Mormon Stories - LDS

In this episode we interview Utah attorney Mark Pugsley.  Mark specializes in securities litigation, and discusses the culture of financial fraud within Utah Mormonism.

Direct download: Mormon_Stories-606-MormonFinancialFraud.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05pm MST

In this episode Jamie Hanis Handy assembles an amazing panel (Natasha Helfer Parker, Dr. Kristy Money, and Dr. Gina Colvin) to discuss the recent LDS church essay entitled: "Joseph Smith’s Teachings about Priesthood, Temple, and Women."

Direct download: MormonStories-605-WomenPriesthoodEssay.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:35pm MST

As progressive and post-Mormons continue to leave the LDS church in increasing numbers, many former LDS church members miss the sense of community that they once enjoyed as active Mormons.

Oasis is a network of secular communities that meet weekly (on Sundays), organized according to the following values:

1) People are more important than beliefs.
2) Reality is known through reason.
3) Meaning comes from making a difference
4) Human hands solve human problems.
5) Be accepting and be accepted.

Currently the Oasis Network has two thriving communities:

Houston Oasis: http://houstonoasis.org
Kansas City Oasis: http://KCoasis.org

Also, a new community in under development in Boston: http://bostonoasis.org

In this episode we interview the two founders of Oasis: Mike Aus of Oasis Houston, and Helen Stringer of Oasis Kansas City.

Direct download: MT-005-Oasis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10am MST

Daniel Miller worked for the LDS Church for two years as a Program Manager in the Publishing Services Department. During this time he oversaw all media production for seminary and institute (CES portfolio, broadcasts).  In this three-part series, Daniel and his wife AnnaMarie discuss his early years as a church member in Idaho and as a missionary in Japan, his time as an LDS Church employee, and the factors that led him and his family away from LDS Church activity.

Direct download: MormonStories-603-DanielMillerPt3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34am MST

Daniel Miller worked for the LDS Church for two years as a Program Manager in the Publishing Services Department. During this time he oversaw all media production for seminary and institute (CES portfolio, broadcasts).  In this three-part series, Daniel and his wife AnnaMarie discuss his early years as a church member in Idaho and as a missionary in Japan, his time as an LDS Church employee, and the factors that led him and his family away from LDS Church activity.

Direct download: MormonStories-602-DanielMillerPt2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:32am MST

Daniel Miller worked for the LDS Church for two years as a Program Manager in the Publishing Services Department. During this time he oversaw all media production for seminary and institute (CES portfolio, broadcasts).  In this three-part series, Daniel and his wife AnnaMarie discuss his early years as a church member in Idaho and as a missionary in Japan, his time as an LDS Church employee, and the factors that led him and his family away from LDS Church activity.

Direct download: MormonStories-601-DanielMillerPt1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am MST

On September 27, 2015 the first Community of Good Sunday meeting was held in Logan, UT at the Cache Valley Unitarian Universalist church building.  This post includes audio from this first meeting, including a presentation by Dr. John Dehlin, wherein he lays out a starting vision for the Community of Good.

Direct download: COG-001.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37am MST

Mindy Gledhill Bus Tour077

This podcast is Part 3 of a Mormon Stories and A Thoughtful Faith Collaboration.

Mindy Gledhill is an American indie pop music singer-song writer. She has five albums, the Sum of all Grace, Anchor, Winter Moon and Pocketful of Poetry and has collaborated on many others.  Mindy’s music appears in film, television and commercials. Its has been described as ‘tender, emotional, intelligent, and touchingly auto-biographical, fun flirty and heartfelt.’ 

Her vocal style is warm and rich;  each of her songs attest to the tremendous talent she has as both a musician and a lyricist.  She’s also innovative and entrepreneurial and in 2012 was recognized as one of “Utah’s 40 Under 40” in the Utah Valley Business Q Magazine.

But Mindy also has a rich life story. Born into a large Mormon family she grew up in a faith tradition that could not keep up with her growing awareness of gender inequality and patriarchy.

Mindy joins Gina to discuss her life, her work, her family and her personal gender politics.

In Parts One and Two of the series John Dehlin interviewed pop artist Mindy Gledhill and classical pianist Dustin Gledhill regarding their new electronic synth-pop project called Hive Riot. In Part 3 A Thoughtful Faith podcast host Gina Colvin interviews Mindy about her faith, women’s issues, and other dimensions of Mindy’s experiences as a woman, mother, wife, pop artist, Mormon, and human.

In Part 1 John explores Mindy and Dustin’s respective stories as Mormons, along with their careers as successful musical performing artists.  Dustin also discusses his difficulties as a gay Mormon (including his attempts to change his sexual orientation, driving him to the point of suicide), and Mindy discusses her journey to become an LGBT ally (partially through Dustin’s influence).   In Part 2we discuss the Hive Riot project (which is the perfect Christmas Gift for this holiday season…along with Mindy’s Christmas album).

Direct download: MormonStories-599-MindyGledhillATF.mp3
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Jared Anderson speaks on the topic of Religious Humanism at the Community of Good - Cache Valley Sunday service on 12/6/2015.

Direct download: CommunityOfGoodCV-JaredAnderson-12-06-2015.mp3
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In this three-part series I interview Mindy and Dustin Gledhill about their new electronic synth-pop album/project called "Hive Riot."

In Part 1 we explore Mindy and Dustin's stories and careers as Mormons and as performing artists.

In Part 2 we discuss the Hive Riot project.

In Part 3, A Thoughtful Faith podcast host Gina Colvin interviews Mindy about her faith, women's issues, and other dimensions of Mindy's experiences.

Direct download: MormonStories-598-MindyDustinGledhillPt2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01am MST