Faith Matters Digs Deeper |
Rooted in B.H. Roberts vision of bigger and better beliefs.
“I believe ‘Mormonism’ affords opportunity…for thoughtful disciples who will not be content with merely repeating some of its truths, but will develop its truths …The Prophet planted the germ-truths of the great dispensation of the fullness of times…The disciples of Mormonism, growing discontented with the necessarily primitive methods which have hitherto prevailed in sustaining the doctrine, will yet take profounder and broader views of the great doctrines committed to the church; and, departing from mere repetition, will cast them in new formulas…until they help to give to the truths received a more forceful expression, and carry it beyond the earlier and cruder stages of its development.” –B.H. Roberts, The Improvement Era, 1906
I’ve watched Faith Matters grow in its scope and reach. It’s never shied away from the hard questions but now it’s meeting more of them head on. What I’m especially happy to see are the younger, fresher and mostly female faces who are doing much of the asking and exploring.
People like Kate Hargadon, Jana Riess, and Melissa Inouye, a Chinese history professor at the University of Aukland, New Zealand.
Consider checking out the list of questions being explored—but not answered.
Curious About Adult Stages of Development, Mindfulness, and Thomas McConkie? |
Explore this Faith Matters series of interviews with Thomas and get even more curious.
Despite hailing from the famous LDS McConkie family, Thomas’s path was destined to be anything but conservative or conventionally Mormon. He found the faith he grew up in brittle, and in his teens he broke from the church and, to a large degree, from his family. This launched a very difficult but also very rewarding odyssey across continents and through faith traditions. Spiritually adrift, he embraced eastern spiritual practices, apprenticed under meditation gurus, as well as studied the science of adult development at university.
He is now considered a leader in teaching and coaching these disciplines which he has blended into a unique approach to the art of living.