Project Zion Podcast

Project Zion Podcast
Welcome to the Project Zion podcast. This podcast explores the unique spiritual and theological gifts Community of Christ offers for today’s world.

Extra Shot Episode 50: Becoming a People of the Temple with Bryce Veazey
Sep 18 • 32 min
You might have seen the video “Becoming a People of the Temple” but you probably haven’t heard filmmaker Bryce Veazey talk about it! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Temple, Community of Christ wanted a way to capture the essence and purpose…
Episode 220: Fair Trade with Maggie Fout
Sep 17 • 59 min
Newly ordained priest, Maggie Fout, shares her faith journey that ultimately led her to Community of Christ. Maggie grew up as a non denominational Christian, converted to paganism, and recently found Community of Christ through a pride event hosted…
Episode 219: Coffee Buzz with Stassi Cramm
Sep 12 • 37 min
Welcome to our new series, Coffee Buzz! Each month, Linda Booth will be meeting with a member of Community of Christ’s First Presidency to chat about what’s going on in the life of church. Together they will explore relevant and timely topics facing…
Episode 218: Percolating on Faith: God Shots: The Person and Work of Jesus
Sep 10 • 60 min
Continuing our God Shots series where we work through systematic theology, Tony, Charmaine, and Carla wrestle the topic of Jesus. Who has Jesus historically been to the Christian Church? Who is Jesus today? And what does his message mean for u…
Episode 217: Getting to know Julie Smith
Sep 4 • 44 min
Most members of Community of Christ are familiar with W. Wallace Smith and his son Wallace B Smith, who served as Presidents of Community of Christ, but we don’t always get to hear from church leader’s families. Today we’ve invited Julie Smith, daug…
Episode 216: Chai Can’t Even with Caitlin d’Esterre
Sep 3 • 80 min
We’ve got Caitlin d’Esterre back on the podcast! This time she’ll be talking about being a millennial in Community of Christ as part of our Chai Can’t Even series. Join us as Caitlin talks about growing up in the church, how meaningful the camping p…
Episode 215: Holy Grounds with Royleane Otteson
Aug 30 • 67 min
After a faith transition, spiritual practices can often be triggering and confusing. Today, Royleane Otteson shares how she has been able to maintain and even expand her spiritual life. Royleane is studying to become a spiritual director and shares …
Extra Shot Episode 49: Coffee Connect: God Shows Up
Aug 27 • 11 min
What would happen if we, in the midst of every day struggles, paid close attention to where God shows up? Today Linda shares how God showed up for her in the midst of a cancer diagnosis and ministry.
Episode 214: Fair Trade with Brian Whitney Part 2
Aug 22 • 57 min
In Part 2 of our Fair Trade episode with Brian Whitney, Brian takes us through his growing interest in Community of Christ over the last few years. Brian shares why he chose to be confirmed a member of Community of Christ and where he hopes his disc…
Episode 213: Fair Trade with Brian Whitney Part 1
Aug 20 • 89 min
In part 1 of our Fair Trade episode with Brian Whitney, he shares his background with faith, religion, and what led him to Community of Christ. Brian was a convert to the LDS church as a child and joined Community of Christ in Salt Lake City a few w…
Episode 212: Holy Grounds with Andy Fernuik
Aug 16 • 66 min
Listen in as Robin Linkhart and Andy Fernuik chat about spirituality and spiritual practices. Andy shares his thoughts on what it means to be spiritually awake and how spiritual practices have been restored in his life and have given him unforced rh…
Episode 211: A Prophetic People with Linda Booth
Aug 13 • 45 min
Recently, host Carla Long has been looking at what it means to be a prophetic people. Today she welcomes Linda Booth to the conversation. Linda shares what being prophetic means to her, the early roots of being a prophetic church, and where the idea…
Episode 210: Fair Trade with Kris Black
Aug 9 • 52 min
Our Fair Trade series is all about faith transitions and today we are featuring Kris Black! Join us as we talk with Kris about her journey with religion, God, and her ultimate decision to join Community of Christ. Growing up in the LDS church, Kris …
Episode 209: Why Language Matters in Ministry and Discipleship
Aug 6 • 52 min
It’s undeniable that language impacts everything we do. How we talk about God, salvation, and each other matters. Today, Karin Peter sits down with Mark Murphy to talk about the ways the language we use impacts how others hear and interact with what…
Extra Shot Episode 48: Coffee Connect: Pay Attention! God is Near.
Aug 2 • 11 min
Pour yourself a cup of coffee and listen as Linda Booth shares how her grandmother’s encouragement to look for God in the ordinary every day shaped her as a little girl. Linda explains how seeing God all around her has connected her with others thro…
Episode 208: Percolating on Faith: God Shots: Human Beings
Jul 30 • 66 min
What does it mean to be human and why are we on this earth? These are questions that humanity has been asking since the beginning. Listen in as Tony, Charmaine, and Carla tackle thee topic of what it means to be human. They discuss culture, theology…
Episode 207: Harmony with Jerry Dale Jr and Parker Johnson
Jul 26 • 40 min
In today’s episode, Parker Johnson and Jerry Dale Jr sit down to talk about Harmony, Community of Christ’s LGBTQIA+ organization. They discuss details of the merger of GALA and WCN and where Harmony hopes to go in the future. To get involved…
Episode 206: GALA with Ginger Farley and Allan Fiscus
Jul 23 • 104 min
Join Brittany as she chats with Ginger Farley and Allan Fiscus about the history of the organization GALA. GALA was the first gay and lesbian organization in Community of Christ. Ginger and Allan share their own stories as well as the early days of …
Episode 205: Fair Trade with Andy Fernuik
Jul 19 • 100 min
Continuing our Fair Trade series, where we discuss faith transitions, Robin sits down with Andy Fernuik a convert to Community of Christ. Andy shares about growing up in the LDS church, fully accepting himself as gay man, and how he has been able to…
Episode 204: Community of Christ as a Peace Church with Robin Linkhart
Jul 16 • 65 min
Community of Christ has long claimed to be a peace church. From our earliest days in the restoration to today, we have worked to put action with that claim. Listen in as Robin Linkhart walks us through many of the ways we have worked for peace and w…
Episode 203: A Prophetic People with Matt Frizzell
Jul 12 • 51 min
What does it mean to be a prophetic people? Have a listen as Carla continues to ask this question to members of Community of Christ. Today she interview Matt Frizzell, the Director of Human Resources, about how he interprets our call to be a prophet…
Episode 202: Reimagining the Book of Mormon with John-Charles Duffy
Jul 9 • 56 min
Join Brittany and John-Charles Duffy as they have a candid conversation about reclaiming the Book of Mormon after a faith transition. John-Charles gives his best advice for reframing the book in a way that makes it relevant for the 21st century. You…
Extra Shot Episode 47: Meet Our New Host Linda Booth!
