Sun, 30 September 2018
LDS sacrament meetings are decidedly low church but without the possibility of any variation or innovation - anywhere in the world. And it's been that way for decades.
Direct download: Burgess_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm NZDT
Wed, 26 September 2018
261: Understanding the Conditions that lead to Church Related and Clergy Perpetrated Sexual Abuse: Dr. Rocio Figueroa
It comes as no surprise that the Roman Catholic Church is suffering a crisis of credibility over its handling of cases of church-related and clergy perpetrated sexual abuse.
Rocio specializes in issues related to women's studies, and reciprocity between men and women. In the Holy See she was responsible for the Women’s section in the Pontifical Council of Laity (specifically creating networks between the different international Catholic associations which promote the dignity and value of women).
Direct download: Rocio_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:57pm NZDT
Thu, 20 September 2018
Few institutions are more equipped to peek in on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with more understanding, sympathy and even critique than the Community of Christ. They too have been dealing the same history with which the Mormons have been struggling. But they are a generation or two ahead of the Mormons, suffering the natural convolutions and troubles that come from any institutional reckoning. As a result, they know what it means to pay the price for, and then to enjoy the spiritual liberation that comes from squaring up to your tradition's past sins.
Direct download: andrew_bolton_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:43pm NZDT
Wed, 12 September 2018
Tom Mikota has designed special effects on such blockbuster movies as Avatar, King Kong, Tintin etc. But it wasn't until he was shoulder tapped to work on the 360 degree Joseph Smith film on Temple Square that things began to occur to him. After a lifetime of faithful service, he was introduced to the contradictory first vision accounts that he was employed to represent as an employee of the church.
Direct download: Tom_Mikota_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10pm NZDT