Category: Podcasts

A Metaphorical Approach to “the Church is True”

After undergoing a typical LDS faith crisis, I reconstructed my LDS testimony using Marcus Borg’s metaphorical paradigm as a pattern. In other words, I readily acknowledged historical and scriptural problems, but chose to focus instead on the truth and beauty of lived experience. I’ll summarize the Borg’s paradigm, explain my perspective of the restored gospel, …

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The Struggles & Successes of Mormon Arts

The ARCH-HIVE, a collective of eclectic Mormon artists, presents a panel on the struggles & successes of Mormon art in the past, present, and future. From the orthodox to the esoteric, the official to the underground, Mormon and Mormon-adjacent artists have used art of all forms to express their feelings on spirituality, the divine, and …

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The Demise of the Patriarchal Priesthood

It is commonly accepted that women in early Mormonism were considered as having received the Melchizedek Priesthood through participation in temple rituals. It is also taken for granted that this understanding was lost over time. What hasn’t been explicitly discussed before is that this loss of understanding that women received priesthood through the temple rituals …

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Reframing the Grief in a Mixed-faith Marriage

As more Mormons experience faith transitions and faith awakenings, many couples find themselves grieving their mixed-faith marriages. In this session, we will explore both personal and professional insights into honoring both the challenging and beautiful aspects of differing beliefs in a marriage. We will highlight the gifts associated with individualization and fostering mutual respect for …

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