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Religion Today
2021-09-19 Religion Today - Race in Judaism, Christianity, and in the LDS Faith

Religion Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 20:00


Several critics emailed to ask whether host Martin Tanner believes Brigham Young was racist.  In this broadcast, Martin Tanner answers and responds to a broader question by explaining why neither The LDS Church and Joseph Smith were ahead of their time in having Blacks, Native Americans and others treated like all other visitors and members, without segregation, calling them to positions of authority and giving them the Priesthood.  Brigham Young, after giving praise to Black Elders in the LDS Faith changed policy in 1859, disallowing Blacks to be ordained to the Priesthood.  This was likely done to quell many threats against the Church for treating minorities the same as other members.  Over all, Martin Tanner explains why the LDS Faith has an excellent history of welcoming and treating minorities well.  More than half of all Church members today do not speak English as their native language. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Strong Men Strong Marriages
LDS Faith Crisis In Marriage

Strong Men Strong Marriages

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 34:35


My wife and I were both born and raised members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.A few years back, my wife started to have some questions about the Church.This was VERY hard on me… to the point that I thought if she wasn't going to be a member of the Church, it would be better if we got divorced.Fast forward to now, we have both evolved in our faith and belief in God…And have a STRONGER marriage because of our “faith crisis.”This is more of a personal episode, sharing what helped us get through it and build MORE intimacy because of our LDS faith crisis.Watch on YouTube here.Dr. MikeP.S. Interested in joining The Strong Man System but want to chat first to see if it's a fit? Schedule a 20 minute Marriage Assessment here. We'll talk about where you are in your marriage, where you want to go, and if we're a fit to work together. Whether we work together after or not, I want this to be the best 20 minutes you've spent on your marriage. CLICK HERE to schedule your Marriage Assessment.P.P.S. If you're a high achieving man trying to save his marriage, you're probably making one of the 3 FATAL MISTAKES that will drive your wife away instead of ATTRACTING her to you. CLICK HERE to watch the free training. 

Religion Today
2021-08-01 Religion Today - Near-Death Experiences, LDS and other Religious Beliefs

Religion Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 19:56


Religion Today host Martin Tanner explains why even though the first book on Near-death Experiences (NDEs) wasn't published until 1975, a careful study shows NDEs have been known much earlier:  (1) in the 1800s in the LDS Faith, (2) in the Middle Ages, (3) in the first millennium after Christ, (4) in the New Testament, (4) in the Book of Mormon, (5) Centuries before Christ, and, even earlier, (6) in the writings of Plato.  NDEs have many overlapping points with Latter-day Saint beliefs and doctrines which makes them especially acceptable to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Religion Today
2021-07-25 Religion Today - Baptism for the Dead in Early Christianity and as Restored in the LDS Faith

Religion Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 19:57


In this episode of Religion Today host Martin Tanner explores the meaning of vicarious "Baptism for the Dead" by early Christians in Corinth as mentioned by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:29.  Harvard scholar and professor Krister Stendahl, later head of the Lutheran Church in Sweden, and the New English Translation of the Bible made by the Dallas Theological Seminary, suggest and acknowledge Paul was using Baptism for the Dead as an argument that the resurrection is real.  Stated another way, the early Christians in Corinth believed in Baptism for the Dead, but some had doubts about the resurrection.  Paul was trying to convince them the resurrection was real. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Saints In the South
Doctrine & Covenants 63 - That Which Cometh From Above Is Sacred - Come Follow Me

Saints In the South

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2021 32:39


Join us this week as we discuss signs from God, seekers of signs, and what signs do and don't do to our Faith in Jesus Christ.  Can we give a sign to God?  We also talk about the state of the church at this time in it's infancy.  It's only a little over a year old and the early saints have experienced clashes in personalities, fault finding, and trials of faith.  How can we apply their experiences to our current situations and challenges in life? 

