067-068: Voices from Scotland – Emma and Roy Hann: 13 Mormon Kids and Counting

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It gives me great pleasure to introduce  Emma and Roy Hann from Dundee in Scotland. Life members of the LDS church Emma and Roy are the parents of 13 children, which in the UK is more than unusual. So unusual…

066: George Handley on Environmentalism and Mormonism

Jay Griffith writes: My friend Mitch called me a while back in frustration with the air pollution along the Wasatch Front. It was really bad at the time and he was concerned for the health of his young family. We…

065: Liz and Pete Cammock: Riffing on this Mormon moment with a feminist and her former Bishop, Kiwi husband

It gives me great pleasure to introduce my former Bishop’s, wife Liz Crombie, and her husband Peter Cammock!   Mormonism has the potential to bring people together to have powerful and profound conversations and both as my Bishop couple while we were newly married and later…

064: Carys Bray: British Mormon Novelist and Author of “A Song for Issy Bradley”

Carys is a British novelist who lives with her family in Southport a seaside town in Lancashire in North West England. A Song for Issy Bradley is Carys’ debut novel and was published recently by Hutchinson Books. It has been released in the…

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…