Jul 5 • 30 min
Linda Booth has officially joined the Project Zion Podcast team! Linda recently retired from Community of Christ’s Council of Twelve Apostles and we’re giving her a mic! Linda will be adding a new Extra Shot series to the podcast called “Coffee Conn…
Extra Shot Episode 46: Congregational Evangelist Blessings with Brad Johnson
Jul 2 • 34 min
Have you been curious about an Evangelist Blessing for your congregation? Listen in as Carla talks to Brad Johnson about how the process was for the Olathe, Kansas congregation! Brad gives ideas for preparation and shares the impact the blessing had…
Episode 201: What’s Brewing: The MOM Project with Caitlin d’Esterre
Jun 28 • 68 min
Our “What’s Brewing” series is all about mission in Community of Christ. Today we’re featuring The MOM Project, which is an organization that was started by Caitlin d’Esterre in the Calgary Alberta congregation. The MOM Project provides breast pump …
Extra Shot Episode 45: Living Your Faith with Lexie Frazier
Jun 25 • 34 min
Lexie Frazier, a young adult who is headed to Graceland University this fall, shares some of her experiences in Community of Christ. As a young priest in the church who has a deep love for the Enduring Principles, Lexie describes how she tries to li…
Episode 200: Words of Counsel with President Steve Veazey
Jun 20 • 51 min
President Steve Veazey shares illuminating reflections about 2019 words of counsel with host Linda Booth on Project Zion Podcast episode 200. Listen in the comfort of your own home or on the go! Read the words of counsel
Episode 199: A Prophetic People with Ron Harmon
Jun 18 • 52 min
What does Community of Christ mean when we say we are a prophetic people? Join Carla and she interviews Ron Harmon, President of the Council of Twelve, as he shares what being prophetic in community looks like and how it can shape and change the wor…
Episode 198: Fair Trade with Michael Wright
Jun 14 • 75 min
Michael Wright grew up LDS and currently lives in Rome, Italy. Today on Project Zion, Michael shares how he recently found Community of Christ while doing an unrelated internet search. He was then connected with leadership in Europe and started atte…
Episode 197: Changing By Heart with Kat Goheen
Jun 10 • 65 min
Why is it so difficult to change and how can we get change to really imprint in our hearts? How can listening to ourselves and others help us transform the world? Today Kat Goheen sits down with Carla to chat about just that. Kat talks about story t…
Episode 196: Holy Grounds with Kevin Harper
Jun 7 • 38 min
Continuing our series on spiritual practices, Kevin Harper shares about the practice of being in nature. He shares some of the variety of activities that can be done in nature as well as gives tips and personal insight as to why connecting with God …
Episode 195: Chai Can’t Even with Zac Harmon McLaughlin
Jun 4 • 78 min
Zac Harmon McLaughlin, the director of Community of Christ Seminary, shares his experience growing up in Community of Christ in Independence Missouri. Zac discusses how he was mentored, challenged, and supported through his teenage years, and gives …
Episode 194: Percolating on Faith: God Shots: Providence of God and Mystery of Evil
May 31 • 59 min
Why do bad things happen to good people? Is God the master puppet who controls the universe? Join Project Zion’s theological duo Charmaine and Tony as they talk about the providence of God and the mystery of evil. To find the book Charm…
Episode 193: Cuppa Joe: Zion’s Camp with Seth Bryant
May 28 • 46 min
In today’s episode of Cuppa Joe, we’re talking about Zion’s Camp. Karin sits down with Seth Bryant, the Director of the Kirtland Temple, to talk about this time in church history and how it formed and shaped our current understanding of priesthood a…
Episode 192: Outreach International with Andrea Read
May 24 • 44 min
Outreach International, and affiliate of Community of Christ, has been helping working with some of the world’s most marginalized communities since 1979. Their goal is to work with the communities on education and infrastructure that create permanen…
Episode 191: Catherine Mambwe and Her Call to Apostle
May 21 • 43 min
Catherine Mambwe was ordained an Apostle in Community of Christ April 9th, 2019 at World Conference. Listen to Catherine share her story of faith, including growing up in Zambia, finding Community of Christ, and her testimony of the new role she has…
Episode 190: Holy Grounds with Shandra Newcom
May 17 • 63 min
Continuing our series on spiritual practices, Mission Center President Shandra Newcom shares with us which spiritual practices she finds meaningful in her discipleship. Shandra give us practical tips relating to several practices as well as offers h…
Episode 189: The Sacraments with David Lloyd
May 14 • 92 min
Sacraments are tangible reminders of God’s grace and generosity that are expressed through community. Community of Christ has 8 sacraments and today on the podcast Brittany sits down with David Lloyd to talk about them. They discuss the purpose and …
Episode 188: Holy Grounds with Kris Judd
May 10 • 68 min
In today’s episode in our Holy Grounds series, Kris Judd, Evangelist and Staff Pastor for Community of Christ, share with Robin Linkhart about what spiritual practices she finds most meaningful. Kris shares a little about her journey with God and fa…
Episode 187: Gina Colvin’s Walk with God and Community
May 7 • 84 min
Gina Colvin, seasoned podcaster at A Thoughtful Faith joins Project Zion today to talk about her journey with faith and relationship with Community of Christ. Born and raised a Mormon, Gina has a unique…
Episode 186: Chai Can’t Even with Laura Bolton
May 3 • 66 min
Pour yourself a cup of chai and have a listen to today’s episode of Chai Can’t Even. Brittany sits down with Laura Bolton and they talk about what it was like for Laura growing up in the church in Independence as well as what it’s like to be back th…
Episode 185: Percolating on Faith: God Shots: God’s Good Creation
Apr 30 • 56 min
Continuing our journey through systematic theology, in today’s episode of Percolating on Faith, Tony and Charmaine Chvala-Smith talk about creation. Citing the creation stories in Genesis, they talk about what it means to be created in the image of …
Episode 184: Cuppa Joe with Peter Judd
Apr 26 • 46 min
In this episode of Project Zion Podcast, Karin continues our Cuppa Joe series with Peter Judd. Peter is a former member of the First Presidency and was born and raised in England and is joining Project Zion to share about the history of Community of…
Episode 183: What’s Brewing? House Church!
Apr 23 • 61 min
Today’s episode in our What’s Brewing? series is all about House Church! Join Brittany, Karin, Carla, and Blair White as they talk about the House Church ministries they are involved with. They share a little about how they each got started, what so…
Episode 182: Holy Grounds with Mollie Linkhart
Apr 19 • 39 min
In this episode of Holy Grounds, Mollie Linkhart shares how meditation, yoga, and healing her relationship with her body has helped her relationship with God. Mollie shares how she finds God in the every day and how she intentionally pushes aside cu…
Episode 181: Placing the authority of the Bible over Jesus
Apr 16 • 65 min
In our final (for now!) episode sparked by Matt Frizzell’s Facebook posts, Carla sits down with Tony and Charmaine Chvala-Smith, John Hamer, and Matt Frizzell to discuss the statement, “Placing the authority of the Bible over Jesus. Many believers a…
Episode 180: Chai Can’t Even with Andy Larkins
Apr 10 • 39 min
In this episode of our Chai Can’t Even series, Andy Larkins shares what it was like growing up in Community of Christ in Colorado. He shares how he was mentored and shaped as a disciple and how he has used those skills in every day life.