The Master's Dog
S1E13 - The Master's Dog Episode #107

The Master's Dog

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2021 21:30


This week our guide into all things that are LDS "Faith and Beliefs" is going to break down the global organization and provide some definitions to the terms you might not understand, then we'll break it down as to why it isn't biblical. Support The Master's Dog by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-master-s-dog

Religion Today
2021-03-07 Religion Today - Book of Mormon Prophets Zenos and Zenock in Ancient Literature - 10

Religion Today

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2021 19:59


Critics of The Book of Mormon and LDS Faith say that since Zenos and Zenock, two supposed prophets, are not mentioned outside the Book of Mormon, it is not an authentic ancient book.  But the Teacher of Righteousness is an example of an ancient Jewish prophet unknown until 1947 when the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.  Also, the Dead Sea Scrolls Thanksgiving Hymns H and J parallel the thanksgiving hymn of Zenos, implying the Dead Sea Scrolls relied on  Zenos writings.  Biblical Antiquities, an ancient work by Pseudo-Philo (unavailable and unknown to Joseph Smith) has the writings of Cenez, Zenec or Zenez (depending on the manuscript), an apparent reference to Book of Mormon Prophet Zenos, making it likely that Kenaz (Joshua 15, Judges 1 and ! Chronicles 4) is the same prophet as Zenos in the Book of Mormon.  The Book of Mormon is vindicated regarding Zenos and Zenock. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Edified: Insights for LDS Women
Episode 37, "How to Exercise Faith When Our Boat is Sinking

Edified: Insights for LDS Women

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2021 33:23


Edified: Insights for LDS WomenEpisode 37, "How to Exercise Faith When Our Boat is SinkingSeason 2 Airdate January 24, 2021How can we learn to remain calm when life’s deep waters threaten to drown us? How can we better access the peace of God during turbulent trials? These are two of the questions we’ll be exploring in this week's episode, as we take a closer look at Lisa Harkness’ talk, “Peace, Be Still.” As I pondered this message, I was led to scriptures that provide insights into how we can experience peace during turbulent times when we want to cry out “Master! The tempest is raging! How can’st Thou lie asleep?” 3 Take-Aways: 1. Jesus is in our boat. He will enter our story; meet us where we are. He was in the boat with the disciples when the storm hit. With His word, He calmed the sea. Jesus has the power to remove our trials, but oftentimes, He allows us to weather the storm so we can gain valuable experience and learn to lean in to Christ. 2. We are in HIS boat. When we are on the covenant path, we are in Christ’s boat. We know where His boat is headed. We have to trust Him to lead the way or direct the path. 3. Faith is how we dispel fear. The mighty winds create the waves that threaten to overtake us. If Jesus calms every tempest, we cannot make it to the Promised Land. So, rather than calm our internal storms, He teaches us how to have peace in the midst of them. If the disciples really knew who Jesus was, then they would have understood that he commands the elements and they obey Him. When the disciples awoke Jesus on the boat, they didn’t ask Him to calm the sea. They asked Him if he didn’t care that they were about to perish. Perhaps, like the hymn, they wondered “How can’st Thou lie asleep?”How might the disciples have handled this situation differently if they had more faith? When WE are afraid, how might WE show the Lord that we have faith & trust in Him? In 2nd NE 4, Nephi pours his heart out to the Lord asking him to deliver him from his brothers' hatred toward him. But his brothers' hatred increased, and Nephi was warned to flee. Nephi and his people created a new city, planted crops, and built a temple. Nephi didn't get what he asked for, but he got a temple. What a great source of peace!Romans 14:19 “Follow after the things which make for peace and things wherewith one may edify another.”Sacred music Meditation Reading the scriptures and listening to conference talks Walking in natureSitting by the fire with an inspirational bookGospel discussions with friends & familyDo One ThingTry this 3-step process:Identify source of concernAsk, “Is this within my sphere of control or influence?If no, give it to God. If yes, ask yourself, "What action steps do I need to take?" Write down all possible actions within your sphere of control or influence and prayerfully act on one at a time.Resources"Peace, Be Still" by Lisa HarknessFollow me on Instagram: @melinda.r.morganFollow me on Facebook: Edified: Insights for LDS WomenVisit my website: www.melindarmorgan.comMusic: "Keys of Moon" -- Be Inspired

The Master's Dog
The Master's Dog Episode #72

The Master's Dog

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2020 23:06


This weeks episode of Saint's Unscripted Faith and Beliefs takes us through 4 steps to determine what can be trusted as far as commentary on the LDS Faith. While he gives us his steps he completely ignores the ironic fact that he is usually guilty of all of them

