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2018 Listener Essay Contest
Do you have something you want to say on Infants on Thrones? Now is your chance to say it, and possibly win a cash prize for doing it.
This episode contains 4 example essays:
“Testimony” by Glenn Ostlund (from 2008)
“Obedience” by Tom Perry (from 2008)
“Tangled” by Scott Rowley (from 2009)
“Testimony Update” by Glenn Ostlund (Dec 2017)
Click here for more details about the essay contest.
Me Too: Infants on Sexual Assault
In this Froback Friday hybrid, Glenn and Matt are joined by Nancy and Melissa to reflect on Nancy’s Listener Essay about Sexual Assault from Jan 2015.
Zach and Friends P2: The Gospel According to Josh
Glenn, Bob, and Matt continue their virtual conversation with Zach, Josh, Natalie, and Nano.
Zach and Friends and Mormon Cred
This episode of Infants on Thrones may very well change the experience of podcasting forever! At least it will for the people who’s podcasting experiences are forever changed by this episode. Will you be one of them?
Also… Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale. What an Easter Egg!
The New Atheist’s Guide to Not Being a Total Asshole: Episode 9 (Love)
It’s the second to last episode of season 1 of the NAG and love is in the air… which is pretty convenient ‘cause that’s what this episode is all about! Join Sage and his lovely wife Rachel (on her infants debut) as they talk about how their love has changed over 14 years of marriage, 2 kids, and one whopper of a faith transition.
The New Atheist’s Guide to Not Being a Total Asshole: Episode 8 (Family)
It’s hard enough parenting kids when Jesus is your co-pilot. What do you do when he jumps ship? (or after you mutiny and throw him to the crocodiles — maybe that’s a better metaphor).
Sage is back to interview APEs Matt and Kristin (Atheist Parents Extraordinaire) — with a few comments from third-wheel-Glenn — as they discuss raising kids sans-faith-in-God. Stick around to the end for a special announcement!
Guest host Drew takes a break from his patented Godly Google Goggles to walk us through this obscure little religious thingy from the country that brought us Tandoori Chicken and Tikka Masala. Unofficially subtitled “Everything You Never Knew You Didn’t Want to Know about Hinduism so You Never Cared to Ask,” Drew takes us on a fascinating journey beyond the red dot. Listen to this one with your third ear.
The New Atheist’s Guide to Not Being a Total Asshole: Episode 7 (The Grand Inquisitor)
Infant buddy Sage Turk is back to talk with Heather about one of her favorite things.
“The Grand Inquisitor” is a poem in Fyodor Dostoyevsky‘s novel The Brothers Karamazov (1879–1880). It is recited by Ivan, who questions the possibility of a personal and benevolent God, to his brother Alyosha, a novice monk. “The Grand Inquisitor” is an important part of the novel and one of the best-known passages in modern literature because of its ideas about human nature and freedom, and its fundamental ambiguity.
The New Atheist Guide to Not Being a Total A$shole – Episode 6: Belief
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