Episode 179: A Way of Life with Tony Chvala-Smith
Apr 2 • 53 min
Our reoccurring guest, Tony Chvala-Smith, has a new book! Listen as he gives us a glimpse into “A Way of Life”. You can buy the book at Herald House here:…
Episode 178: New Apostle David Nii with Robin Linkhart
Apr 2 • 52 min
On April 9th, 2019 David Nii will be ordained an Apostle in Community of Christ. He recently sat down with Robin Linkhart to discuss his background in the church and answering the call that eventually led him to where he is today. So grab a cup of c…
Episode 177: Holy Grounds with Nancy Ross
Mar 29 • 32 min
If you’ve been interested in learning more about spiritual practices, our Holy Ground series is for you! In today’s episode Brittany talks with Nancy Ross to discuss how she’s reframed and reclaimed prayer and scripture study in her life. Ch…
Episode 176: Cuppa Joe: Historic Sites Bus Tour
Mar 26 • 38 min
In this episode of our Cuppa Joe series, Karin Peter sits down with Barbara Walden and Peter Smith to talk about Historic Sites Bus Tours. Hear them share stories from the tour as well as get all the information you need about the logistics of the t…
Episode 175: Percolating on Faith: God Shots: The Triune God
Mar 22 • 53 min
In this Percolating on Faith: God Shots episode, Carla, Charmaine, and Tony are talking all about the Triune God. Find out how Christians have used the Trinity to communicate about and liberate God.
Episode 174: Taking Biblical Scripture out of its Historical, Theological, and Political Context.
Mar 19 • 66 min
Last week, we shared one of Matt Frizzell’s Facebook posts that sparked conversation in Community of Christ’s corner of the internet, and today we’re bringing you another. Join Carla as she interviews Charmaine Chvala-Smith, Katherine Goheen, and Ma…
Episode 173: Fair Trade with Tyler Marz
Mar 15 • 67 min
In today’s episode, Brittany interviews Tyler Marz about his journey with faith and religion. Tyler grew up in the ELCA, converted to the LDS church in college and eventually found Community of Christ. He shares how his concept of God, grace and his…
Episode 172: The Bible…Not Literally with Michele McGrath, Dale Luffman and John Hamer
Mar 12 • 61 min
Join Carla as she welcomes Michele McGrath, Dale Luffman, and John Hamer to talk about Biblical literalism. The panel is responding to the following Facebook post from Matt Frizzell where he talked about Ancient vs. Modern understanding of words and…
Episode 171: The Community of Christ’s Commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants with author Dale Luffman
Mar 8 • 45 min
It has been several decades since Community of Christ has produced a commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants, but that is about to change! Join Robin as she discusses the upcoming two-part commentary with author Dale Luffman.
Episode 170: Nonviolence Resolution with Andrew Bolton, Joey Williams, and Elray Henriksen
Mar 5 • 65 min
World Conference Resolution G-1 Nonviolence has created quite a buzz through out Community of Christ. This resolution challenges us to proclaim peace in a way we have not before. Listen in as Carla interviews Andrew Bolton, Joey Williams, and Elray …
Episode 169: Common Consent with John Wight
Feb 28 • 53 min
Community of Christ has been making decisions as a body since our earliest days. What does Common Consent look like in the church? How has our understanding of giving voice and vote to the body changed and evolved? Join Robin as she talks with Senio…
Episode 168: Percolating on Faith: God Shots: Scripture
Feb 26 • 58 min
What exactly is scripture? What place does scripture have in Christian theology and in the life of the church? In today’s episode of Percolating on Faith, Tony, Charmaine and Carla continue their “God Shots” conversations with the topic of …
Episode 167: World Conference with Susan Naylor and Tammy Lindle Lewis
Feb 21 • 63 min
World Conference 2019 is right around the corner! If you’ve been curious about what World Conference is, or what we’ll specifically be doing this year, this episode is for you! Listen in as Carla speaks to Susan Naylor and Tammy Lindle Lewis, the 20…
Episode 166: A Journey Toward Ordination: Women in Community of Christ with Becky Savage Part 2
Feb 19 • 54 min
Section 156 of the Doctrine and Covenants provided for the ordination of women in Community of Christ. What did it take to get the church to a place of accepting the ordination of women? Join Brittany as she interviews Beck Savage, former First Pres…
Episode 165: A Journey Toward Ordination: Women in Community of Christ with Becky Savage
Feb 14 • 90 min
Section 156 of the Doctrine and Covenants provided for the ordination of women in Community of Christ. What did it take to get the church to a place of accepting the ordination of women? Join Brittany as she interviews Beck Savage, former First Pres…
Episode 164: Fair Trade with PZP Editor Jason Eyre
Feb 12 • 52 min
In today’s episode of Fair Trade, PZP editor Jason Eyre sits down with Josh to discuss his faith transition from the LDS church to Community of Christ. They discuss what led him into questioning his faith, what helped him rebuild, as well as what dr…
Episode 163: Steamers and Sodas with Dave Davis
Feb 7 • 42 min
Our new series, Streamer and Sodas is all about ministry with children and youth. In today’s episode, Karin sits down with Dave Davis of Legal Counsel to talk ministry with children in regards to child safety in Community of Christ.
Extra Shot Episode 44: Holy Grounds with Jessica Hansen
Feb 5 • 26 min
Today’s episode of Holy Grounds features Jessica Hansen. Jessica and Carla talk about Jessica’s favorite spiritual practice, table ministry, as well as some practices she continues to wrestle with.
Episode 162: Priesthood in Community of Christ with Janné Grover
Jan 31 • 75 min
What is priesthood in Community of Christ? Join Brittany as she talks with Apostle Janné Grover about what priesthood is, how calls are processed and presented, as well as an overview of each office. This conversation gives a broad overview of how p…
Episode 161: A New Culture for Latter-day Seekers
Jan 29 • 59 min
In today’s episode, Brittany sits down with past guest, Nancy Ross, to discuss some of the cultural surprises they each encountered as they started attending Community of Christ. They compare how their congregations do Sunday worship as well as some…
Extra Shot Episode 43: What’s Brewing with Mike Seagraves
Jan 24 • 24 min
Mission is contextual and on today’s episode of What’s Brewing? Carla joins Mike Seagraves to talk about his congregation’s response to the devastating fire in Paradise California in November 2018. As Mike says, “If you just have the courag…
Episode 160: Percolating on Faith: God Shots: Self Revealing God
Jan 22 • 70 min
Ever wonder why or how God reveals Godself to us? In this Percolating on Faith: God Shots episode, Tony and Charmaine will be discussing just that—how God reveals Godself and why God reveals Godself!
Episode 159: Community of Christ Seminary with Art Woodcock
Jan 17 • 44 min
In today’s episode of Project Zion Podcast, Robin Linkhart discusses Community of Christ’s Seminary through Graceland University with Art Woodcock, a recent graduate. Find out what led Art to Seminary as well as his reflections on the program and hi…
Episode 158: What’s Brewing with Keith McMillan
Jan 15 • 76 min
President of Seventy Keith McMillan shares his journey of faith and the many ways mission finds expression in surprising and inspiring ways. Grab your favorite cup of Joe and join Keith, with host Robin Linkhart, for some stories on the path made ev…
Episode 157: Culture in Community of Christ
Jan 10 • 87 min
Culture is an extremely important aspect of religious life. In today’s episode of Project Zion Podcast, Robin and Brittany discuss Community of Christ’s unique culture that has shifted and developed throughout the history of the church. Robin has sp…
Episode 156: Meet our host Carla Long!
