue reading Podcast Episode on the Gospel Topic Essay: Becoming Like God

Ep 569 – The Man Behind the Curtain

I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my podcast interview from earlier this year with Glenn Ostlund, for the Infants on Thrones podcast about my personal journey of faith transition and reconstruction. (Infants on Thrones is a podcast that includes satire. The reference to "infants on thrones" refers to a quote from the King Follett Discourse, … Continue reading Ep 569 – The Man Behind the Curtain

Podcast Episode on the Gospel Topic Essay: Book of Mormon Translation

This is the next in our podcast episode discussions my friends Bill Reel and Allan Mount regarding how we each experienced the Church History Gospel Topics Essays. Episode 3 is a review of the Essay titled:  Book of Mormon Translation Hope you enjoy it. Here is a link to the Mormon Discussion Podcast page with … Continue reading Podcast Episode on the Gospel Topic Essay: Book of Mormon Translation

Podcast Episode on the Gospel Topic Essay: Are Mormons Christians?

This is the next in our podcast episode discussions my friends Bill Reel and Allan Mount regarding how we each experienced the Church History Gospel Topics Essays. Episode 2 is a review of the Essay titled:  Are Mormons Christians? Hope you enjoy it. Here is a link to the Mormon Discussion Podcast page with links … Continue reading Podcast Episode on the Gospel Topic Essay: Are Mormons Christians?

Podcast Episode on the Gospel Topic Essay: First Vision Accounts

Together with my friends Bill Reel and Allan Mount, we are recording a series of how we individually experienced the Church History Gospel Topics Essays. Episode 1 is a review of the Essay on the First Vision Accounts. Hope you enjoy it. Here is a link to the Mormon Discussion Podcast page with links to … Continue reading Podcast Episode on the Gospel Topic Essay: First Vision Accounts

Faith Crisis Report Presented to Elder Uchtdorf in 2013, and Also Presented in a 2016 BYU-Hawaii Symposium

Greg Prince and Travis Stratford, members of the team that led this project, have granted permission for release of the following reports: Faith Crisis Report Faith_Crisis_Report_R24B The above linked report was prepared to be presented to Elder Dieter Uchtdorf in 2013.  It was presented to him by Elder Marlin Jensen (emeritus member of the First Quorum … Continue reading Faith Crisis Report Presented to Elder Uchtdorf in 2013, and Also Presented in a 2016 BYU-Hawaii Symposium

How local Church leaders might better minister to and support people with changed beliefs.

I have an opportunity to represent our local Mormon Spectrum Support Group and offer feedback to local leaders of how they might best be able to minister to and support us. Brainstorming some thoughts, I narrowed it down to 5 basic things: 1- Respect, honor, and trust requested boundaries. Ask us our preferences for frequency … Continue reading How local Church leaders might better minister to and support people with changed beliefs.

A Closer Look at the LDS Church History Gospel Topics Essays (guest post)

I’d like to express my appreciation to my friend, Jason N. Harris, MD, for this guest blogpost contribution where he explains his perceptions of minimization, distortion, deception and spin in the LDS Church History Gospel Topics Essays.   Among the most difficult conclusions to which I personally came as I studied the Church History Gospel … Continue reading A Closer Look at the LDS Church History Gospel Topics Essays (guest post)