095: James Ott Speaks About Addiction, Word of Wisdom, Recovery, and Spirituality

Do you or does someone you love struggle with addiction? Despite our LDS doctrines and practices many Mormons struggle with the issue of addiction. In Part one of this interview James Ott explores addiction in the LDS community. This topic…

094: Julie Lefgren on Being Single in the Church

The recognition of adult singles in the LDS Church is usually a footnote buried in the dominate family rhetoric of Mormon culture, and yet it is estimated that 30% of Mormons are single.  Julie Lefgren has never married, is a…

093: Kristy Money on Belonging, Shame and Identity

Clinical Psychologist, Ordain Women Executive Board member, Oped writer, and mother of two – Kristy Money is back at A Thoughtful Faith to talk about the costs of being a Mormon Feminist.   Kristy Money has given up a lot…

092: Dialogues with a TBM Husband – Colvin and McCluskey Talk Faith Crisis

This podcast with my husband Nathan McCluskey came initially out of brief contribution he was going to make to another episode.  As we talked we found that we were dialoguing about my faith crisis and the effect that has had upon…

091: Lindsay Hansen Park – After a Year of Polygamy?

Lindsay Hansen Park is a Utah public historian and the founder and host of the podcast ‘A Year of Polygamy.’  Her interest in the practice arose out of a visceral reaction while young to the possibility of her being one day…

090: What’s a nice girl like you doing in these here parts?: Unveiling the Sara Burlingame mystery

Sarah Burlingame is a permablogger at Feminist Mormon Housewives.  She meets with LDS ecclesiastical leaders regularly as a faith organiser and advocates for LGBTQ belonging in Mormon congregations. She speaks really good Mormon having presented at Sunstone, and generally makes…

089: The Life and Writings of Eugene England

“We must truly listen to each other, respecting our essential brotherhood and the courage of those who try to speak, however they may differ from us in professional standing or religious belief or moral vision. We must speak and listen…

088: Troubling the Church by Repudiating Polygamy: Kirk and Lindsay van Allen

On the 2nd February  Kirk van Allen wrote a critique of Section 132 of the Doctrine and Covenants.  In his analysis he concluded that as far as he could see polygamy was morally wrong.  For this assertion he recently reported that he…

087: The New Young Mormon Activists: A Discussion with Kristy Money and Rolf Straubhaar

Its not often that Mormon couples with similar progressive political dispositions get hitched.  Kristy Money and Rolf Straubhaar are one very fortunate couple.  To find each other in a faith tradition that has embraced a more conservative cultural bent is rather…