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This Might Sound F'd Up.
Dodging the Draft, Therapy, Soakin' in the Boys Room

This Might Sound F'd Up.

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 66:49


On this week's way-better-than-last-week's show we talk about the simmering situation on the Eastern Front to ask, if you were drafted into the military today, how would you handle it (3:39)? Next up we reveal the result of a test we all took to determine our positions on a certain spectrum (26:58). This leads us to discuss mental health and therapy and we kind of actually have a wholesome conversation! To wrap it up Kody finds a loophole in the entire Mormon religion (38:36).Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/tmsfu)

Viewpoint on Mormonism
Come, Follow Me Part 4

Viewpoint on Mormonism

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 14:00


Come, Follow Me for Individuals and Families is the official curriculum of the LDS Church. This year, the curriculum covers the Old Testament. Bill and Eric spend this week discussing the first month's lessons . To see weekly reviews written by Eric, visit https://www.mrm.org/come-follow-me

All In
Lynne Wilson: How the Savior Empowered Women

All In

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 48:15


For years, Dr. Lynne Wilson has met with theologians around the world from various faith traditions. She repeatedly heard theories at these meetings that inequality between men and women stemmed from the Bible. She was adamant that inequality was not something Christ taught—instead she believed that Jesus Christ emancipated women. So, she set out to do research to back it up. On this week's episode, Dr. Wilson shares her research as well as her belief that there is no better place to be as a woman than in the gospel of Jesus Christ.  “I just think we're measuring the wrong things. It's not about gender, it's about mutuality and that is what Christ tried to break down in the meridian of time so that men and women and children, old and young, would work together together to build the kingdom.”  Show Notes 2:55- Treatment of Women in the World While Jesus Walked 12:39- Initial Interest in Research 14:40- Segregation 18:39- Servitude 24:40- Inviting Women to Speak 27:03- Childbearing 30:28- Idleness and Lowness of Spirit 35:00- Witnesses 40:37- Being a Woman in the Church 46:31- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

One Minute Scripture Study
636: “In process of time”, Moses 7

One Minute Scripture Study

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 2:52


So the City of Enoch became perfect . . . but how did they do it?    What was their secret?   Today we're finding out!   Get our 365-day Old Testament daily devotional book: https://amzn.to/3nYC821   And grab Cali's scripture study guide here: https://comefollowmestudy.com/shop/ Discount code: OMSS   Music from bensound.com

Trust Me
#63: Banachek, Part 2: Critical Thinking vs Skepticism

Trust Me

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 55:32


Mentalist and magician Banachek shares how he exposed a scam by televangelist and debunked faither healer Peter Popoff in the 80s, why he fights against funding pseudoscience, and the difference between critical thinking and skepticism. Plus: he performs a trick on Lola and Meagan. If you have your own story about cults, high-control groups, manipulation, or abuse of power, leave us a voicemail at 513-900-2955, OR shoot us an email at trustmepod@gmail.com. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @trustmepodcast @oohlalola @vibehigherbitch OR TWITTER: @trustmecultpod @ohlalola