Edified: Insights for LDS Women
Ep 15: 10 Lies We Tell Ourselves, Part 1

Edified: Insights for LDS Women

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2020 34:00


Edified: Insights for LDS Women10 Lies We Tell Ourselves, Part 1 26 JULY 2020One way that the adversary gets us to stop our forward progress is to feed us full of lies and half-truths that make us second guess our call, our purpose, our ability, or the value of what we have to offer others. Lie #1: “I am not ____ enough” Truth: There will always be someone who is younger, older, more experienced, more educated, more accomplished, more popular, more intelligent, or more “whatever” you filled in that blank with. The LIE is when we tell ourselves that because others are more ______ than us, there is something wrong with us or lacking in us that makes us inferior as a woman. Affirmation: “I have the seeds of godliness within me. My journey is uniquely mine. God has called me to a work and He qualifies me for the work through the Atoning power of Jesus Christ. My gifts together with God’s grace makes me not only ENOUGH, but the perfect person to accomplish the work I am called to do.”Lie #2: The Lord is too busy to focus on my needs. Others need His attention way more than I do. I’m being selfish if I bother the Lord by asking for more blessings than I’ve already been given. Truth: There are people around us who are facing greater trials and hardships than we are. The LIE is when we tell ourselves the Lord is too busy to focus on our needs or that there is a quota of blessings.Affirmation: “My God is limitless. He wants me to pray for others AND for the desires of my own heart. When I approach my Heavenly Father in prayer, my greatest desire is that I might align my will with His.” Lie #3: I am not in control of my own happiness -- I cannot be happy when there is so much suffering in the world -- I will be happy when _____ happens.Truth: There is a lot of suffering in the world. It’s all around us. Some of it is beyond anything we can bear to imagine. And it breaks our hearts. Another half-truth is the idea that we will be happy when _____ happens.Saying that we’ll be happy when ______ happens, suggests that we can’t be happy if ______ DOESN’T happen. The LIE then is the suggestion that (1) our happiness depends on others’ use of their agency or (2) the assertion that we can’t be happy unless we can control our circumstances. Both of those statements are counterintuitive to the Father’s Plan of Happiness. DO ONE THING InvitationThis week’s invitation is to recognize the voice of your inner critic and come up with an affirmation to replace the lie. Write your affirmation down and practice saying it until it sounds more natural than the lie. This process of substitution might take some time, depending on how long you’ve been buying the “LIE,” but it can make a huge difference in our ability to “press forward with a perfect brightness of hope.” If you have a particular “LIE” you’ve been struggling with, please let me know. You can Direct Message me on IG @melinda.r.morgan or through Facebook @ Edified: Insights for LDS Woman. You can also contact me through email by visiting my website: melindarmorgan.com. I would love to hear from you and to feature your “LIE” in my next episode. If you are enjoying these episodes, pleaseShare this podcast with your friends and family on social media, Leave me a review on iTunes.Until next time...

Sister Service
Former Anglican Minister, a Journey to LDS faith

Sister Service

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2020 50:16


Jennifer Roach is a former Anglican minister who was sexually abused by her pastor as a child. Her story is an amazing journey of faith and understanding as she teaches us from her wisdom as a therapist how to minister more effectively to those in a faith crisis, having doubts, or despair over the trauma of abuse. Join us! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sister.service/support

Edified: Insights for LDS Women
Ep 08: From Rockstar to Redeemed, One Man's 20-Year Road to Redemption