Jan 8 • 64 min
You’ve heard Carla before on Project Zion, but how many of you know her story? Carla is a lifelong member of Community of Christ who has lived and served the church all over the world. In today’s episode, she chats with Brittany about her time in Wo…
Episode 155: Steamers and Sodas: Children’s Ministry with Jewell Bolton
Jan 3 • 45 min
In our new series, Steamers and Sodas, we explore children and youth ministries in Community of Christ. In today’s episode, Karin sits down with Jewell Bolton from the UK to get a pastoral and international perspective on how Community of Christ bri…
Episode 154: “The Restoration in the 21st Century” With David Nii
Dec 27, 2018 • 58 min
What is the purpose of the Restoration in the 21st Century? How has Community of Christ evolved since the days of Joseph III? Are faith communities relevant today? Join Brittany as she talks to David Nii about all this and more!
Episode 153: Percolating on Faith: God Shots
Dec 25, 2018 • 41 min
Join Carla as she interviews Charmaine and Tony Chvala-Smith in their new series God Shots, where they will discuss theology, what it means, why it’s important, and why everyone is a theologian.
Episode 152: Zion with Matt Frizzell
Dec 20, 2018 • 67 min
The Project Zion team are big fans of the concept of Zion. So much so, we used it in our name! But what exactly is Zion? Join Carla as she sits down with Matt Frizzell, former Dean of Community of Christ’s Seminary, to talk about what Zion is and ho…
Episode 151: What’s Brewing with Chris and Matt Davisdon
Dec 18, 2018 • 80 min
This week in our “What’s Brewing?” series, Robin sits down with Chris and Matt Davisdon to talk what mission has looked like in their lives. They discuss Chris’ conversion to Community of Christ as well as their time in World Service Corps, and most…
Episode 150: Life in Community of Christ with Tammie Lay
Dec 13, 2018 • 67 min
Today’s episode features lifelong Community of Christ member, Tammie Lay. Brittany and Tammie sit down and chat about her experiences growing up in the church, specifically through the cultural and theological evolutions Community of Christ ha…
Episode 149: No Filter: The Handmaid’s Tale with Brittany and Robin
Dec 11, 2018 • 70 min
Join Brittany and Robin as they discuss the Hulu TV series, The Handmaid’s Tale. They discuss the basic plot, bring in parallels to today’s world, and talk about the dangers of biblical literalism and religion going unchecked. Spoiler alert warnings…
Episode 148: Cuppa Joe: Joseph Smith’s Plural Wives with Kelly McAfee
Dec 6, 2018 • 35 min
Join Karin as she brings us another episode of our series “Cuppa Joe” where we look at church history. Today she and Kelly McAfee discuss Joseph Smith’s plural wives and Kelly’s project of creating portraits and dolls of each wife.
Episode 147: Holy Grounds with JoAnn Fisher and Tyler Marz
Dec 4, 2018 • 42 min
Continuing our exploration with spiritual practices, join Robin as she interviews JoAnn Fisher and Tyler Marz. Tyler and JoAnn are participants in Community of Christ’s Spiritual Formation and Companioning Program. They just returned from their firs…
Extra Shot Episode 42: Common Grounds: Advent as a Spiritual Practice with Katie Harmon McLaughlin
Dec 1, 2018 • 30 min
Advent 2018 starts tomorrow, so be sure to listen to our bonus episode all about Advent as a spiritual practice. Karin joins Katie Harmon McLaughlin as they explore the invitation of Advent to slow down and intentionally wait in the tension that the…
Episode 146: Percolating on Faith: Spirituality of Place
Nov 29, 2018 • 55 min
Continuing our Percolating of Faith series, join Carla, Charmaine, and Tony as they discuss “Spirituality of Place”. The idea that certain places hold deep spiritual meaning to certain groups of people. We create these spaces at our camps, in congre…
Episode 145: Wendy Eaton and Joseph Smith Historic Site
Nov 27, 2018 • 65 min
Community of Christ’s history might not define who the church is today, but it has helped to shape our identity and is still vitally important to us. Join Brittany as she discusses this importance with church member Wendy Eaton. Wendy lives and work…
Episode 144: What’s Brewing with Justin Delong
Nov 22, 2018 • 49 min
Today’s episode continues our “What’s Brewing?” series where we talk about mission! Today we join Justin Delong, a Seventy in Portsmouth, Ohio. Brittany and Justin discuss the new Welcoming Community emerging congregation. Justing talks about bring …
Episode 143: Chai Can’t Even with Parker Johnson
Nov 20, 2018 • 68 min
Today’s episode continues our Chai Can’t Even series, where we interview young adults in the church. Join Brittany as she interviews Parker Johnson, a Church Mission & Young Adult Ministry Specialist in Calgary, Alberta. Parker discusses growing…
Episode 142: Fair Trade with Gail Nicolaysen-Shurtleff
Nov 15, 2018 • 64 min
In today’s episode, Carla sits down with Gail Nicolaysen-Shurtleff, a new member of Community of Christ living in the Netherlands. Gail talks about growing up LDS with what she calls her particular “Mormon privilege”, her mission, marriage, and her …
Episode 141: Simplicity with Dave Nii
Nov 14, 2018 • 53 min
Many of us are starting to think about Christmas shopping and what we will consume this holiday season. What would happen if we slowed down and were intentional about what we purchased? What are the benefits of living simply for us and the planet? J…
Episode 140: No Filter- Modesty with Josh and Brittany Mangelson
Nov 8, 2018 • 48 min
Today’s episode in our No Filter series is all about modesty. What does modest culture do to kids and youth? How does it impact things like body image and the way men and women interact with each other? What does modesty look like once you break out…
Episode 139: What’s Brewing with Blake Smith
Nov 6, 2018 • 62 min
In today’s installment in our “What’s Brewing” series, Robin joins Blake Smith to talk about mission. Blake shares about his mission-focused group, “The Table”, including their Little Free Pantry ministry.
Episode 138: Percolating on Faith- Ecumenism
Nov 1, 2018 • 84 min
Join Carla as she interviews Tony, Charmaine, and Apostle Barbara Carter. Tony and Charmaine explain all about ecumenism, what it is, the history of it in the church, and more. Apostle Carter then discusses her role on the National Council of Church…
Episode 137: Common Grounds- All Saints Day with Christie Skoorsmith
Oct 30, 2018 • 52 min
Continuing in our Common Grounds series, Karin talks to Christie Skoorsmith about All Saints Day. They discuss Emma Smith and how she is often seen as a Saint in the Reorganization.