The Marketing Secrets Show
Hall of Fame, Super Bowl, Growth and Contribution

The Marketing Secrets Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 18:46


This episode Russell dives deeper into goal setting, which goals to pick, why to pick them, and a whole bunch of other cool stuff. Hit me up on IG! @russellbrunson Text Me! 208-231-3797 Join my newsletter at marketingsecrets.com ClubHouseWithRussell.com Magnetic Marketing ---Transcript--- What's up everybody? This is Russell. Welcome back to The Marketing Secrets Podcast. I'm actually in a hotel room up in Northern Idaho. Bowen, one of my twins is wrestling in a tournament up here. So we flew up last night, and I'm hanging out with a whole bunch of teenagers for the next two days. And I'm in a hotel room, and I'm reading, I'm studying, I'm working on my next book, and a bunch of other things. And just wanted to share some and thoughts, specifically around your hall of fame and your Super Bowl goals. All right, so like I said, I'm in a hotel room right now. I feel bad. I'm sure my neighbors next to me can hear me talking. It's not a nice hotel. It's definitely like paper thin walls, but here we go. They're getting a free podcast episode. Anyway, so on the flight up here, and then I have an eight hour bus ride with the teenagers coming back home. It's kind of geeking out working on my next book project, which if you listen to the episode I did with Josh Forti about New Year's time, we first started kind talking about goal setting, and how to get my goals, and talking about a hall of fame goal, and then the Super Bowl goal, and all these things. It was fascinating, because after I started talking about that, I got tons of feedback from friends, and people I haven't heard from in long time, and how it affected them, and how it made things so clear. And so I wanted to just talk a little bit more, because... I'm flushing my ideas out now as I'm working on this book, and trying to think through the process and the structure, and how to do all the things. And I know that podcast episode, we talked about a lot of the stuff from identity shifting to beliefs, rules, values, all that kind of stuff. But I just wanted more, so I come back, and just focus on a couple things. So the first one was, I talked about it's like, when you're setting a goal... And this is true. I learned this initially from Alex Charfen. And he talked about it from, when we have a business. What is your business goal? And he talked about most businesses, it's like, we're going to make money. And it's like, oh no, you have to structure it. He's like, "Look at it like you would a football team." Right? And he said, "Every football player comes in, and they want to be in the hall of fame. That's the end thing." Right? So for you're business, what's the hall of fame goal? What's the thing you want to do someday? Right? What do you want to be remembered for? That's the first thing to figure out, and then you reverse engineer. You step back. So okay, now I know what that is. Now this year, I want to win the Super Bowl. So what's your Super Bowl goal as a business, right? For a lot of you guys, I'm assuming your Super Bowl goal is to win a Two Comma Club award, right? Or maybe you've already won one, so your Super Bowl goal for this year is to win Two Comma Club X, right? But that's your Super Bowl goal. And then you come down from there, and you're okay, now what are the... It can be quarterly things we got to accomplish to be able to do that. What are the weekly games we got to play? And then, what are the daily things, and then your habits? And so you kind of reverse engineer it from that, right? And the daily levels, and best if you're building your habits, your routines, and all the things you need to be able to get in the hall of fame eventually, right? Because think about it, we all want to be in the hall of fame, but from a day-by-day standpoint, it comes down to the routines and those kind of things we put in place, right? If you're a football player, it's you getting up in the morning, it's lifting weights, it's nutrition, it's working out, it's doing the things the coach says, it's watching film. It's like, these are all the habits or routines you do consistently for long periods of time to make it, so you can win the game each week, which means you can win your division, which means you can go to the playoffs, which means you can win the Super Bowl, which means eventually you can get in the hall of fame. So it's kind of interesting, I think a lot of us are good looking at the Super Bowl, but not the hall of fame. And so, one of my friends who listened to that podcast, he came back, and he was like, "Oh, my gosh. The hall of fame concept was a game changer for me." He's like, "Because I had these other goals, but a lot of times they weren't leading towards this hall of fame." Right? Or maybe even going the opposite directions where they're fighting. And it was interesting for him. He came back and he told me, he's like, "I kind of break this into two sides. My personal goals, but also my business and my mission goals." And it's fascinating because in the book I'm actually working on that specifically. Because there's so many goals we could have, right? And I think it's overwhelming. We have goals about our fitness, and goals about our this and that. There's a million goals, which I think that can get overwhelming. But I do think that if you break it down to two things, which are growth and contribution. Your own personal growth, and then your contribution to other people. Those are the two type of goals that really drive everything towards the hall of fame, I think. Again, this may shift by the time I get the book out. This is still raw thoughts in Russell's head. But I just want you to think about that. And it's interesting because if you look at Tony Robbin's six human needs, which I'll be talking about in the book as well. There are the four needs of the body. I've done episodes on this. I'm not going to go deep on it right now. But there's certainty and then there's variety. There's love and connection, and then there's significance, right? Those are the four needs of the body. And there's two needs of the spirit. One need of the spirit is surprise, surprise, growth. And the other one is surprise, surprise, contribution. So what's interesting is, first off, we have to learn how to master the needs of our body, otherwise, we never get to the needs of the spirit. I wish all of you guys can do a three-day event. Actually, I am doing a three-day event in Mexico teaching this stuff to those who are my Two Comma Club X and my Inner Circle coaching programs in March, so that's exciting. But conceptually, the quick version, you can go dive deeper. If you look at how Tony Robbin's six human needs works, anytime something in your life meets three of your four needs, it creates a physical addiction in your body, right? And if your needs aren't being met through one thing, you'll find a way to get it met somewhere else, right? You will figure out a way to get your needs met, the needs of your body looks for. And people will give up their values, they'll give up their everything to make sure the needs are met. So if you aren't getting love and connection at home, you're going to seek for in other ways. You're going to find it through... It's different for everyone. Some people get it through work, some people get it through drugs, some people get it through pornography, some people get it through joining a bowling team. We will get our needs met. And the problem is that most people, they spend their whole life trying to get their needs met in ways that aren't satisfying. They don't drive them, and so they're stuck in this rut hole, right? And so again, that's a podcast, that's a seminar for another day. But after we figure out how to get the four needs of the body met, the personality met, then we're able to shift to the needs of the spirit, which are the two, growth and contribution, which holy cow, we're talking about growth and contribution. So the reason that most people never actually hit their goals is because, guess what? They never figure out the core base needs of solving those problems first. But after you solve those problems, then you can shift over to these other things, which are growth and contribution. And so for me, the hall of fame goal is the blend of growth and contribution, right? It's like, who do I want to be? And I've struggled kind of explaining this, but my friend who listened to the episode, he came back, and he had doodled it all out on a pad of paper. And he's like, "Okay. What is my hall of fame?" And he started explaining, he was like, "It's like..." He was using words, like things he wanted to feel. And I haven't sat down and done this for myself yet. So I don't have the top of my head to kind of like, this is my hall of fame goals, but it's definitely like a feeling, right? It's like, I want to be like this person. In fact, one thing that is fascinating, it could be fascinating just to look at. I think most of the times when we're thinking about our hall of fame goal and who we want to become, we're looking at like, okay, there's who we want to become. But we're liking it to something we already know, right? It's a person, it's something. Who is the person or who are the composite of multiple people? That's who I want to be. In fact, I wonder if... I'm going to pause this really quick, and I'm going to read something to you from Napoleon Hill. Give me one second to find it. Okay, I'm back. So I'm reading Napoleon Hill's a whole bunch of stuff. But one of the things I was reading on the flight over is Napoleon Hill's Laws of Success. It's not The Laws of Success that most people have. I actually found a first edition from 1925 that was published three years before the one that is in people's hands. And anyway, so I'm reading from those manuscripts. Sorry, I digress. It was really fascinating because he talked about how he has a council of people that he, in his imagination, works out ideas and things through, right? So this is Napoleon Hill's, the list of people he had in his table of... His mastermind, the people who had passed on. The people he had were Napoleon, which I think it's Napoleon Bonaparte, Washington, Emerson, Elbert Hubbard. So these are the people he had on his list, Lincoln, anyway. And then he went through, he talked about each person individually. He said, "Mr. Lincoln, I desire to build in my own character those qualities of patience and fairness towards all mankind. And have a keen sense of humor, which were your outstanding characteristics. I need these qualities and I should not be contented until I developed them." And he said, "Mr. Washington, I desire to build in my own character those personalities of patriotism, self-sacrifice, and leadership, which were your outstanding characteristics." And then he goes on and talks about Emerson, Napoleon, Hubbard. All these people that he looks up to and the characteristics. And so, that's the best way to do the hall of fames. Who are the people you want be like? Who are your idols, your heroes, the people who, if you could look at, I want to... For me, there's definitely people who have passed on that I look up to, right? I look up to Joseph Smith as someone who's a mentor and a friend. He was the first Mormon prophet. I look up to him. Napoleon Hill's someone I look up to, Charles Haanel. All these old personal development authors, old marketers. All these people who, I've seen them, I've read their books, I've seen their stuff. I look up to those people. I'm like, "That's who I want to become." For me, I don't know how to explain my hall of fame goal yet, but I do know what it feels like. It feels like in 200 years from now, there's going to be a kid like Russell on eBay searching for stuff. And he finds my work, and he finds my books, and he finds these things I've done. And he's just like, "Oh, my gosh." And he takes those things, and he... That's the feeling I want, right? The same thing that I'm having for these thought leaders who are molding and changing my life. Yeah, who are the people that... And specifically why? Napoleon Hill said, "I wanted Lincoln because of these characters. I wanted Washington because of these characters." Who are the people you look up to that you want to be like? And what are the characteristics that you want to emulate? Those are the things I feel are a part of the hall of fame goals. Who do you want to become? Right? It's less a tangible thing. I think it's more of like, it's who you become by the time you're done, right? And so then we step back, and now we come down to... So that's the hall fame, right? Now we've got our Super Bowl goals, right? So the Super Bowl goals, these are very tangible. This is not like, I want to make money. This is like, I want to make Two Comma Club by June 16th, right? I'm going to win the Super Bowl on February 2nd or whatever. They're very tangible. They're very realistic. You know there's a beginning. You know there's an end. You either achieve it or you don't. There's a finality. That's the goal. And so you pick these goals with what Napoleon Hill call definiteness of purpose, right? I know exactly what I'm going to do, how I'm going to do it. This is what I want. And so what I thought was interesting, my friend reached out to me, he was saying, he's like, "I feel like there's two sides. I have my personal goals, but then also my mission, my work goals." And I said, "Yes, exactly. It's growth and contribution." What is your growth goal? What do you want to achieve? What do you want to personally achieve? Right? And the second side is, how do you want contribute? And I feel like if you set a Super Bowl goal for both of those different sides, and they work hand-in-hand, that's what you're moving towards, right? I'm trying to become this. This is my goal personally. This my goal as a mission. And if you're looking at those things, and they work hand-in-hand, right? The more growth you have, the more likely you'll be able to contribute. And the more you'll be able to contribute. So I think I haven't figure out exactly how to explain this yet. But conceptually, that makes sense. So I'm picking goals both about growth and about contribution. And I'm picking them with definiteness of purpose. I know exactly what it is, where I'm going. And all of Napoleon Hill's books, literally I've got pretty much every manuscript he's ever published that I can find. He talks about definiteness of purpose. He's always talking about the people who are successful in life. They have a definite purpose. I know this is exactly what I want, and they have a definite plan to achieve it. This is the steps I'm going to do to go and achieve that thing, right? And one Of the quotes I marked last night from The Law of Success. It was interesting. He said, "Until a man selects a definite purpose in his life, he dissipates his energies and spreads his thoughts over so many subjects in so many different directions that they're led not to power, but to indecision and weakness." Boom. So if we don't have this definite purpose, this is what I'm doing, what I'm moving forward, this is my plan. Do you don't have those things? Then you're dabbling. You're all over the place, which is the majority of the world, right? Everyone's dabbling. They're doing little things here and there, and they're all over the place, but no one's actually moving forward. Definiteness of purpose, it says that, "They're led in so many directions that they lead not to power, but to indecision and weakness." Which is the majority of the world, right? There's no power, there's no decisions, there's no movement, it's just randomness. And so for us, it's picking a hall fame goal. Who do I want to become? And it's looking back one step, and say, "Okay, if I achieve all my goals each year, and I'll keep winning Super Bowls, eventually I'll get there." But now, what are my Superbowl goals? What is it that I want about personal growth that I want to achieve? And then, what is my one on contribution I want to achieve? Okay? And then picking those, and making them definite. Again, not just, I want to make more money. I want to lose weight. I want to weigh 127 pounds and I want to be 6% body fat by June 16th. Boom. Now I know there's the goal, definiteness of purpose. I can reverse engineer. Okay, if I'm going to win that Super Bowl, what do I got to do? Okay, what do I need to know? I got to figure that out, right? I know how many calories I need each day. I know how much exercise I need to do. And you reverse engineer it all the way down to, okay, now I know my daily routines, my morning routines, my afternoon routines. These are things I need to do to be able to eventually win the Super Bowl, so then eventually I can be in the hall of fame. And it's true with any goal, right? So setting the personal growth goal, setting the contribution goal. And then, now you got a definite purpose. Now I'm creating a definite plan. And then like I said, there's so much more I can geek out with you. And then it's like figuring out the needs of your body, so things are met. So you can actually focus on your goals. So you don't keep getting sucked down into this thing that's not going to help you to have a success you need and you want. But that will be a podcast episode for another day. Anyway, hope this helps. Again, I know that I'm giving bread crumbs, because I don't have all the answers yet, but hopefully a couple things. Hopefully, it helps you, number one. Number two, if you are in the process of creating your frameworks and your thoughts, notice how I'm doing this, right? I'm talking about it. I'm sharing it. I'm sharing unfinished thoughts, unfinished ideas, because it helps me think it out loud, gets me the momentum, gets things happening. And as I keep doing this, it'll get closer and closer in March. I'm doing an event about it. And then, I think September is my due date on the manuscripts. Hope by then, I'll have the book manuscript submitted. So anyway, hope that helps you guys. Thank you so much for listening to this and all episodes. Grateful for you guys. If you haven't joined The No B.S. and the Behind the Scenes newsletter yet, make sure you do that. This is the print physical newsletter that goes out twice a month. The first month is called Magnetic Marketing. It's coming from me and Dan Kennedy. And the second one, every fourteen days you get a new newsletter, it's called The Behind the Scenes. So I'm showing behind the scenes of the funnels we have that are working the best in all the businesses that I run or I mentor. And it's amazing. I'm spending two or three days every single month writing these things. This is not someone I outsource. It's not me recording audio and transcribing. It's me sitting on my computer spending two or three days writing these things out because I'm really passionate about it. I love newsletters. It's how I learned initially growing up. I finished the February Behind the Scenes newsletter yesterday before I flew out. It's good. It shows you guys literally, here's the funnel, here's the steps, here's the pages, here's the scripting. We break it down step-by-step-by-step. So if you're not a member yet, you can go to nobsletter.com. You can go get the most incredible free gift ever. It's 20 bucks. And then, you'll get a thirty-day trial to the newsletter. You're going to get two newsletters in the mail. Make sure you do that, because like I said, I'm putting a lot of effort into this, and they're really, really powerful. Basically, it's like, every two weeks you're getting a mini book written by me and Dan Kennedy sent to your house. And I grab it, read it, pull out one or two ideas. You do that every two weeks from now until this time next year, and implement things piecemeal, just one thing at a time. Your business in 12 months from now will not be the same. I promise you that. So anyway, nobsletter.com. Thanks again for listening. I appreciate you all, and I'll talk to you soon.

