Sunstone Panel 2016: Many Infants on Multiple Thrones

Panel Discussion

Posted August 28th, 2016

This is the recording of the live IOT panel at Sunstone, July 30, 2016.  So listen in to Glenn, Heather, Jake, John, Matt, Scott, and Tom do their thing live.  Or watch the video on our IOT Youtube Channel:

https://youtu.be/CsMnGuCPQHE

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Infants on Road Trips: The Weirdness

Posted August 26th, 2016

Matt and Glenn continue their in-car post-Sunstone discussion — this time about magic, marijuana, and three patterns.  And rituals.  And what it means for something to be weird.  And other things.  And Matt demonstrates the gracious way to embrace defeat, and ignorance, and shame.  Darkly.  Again.  And sometimes Glenn writes really weird episode descriptions.  Like this one.  Again.

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Infants on Road Trips: The Sunstone

Lightmindedness

Posted August 23rd, 2016

Matt and Glenn talk about their recent experience at Sunstone and a bunch of other fun, thought-provoking, interesting stuff — including three-patterns like that one — and tease a few future episode topics.

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Education WEAK: The Smackdown

Smackdown

Posted August 20th, 2016

Glenn, Jake, Randy, and John give Elder Holland’s recent Education Week address, “Bound by Loving Ties,” the Olympic-sized smacking down it needs. And the one it deserves.

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The New Atheist’s Guide to Not Being a Total Asshole: Episode 3 (The Devil)

Posted August 19th, 2016

Listen in on the latest installment of the New Atheist’s Guide as Jake and Sage discuss The Devil–with a cameo appearance from the Lord o’ Darkness himself. (Spoiler alert: he has issues.)

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R.M. Contract Smackdown

Lightmindedness

Posted August 14th, 2016

Glenn, Heather, and Jake get together to smack down a “Returned Missionary Contract” that has been circulating the bloggernacle recently. Fun times and terrifying flashbacks ensue.

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Infants for Hillary, Mingled with Mormonism and Politics

Panel Discussion

Posted August 7th, 2016

Bob, Jake, John, and eventually Randy get together to discuss politics and Mormonism (but mostly politics) in the context of the United States presidential election of 2016.

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The New Atheist’s Guide to Not Being a Total Asshole: Episode 2 (Hope)

Posted August 5th, 2016

Sage’s New Atheist’s Guide (N.A.G.) continues with episode 2–a conversation with Bob about hope.

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The New Atheist’s Guide to Not Being a Total Asshole: Episode 1 (Fear)

Posted July 31st, 2016

Let’s face it: atheists have a bad rap, and some of that is richly deserved–the smug self-righteousness with which many wield their God-free worldview is about as charming as a menthol enema. However, losing your faith doesn’t have to lead to the dark path of douchebaggery, which the honorable Sage Turk aims to illustrate in an exciting new series: The New Atheist’s Guide to Not Being a Total Asshole. Take a listen to the first installment–a conversation between Sage and Tom on the subject of fear.

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Verbal JiuJitsu

Listener Essay

Posted July 17th, 2016

Listener and fan of the show, Jake sits down with Tom and Kim Gustavsson to talk about his listener submitted essay titled, “Verbal JiuJitsu”.

Kim’s company and website: http://accendeo.com/

“We must try to penetrate our most secret self, and examine our being from all sides. . . . And so, for the first time in my life perhaps (although I am supposed to meditate every day!), I took the lamp and, leaving the zone of everyday occupations and relationships where everything seems clear, I went down into my inmost self, to the deep abyss whence I feel dimly that my power of action emanates. But as I moved further and further away from the conventional certainties by which social life is superficially illuminated, I became aware that I was losing contact with myself. At each step of the descent a new person was disclosed within me of whose name I was no longer sure, and who no longer obeyed me. And when I had to stop my exploration because the path faded from beneath my steps, I found a bottomless abyss at my feet, and out of it came—arising I know not from where—the current which I dare to call my life.” – Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre. The Divine Milieu (New York: Harper & Row Publishers, Incorporated, 1960)  p. 42

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