Extra Shot Episode 41: Holy Grounds with Emily Rose
Oct 26, 2018 • 29 min
Continuing in our Holy Grounds series, Carla and Emily Rose talk about the spiritual practices Emily finds meaningful in her every day life. They focus on how activities we are already doing can become a spiritual practice with the right approach an…
Episode 136: Worth, Shame, and Boundaries with Kara Vojcsik
Oct 24, 2018 • 48 min
Listen in as Carla talks with Kara Vojcsik, a licensed clinical social worker, about the concepts of worth, shame, and boundaries. They talk about healthy ways to respond to others finding you unworthy, finding balance when you’re swimming in shame,…
Episode 135: Faith in Action with Sue Robb
Oct 18, 2018 • 53 min
Join Brittany as she talks with Sue Robb about her work with St. Francis Xavier Jesuit Perish in Kansas City. Sue is a Community of Christ Seminary student and has a long history of discipleship with the Catholic Church. Brittany and Sue discuss som…
Episode 134: What’s Brewing in Orange California with Daniel Harmon
Oct 16, 2018 • 59 min
Listen in as Brittany sits down with Daniel Harmon, the pastor of the Orange California congregation, to talk about what’s brewing in Southern California. They discuss their ministry “Neighborhood Grill” and other ways they utilize the church for th…
Episode 133: Cuppa Joe with David Howlett
Oct 11, 2018 • 65 min
Grab a cup of coffee and listen as Karin interviews historian David Howlett. They discuss Community of Christ history in India; touching on culture, theology, scripture, and what mission looks like when we contextualize it outside of North America.&…
Episode 132: Bill Russell explains Doctrine and Covenants 156
Oct 9, 2018 • 67 min
Join Carla as she interviews Bill Russell, former professor at Graceland University, as they talk about the canonization of Section 156 of the Doctrine and Covenants (the one that called for the temple to be built in Independence, as well as for the…
Episode 131: No Filter- Mormon Happy Hour Host Colleen Dietz
Oct 4, 2018 • 57 min
*This episode contains frank conversation about sexual assault, rape, and other mature topics. In this episode of our No Filter series, Karin sits down with Colleen Dietz, the host of Mormon Happy Hour Podcast. Colleen discusses sexual assault, her…
Extra Shot Episode 40: Holy Grounds with Monica English
Oct 2, 2018 • 25 min
Join Carla as she talks with Monica English about her favorite spiritual practice—the labyrinth.
Episode 130: The Nature of God
Sep 27, 2018 • 64 min
How does the Feminine Divine fit into the Trinity? What place in our theological and daily lives can the Feminine Divine hold? Listen to Katie, Brittany, and Robin talk about these questions and much more in this episode of the Project Zion Podcast.
Episode 129: Virtual Ministries with John Wight
Sep 25, 2018 • 42 min
What did virtual ministry in Community of Christ look like 20 years ago? Listen to President of Seventy John Wight discuss the beginnings of “Sunday Night Live” and the missional impact of virtual ministry with host Robin Linkhart.
Episode 128: Percolating on Faith- The Bible Allergy
Sep 18, 2018 • 70 min
Scripture has been used to abuse and cause harm which makes it easy for people to develop a “Bible Allergy”. Join the Percolating on Faith crew as they explore the hesitancies people have toward the Bible and give some practical tools for finding meani…
Episode 127: Fair Trade with Patti Walrod
Sep 11, 2018 • 44 min
In this episode in our Fair Trade series, Brittany chats with Patti Walrod about her conversation to Community of Christ. Patti was looking into both Community of Christ and the LDS church at the same time and ultimately felt called to live our her dis…
Episode 126: Restoration Studies through the Lens of Folklore with Magen Olsen
Sep 4, 2018 • 68 min
Jump into the deep end of Restoration history, culture, doctrine, tradition and more through the lens of Folklore with Magen Olson and host Robin Linkhart.
Episode 125: Ordinary Time with Jane Gardner - Common Grounds
Aug 29, 2018 • 46 min
In this episode of Common Grounds, Karin Peter sits down with Presiding Evangelist Jane Gardner to discuss Ordinary Time.
Extra Shot Episode 39: Virtual Ministry with Rand Irons
Aug 21, 2018 • 35 min
What does virtual ministriy in Community of Christ look like in Europe? Find out as Robin Linkhart sits down with Rand Irons to discuss Community Circle.
Extra Shot Episode 38: Virtual Ministry with Parker Johnson
Aug 15, 2018 • 34 min
Join Robin as she chats with Parker Johnson about an online ministry called Community Space out of the Oklahoma Mission Center.
Episode 124: Cuppa Joe - Bryon Adreason
Aug 8, 2018 • 49 min
Join Karin in another Cuppa Joe episode wherein she interviews Bryon Andreason. Bryon is the current curator of the LDS Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah. He talks about what led to his passion in history, his historical work with Abraham L…
Episode 123: Virtual Ministry with Leandro Palacios
Jul 31, 2018 • 47 min
Join Robin Linkhart as she talks to Leandro Palacios about the virtual ministry he is providing out of Centre Place, Toronto, Canada.
Episode 122: What’s Brewing with Ben Smith
Jul 24, 2018 • 40 min
In this episode Carla talks to Ben Smith to see what’s brewing where he resides in Melbourne, Australia.
Episode 121: Spectacular 2018
Jul 7, 2018 • 47 min
Spec 2018 is almost here! Join Carla as she talks to the directors of Spec about Spec; Jamie, Jenn, and Doug.
Episode 120: Percolating on Faith - The Sacraments Part 2
Jul 7, 2018 • 58 min
Join Carla as she interviews Tony and Charmaine in Part 2 about the different sacraments of Community of Christ, as well as some FAQs. Also included: why we no longer use the word “Ordinances” in the place of “Sacraments.”
Episode 119: Chai Can’t Even - Linda Stanbridge
Jun 28, 2018 • 53 min
Join Brittany as she chats with Community of Christ millennial Linda Stanbridge. They talk about raising small children in the church, being students in Community of Christ’s Seminary, the benefit religion has in their lives, and much, much more!
Episode 118: Cuppa Joe with Barb Walden
Jun 19, 2018 • 60 min
Listen to this episode as Karin talks to Barb about two prominent women in Community of Christ history well ahead of their time: Emma Burton and Catherine ‘Cassie’ Kelly.
Episode 117: Reunions with Lachlan Mackay and Janné Grover
Jun 12, 2018 • 45 min
Reunion season is here! Listen to this episode as Lach explains the history of Community of Christ reunions while Janné fills us in on what reunions are in the contemporary and the behind the scenes preparation of reunion materials so we have a focus a…
Episode 116: Chai Can’t Even with Sean Langdon
Jun 5, 2018 • 83 min
Join Brittany in her new series ‘Chai Can’t Even’ where she talks to Community of Christ millennials about why they stay engaged in the church. In this episode she talks with Sean Langdon who is a youth minister in the Pacific Northwest.
Episode 115: Emma’s Church; RLDS to Community of Christ
May 29, 2018 • 109 min
Join Lindsay Park as she interviews three prominent members from Community of Christ (formerly RLDS) about their history, church, and beliefs. *With permission from Lindsay this is an episode from her Year of Polygamy podcast. You can find more of …
Episode 114: Fair Trade with Royleane and Steve Otteson
May 22, 2018 • 55 min
Join Brittany for this faith transition episode, under the new banner name ‘Fair Trade,’ as she talks with Roy and Steve Otteson. They talk about their individual stories and how Community of Christ has played a part of their journey through their ongo…
Extra Shot Episode 37: Cuppa Joe with Seth Bryant - Pentecost
May 19, 2018 • 39 min
Join Karin as she talks with Seth Bryant about the pentacostal experience in the Kirtland temple in restoration history and how that ties to Pentecost on the liturgical calendar. As a bonus, Lachlan Mackay gives an intro to what you’ll hear.
