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The Faithful Feminists Podcast

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This week, we lean into the imagination and creativity of feminist theology as we approach the dedication of the Kirkland temple. We discuss what it might mean to build a sacred space and creating our own rituals. We also look at section 109 as
Join us this week as we explore the stories of Patience Simonds and Dulcena Didamia Johnson, the wives of Lyman Sherman and Warren Cowdery mentioned in sections 106 and 108. We also explore additional necessary perspectives about women's ordina
This week, we track down the little-known stories of the women in Zion's camp. We piece together love, humor, and heart-break in an effort to honor these women's legacies. Then, we sift through some complicated feelings about the experience of
Join Channing and Elise for a discussion on what it means to read the text with suspicion, and what benefits lie in being suspicious of our suspicion. Elise also brings incredible depth to the story of the persistent woman and what it means to
*Content warning: domestic violence This week, we unpack challenging duos like chastisement/persecution and cleanliness/dirtiness. We also take our time in a conversation about domestic violence spurred on by the female personification of Zion
Join us this week for a deep dive in to Doctrine and Covenants section 93. Channing explores the creative power of language and its caretaking, the contradiction between grace and qualification, and the relationship between body and spirit. Fin
This week, we find women's wisdom woven into each section of the text. We meet Emma Smith prompting the prophet, Jane Neyman taking matters into her own hands, and Vienna Jaques acting as a full-blown independent, faithful saint. We explore the
This week, we work through a giant section of scripture by focusing on two themes: education and gender roles. While the School of the Prophets provided an amazing opportunity for men to learn all things spiritual and secular, women were exclud
Join us this week as we discuss the iconic parable of the wheat and the tares. Who or what are the wheat, and what should we do about those pesky tares? Also, we discuss the revelation in Doctrine and Covenants 87 regarding the possibility of a
This week, join us for a 2-in-1 episode dedicated to two weeks worth of scripture and Come Follow Me study. We first try to piece together unknown details of an excommunication and its painful history. Then, we imagine and sketch friendship por
Join us this week as we explore the fascinating Q&A session in Doctrine and Covenants 77, learn a little bit of the history behind the United Firm and what we can learn from its mistakes, and what actionable service looks like in our local comm
This week, gear up for a deep dive into the plan of salvation. We first turn to stories and learn how theology develops to help ground us. Then, we take the plunge into the unknown waters of afterlife. How might a feminist interpretation of the
This week we offer you something a little different from our usual content. In this episode, join us as Channing shares a short sermon about her experience reading the Doctrine and Covenants so far this year. This episode is shared with love, e
Join us this week as we discuss the role of revelation, personal and general, in our lives. What are the dangers of applying personal revelation to an entire community and what do we do when we "have sought in [our] hearts knowledge" that takes
Join us this week as we discuss the beauty of forgiveness. This discussion focuses on forgiveness through the perspective of survivors of abuse and harm. We explore how popular understandings of forgiveness can be harmful to survivors and reima
This week, we have two special guests! Cynthia and Susan of the At Last She Said It podcast join us to challenge harmful messages on chastity, modesty, and pornography. We were so lucky to chat with these women and uncover themes of lust, tempt
Join us for this week's episode as we discuss the intent and impact of "opening our mouths" to share the gospel. How can we do this in a way that honors our talents and the needs of our community? How does finding similarities between those who
This week, we peek into the life and death of Polly Knight as matriarch, trail blazer, and the first saint to pass away in Zion. Then, we hear the voice of God calling us to use our agency and imagination to counsel together and make decisions
Join us this week as we dive into deep conversation with our friends Brother Knox and Brother Jones at Beyond the Block! Together, we discuss themes of retcon, the revocation of commandments, stewardship, and children's liberation theology. Fin
You know the saying "get off your high horse"? Well this week, we see that phrase fully embodied by the Mormon missionaries as they preach to the Shaker settlement at North Union. This mission also brings up a telling connection between the tre
This week, the early church is rich with enthusiastic worship practices and tries to make sense of how they relate to spiritual gifts. Join us as we explore the story of Peter Kerr, discuss building church spaces that are responsive to the need
Join us for this week's episode as we introduce some metaphoric parables of our own and discuss the themes of recognizing the pain of those who have left the church through the letters of Ezra Booth, examining responses when we are called out,
This week, we dive deep into section 42 by discussing the role, dangers, and shortcomings of church discipline as it relates to adultery. Then, we dream of a world where the law of consecration is both economic justice and heart work of today's
Join us for this week's episode as we discuss the hope of the promised land of Ohio, where the early Saints are called to move. We explore the possibility of a Zion here and now, and what that idyllic community might look like. We also discuss
Join us this week as we discuss a potential redefinition of missionary work with our first and very special guest: Duvy! Duvy is a long-time listener and we are excited to offer a feminist interpretation of this week's chapters with her insight
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