Ep 503 – Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, and Truth – Part 2

Panel Discussion

Posted July 16th, 2018

Glenn, Tom, Bob, and Jake finish (for now…) their discussion of the infamous January 2017 “Truth” debate between Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris.

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Ep 502 – Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, and Truth – Part 1

Panel Discussion

Posted July 14th, 2018

What is truth?  Is there a difference between truth and fact?  And where can real truth be found after rejecting the one-time source of One-True-Truth that is the Mormon Church?  Glenn, Tom, Bob, and Jake discuss the infamous January 2017 “Truth” debate between Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris.

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Ep 501 – On Death and Truth and Why Some Stay

Interview

Posted July 8th, 2018

Glenn, Tom and Randy sit down with Christian Braithwaite, author of “Open Letter to Mormonism” and 2nd place winner in the most recent Listener Essay contest to discuss his essay, how to deal with tragedies like death after rejecting a belief in an afterlife, and how to define things like “truth.”  We also talk with Christian’s wife Cassandra, a licensed social worker, about her experience with Christian’s faith crisis, some of the problems she sees in the Mormon church, and the reasons why she chooses to stay.

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Ep 500 – Missionary Discussions: The Smackdown, Part 1

Smackdown

Posted June 13th, 2018

Glenn is joined by two never-mo’s, Tim Bohen and Stephen Johnson of The Steady Trade Podcast, to begin smacking down the missionary discussions that Glenn used as a missionary back in the early 1990’s.

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Ep 499 – Sabrina

Interview

Posted June 10th, 2018

Tom sits down with Jordan and Katie to talk about losing their teenage daughter Sabrina to suicide.

Links:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Trevor Project (LGBTQ) 1-866-488-7386

Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200

Utah County Crisis Line: 1-801-691-5433 (LIFE)

University Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) 1-801-583-2500

Unequally yoked podcast: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jordan-needles/unequally-yoked

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Ep 498 – Shadow the Lamanite, P3

Lightmindedness

Posted June 6th, 2018

Glenn continues the next few chapters in his “Shadow the Lamanite” book project.  Please take a few minutes to fill out the following survey to provide feedback and to sign up if you would like to be part of a working group on this project.

https://proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=wwjmb

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Ep 497 – Contest Winners and (sorta) “Best Of” Minisodes of Yore

Minisode

Posted June 1st, 2018

Glenn announces the winners of the May 2018 Listener Essay contest and then breathes new life into six fantastic Infant minisodes of the past.

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Ep 496 – The Trouble with God, P2

Interview

Posted May 27th, 2018

Glenn and Randy finish their conversation with Chris Matheson about his new book, The Trouble with God, where the God of the Old Testament takes a satitical stroll through The Book of Mormon.

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Ep 495 – The Trouble with God, P1

Interview

Posted May 20th, 2018

Glenn and Randy sit down with Chris Matheson, author of “The Story of God: A Biblical Story of Love (and Hate)” and its follow-up “The Trouble with God: A Divine Comedy about Judgment (and Misjudgment).  In this episode, we discuss his general interest in religion, his career in film starting as co-creator of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, and the comedy gold he first found in the Bible for “The Story with God” and The Book of Mormon for his newest book, “The Trouble with God.”

Chris’s new book can be purchased here:  The Trouble with God

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Ep 494 – The Hoax

Smackdown

Posted May 18th, 2018

Yesterday, on May 17 2018, Jonathan Streeter leveraged news of a real meeting between leaders of the Mormon church and  the NAACP to create a fake apology from the Mormon Church regarding its history of institutional racism.  Zandra Vranes, from Sistas in Zion, responded to this hoax on a live stream FB video that was one of the most amazing things I have ever heard and seen.  It’s all very complicated.  Today, Glenn shares his reaction to both Jonathan’s Hoax and Zandra’s response.

 

The Hoax:

https://www.mormon-newsroom.org/multimedia/file/President-Nelson-Meets-With-NAACP-Offers-Apology-for-History-of-Racism.pdf

 

Zandra’s video response:

LDS Apology for Racism is Fake

To the people who just retraumatized Black people in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. May God have mercy on your souls…

Posted by Sistas in Zion on Thursday, May 17, 2018

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