Episode 113: Where We Must Stand: Ten Years of Feminist Mormon Housewives
May 12, 2018 • 75 min
Join Brittany and she talks with Sara K. S. Hanks and Nancy Ross about their book Where We Must Stand: Ten Years LDS Feminist Mormon Housewives. They discuss the evolution of the blog and the Mormon feminist community, and the contents of the book. Cov…
Episode 112: Percolating on Faith - The Sacraments Part 1
May 9, 2018 • 81 min
Join Carla as she interviews Tony and Charmaine in Part 1 about the different sacraments of Community of Christ, as well as some FAQs. Also included: why we no longer use the word “Ordinances” in the place of “Sacraments.”
Extra Shot Episode 36: Cuppa Joe Introductory Episode with Lachlan Mackay
Apr 24, 2018 • 31 min
Lachlan Mackay of the counsel of twelve starts off a new Project Zion series called Cuppa Joe that focuses on historical topics. In this introductory episode to the new series Lach talks with Karin about Community of Christ’s church history principles …
Episode 111: No Filter – Women’s Panel on Chastity in Mormonism – Part 2 of 2
Apr 17, 2018 • 70 min
Join Karin as she interviews Lisa Butterworth, Amy Cartwright, Nancy Ross, and Brittany Mangelson about the unique challenges being a woman in the LDS church brings.
Episode 110: No Filter - Women’s Panel on Chastity in Mormonism - Part 1 of 2
Apr 10, 2018 • 65 min
Join Karin as she interviews Lisa Butterworth, Amy Cartwright, Nancy Ross, and Brittany Mangelson about the unique challenges being a woman in the LDS church brings.
Episode 109: What’s Brewing with Ryan Pitt
Mar 28, 2018 • 50 min
Join Carla as she starts Project ZION’s new series, “What’s Brewing?” off with a bang! “What’s Brewing?” will discuss missional opportunities around the church! In this episode, she interviews Ryan Pitt, Mid-Atlantic Mission Center President, and found…
Episode 108: The Official Policy on Intoxicants with Ron Harmon
Mar 20, 2018 • 51 min
Join Josh as he talks with Ron Harmon in the Counsel of Twelve about Community of Christ’s updated worldwide policy on intoxicants that came as a result of WCR 1300 (worlds conference resolution) during the 2013 world conference.
Episode 107: Faith Transition with Brian Fuller
Mar 13, 2018 • 78 min
Join Brittany as she talks with Brian Fuller, a new member in the Milwaukee congregation. Brian was raised LDS, attended BYU, and served a mission in Boise. As he came to terms with being gay he had to figure out how to reconcile his faith with his sex…
Episode 106: The Cause of Zion with Andrew Bolton
Mar 6, 2018 • 56 min
Join Carla as she interviews Andrew Bolton about his early conversion to Community of Christ and how that conversion moved him into a world of peace and justice ministries.
Episode 105: Ghost of Eternal Polygamy with Carol Lynn Pearson
Feb 27, 2018 • 62 min
Join Brittany as she talks with LDS author Carol Lynn Pearson about her latest book, “The Ghost of Eternal Polygamy”. Carol Lynn discusses stories from her life, stories of women and men who’s voices helped create her book, and her time at the Red Bric…
Episode 104: Succession with Lach, Linda, and John
Feb 13, 2018 • 61 min
Join Carla as she interviews President of the Apostles, Linda Booth, Apostle Lachlan Mackay, and Senior President of Seventy John Wight, as they talk about succession of the Presidency in Community of Christ from Joseph Smith, Jr. to present day Prophe…
Episode 103: Anxiety and Depression with Dr. Heidi Vawdrey
Feb 9, 2018 • 87 min
Join us for a recorded presentation on depression and anxiety from Dr. Heidi Vawdrey. Heidi is an LDS friend of the Salt Lake City congregation and presented this material on January 17th 2018. Please note the PowerPoint slides attached and feel free t…
Episode 102: Encounter with Brian Carwana
Jan 30, 2018 • 47 min
Join Carla as she speaks with Brian Carwana about his job at Encounter World Religions Centre, an organization in Toronto that specializes in teaching all about different world religions.
Episode 101: Faith Transition with Alison Baines
Jan 16, 2018 • 45 min
Join Carla in this interview with Alison Baines. Alison is a member of Community of Christ at the Enfield Congregation in London. Alison describes her faith transition into Community of Christ. *Please note: the sound quality of this podcast leave…
Episode 100: Invitation and Hospitality
Jan 12, 2018 • 74 min
Karin and Brittany discuss the difference between being invitational and hospitality and why both are needed in congregations. Karin gives practical tips on how to make our spaces of worship more inviting and warming to those who are visiting for the f…
Extra Shot Episode 35: Epiphany with Pam Cress - Common Grounds
Jan 5, 2018 • 36 min
Join Karin in this Common Grounds episode as she talks with Pam Cress about Epiphany in the liturgical calendar that occurs every January 6th - the twelfth day after Christmas.
Episode 99: Book of Revelation - Percolating on Faith
Jan 3, 2018 • 82 min
Join Carla of the Percolating on Faith series as she talks to Tony and Charmaine about the Book of Revelation.
Episode 98: Steve Shields Interview - Part 2
Dec 26, 2017 • 53 min
In this episode Josh talks to Steve about his service in Community of Christ, his duties being involved in correlation for the church, and how daunting of a task that is with diversity of cultures and beliefs. All this ties in to Steve’s book and ongoi…
Episode 97: Steve Shields Interview - Part 1
Dec 26, 2017 • 60 min
In this episode Josh talks to Steve Shields about his upbringing in the LDS church and what led him to the RLDS church in the early eighties.
Extra Shot Episode 34: Christmas with the Davisdons
Dec 22, 2017 • 37 min
For this installment of Common Grounds Karin visits with the Davisdon family from Iowa. They discuss the importance of approaching Christmas as a season of twelve days instead of just a roller coaster ride of a single day. Favorite Christmas Hymns are…
Episode 96: Fowler’s Stages of Faith with Nancy Ross
Dec 19, 2017 • 65 min
Join Brittany as she speaks with Nancy Ross about Fowler’s stages of faith theory and how the stages play out in with the people within progressive Mormonism and Community of Christ.
Episode 95: Percolating on Faith - Spirituality and Theology
Dec 16, 2017 • 70 min
Join Carla as she interviews Tony and Charmaine in talking about spirituality and theology, where they intersect, and why they are dependent on each other.
Episode 94: Mormon Women at Divinity School
Dec 13, 2017 • 80 min
It’s very unusual for Mormons of any kind to discern a call to ministry. Mormons are supposed to wait for someone in the church to extend that call and as things stand no call for women in the LDS Church involves ordination. But what happens when Mormo…
Episode 93: Millenials in the Church with Mike Hoffman
Dec 8, 2017 • 59 min
Join Carla as she speaks with Mike Hoffman, campus minister at Graceland University, about the millennial generation and how worship continues to change and evolve.