Faith Matters
100. "Mormons" in the Metaverse — A Conversation with Carl Youngblood

Faith Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 56:19


For this week's episode, we brought on Carl Youngblood for a truly enlightening conversation we've been wanting to have for a long time. Carl has spent most of his life helping to build and operate technology companies and has done a lot of deep thinking and writing about how technology is shaping our reality and our future—including how it will affect what it means to be human. Digital technology companies, including behemoths like Facebook, are staking their futures on pushing the boundaries of virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Their project is to create a new reality for human beings—what has come to be called the "metaverse."We brought Carl on to talk about what all this means. What are the implications for our families and institutions? What are the implications for our faith? How might the theology of the Restored Gospel inform how we move into this new reality? And what about technologies that may offer the possibility to dramatically extend our lifespans? What does a faith that honors the centrality of God's creation and that honors death as an essential part of a foreordained plan have to say? These are huge and sobering questions, but they're also exciting to explore. Bill Turnbull, one of the founders of Faith Matters, also joined us for this conversation.Carl is a co-founder of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, an organization founded to consider the intersection between our faith and the frontiers of technology. The MTA is hosting a conference in Provo this spring, on Saturday, March 19, at which nationally-recognized experts on things like blockchain, crypto and Web 3 will address the implications of these technologies for our society and, by extension, for our faith. Registration info for this conference can be at the end of the episode. Faith Matters has no affiliation with MTA and offers no opinion on their approach, but we acknowledge their efforts in addressing some of the biggest questions of our day.

Viewpoint on Mormonism
Come, Follow Me Part 3

Viewpoint on Mormonism

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 14:00


Come, Follow Me for Individuals and Families is the official curriculum of the LDS Church. This year, the curriculum covers the Old Testament. Bill and Eric spend this week discussing the first month's lessons . To see weekly reviews written by Eric, visit https://www.mrm.org/come-follow-me