Edified: Insights for LDS Women

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2020 52:25


28 May 2020Edified: Insights for LDS Women with host, Melinda MorganEp 08: "One Man's 20-Year Road to Redemption"In this episode, I asked my husband, Ron, to talk about his conversion to the Church. It took him over 20 years before he finally opened his heart and received the blessings of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Ron's story gives hope to everyone who is currently in a part-member family or who has loved ones who have strayed away from the covenant path. Ron's road to redemption was neither smooth nor easy, but it was miraculous. Ron's advice:Be patient.Live the gospel. Invite them to “Come and See” and “Come and Help.” Remember this: Ron said, “No,” many times, but it only took one "Yes!" My advice:Do everything you can to bring the Spirit into your home. One step forward and three steps back is still ONE STEP FORWARD! I cannot tell you how many nights I pleaded with the Lord not to give up on Ron. To keep knocking! Then one night, the Lord said, It's not me you need to worry about. I need you to never give up on Ron. Have faith, and recognize that the Lord will send angels to help you. Ron’s angels were mortals willing to respond to promptings.If your goal is to have a Celestial marriage, then start treating your marriage as if it is already a Celestial marriage --- and treat your partner as though they are already a Celestial being. Picture them in the temple, and hold onto that vision. Miracles really do happen. Prayers really are answered. And hearts really can change. DO ONE THINGThis week’s small and simple DO ONE THING Invitation is to look for opportunities to have a “Come and See” or a “Come and Help” conversation with someone. One way we can do this is to look around and see if there is a need in your neighborhood. Ask your non-member family member or friend to help you fill that need. In my area, there is an urgent need for masks, so sisters are picking up kits and making them at home. This is a perfect opportunity to ask your neighbor to come and help. If you are enjoying these episodes, please share them with your friends and family. And please consider leaving a review in iTunes. Your shares and reviews are the best way to keep this podcast going and to get the link out there so others can find it. You would be doing me a huge favor. Visit my website: www.melindarmorgan.comFollow me on Instagram: @melinda.r.morganFollow this podcast on Facebook: Edified PodcastAlso on Instagram: @givingvirtueavoiceAlso on Facebook: Giving Virtue a VoiceMusic used in this podcast, "Keys of Moon, Be Inspired" Free music download.

Edified: Insights for LDS Women
Ep 06: What Are You Called to Do? Three Important Questions We should Ask Ourselves

Edified: Insights for LDS Women

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2020 38:42


Edified is for busy LDS women who are looking for ways to draw closer to the spirit and deepen their connection to Christ. In this episode, I talk about the difference between being "called," and being "chosen." When women share with me that they feel called to do something, I ask them three questions:What are you willing to sacrifice? How much time? How much energy? What are you willing to set aside for now in order to do this?What are you willing to risk? Are you willing to invest financially? Are you willing to fail along the way?What is your version of being “ALL-IN” for this calling? What does that look like for you? Are you willing to go the distance? To go around, crawl under, climb over, or power through whatever obstacles come your way? You KNOW the obstacles are going to come! You know this because what you feel called to do is something that is GOOD for people. And the adversary will have none of that! He will try to wear you down, break you down, or push you down every chance he gets. And if he succeeds in stopping you --- or paralyzing you --- then he wins. This is the lesson I finally learned. I was suffering from “Call Paralysis.” I see it so clearly in myself and in so many of the women I talk to. They feel the call, but they have allowed their fear of failure or making a mistake, the vastness of their learning curve, or debilitating comparisons to others to stop their forward motion. So to all those women out there who have felt the call to do something--to start an online business, create an online course, write a book, start a blog, create a podcast, or tell their story through video media, I say, “Just do it! Come what may!” If you impact one person’s life, if you lift one tired hand or feeble knee, then you have served God and you have been an instrument in His hands. “What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. Don’t let the fear of failure discourage you. Don’t let the voice of critics paralyze you--whether that voice comes from the outside or the inside.” -- Dieter F. UchtdorfDo One ThingMake a list of everything you feel called to do. Ask the Lord which of your many "hats" does the Lord want you to wear right now? Ask Him, and then apply the “wait time” principle we focused on last week. If you don’t feel like you’re getting an answer, it may be that the Lord is leaving the choice to you. The invitation is that you make forward progress in one area. And remember and apply the words of Christ, “If you have a desire to serve the Lord, you are called to the work.”Resources“Happiness, Your Heritage” -- Dieter F. Uchtdorf"An Especially Noble Calling" -- Joy B. JonesVisit my website: www.melindarmorgan.comFollow me on Instagram: @melinda.r.morganFollow this podcast on Facebook: Edified PodcastAlso on Instagram: @givingvirtueavoiceAlso on Facebook: Giving Virtue a VoiceIf you're enjoying these episodes, please share them with your friends or on Instagram. And please leave a review in iTunes. Shares and reviews are the best way to spread the word and keep this podcast going. Until next time."Keys of Moon--Be Inspired" free music download

