Episode from the podcastMormon Matters - (Dan Wotherspoon ARCHIVE)

362: Taking Jesus Seriously

Released Thursday, 29th December 2016
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Meet in this podcast two wonderful, active Latter-day Saints who are "alive in Christ," Jesus focused, and modeling in their wards and circles a robust faith in Jesus Christ and the transformative power of the Atonement in ways that stretch far beyond forgiveness of one's sins. They are on engagement paths that both thrill and challenge them (and even frightens them at times) as Jesus continually surprises and calls them into deeper relationship. In this conversation with Mormon Matters host Dan Wotherspoon, Billy Phillips and Tom Gleason share their stories--quite different from each other--that led them to direct encounters with Jesus that have changed their lives and orientation toward God and their spiritual paths, and also share their views of worship that have been known to stretch the comfort zones of some of their fellow saints. How might Mormonism embrace more enlivened worship and expressions of faith related to a God who actively breaks open previous conceptions? Can Mormonism embrace a less "safe" Deity that, once in contact with, will draw those who experience at this level into a different type of engagement with the church--and, especially, its traditional, "acceptable" ways of doing things?

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