Latter-day Saint MBA Podcast

Derrin builds empowered individuals and teams, systems for growth, motivated communities, and strong companies. Having founded/co-founded 10 companies to date. The most recent company is RevRoad, a venture services firm, with a portfolio of 44 high growth technology companies. He has worked across the United States and over a dozen countries around the world. Derrin's greatest priority is his role in building a great marriage and a wonderful family with his wife Nicole and their five children. He is a graduate of Duke University Fuqua School of Business and Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.While growing many companies organically, Derrin has also created growth with several M&A events. These deals ranged from several million dollars to well over $100M. Derrin has also led many government relations campaigns working with Governors and state legislatures to establish legislation and funding for state level business deals in over a dozen states. Derrin has served as a Director on many Boards including the Smithsonian Science Education Center, the DECA National Advisory Board, BYU Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, and the Virginia Tech Innovate National Advisory Board. corporate boards such as Imagine Learning, Glynlyon, Journeyfront, Elios, PhoneSoap, Hallo, RaceReady, and others.At Imagine Learning Derrin led all revenue activities from the start and today Imagine Learning serves over 2 million students each day. As majority owner and chairman of the board at PhoneSoap, he helped the team grow from an early prototype and almost no revenue to being the industry leader in UV disinfection to prevent infectious disease. These patterns of growth continue at RevRoad and RevRoad portfolio companies. In addition to entrepreneurial ventures and building companies as a board member, Derrin helped create the digital division at the world's largest educational publisher, Pearson Education with record-breaking success.Volunteer service is important to Derrin with service to the Boy Scouts of America, DECA, Junior Achievement, Rising Star Outreach India for those affected by leprosy, Mother's Without Borders, Dahlia's Hope, The Responsibility Foundation, Ryan White Program, The Family Support & Treatment shelter for battered women and children, a variety of youth groups, public school community councils, church and civic organizations.Derrin grew up on a farm in Missouri where he learned the importance of growth, to work smart and hard, the power of teams, and to be amazed by people and nature.  He graduated High School in the top of the class while working two part time jobs to save money to serve as a volunteer for two years in Australia at 19 years old.Derrin's Specialties: Leadership, strategy, mergers & acquisitions, government relations, building sales organizations and systems, competitive analysis, contract negotiation, effective compensation structures, branding, attracting and retaining the strongest industry talent, forecasting, building sustainable and profitable business models.

Church News
Sister Wendy W. Nelson on being an eyewitness to President Russell M. Nelson's four years as Prophet

Church News

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 50:39


Jan. 14, 2022, marked the four-year anniversary of President Russell M. Nelson's leading The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Within that historic time frame, President Nelson has guided the Church's almost 17 million members during the COVID-19 pandemic, issued powerful invitations, traveled extensively and built many bridges of understanding with community, government and religious leaders. This special episode of the Church News podcast features Sister Wendy W. Nelson, the wife of President Nelson and a retired marriage and family therapist and professor. She shares her testimony, how to seek for truth in an age of overflowing information and what she has learned as an eyewitness to President Nelson's extraordinary ministry.  The Church News Podcast is a weekly podcast that invites listeners to make a journey of connection with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the globe. Host Sarah Jane Weaver, reporter and editor for The Church News for a quarter-century, shares a unique view of the stories, events, and most important people who form this international faith. With each episode, listeners are asked to embark on a journey to learn from one another and ponder, “What do I know now?” because of the experience. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

One Minute Scripture Study
635: The City of Holiness, Moses 7

One Minute Scripture Study

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 3:18


It's been an important concept to saints in literally every dispensation! So how do we create Zion today, just like Enoch?   Get our 365-day Old Testament daily devotional book: https://amzn.to/3nYC821   And grab Cali's scripture study guide here: https://comefollowmestudy.com/shop/ Discount code: OMSS

At Last She Said It
Episode 079: Real Talk Around Motherhood

At Last She Said It

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 55:57


Helping kids navigate the gap between a quickly changing world and a slow-to-change church is a real challenge, especially if many answers aren't clear cut for a woman herself. Sherry Macnab joins Cynthia and Susan for an honest conversation about their experiences as Latter-day Saint mothers. The feelings, pressures, desires, questions, and decisions—it's all fair game in this frank discussion between 3 friends who each took the Church's prescribed path into marriage and motherhood, and want to talk about those choices now.

Viewpoint on Mormonism
Come, Follow Me Part 2

Viewpoint on Mormonism

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 14:00


Come, Follow Me for Individuals and Families is the official curriculum of the LDS Church. This year, the curriculum covers the Old Testament. Bill and Eric spend this week discussing the first month's lessons . To see weekly reviews written by Eric, visit https://www.mrm.org/come-follow-me

Mormon Stories - LDS
1536: The Australian Queen's Counsel who raised the Bar on Mormonism - Neville Rochow

Mormon Stories - LDS

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 265:50


Please join us now as we interview Neville Rochow QC. Neville has served as an LDS Bishop, and in LDS Church Stake Presidencies and Mission Presidencies. Having served at the highest levels of the Mormon church in Australia, and being a truly delightful human, we believe that you will thoroughly enjoy this interview. ————— We are 100% donor funded! Please click HERE to donate and keep this content coming! Click here to donate monthly: $10 $25 $50 —————

Godless Rebelution
365 - Mormon American Idol

Godless Rebelution

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 65:56


David Archuleta is an American pop singer, a former contestant for Star Search and American Idol, and is a current member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon church). He is also gay and has been having a lot of internal struggles trying to reconcile who he is with the faith he was indoctrinated into - a faith that requires him to never act on what it refers to as "the challenge of same-sex attraction."   We talk about David's recently posted video on Instagram in which he talks about his struggles with his faith, depression, and suicidal ideation.   Patreon supporters get early access to the show, bonus episodes, clips from the cutting room floor, and extended editions of the show!   Show Links: Support the Do No Harm Act Visit Sarah Segovia's Website for some awesome stained-glass art Buy Steve's Book! Q Salt Lake Article About David Archuleta You can find the Godless Rebelution around the Internet at these links: Website: http://www.godlessrebelution.com Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/godlessrebelution Podbean: http://www.godlessrebelution.podbean.com Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-godless-rebelution/godless-rebelution iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/godless-rebelution/id872416298 YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/GodlessRebelution FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/GodlessRebelution FB Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GodlessRebelution Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godless_rebelution/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TGRPodcast You can also send us hate-mail, show ideas, questions, corrections, whines, and rants at: GodlessRebelution@gmail.com ~ OR ~ Send us a text or leave us a voicemail message at: 330-81-REBEL   YOU'RE WELCOME!

This is the Gospel Podcast
All Things New

This is the Gospel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 53:20


Stories in this episode: Jolene fully expects a lecture from her father when he invites her to lunch, but is surprised when the conversation takes an unlikely turn; Steven's hopes for a bright future are thrown for a loop when his college football career comes to a sudden stop, causing him to spiral into his addictions until he finds God where he least expects it—an isolated jail cell. See show notes and full episode transdcript at LDSLiving.com/thisisthegospel or find us on Instagram and Facebook @thisisthegospel_podcast Show Notes + Transcripts: http://ldsliving.com/thisisthegospel See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

One Minute Scripture Study
634: All the Lord did for Enoch He will do for You, Moses 7

One Minute Scripture Study

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 2:52


What is it that made Enoch worthy of a face-to-face encounter with God while the rest of us don't get to have the same experience?   Today we're finding out the ONE thing standing in our way.    Get our 365-day Old Testament daily devotional book: https://amzn.to/3nYC821   And grab Cali's scripture study guide here: https://comefollowmestudy.com/shop/ Discount code: OMSS   Music from bensound.com  

One Minute Scripture Study
633: BIG PICTURE MONDAY: Moses 7

One Minute Scripture Study

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 7:25


Listen to Big Picture to get the quick context for this week's reading, Moses 7!   Get our 365-day Old Testament daily devotional book: https://amzn.to/3nYC821   And grab Cali's scripture study guide here: https://comefollowmestudy.com/shop/ Discount code: OMSS

AZ: The History of Arizona podcast
Episode 82: The shotgun and rope

AZ: The History of Arizona podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 31:13


Mormon settlement was going swimmingly in northern and southern Arizona, until their embracing polygamy threatened to have them driven from the territory.