Edified: Insights for LDS Women
Ep 04: Sacred Grove Moments

Edified: Insights for LDS Women

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2020 32:31


11 MAY 2020Edified: Insights for LDS WomenEp. 04: "Sacred Grove Moments”Welcome to Edified! Weekly devotionals designed for busy LDS women who are looking for ways to draw closer to the Spirit and deepen their connection to Christ. Today’s episode is about recognizing our Sacred Grove Moments, and the power they have to strengthen us and lift those around us. I’ll also be sharing some tips for safeguarding our testimonies. “Sacred Grove Moments” have four things in common:They involve conversion -- or a spiritual upgrade in our depth of understanding relating to a core principle of the gospel.They are felt in our heart.They are unforgettable.They are undeniable. Our Sacred Grove moments won’t lead to a world-wide restoration of the gospel, but they can lead to the restoration of our souls. They keep us tethered to Christ.Testimonies are both dynamic and fragile. If they’re not growing, they’re at risk. They require consistent monitoring and maintenance. If we neglect them, we can lose them. Regardless of how strong our testimony, there is never a bad time for a spiritual upgrade.Ten Core TruthsI am a child of Heavenly parents--a Heavenly Father and Mother. The Godhead consists of The Father, Jesus Christ, and The Holy Ghost. They are separate, yet united as ONE God. Jesus Christ is the Firstborn Son of God in the Spirit and the Only Begotten Son in the flesh. Jesus Christ atoned for ALL the sins of the world. His atonement is infinite and eternal & intimate and personal. God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith in the Sacred Grove. God reveals his will to his prophet today, just as he has done in other dispensations. The Book of Mormon is the word of God. Priesthood keys were restored to Joseph Smith and remain on earth today. The Fall of Adam and Eve is essential to the Father’s plan. We are saved by GRACE. Recognizing a weakness or a “hole” in our testimony is not a bad thing, but it does warrant our attention."DOT" InvitationAsk yourself if your convictions are in your head only, or also in your heart? And then ask yourself how you know. Bear your testimony to yourself. A good time to do this is while you’re driving. Do the "Core Truths Inventory." Link to free download below.Write down your Sacred Grove moments and be willing to share them when you feel prompted to do so. Resources for this EpisodeCore Truths Inventory -- free downloadBasic Doctrines (From Church website)“The Living Christ”“By the Savior’s Grace” -- David A. BednarIf you’re enjoying these podcast episodes, please leave me a review through iTunes and share this podcast with your friends or on Instagram. Reviews and your sharing are the best ways for this podcast to grow and keep going. It would mean the world to me. Visit: www.melindarmorgan.comFollow on Instagram: @melinda.r.morganFollow on Facebook: Giving.Virtue.A.VoiceMusic used in this podcast, "Keys

Listen, Learn & Love Hosted by Richard Ostler
Episode 215: Daniela Mera-Pray, Active LDS, Faith Crisis and Still Believes

Listen, Learn & Love Hosted by Richard Ostler

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2019 64:26


My friend Daniela Mera-Pray, age 24 and living in Mexico, shares her journey with her faith crisis. Daniela faith crisis ended with her still believing in our restored Church and staying a committed member. Daniela has great insights to help others in a faith crisis and those ministering to them. Daniela found community in the Facebook Group Called Uplift Community of Faith (https://www.facebook.com/groups/UpliftCOF/). I encourage anyone in a faith crisis who wants to find a way to stay in our Church to check out this group. Daniela and my friend Leo Winegar are moderators in this group. Thanks for being on the podcast Daniela. You are awesome. It is wonderful members like you that give me hope for the future.

