063:A Conversation with Kate Kelly: Feminist and Optimist

Kate Kelly, a recently excommunicated Mormon feminist, is the founder of Ordain Women. Though she has attracted significant media attention she still remains a bit of an enigma. A staunch apologist for the fundamentals of Mormon theology she holds doggedly…

062: A Thoughtful Faith Relaunch: Mark Crego and Gina Colvin

After nearly a year break, A Thoughtful Faith podcast is back! Mark Crego and Gina Colvin are taking over the administrative reins, as well as serving as co-hosts. We are also thrilled that longtime ATF host Sarah Collett will continue…

060-061: Elijah Abel – Early Black Mormon Priesthood Holder

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As an independent historian, Russell Stevenson has been studying Mormon history for nearly two decades. His first book, Black Mormon: The Story of Elijah Ables, tells the vexing story of race in nineteenth-century Mormonism through experiences of Elijah Ables, a…

055-059: Terryl Givens

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Terryl Givens did graduate work at Cornell University in Intellectual History and UNC Chapel Hill where he received his PhD in Comparative Literature. He holds the James A. Bostwick chair of English, and is Professor of Literature and Religion at…

054: Boyd Jay Petersen

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Boyd Jay Petersen is the Mormon Studies Coordinator at  Utah Valley University, where he also teaches in the English Department, including courses on Mormon literature. He is also an adjunct instructor at Brigham Young University. In this delightful conversation hosted…

049-053: Richard Bushman (Mormon Stories Re-Release)

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Richard Bushman is the world’s foremost scholar on LDS church founder Joseph Smith.  He is also a former LDS church stake president and patriarch, and is an active, devout church member.  This interview is a re-release of the interview conducted…

047-048: Amy and Jeff – Are You a Member of the Mormon Club?

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Jeff and Amy have a unique perspective of what it is like to be fully active, participating members of the church even though they aren’t members of the social club.  Infertility and the struggles that come with it created a…

044-046: Dr. Jeremy Timothy on Depression, Neurology, and Theodicy

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Dr. Jeremy Timothy MD is a Pediatric Neurologist for Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. In this podcast Dr. Timothy shares how his Social Anxiety Disorder presented formative challenges throughout his life, and how bouts of depression and severe…

043: A Conversation with Emma Lou Thayne

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“I get impatient with dogma and dictum, but somewhere way inside me and way beyond impatience or indifference there is that insistent, infernal, so help me, sacred singing — All is well, All is well. My own church, inhabited by…