Viewpoint on Mormonism
Come, Follow Me Part 1

Viewpoint on Mormonism

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 14:00


Come, Follow Me for Individuals and Families is the official curriculum of the LDS Church. This year, the curriculum covers the Old Testament. Bill and Eric spend this week discussing the first month's lessons . To see weekly reviews written by Eric, visit https://www.mrm.org/come-follow-me

Come Follow me
WEEK 5 - MOSES 7

Come Follow me

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 13:46


WEEK 5: MOSES 7 - "What an indelible image of God's engagement in our lives! What anguish in a parent when His children do not choose Him nor “the gospel of God” He sent!12 How easy to love someone who so singularly loves us!"

One Minute Scripture Study
631: Personal Clerical Errors, Genesis 5; Moses 6

One Minute Scripture Study

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 2:33


Journaling is not my favorite, but today we're diving into what we need to be keeping a record of at the bare minimum.    Pull out your old diaries friends, we've got some writing to do!   Get our 365-day Old Testament daily devotional book: https://amzn.to/3nYC821   And grab Cali's scripture study guide here: https://comefollowmestudy.com/shop/ Discount code: OMSS   Music from bensound.com

Live From Love
Episode 196 - Sexual & Spiritual Wholeness

Live From Love

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 12:01


Is it possible to be sexual and spiritual? Of course it is! Sexuality is a God-given part of us and if we deny that part, we will never be truly whole. Becoming whole means accepting and developing your sexuality and eroticism as a vital part of your mortal existence.  This means instead of shutting down your sexuality constantly you need to work on developing it in a way that blesses your life as an individual and blesses your marriage. Listen to this episode to find out how.

Not So Molly Mormon
153: Sleepwalking in Faith

Not So Molly Mormon

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 35:44


It's another Mormon True Crime Week! Today our focus is on the story of the brutal murder of Yarmila Falater by her Mormon husband, Scott Falater. A huge thanks to guest co-host Dusti for sharing this story with us! Email us: notsomollymormonpodcast@gmail.com Support us: patreon.com/notsomollymormon

Latter-day Faith
216: LDS Anti-Racism 101

Latter-day Faith

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 78:00


This wonderful and timely episode features James Jones, a black Latter-day Saint currently studying at Union Theological Seminary in New York, talking about his just-released video course: "LDS Anti-Racism 101: Abandoning Attitudes and Actions of Prejudice." This hour-long course features James sharing from scripture and prophetic calls of other forms to confront racism in its overt as well as subtle forms. Structuring it in the "head, heart, and hands" formula, he teaches how to raise our Awareness, be more thoughtful and open in our Associations, and put our particular gifts into Action. This conversation between James and LDF host Dan Wotherspoon also features the story of the complicated background story to its production and publication, one that features Deseret Book withdrawing from the project due to concerns over James' online history of calling out racism and other forms of marginalizing in remarks from LDS general authorities, but ultimately modeling a very good way of confronting institutional mistakes and making restitution. James and Dan also discuss a few course particulars regarding racism in wider societal context, and talk through a form of micro-aggression that most of us would never even think about. Plus, they talk about a whole lot more! Listen in! Do it because you "should" but also for the wisdom and fresh-eyes you will receive and that will bring more love into your heart and spark ways for you to be more authentic and confident in speaking and acting prophetically in your own life.

Mormon Stories - LDS
1534: From Mormon to Christian - Randy Bell Pt. 2

Mormon Stories - LDS

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 191:07


In part 2 of Randy Bell's Mormon Story, we dive into Randy's faith post-Mormonism, his experiences with people of other religions around the world including Hindus, Muslims, Jews, and Christians. Among some of the topics we cover are his reasons for becoming a Christian, feelings vs science, and the common ground we share. ————— We are 100% donor funded! Please click HERE to donate and keep this content coming! Click here to donate monthly: $10 $25 $50 ————— Show Notes: The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blind_Watchmaker The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins: https://www.amazon.com/God-Delusion-Richard-Dawkins/dp/0618918248 Axis agnostic/gnostic and theism/atheism https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-easiest-way-to-explain-agnostic-gnostic-and-theism-atheism Bart Ehrman - Misquoting Jesus:https://www.amazon.com/Misquoting-Jesus-Story-Behind-Changed/dp/0060859512 Bart Ehrman Mormon Stories episode: https://www.mormonstories.org/podcast/bart-ehrman/ Gospel of Mark Mormon Stories episode - John Larsen: https://www.mormonstories.org/podcast/the-gospel-of-mark-john-larsen/ The Language of God - Francis Collins: https://www.amazon.com/Language-God-Scientist-Presents-Evidence/dp/1416542744 Saddleback Church: https://saddleback.com/ Rick Warren church: https://pastorrick.com www.gaychurch.org Red letter bible: https://www.amazon.com/Full-Size-Burgundy-Leather-Ribbon-Version/dp/1432132881/ref=sr_1_4?crid=3UDBGFUT28BHR&keywords=red+letter+bible&qid=1642465477&s=books&sprefix=red+letter+bible%2Cstripbooks%2C94&sr=1-4 God the most unpleasant character in all fiction By Dan Barker: https://www.amazon.com/God-Most-Unpleasant-Character-Fiction/dp/1454918322 The case for Christ By Lee Strobel: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Christ-Journalists-Personal-Investigation/dp/0310345863/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1NSAA65NP7E22&keywords=The+case+for+Christ&qid=1642465603&s=books&sprefix=the+case+for+christ%2Cstripbooks%2C104&sr=1-1 The End of Science By John Horgan : https://www.amazon.com/End-Science-Knowledge-Twilight-Scientific/dp/0465065929 The Demon Haunted World By Carl Sagan: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=the+demon+haunted+world+carl+sagan&i=stripbooks&crid=2FYTBHR74WRI8&sprefix=the+deamon+%2Cstripbooks%2C134&ref=nb_sb_ss_sc_1_10 Boy Scout Payout: https://youtu.be/bnxaPEdDZys

One Minute Scripture Study
630: Leaving Help on the Table, Genesis 5; Moses 6

One Minute Scripture Study

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 3:08


Why would I meet with Teaching Assistants?! I knew how to do this paper. Well, let me tell you how I learned a rough lesson about leaving help on the table.   Get our 365-day Old Testament daily devotional book: https://amzn.to/3nYC821   And grab Cali's scripture study guide here: https://comefollowmestudy.com/shop/ Discount code: OMSS

Viewpoint on Mormonism
The Power of God (David Bednar) Part 4

Viewpoint on Mormonism

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 14:00


This week Bill and Eric critique an October 2021 General Conference talk given by Apostle David A. Bednar titled “With the Power of God in Great Glory” while using 1 Nephi 14:14 as his key verse. Yet there are many problems with his exegesis.

