A Thoughtful Faith - Mormon / LDS

Sara Hughes-Zabawa returns to discuss Fowler's Stage Two: The Mythic Literal stage.

We discuss the power of story and mythology as important tools of meaning meaning-making.  Rather than see them as inducements into lives of unreality, we celebrate the universal human need for signs, symbols, and stories.

Direct download: Sara_Hughes-Zabawa_Stage_Two_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:29pm MST

Mormon feminist writers and commentators Sara Katherine Staheli-Hanks and Tresa Brown Edmunds respond to the MTC President sex-scandal, and generally to the problem of sexual abuse in the LDS Church.

Direct download: Tresa_Skish_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:46pm MST

Laurie Dipadova-Stocks, a former Stake Relief Society President; Royleane Otteson, a former Ward Relief Society President, and Laurie Lee Hall a former Stake President and now an excommunicated transwoman attending Relief Society discuss women's ministry in the LDS Church.

They speak candidly about what has gone wrong and how it can be fixed.

Direct download: Womens_Ministry_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm MST

A couple of years ago Jena and Glyn Jones sold up everything they had and went on the road on a hunch that God had a mission for them.   On their last dollars, and to their great surprise they ended up parking their RV in Short Creek and from there everything changed.

Today, they are directors of the Short Creek Dream Center located in Warren Jeffs' compound.   Little did this family of Pentecostals ever foresee that their service and mission would be to the apostate FLDS community.

Direct download: Hilldale.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:14pm MST

Faith change or Impasse is often met with a resistance to our early life stories of the Divine.   

In this Lent series episode #3 Katie Hagen and Steve Otteson talk about rediscovering Jesus, finding new stories of the Christ and their journey to discern the theologies that support their awakenings.

Direct download: Hagen_Otteson_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm MST

In this episode, Jana Spangler (Salt Lake City) and Peter Bleakley (London) have a hard conversation about what is troubling the LDS Church and they seek to grapple with these questions. Is there any hope for change in the LDS Church?  Should the church change?  What could change?  Who could bring that change?  And whether or not change in the LDS Church is even worth hanging around for?

Direct download: Spangler_and_Bleakley_Audio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04pm MST

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