Listen, Learn & Love Hosted by Richard Ostler
Episode 199: Tim and Aubrey Chaves, Active LDS, Faith Crisis, Scrupulosity

Listen, Learn & Love Hosted by Richard Ostler

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2019 111:56


My friends Tim and Aubrey Chaves (parents of 4 children) talk about their faith crisis/transition and why they stay active LDS. It’s a beautiful story. They also share creating a feeling of belonging at church, their role with Faith Matters (check out https://faithmatters.org/), wonderful gifts of a faith crisis and conclude with Tim’s journey with scrupulosity. If you are in a faith crisis and want to stay in the Church (or are helping others stay), please listen to this podcast. Tim and Aubrey have incredible insights and a wonderful testimony of our beautiful restored doctrine. You can read from Tim at https://timchaves.com/. Thanks for being on the podcast, Tim and Aubrey. You two are awesome and give me hope for the future of our Church and society. Thanks for all you are doing to bless and help others.

About Progress
AP 123: Navigating LDS Faith Crises: Why I've Struggled + Why I Stay

About Progress

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2018 70:17


If I can experience a major faith crisis, anyone can. Over the last 12+ years, I've been through an ongoing series of my own struggles with my faith in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Today's episode is an honest share of how this came about for me, what issues I have struggled with and why, what I've done about them, and why I ultimately chose to stick with my LDS faith for life.   Below in the show notes, I've included the past posts I've written on this topic if you'd like to read more about my experience.  I've also included resources that have helped me tremendously. If you know someone who struggles or who is in a leadership position, please share this with them.  My hope is to peel back the shame that many who doubt suffer behind, to show leaders of my church how good and obedient members can still struggle with their faith, and how they can better love and help them through it. Thank you for your support!   Show Notes Prior posts on my faith: here, here, and here LDS website and LDS articles on women giving blessings here and here All the Books that have helped me Lamb of God and Rob Gardner's website Paul Cardall's website Carol Lynn Pearson's website Join my Progress Program: SMALL-group GROWTH coaching for women My new Work in Progress T-shirt!! (Use code "PROGRESS" for $5)

Meal Mentor
S01 Episode 27 - Jenny shares how her LDS faith brought her to a plant-based diet

Meal Mentor

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2015 39:45


Lindsay sits down with Jenny, who is here to share how her LDS faith brought her to a plant-based diet. Jenny elaborates on the motivations for her family, including wanting better for her children, and the big money savings that convinced her skeptical hubby to get on board. Jenny talks religion, weight loss, raising plant-based kids, and more on this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast! More about this episode: What religious document helped Jenny realize that a plant-based diet was right for her family? How can your diet strengthen your beliefs? What is the difference between the meal plans and other weight loss programs, such as Weight Watchers? Jenny shares advice for new members with kids. A discussion on plant-based road trip snacks. How can you adjust the family plan to accommodate large families? Jenny explains how she saves over $100 on groceries every week! Try our FREE 7-Day sample meal plan! Resources: The Word of Wisdom Learn more, and start your meal plan membership here. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram :)

Mormon Matters - (Dan Wotherspoon ARCHIVE)
229: Mapping LDS Faith Transitions (with Help from James Fowler), Part 2

Mormon Matters - (Dan Wotherspoon ARCHIVE)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2014 75:42


Many Mormon Matters listeners find their way to the podcast and other online communities and discussion groups because they recognize that they are experiencing some kind of "faith transition," a re-orienting in their relationships with life’s fundamental questions, powers, and values. Often, however, this transition feel to us much more like a crisis. Would things get any easier for us if we knew that this time of upheaval and process of trying to find new, firmer grounding was normal--even healthy? That this difficult journey toward new orientation isn’t exclusive to Latter-day Saints or even to just religious people, but to all human beings? With the 1981 publication of Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning, James W. Fowler and his team of researchers presented a road map of sorts for faith transitioning, a descriptive schema that places "faith" (our way of making sense of life, of engaging transcendent values and meaning) alongside other areas of human development (and their models). As they encounter this schema, many people undergoing faith transitions find hope that if they don't turn away from the difficulties and pain, they will emerge into new and richer perspectives and sense of peace in the face of all of life’s complexities. Guest hosted by Katie Langston, this episode features Mormon Matters’ usual host, Dan Wotherspoon, and social psychologist and therapist Marybeth Raynes describing the various stages that Fowler outlines, while also applying them to LDS faith transitioning, including their own life stories. The "stages of faith" model has been mentioned many times in past episodes. It’s about time they receive direct attention!