Mormon Stories - LDS
1533: An Orange County Mormon Story - Randy Bell Pt. 1

Mormon Stories - LDS

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 178:15


Today we welcome on Randy Bell, well known socio-economist expert on real estate damages and friend of the podcast on to hear his epic Mormon Story. Raised in Fullerton, CA, we discuss Randy's relationship with the Fender family, the effects of his profession on his Mormon faith including stories about how the Pulse Night Club shooting transformed his LGBTQ beliefs. In part 2 we dig deeper and discuss Randy's incredible, thoughtful journey from Mormon to Christian. ————— We are 100% donor funded! Please click HERE to donate and keep this content coming! Click here to donate monthly: $10 $25 $50 ————— Show Notes: Randy's wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randall_Bell Link to youtube viewers poll: https://www.youtube.com/c/MormonStoriesPodcast/community Shawn McCrany's church: https://hotm.faith/ Rick Warren church: https://pastorrick.com Carah's Mormon Stories interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW1uWu_DnPc Pulse Night Club: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando_nightclub_shooting OJ Simpsons Made in America: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5275892/ OJ Simpson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._J._Simpson Todd Compton - In Sacred Loneliness: http://www.toddmcompton.com/ Gospel Topic Essay on Polygamy: https://abn.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/gospel-topics-essays/plural-marriage-in-the-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints?lang=eng Year of Polygamy: https://www.yearofpolygamy.com/ Steven Hassan: https://www.amazon.com/Steven-Hassan/e/B000APQYV4%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Sunstone: https://sunstone.org/ Simon Southerton interview: https://www.mormonstories.org/podcast/rod-meldrums-heartland-model/ Joseph Smith Criminal Record: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Smith_and_the_criminal_justice_system#Chronology_of_charges Laura Roper Andreasen interview: https://www.mormonstories.org/podcast/laura-roper-andreasen-granddaughter-m-russell-ballard/ Randy's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Post-Traumatic-Thriving-Randall-Bell-PhD/dp/0996793178 A Thoughtful Faith Podcast by Gina Colvin: https://www.athoughtfulfaith.org  Bill Reel Mormon Discussions Podcast: https://mdpodcast.org  Johnathan Streeter - Thoughts on things and stuff: https://thoughtsonthingsandstuff.com/ Radio Free Mormon: https://radiofreemormon.org  Sandra Tanner  - https://youtu.be/W64Ntsea6uw Mormon Sex Info - Natasha Helfer: https://mormonsex.info/about/  Real Estate Damages: An Analysis of Detrimental Conditions Textbook: https://www.amazon.com/Real-Estate-Damages-Detrimental-Conditions/dp/0922154554  Me We Do Be: The Four Cornerstones of Success by Randall Bell, PhD: https://www.amazon.com/Me-We-Do-Be-Cornerstones/dp/0996793119  Leo Fender: The Quiet Giant Heart Around the World by Phyllis Fender & Randall Bell, PhD: https://www.amazon.com/Leo-Fender-Quiet-Giant-Around/dp/0996793143  Post-Traumatic Thriving by Randall Bell, PhD: https://www.amazon.com/Post-Traumatic-Thriving-Randall-Bell-PhD/dp/0996793178

Beneath The Sheets
Religion & Relationships (S4 E2)

Beneath The Sheets

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 121:56


On today's episode we talk all about the LDS Church, the misconceptions, abstinence, & sex loop holes. Is soaking a real thing? Is it normal to possibly doubt your own religion? What's different about the Mormon religion? This & so much more. Don't forget to comment down below your favorite part & who you want to see next!

All In
David Morgan: Practical Tips for Developing Emotional Resilience

All In

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 52:10


If you haven't needed emotional resilience over the last two years, we would like to officially dub you a superhero. If, however, you are a mere mortal, this week's episode is here to save the day. David Morgan has devoted a great deal of time to understanding practical ways we can develop emotional resilience in times of adversity and stress. Whether you are currently feeling overwhelmed or not, these are great skills to have in your arsenal.  “You're going to fail. And not only are you going to fail, but you're going to fail a lot and sometimes you're going to fail in a colossal fashion and that's okay. When you think about it from a gospel perspective, that's the whole point." Show Notes 2:18- Pressed To Our Limits 5:44- Attacks on Identity 8:28- Observers or Actors?  11:51- Roadblocks to Personal Competence 14:46- Tenacity and Endurance 19:16- Accepting Stress 24:06- Tolerating Negative Affect 26:47- Anxiety and Panic Attacks 33:52- Embracing Change 39:05- Spirituality's Impact on Resilience 43:08- Past Help With Spirituality? 49:22- What Does It Mean To Be All In? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

One Minute Scripture Study
629: BONUS EPISODE: Clearing Up the Book of Abraham with Kerry Muhlestein

One Minute Scripture Study

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 59:19


The Book of Abraham has one of the most unique backstories of any book of scripture. One of our favorite guests, professor Kerry Muhlestein, is here to clarify the ancient scrolls that came into Joseph Smith's hands, and what we can learn from this powerful book (that even has pictures!).   Get our 365-day Old Testament daily devotional book: https://amzn.to/3nYC821   And grab Cali's scripture study guide here: https://comefollowmestudy.com/shop/ Discount code: OMSS

One Minute Scripture Study
628: Spiritual Real Estate, Genesis 5; Moses 6

One Minute Scripture Study

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 2:28


If your heart was a prime piece of real estate, how would you say it's been divided?   Today we're talking about where we've given control of our spiritual real estate.   Get our 365-day Old Testament daily devotional book: https://amzn.to/3nYC821   And grab Cali's scripture study guide here: https://comefollowmestudy.com/shop/ Discount code: OMSS   Music from bensound.com

Trust Me
#62: Banachek, Part 1: Mentalism vs Psychic Ability

Trust Me

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 52:09


World famous mentalist and magician Banachek joins Lola & Meagan to discuss the difference between mentalists, magicians and psychics, how he became involved in a parapsychology research project called Project Alpha, and how you can become emotionally invested in something that you know is an illusion! If you have your own story about cults, high-control groups, manipulation, or abuse of power, leave us a voicemail at 513-900-2955, OR shoot us an email at trustmepod@gmail.com. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @trustmepodcast @oohlalola @vibehigherbitch OR TWITTER: @trustmecultpod @ohlalola

Viewpoint on Mormonism
The Power of God (David Bednar) Part 3

Viewpoint on Mormonism

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 14:00


This week Bill and Eric critique an October 2021 General Conference talk given by Apostle David A. Bednar titled “With the Power of God in Great Glory” while using 1 Nephi 14:14 as his key verse. Yet there are many problems with his exegesis.

Come Follow Me for Us podcast
Episode 2 -Genesis 5; Moses 6 “Teach These Things Freely unto Your Children”

Come Follow Me for Us podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 56:22


This episode is a tiny bit about Cain and Abel and mostly about Enoch and what the Lord did for him and how he became mighty through the help of Jesus Christ.  For episode notes, please click link below. www.comefollowmeforus.com/s4episode2 I also talked about a blog post about parenting which can be found here. https://comefollowmeforus.com/wordsofwisdomforparents/

Mormons on Mushrooms
77: The Song Needs to be Sung (...Primary Songs and other Sh*t)

Mormons on Mushrooms

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 92:23


What stories in you are calling to be lived? What songs need to be sung through?Join Mike and Doug as we discuss our favorite (and least favorite) primary songs, the power of music, religious compulsions, with a dash of Mormon history and a bunch of other random tangents. In the end, Mike reclaims one of his favorite childhood hymns.Enjoy!