Episode 92: Mission, Ministry, and the 21st Century
Dec 6, 2017 • 50 min
Join Robin Linkhart with guest Karin Peter as they explore mission, ministry, and the questions we need to be asking today about how mission matters in the 21st Century. In this episode Karin talks about guiding principles of mission she’s discovered …
Episode 91: Let’s Talk Harvey Weinstein
Dec 5, 2017 • 51 min
Join Karin Peter for a new series: No Filter-Issues of Sex and Faith. In this episode Karin interviews Lisa Butterworth from Feminist Mormon Housewives about the wave of sexual abuse charges in the news and the current climate of women coming forward t…
Episode 90: Advent with Barbara Borkowski - Common Grounds
Dec 1, 2017 • 34 min
Join Karin in this Common Grounds episode as she talks with Barbara Borkowski about Advent in the liturgical calender.
Episode 89: Faith Journey and Community with Robert Cook
Nov 28, 2017 • 59 min
Extra Shot Episode 33: Reign of Christ Sunday - Common Grounds
Nov 24, 2017 • 19 min
Join Karin Peter in this Common Grounds extra shot episode as she discusses the significance of the reign of Christ in the liturgical calendar.
Episode 88: Common Grounds – World Worship with Richard Betts
Nov 17, 2017 • 50 min
Listen to this Common Grounds episode wherein Richard Betts talks about the different ways Community of Christ congregations worship around the world.
Episode 87: Children and Youth Ministries with Janné Grover
Nov 14, 2017 • 61 min
Join Brittany and she interviews Apostle Janné Grover about ministry with children and youth. They discuss what congregations can do to be welcoming to families as well as what parents can do in their homes to teach kids about God and spirituality.
Episode 86: Percolating on Faith - A Watered Down, Liberal, Protestant What?
Nov 7, 2017 • 69 min
Join Carla as she interviews Tony and Charmaine Chvala-Smith, answering a comment that was made in a presentation at Salt Lake City Sunstone about who Community of Christ is and what we stand for.
Extra Shot Episode 32: All Saints Day Part 2 - Common Grounds with Lachlan MacKay
Nov 1, 2017 • 38 min
Listen to this part 2 Common Grounds episode about All Saints’ Day as Karin Peter talks to Lachlan Mackay.
Extra Shot Episode 31: All Saints’ Day Part 1 - Common Grounds with Daniel Rose
Oct 29, 2017 • 27 min
Join Karin Peter in this Common Grounds extra shot episode as she talks with Daniel Rose about All Saints Day on November 1st on the liturgical calendar.
Extra Shot Episode 30: Holy Grounds with Ron Harmon
Oct 22, 2017 • 31 min
Join Carla in this Holy Grounds Extra Shot Episode as she chats with Ron Harmon about the spiritual practices he incorporates into his daily life to be more present.
Extra Shot Episode 29: Forward with Community
Oct 14, 2017 • 32 min
Join Brittany Mangelson and Robin Linkhart as they discuss a new online ministry for those coming from an LDS background who are interested in Community of Christ. Make sure to join in Forward With Community’s first meeting, Monday October 16th at 7:30…
Extra Shot Episode 28: Who is Jesus to You
Oct 9, 2017 • 27 min
Join Robin Linkhart in this extra shot episode asking North Central USA mission center leaders who is Jesus to them. Thanks for listening!
Episode 85: Common Grounds - World Worship with Art Smith
Sep 12, 2017 • 52 min
Listen to this Common Grounds episode wherein Art Smith talks about the different ways Community of Christ congregations worship around the world.
Episode 84: Percolating on Faith - Why Jesus
Aug 25, 2017 • 64 min
Join Carla as she speaks with Tony and Charmaine about why Jesus continues to play the central role in our faith and the importance of understanding who he was and who he continues to be.
Extra Shot Episode 27: Common Grounds - Jessica Hansen
Aug 14, 2017 • 35 min
In this Common Grounds episode Karin talks to Jessica Hansen of the Fayettville, Arkansas congregation about her transition from the LDS church to joining Community of Christ, and they talk about the liturgical calendar and Jessica’s thoughts about it …
Episode 83: Word of Wisdom in Community of Christ and Intoxicants with Lachlan Mackay
Jul 30, 2017 • 40 min
This is audio for a Sunday school presentation Lachlan Mackay delivered to the Salt Lake congregation following Sunstone on 07-30-2017. The conversation surrounds the history of the Word of Wisdom in Community of Christ and the different ways it’s been…
Episode 82: Spiritual and Missional Practices and Relational Ministry with Larry McGuire
Jul 21, 2017 • 51 min
Join Carla as she interviews Larry McGuire, President of Seventy for the Western USA and Eurasia Fields, as he speaks candidly about the difference between spiritual and missional practices and the importance of relational ministry.
Extra Shot Episode 26: Common Grounds - Jason Eyre
Jul 15, 2017 • 29 min
Join Karin in this Common Grounds episode as she talks to Jason Eyre. He talks partially about his faith transition, interest in Community of Christ, and curiosity about the liturgical calendar having been unfamiliar to it beforehand.
