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…

086: Bob Rees: The poetic life of a devout Mormon dissident

Bob Rees stands out as an extraordinary human being, one who has navigated the road less travelled that meanders around and through the valleys and peaks of Mormon orthodoxy and progressivism.  Succeeding Eugene England as the editor of Dialogue, Bob has…

085: Dialoguing as Women of Colour: Bryndis Roberts & Jennifer Gonzalez

So often the conversation in the Mormon moment is dominated by white  men and women who are both dominant numerically in the church but have claimed a large space at the heart of contemporary LDS cultural debates. In this episode I…

083-084: Ganesh Cherian – A Former Bishop’s Doctrinal Dilemmas

In January of 2014, former New Zealand Bishop, Ganesh Cherian posted a heart-wrenching blog at KiwiMormon called ‘A Former Bishop’s Doctrinal Dilemmas‘.  This was on the heels of the first of the series of LDS.org essays and was his response,…

082: Curtis Henderson – The Errant Nature of Polygamy, Fallible Prophets, and Seeking for Truth

Curtis Henderson was raised in Star Valley on the farm where his polygamist ancestor, Samuel Goforth Henderson, made his home. He has studied LDS Church history for years. He is a scholar of polygamy in his own right, having studied…

081: Renshaw, Patterson & Grimes – Processing Polygamy

120 years after the cessation of the practice Mormon polygamy still arouses very strong feelings, as the response to the latest LDS.org essay bears witness.  Outside of the official rhetoric which positions the practice as historical (kind of) there are…

080: Kendall Wilcox & Jon Hastings – Broadening the LGBT Discourse

Sometimes Mormon discourses about LGBT issues and concerns are bound by myopic boundaries and shallow discussions.  In this episode, film producers Kendall Wilcox and Jon Hastings discuss the purpose of their film project ‘Far Between’ which has thus far captured the stories…

075-077: Steven L. Peck — On Evolution and Mormonism, Creation, Climate Change and Stewardship, A Short Stay in Hell

Steven L. Peck is a BYU biology professor and an evolutionary biologist, ecologist, and a writer. He is an active, faithful Latter-Day Saint. His books include The Scholar of Moab, which won 2011 Best Novel by the Association for Mormon letters…

072-074:The Church College of New Zealand, Temple View Saga – Dialogues with Meshwayla MacDonald, Jodhi Warrick & James Ord

In this first half of this episode I am pleased to introduce Jodhi Warwick and Meshwayla MacDonald. Both are members of the Temple View Heritage Society. Temple View is a small Mormon village on the outskirts of Hamilton New Zealand and…