Church News
BYU athletic directors Tom Holmoe and Liz Darger on excellence in sports, BYU's Honor Code, gospel principles; featuring Sheri Dew as guest host

Church News

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 49:07


Brigham Young University sports fans had plenty to cheer about in 2021. The women claimed second-place finishes in soccer and cross-country and a Sweet 16 appearance in volleyball. Fans also enjoyed national rankings in football and men's and women's basketball, and individual national recognitions in cross country and track and field. BYU Athletic Director Tom Holmoe and Liz Darger, BYU's senior associate athletic director/senior woman administrator and a member of the Young Women general advisory council, join this episode of the Church News podcast. The episode also features guest host and avid BYU sports fan Sheri L. Dew, executive vice president and chief content officer of Deseret Management Corporation and a former member of the Relief Society general presidency. They talk about BYU athletic programs and athletes and the role they play in the university and, by extension, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  The Church News Podcast is a weekly podcast that invites listeners to make a journey of connection with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the globe. Host Sarah Jane Weaver, reporter and editor for The Church News for a quarter-century, shares a unique view of the stories, events, and most important people who form this international faith. With each episode, listeners are asked to embark on a journey to learn from one another and ponder, “What do I know now?” because of the experience. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

One Minute Scripture Study
627: What's the Point?, Genesis 5; Moses 6

One Minute Scripture Study

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 3:08


Even though I don't remember much from my baptism day, the importance of that moment is much weightier than I think I ever realized!   Get our 365-day Old Testament daily devotional book: https://amzn.to/3nYC821   And grab Cali's scripture study guide here: https://comefollowmestudy.com/shop/ Discount code: OMSS

The Intelligence
Through deny of a needle: vaccine mandates

The Intelligence

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 22:51


Austria is set to enact a bold policy of levying fines on the unvaccinated. We look at what is driving governments to such measures, and whether they will work. Japan's shift in thinking about its growing elderly population holds lessons for countries set for a similar demographic shift. And why the Mormon church is struggling to retain its foreign converts.For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Economist Radio
Through deny of a needle: vaccine mandates

Economist Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 22:51


Austria is set to enact a bold policy of levying fines on the unvaccinated. We look at what is driving governments to such measures, and whether they will work. Japan's shift in thinking about its growing elderly population holds lessons for countries set for a similar demographic shift. And why the Mormon church is struggling to retain its foreign converts.For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

At Last She Said It
Episode 078: Are You There God? It's Us, Cynthia and Susan

At Last She Said It

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 62:04


How do you envision God? Or do you think of Heavenly Parents? How much control do you believe They have over what happens to us on earth? These are questions we may not spend much time thinking about until old ideas stop working. Being forced outside a God-box can be scary, painful, liberating, faith saving—it's different for everyone, and the answers may change with our experiences. The good news is, we're spiritually equipped to ask the big questions for ourselves, and then to trust the answers we receive.

Human Stories with Jill Hazard Rowe
105. Human Stories: R.J. Risueño

Human Stories with Jill Hazard Rowe

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 77:15


Join us for R.J.'s coming out journey! R.J. and Jill discuss what they have learned from queerness, and how they are finding more self-love through listening to and having compassion for other people.

Wannabe Balanced | Mormon Enlightenment | Post LDS
Ep #128: Confusion to Clarity

Wannabe Balanced | Mormon Enlightenment | Post LDS

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 11:57


Little did I know that my initial breakdown/breakthrough would last almost 4 years before I began making sense of things and feeling put back together. The interesting thing though is that it really feels as if I'm putting pieces of myself together but not using any of the old pieces.    Like putting a puzzle together that is completely blank. Every piece is just pure white, nothing on it, not even a spec of color.     Putting the pieces together gives me a sense of wholeness and a feeling of pure potentiality. You would think I'm describing emptiness, but really it's such an exciting process to put this blank canvas together, because now I'm ready to create a masterpiece. With new shapes and colors I've never used before.    I never realized that contribution is what gives us purpose. I really had to question my intensions over the years. In the beginning of my blogging endeavors. I think deep down I knew it wasn't coming from a pure desire to contribute. It was tainted by my insecurities and need to prove myself. So I carried subtle shame and always felt defensive about my intentions behind it all.   The clarity I have now is unreal. It reminds me of when I first got to Germany where I served my 18 month Mormon mission.    Before I got to Germany I spent 2 months intensively learning and studying the language. On the plane ride to Germany I remember how confident I felt in my ability to communicate in German.   I was quickly humbled and discovered I hadn't even scratched the surface. I didn't understand a WORD of German. I remember thinking, there is no way I will ever be able to understand or speak this language. I couldn't make sense of any of it.   And one day (a year later) I realized I understood it all perfectly. It was a gradual process but eventually the impossible became possible.    This is how I would compare my spiritual growth over the past couple of years. I've been rereading some of the books that were way over my head the first time, felt like I was reading another language. But now I'm understanding them so clearly. It's all making perfect sense and it's such a cool realization.    Serves as a reminder for me to keep trying, keep learning, teaching, writing, sharing, and coaching. THIS is my path and my purpose.

Mormon Discussions Podcasts – Full Lineup
Radio Free Mormon: 229: St. George Presentation 2022!

Mormon Discussions Podcasts – Full Lineup

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 74:35


This is the audio of the presentation I gave in St. George at the invitation of the Southern Utah Post-Mormon Support Group on January 9, 2022. It goes not only into a paper I had published in BYU-Studies, but also into how that paper developed over the course of about two decades, and the two […] The post Radio Free Mormon: 229: St. George Presentation 2022! appeared first on Mormon Discussions Podcasts - Full Lineup.

Radio Free Mormon
Radio Free Mormon: 229: St. George Presentation 2022!

Radio Free Mormon

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 74:35


This is the audio of the presentation I gave in St. George at the invitation of the Southern Utah Post-Mormon Support Group on January 9, 2022. It goes not only into a paper I had published in BYU-Studies, but also into how that paper developed over the course of about two decades, and the two […] The post Radio Free Mormon: 229: St. George Presentation 2022! appeared first on Radio Free Mormon.

