I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my recent podcast interview with Gina Colvin for the A Thoughtful Faith podcast. https://www.athoughtfulfaith.org/292-lds-deconstruction-done-graciously-anthony-miller/
Faith Crisis Report Presented to Elder Uchtdorf in 2013, and Also Presented in a 2016 BYU-Hawaii Symposium
Travis Stratford, Greg Prince, and John Dehlin--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)
2018 SLC Sunstone Symposium
Below are the audio versions of the sessions in which I co-presented this year. Co-presented with Sara Hughes-Zabawa, Jana Spangler, and me.
On Crash Theory and Navigating Inevitable Change
Please take the opportunity to watch this TEDTalk from Benay Lappe. https://youtu.be/WTdeIFK7VSc We are all approaching inevitable Crashes during our lives. How will we choose to respond? My story: When I found myself in Faith Crisis about 27 months ago after stumbling across the LDS Church History Gospel Topics Essays, and I recognized that I … Continue reading On Crash Theory and Navigating Inevitable Change
Navigating and Strengthening a Mixed Faith Marriage, 2018 SLC Sunstone Symposium
On Saturday, July 28th, I shared the inspiring opportunity to co-present with my friends, Jana Spangler, a Wellness Coach, and with Sara Hughes-Zabawa, a licensed clinical social worker and professional therapist. They are both affiliated with Symmetry Solutions, LLC. https://www.symmetrysols.com/jana-spangler https://www.symmetrysols.com/sara-hughes-zabawa If you are interested, you can listen to the full session here: I'd like … Continue reading Navigating and Strengthening a Mixed Faith Marriage, 2018 SLC Sunstone Symposium
Resources (Facebook Support Groups, Podcasts, YouTube Channels, Books)
This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources, but they are among the things that I found helpful in my faith journey. Facebook Support Groups: A Thoughtful Faith Support Group (Mormon / LDS) - For people seeking to remain productively engaged in Mormonism from either the inside or from the outside. Thoughtful Transitions - … Continue reading Resources (Facebook Support Groups, Podcasts, YouTube Channels, Books)
I was reminded about blending Truth, Beauty, and Goodness, as I watched the Mr. Rogers documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
A couple weeks ago, my wife and I took the opportunity to go see the documentary, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" about Fred (Mr.) Rogers. The movie was outstanding, and I recommend all to view it. It helped me understand how and why Fred Rogers' program was so impactful for so many. It seems to … Continue reading I was reminded about blending Truth, Beauty, and Goodness, as I watched the Mr. Rogers documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
On the HBO documentary, Believer
I found the HBO documentary, Believer, poignant, heartbreaking, and inspiring. I think this documentary may offer a healthy way to prompt needed conversations about the experiences of LGBTQ youth, adults, and their families. I'd offer a trigger warning in that the topics of the documentary include suicidal ideation and suicide among LGBTQ youth within communities … Continue reading On the HBO documentary, Believer