Sat, 22 July 2017
Rich Vial is a Republican representative in the Oregan State Legislature. He's also a former Mormon bishop who went through a faith crisis during his tenure. In this episode, we discuss how to go about having difficult conversations with those who are ideologically and religiously different from ourselves, and how to do that with grace and compassion.
Direct download: Rich_Vial_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:11am NZDT
Wed, 12 July 2017
Jenne de Normandie Eregiro Alderks was a teenage convert from Unitarian Universalism. When she joined the LDS church her mother, knowing somewhat of the strict gender roles in Mormonism, asked her, 'Can you really be a Mormon woman?'
One of the hallmarks of the restoration was Joseph Smith's openness to other spiritual traditions and ideas and this seeking has been kept alive in Mormon feminism. Jenne's spiritual seeking is part of a rich intergenerational tradition of Mormon women who quietly keep alive the faith's mysticism.
Direct download: Jenne_Alderks_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42am NZDT