RAD Radio
Rob's Soapbox - Hey Pope Francis: F&*K YOU

RAD Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 10:13


I'll start with a few admissions and caveats. I am not, nor have I ever been, a fan of organized religion. I've dabbled in most of them, ranging from the modern, mainstream “hip” version of Christianity (where they encourage patrons to wear jeans and play Christian rock music at mass) to the Assembly of God (Pentecostals). I've attended Baptist, Mormon, and Episcopalian churches and I'm one of the very few people I know who has actually read the Qur'an.In the end, spirituality is for me, but not organized religion and believe you me, there is a very stark difference. Religion is the process and practice of humans telling other humans what to believe and how God will react…not to mention the collection of endless amounts of money along the way. I am, instead, like the majority of our founding fathers were, a deist; meaning that I acknowledge the existence of a supreme being and/or creator and who or what that looks like is not of your god damned business (pun intended). Deists also believe that this supreme being does not intervene in the universe…he is the ultimate believer in free will and doesn't have the time or inclination to actually plan out or interfere in the silly decisions humans are making on a day-to-day level, let alone our long term individual fates.In other words, everyone hates me in the spiritual world. Atheists think I'm a childish moron who, like others, believes in the man in the moon, and religious believers think I'm gutless and looking for a way to split the difference. I've heard it all from both sides. The thing that amazes me is that I am neither threatened nor upset at their beliefs, or lack thereof, but boy are most of them very concerned about mine. It might make one wonder or question their level of faith if one were so inclined.With all of that said, Pope Francis is a hypocritical moron who, quite frankly, needs to call it a career.I freely admit that I don't get the “Pope,” thing. Elevating a human on earth to near god-like status (which is absolutely what the Catholic Church does regardless of their spin) is, in and of itself, both absurd and creepy. That said, Pope Francis was ushered in as a change agent who was going to modernize the church. Despite being now 85 years old, he has been embraced by young believers for his acceptance and/or open-mindedness towards the LGBTQ community, women in the hierarchy, and even birth control. For much of his reign, Francis has shown a desire to move the church forward, while understanding that such changes must be done slowly and methodically to maintain the existing base of followers.https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2021/09/23/james-martin-pope-francis-lgbt-241483https://www.npr.org/2021/02/08/965261708/pope-francis-latest-moves-to-empower-women-in-roman-catholic-churchhttps://www.firstpost.com/world/let-couples-not-the-church-decide-on-contraception-pope-francis-writes-in-the-joy-of-love-2719410.htmlBut boy, did he miss the mark last week…and people noticed.Pope Francis, on Wednesday, January 5th, lamented that couples prefer pets to children. He said many “do not have children because they do not want to, or they have just one, but they have two dogs, two cats… dogs and cats take the place of children.”He said that parenthood provides "something fundamental, something important" in people's lives. He said there is "a form of selfishness" in couples deciding to have just one child (or none) and that this "is a denial of fatherhood and motherhood and diminishes us, takes away our humanity."This is not a new message by the Pontiff; in 2014 he made sure we all knew that having the audacity to be married and choose to neither have, adopt, nor raise any children would lead to a life of “bitterness and loneliness.”This is all too rich. Here we have a man who has never had children, never been married, and perhaps most notably, never had a dog, lecturing all of us on all three without being remotely connected with the delicious hypocrisy and vapidness of his comments. (Never mind the fact that we have no shortage of humans on this planet as we're primed to hit 8 billion this year).Let's start with the hypocrisy:The church talks the talk on families, but it doesn't walk the walk. Many of its beliefs and policies are decidedly not pro-family.Consider, for example, the second-class status married people have had in the church itself for centuries. For close to 900 years, the church has deemed celibacy crucial to a priest's vocation. By being unmarried, the priest more fully conforms to the life of Christ, and thus his role was more elevated spiritually. So which is it? Is this simply the Pope trying to save the souls of those of us not so spiritually elevated as he and others that we have chosen to instead give in to the temptation of flesh by pointing out that the least we can do is provide more humans who can ultimately tithe? (For, let's not pretend that in the end, all messages from all religions are motivated by one thing and one thing alone: money).Is now the time to mention the offspring of not-so-celibate priests? No one knows how many there are, but it appears thousands of children may be in this situation, and some may never have been told who their real father is nor have received sufficient child support as part of the decades-old child molestation scandal that has been beautifully brushed aside by the Church so worried about the precious children.Meanwhile, the pope endorses more adoption. But many Catholic social service agencies refuse to include gay couples as foster or adoptive parents. In judging loving gay unions as not “even remotely analogous to God's plan for marriage and family,” the church cannot see the potential of gay Catholics as good parents.There's also the deep inconsistency between the pope's push for more children at the same time that he erects barriers to couples actually having them. Though he expresses empathy for couples struggling with infertility, church rules have been very picky about which fertility treatments can be approved. One treatment deemed unacceptable is in vitro fertilization, even if it only uses the husband's sperm and the wife's eggs. In part that's because children are not conceived the way God intended.IVF is “making children instead of accepting them as a gift,” Francis said in 2014. The church retains its opposition despite the fact that IVF often offers couples their only chance for children after other treatments have failed and has led to thousands of successful pregnancies.I could fill endless space with the hypocrisy of all religion, let alone on this particular subject, but alas, let's move on to the more salient point:In 2022, you can't expect people to believe we are simply here to breed. We are all individual humans with dreams and desires and goals. They don't always include having children. I know a lot of people like me who don't even like children.Many people, of course, choose to have children. Some have one, some have six. That is a choice they make, and I say more power to them, as long as they own the fact that they made that choice and the challenges that come with having brought lives into this world are theirs to bear and burden on their own, and they created their situation.And most importantly, people who choose to have children are in no way better or more human than those who choose not to. In many cases, the latter group is better, for we have recognized our own limitations and inabilities and decided not to pass those along to innocent lives who never asked to be brought into this world. As Oprah Winfrey acknowledged in 2013, had she chosen to have children, she would have had to choose the things in her life which had to be given the highest priority, and she knew she wouldn't have chosen her children. She would have chosen her career, and her kids would have both suffered and learned to quickly hate her. Is this the fate Pope Francis wishes upon all babies?To be clear, there are quite literally millions of Americans who have both children and thriving careers and interests; but they are motivated and driven by that. Many of us are not, and recognizing that is the least selfish thing a human can do. I'm not aware of any of us who have chosen not to have children who are pining to be rewarded, congratulated, or revered for our decisions, it would just be nice if we weren't demonized for it. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/why-oprah-never-had-kids-they-would-hate-me/article15964472/To the most appalling misstep of the Pope's comments, let us acknowledge an undeniable truth: dogs make us more human. They make us better. Dogs are, in fact, superior to most people.The idea that dogs are unlike children is ridiculous.Custody battles break out over dogs. Short of setting up a college fund, having a dog is as heavy a responsibility — one with an expiration date, with heartbreak for the human built into the deal.I've seen people grieve for their dogs harder and longer than they have for friends and family…dog parents know. To the extent that offends parents, go to hell and stop telling those of us who have chosen who and what to love differently than you that you are somehow better and more enlightened. And while you're at it, remember once again that you are aligning yourself with someone who we're being lectured at who happens to be a childless Pope who doesn't have a dog.Why begrudge people their dogs? Why such a heartless take on man's best friend? What a misstep for Pope Francis. Why not take his cue from the late Pope John Paul II, himself an actual beloved global figure, who once comforted a small boy grieving his dog with the reassurance that yes, all dogs go to heaven?“Animals,” John Paul II said, “are as near to God as men are.”Or perhaps we look to a potentially even greater spiritual leader, the late Mahatma Gandhi who famously said “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”And need I remind all that Dog is God spelled backward? Coincidence or divine intervention? What say you, Pope hypocrite? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/03/pope-tells-couples-have-children-not-pets https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/pope-francis-claims-pets-replacing-children-many-families-selfish-s-ncna1287140 https://www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/6-questions-pope-francis-who-may-benefit-adopting-petSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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626: Spiritual Dynamite, Genesis 5; Moses 6

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Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 2:58


What does the most boring chapter in Genesis teach us about the temple?   A whole lot!  Listen to today's episode to find out more!   Get our 365-day Old Testament daily devotional book: https://amzn.to/3nYC821   And grab Cali's scripture study guide here: https://comefollowmestudy.com/shop/ Discount code: OMSS   Music from bensound.com

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625: BIG PICTURE MONDAY: Genesis 5; Moses 6

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Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 8:56


Listen to Big Picture to get the quick context for this week's reading, Genesis 5; Moses 6!   Get our 365-day Old Testament daily devotional book: https://amzn.to/3nYC821   And grab Cali's scripture study guide here: https://comefollowmestudy.com/shop/ Discount code: OMSS