Mon, 29 June 2020
The question as to whether or not Mormonism is a cult is a contentious one, but despite your definitions, one thing is for certain, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a high demand faith and as such the exercise of agency and decision making is a charged issue.
Wherever you are in relation to the LDS Church, it is useful to understand the science of belief and how we can indeed cultivate healthy cognitive responses to life's most vexing questions, so that (as Luna argues), 'we can relieve ourselves of:
Direct download: Luna_Corbden_Cogdis_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm NZDT
Thu, 18 June 2020
Liberation theologian James Cone has said:
So, what sense does a profoundly faithful black Christian woman make of America still mired in its many racial sins? What can be said about a nation who remains at odds with itself in its resistance to the spiritual healing that it so desperately needs?
In this very personal conversation, The Rev. Dr Fatimah Salleh mourns with me the brokenness that is her nation and her church.
Direct download: America_is_broken.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm NZDT
Tue, 9 June 2020
Is the USA a democracy, a nascent theocracy, or a mobocracy? Perhaps it's all of those things and all at the same time.
Direct download: Ben_Park.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28am NZDT
Tue, 2 June 2020
In this much-needed volume, that follows the evolution of LDS Church thought about race, from its earliest beginnings to its contemporary constructions, Professor Brooks seeks to account for a religious tradition that has never made a definitive departure, nor offered an explanation or an apology for why being racist is not a matter for Mormon censure while advocating for the increased authority of women or the safety of children is?
Direct download: Joanna_Brooks_Racism_Te_Mutunga.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:43pm NZDT