A Thoughtful Faith - Mormon / LDS

Join Sarah Hughes-Zabawa in this guided meditation to accompany our discussion about Fowler's Stage Five.

Direct download: Stage_Five.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm MDT

Sara Hughes-Zabawa and I discuss a spirituality that pays attention to both the church's tendency to spiritually wound and spiritually enliven. We discuss Fowler's Stage Five in the context of spiritual practice and suggest those moves that we can make to support our living with a complex spirituality that refuses the easy binaries and judgements of either/or and right/wrong.

Direct download: Sarah_Stage_Five_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:51pm MDT

Royleane Otteson joins me to discuss how to be a faithful witness to another's spiritual journey.  Using the Advent reading of Elizabeth and Zechariah as a story of community witness,  we unpack what friendship means to those of us who have embarked on our own journeys of spiritual seeking.

Direct download: Advent_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:31pm MDT

Without any effort to contextualize or indigenize the LDS Church in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Māori are often asked to accept ways of being that get imported from Utah.  This 'Utah' worldview is too often presented to LDS Māori as the way Jesus Christ would do things and is called the 'Gospel Culture.'   

But the effect of the 'Gospel Culture' is to alienate Māori from those ways of being that support Māori well-being.   This lack of interest in Māori ways of being Mormon bears all of the hallmarks of religious and spiritual colonization.


Dr. Byron Rangiwai, Dr. Nepia Mahuika and TeRata Hikairo discuss LDS Church practices, policies and discipline through the lens of Tikanga Māori.  

Direct download: Maori_CD_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:45pm MDT

Advent marks the beginning of the Church year, and Jody England Hansen and Melissa Beh join me to discuss the Way of Love as part of our Advent Study series.

This week we found ourselves discussing the feminine journey of the Way of Love and that defining moment when two surprised and expectant mothers (Mary and Elizabeth) meet to affirm each other's journey with blessing.

Direct download: Advent_2_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm MDT

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