Mormon Matters - (Dan Wotherspoon ARCHIVE)
228: Mapping LDS Faith Transitions (with Help from James Fowler), Part 1

Mormon Matters - (Dan Wotherspoon ARCHIVE)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2014 76:21


Many Mormon Matters listeners find their way to the podcast and other online communities and discussion groups because they recognize that they are experiencing some kind of "faith transition," a re-orienting in their relationships with life’s fundamental questions, powers, and values. Often, however, this transition feel to us much more like a crisis. Would things get any easier for us if we knew that this time of upheaval and process of trying to find new, firmer grounding was normal--even healthy? That this difficult journey toward new orientation isn’t exclusive to Latter-day Saints or even to just religious people, but to all human beings? With the 1981 publication of Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning, James W. Fowler and his team of researchers presented a road map of sorts for faith transitioning, a descriptive schema that places "faith" (our way of making sense of life, of engaging transcendent values and meaning) alongside other areas of human development (and their models). As they encounter this schema, many people undergoing faith transitions find hope that if they don't turn away from the difficulties and pain, they will emerge into new and richer perspectives and sense of peace in the face of all of life’s complexities. Guest hosted by Katie Langston, this episode features Mormon Matters’ usual host, Dan Wotherspoon, and social psychologist and therapist Marybeth Raynes describing the various stages that Fowler outlines, while also applying them to LDS faith transitioning, including their own life stories. The "stages of faith" model has been mentioned many times in past episodes. It’s about time they receive direct attention!

Mormon Stories - LDS
181: Navigating an LDS Faith Crisis In or Out of the Church Pt. 4

Mormon Stories - LDS

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2010 60:54


This segment is part of an all day workshop held at the August 2010 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium. The first half of the day was dedicated to navigating a faith crisis in or out of the LDS church. The second half of the day was dedicated to navigating a marriage when one of the partners loses their faith.

Mormon Stories - LDS
180: Navigating an LDS Faith Crisis In or Out of the Church Pt. 3

Mormon Stories - LDS

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2010 50:11


This segment is part of an all day workshop held at the August 2010 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium. The first half of the day was dedicated to navigating a faith crisis in or out of the LDS church. The second half of the day was dedicated to navigating a marriage when one of the partners loses their faith.

Mormon Stories - LDS
179: Navigating an LDS Faith Crisis In or Out of the Church Pt. 2

Mormon Stories - LDS

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2010 38:29


This segment is part of an all day workshop held at the August 2010 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium. The first half of the day was dedicated to navigating a faith crisis in or out of the LDS church. The second half of the day was dedicated to navigating a marriage when one of the partners loses their faith.

Mormon Stories - LDS
178: Navigating an LDS Faith Crisis In or Out of the Church Pt. 1

Mormon Stories - LDS

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2010 39:00


This segment is part of an all day workshop held at the August 2010 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium. The first half of the day was dedicated to navigating a faith crisis in or out of the LDS church. The second half of the day was dedicated to navigating a marriage when one of the partners loses their faith.

Mormon Stories - LDS
029: My Story Part 3--What I Do and Don't Believe, and Why I Remain a Mormon

Mormon Stories - LDS

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2007 63:06


At least once each week a listener will ask me (John Dehlin) about my testimony in the LDS Church. Liberals or ex-Mormons call me an apologist. Conservatives accuse me of being a"wolf in sheep's clothing." So, to dispel the speculation--and in response to lots and lots of requests, I reluctantly share my story within the Mormon context. In this episode, I discuss aspects of the LDS Faith that I do and don't believe. I also provide around 13 reasons for why I choose to remain a Mormon.

Mormon Stories - LDS (Unofficial - MormonThink.com)
029: My Story Part 3--What I Do and Don't Believe, and Why I Remain a Mormon

Mormon Stories - LDS (Unofficial - MormonThink.com)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2007 63:05


At least once each week a listener will ask me (John Dehlin) about my testimony in the LDS Church. Liberals or ex-Mormons call me an apologist. Conservatives accuse me of being a "wolf in sheep's clothing." So, to dispel the speculation--and in response to lots and lots of requests, I reluctantly share my story within the Mormon context. In this episode, I discuss aspects of the LDS Faith that I do and don't believe. I also provide around 13 reasons for why I choose to remain a Mormon.