A Thoughtful Faith - Mormon / LDS
About This Show
A Thoughtful Faith features the stories and perspectives of intelligent, thoughtful believers who maintain a strong faith in Mormonism despite their awareness and/or struggles with common challenges and issues. Our hope is to model potential paths for individuals in faith transition or crisis that allow them to maintain a faith, as well as to provide resources for thoughtful LDS believers everywhere.
Most Recent Episode
211: How to Research Mormons and other Stories from the Oakland First Ward: Amiee Flynn-Curran
Amiee Flynn-Curran is a non-Mormon ethnographer who did her PhD fieldwork in the Oakland First Ward of the San Francisco Bay Area. Amiee’s was interested in finding out how a conservative Christian church community negotiates the question of gender and sexuality inclusivity. For 18 months Amiee participated in the life of the Oakland First Ward as a participant researcher. Amiee shares some of her research conclusions as an observer looking into how social politics is played out in an LDS ward widely hailed as one of Mormonism's most liberal congregations.