Extra Shot Episode 25: On Wells and Worrying
Jul 7, 2017 • 13 min
When the Israelites wandered in the desert, God provided food in the form of manna and, according to midrashic tradition, water in the form of a miraculous well that belonged to the prophetess Miriam. In this extra shot episode, Katie Langston preaches…
Episode 81: Fair Trade with Meggan Molgard Interview
Jun 30, 2017 • 63 min
Extra Shot Episode 24: Tom Morain
Jun 23, 2017 • 25 min
Episode 80: Different Philosophical Approaches to Religion - A Response to Radio Free Mormon
Jun 20, 2017 • 49 min
Episode 79: One True Church - Percolating on Faith
Jun 14, 2017 • 65 min
Episode 78: Trinity Sunday - Common Grounds
Jun 10, 2017 • 42 min
Episode 77: Ordinary Time with Janné Grover - Common Grounds
Jun 5, 2017 • 38 min
Episode 76: Pentecost - Common Grounds
Jun 2, 2017 • 34 min
Episode 75: Amy Cartwright
May 30, 2017 • 80 min
Extra Shot Episode 23: Holy Grounds with Brittany Longsdorf
May 23, 2017 • 30 min
Extra Shot Episode 22: Kassandra Unger - Holy Grounds
May 16, 2017 • 32 min
Episode 74: Art Smith - Haiti
May 9, 2017 • 56 min
Episode 73: Ron Harmon - Leading Congregations in Mission
May 3, 2017 • 80 min
Episode 72: Percolating on Faith - The Three Eras
Apr 27, 2017 • 71 min
E71 - Prophets of the Bible.mp3
Apr 18, 2017 • 56 min
Episode 70: Good Friday Through Easter with Judy and Dale Luffman
Apr 13, 2017 • 42 min
Episode 69: Maundy Thursday with Pam Cress
Apr 12, 2017 • 45 min
E68 - Palm Sunday - Christian Skoorsmith.mp3
Apr 7, 2017 • 39 min
E67 - Noelle Gaffka - Dance as Spiritual Practice.mp3
Apr 4, 2017 • 66 min
Extra Shot Episode 20: Dustin Davis - Holy Grounds
Mar 30, 2017 • 38 min
Episode 66: Scott Murphy - Holy Grounds
Mar 30, 2017 • 41 min
Extra Shot E20 - Woman at the Well - Confirmation.mp3
Mar 24, 2017 • 17 min
Episode 65: Percolating on Faith - Paul
Mar 21, 2017 • 79 min
Extra Shot Episode 19: Born of Water and Wind
Mar 17, 2017 • 17 min
Episode 64: Bible and Empire
Mar 14, 2017 • 77 min
E63 - Monica Bradford.mp3
Mar 7, 2017 • 53 min
E62 - Common Grounds Liturgical Calendar Overview.mp3
Feb 28, 2017 • 67 min
E57 - Priscilla Eppinger (New Audio).mp3
Feb 22, 2017 • 52 min
E61 - Common Grounds - Lent.mp3
Feb 22, 2017 • 52 min
E60 - Janné Grover.mp3
Feb 15, 2017 • 60 min
E59 - History of CofChrist in Utah with Seth Bryant.mp3
Feb 7, 2017 • 66 min
E58 - Community Place with Alfredo Zelaya-Martinez.mp3
Jan 31, 2017 • 55 min
E56 - Hymnal with Joey Williams.mp3
Jan 13, 2017 • 60 min
E55 - Stassi Cramm.mp3
Jan 4, 2017 • 75 min
Extra Shot E18 - Holy Grounds - David Brock.mp3
Dec 27, 2016 • 36 min
Extra Shot E17 - Mary the Magnificat - Debbie Blue.mp3
Dec 24, 2016 • 18 min
Extra Shot E16 - Holy Grounds - Ginelle Sakima Roberts.mp3
Dec 20, 2016 • 29 min
Episode 54: Nancy Ross
Dec 13, 2016 • 96 min
Extra Shot E15 - Increase Our Faith.mp3
Dec 6, 2016 • 13 min
Episode 53: Percolating on Faith - Faith and Doubt
Nov 29, 2016 • 61 min
Episode 52: Community of Christ Sings with Jan Kraybill
Nov 22, 2016 • 97 min
Episode 51 Holy Grounds – Spiritual Practices.mp3
Nov 15, 2016 • 48 min
Episode 50: David and Laura Bolton - Nauvoo Site Directors
Nov 8, 2016 • 41 min
E49 - Bethany Lloyd - Temples in Community of Christ Heritage.mp3
Nov 1, 2016 • 60 min
E48 - Andrew Bolton - Peace in the Book of Mormon.mp3
Oct 25, 2016 • 65 min
Meggan Molgard and Brittany Talk About Community of Christ Sings - Episode 47 - PZP.mp3
Oct 18, 2016 • 51 min
Episode 46- Percolating on Faith- Sexuality.mp3
Oct 11, 2016 • 68 min
PZP - Extra Shot E14 - Go Fund Mission with Richard Betts.mp3
Oct 3, 2016 • 26 min
PZP - E45 - Becky Savage.mp3
Sep 27, 2016 • 90 min
PZP - E44 - Percolating on Faith - Book of Mormon.mp3
Sep 20, 2016 • 60 min
PZP - E43 - Race in the Church with Bill Russell.mp3
Sep 6, 2016 • 65 min
Episode 42: Why Hospitality with Russ Pirie and John Wight.mp3
Aug 30, 2016 • 47 min
Join Seth Bryant for a conversation with John Wight and Russ Pirie about why hospitality matters.
Episode 41: Percolating on Faith - The Trinity
Aug 23, 2016 • 60 min
Join Carla with Tony and Charmaine as they discuss the Trinity.
Episode 40: Problem of Evil-Suffering with John Hamer
Aug 16, 2016 • 72 min
Josh sits down with John to talk about the problem of evil-suffering.
Episode 39: Graceland University
Aug 9, 2016 • 51 min
Listen to this discussion with Carla Long, Emily Rose, and Blake Smith about Graceland University.
PZP - Extra Shot E13 - Spectacular 2016.mp3
Aug 5, 2016 • 17 min
PZP - E38 - Sitting Down for a Chat with JoAnn Fisher.mp3
Aug 2, 2016 • 52 min
PZP - E37 - Percolating on Faith - Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People.mp3
Jul 25, 2016 • 51 min
PZP - Extra Shot E12 - World Conference Translators with Jyotshna Gomanga and Herenui Tepava.mp3
Jul 23, 2016 • 41 min
PZP - E36 - Dick Howard - Emeritus Church Historian.mp3
Jul 19, 2016 • 81 min
PZP - E35 - Marjorie and Richard Troeh.mp3
Jul 9, 2016 • 76 min
Episode 34 - President Emeritus Wallace B. Smith
Jul 3, 2016 • 83 min
PZP - E33 - Percolating on Faith - Salvation.mp3
Jun 26, 2016 • 56 min
PZP - E32 - World Conference Mini-Interview Compilation.mp3
Jun 20, 2016 • 64 min
PZP - Extra Shot E11 - Having the Faith to Doubt.mp3
May 31, 2016 • 13 min
PZP - E31 - Catching Up with Josh and Brittany’s Story Joining Community of Christ.mp3
May 31, 2016 • 70 min
PZP - E30 - Percolating on Faith - What is Scripture.mp3
May 24, 2016 • 78 min
PZP - Extra Shot E10 - Percolating on Faith Introduction.mp3
May 13, 2016 • 25 min
PZP - E29 - Darren Goble.mp3
May 3, 2016 • 59 min
PZP - E28 - World Service Corp and LDS Missions.mp3
Apr 26, 2016 • 62 min
PZP - E26 - Gayle Humphrey - God Loves Me Unconditionally.mp3
Apr 11, 2016 • 75 min
PZP - Extra Shot E9 - Do You Love Me.mp3
Apr 11, 2016 • 18 min
PZP - E25 - Josh Mangelson - Faith Transitions.mp3
Apr 4, 2016 • 70 min
PZP - E24 - Emily Rose - Going Forward as a Millenial in Community of Christ.mp3
Mar 26, 2016 • 54 min
PZP - E23 - Erin Cavanaugh - President of GALA.mp3
Mar 22, 2016 • 43 min
PZP - E22 - Lachlan Mackay - A Peace Gene Isolated.mp3
Mar 8, 2016 • 64 min
PZP - E20 - Brittany Mangelson - Faith Transitions.mp3
Mar 1, 2016 • 80 min
PZP - E21 - Sean Langdon - Community of Christ Youth Ministries.mp3
Mar 1, 2016 • 58 min
Episode 19: Faith, Activism, and Courage
Feb 23, 2016 • 57 min
Join Katie Langston as she interviews Vivian Jenkins-Nelsen, a social worker, scholar, and anti-racism activist from Minneapolis who was awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award from Barack Obama. Vivian shares her remarkable faith journey: gro…
PZP - Extra Shot E8 - The Important Things
Feb 16, 2016 • 20 min
In this Lenten season, let’s take a moment and reflect on the important things. What will give us the most fulfillment and joy? Chasing down the extraordinary or living presently in our ordinary moments? What will we make our life’s focus? Possessions …
Episode 18: Talking Productively about Faith Transitions
Feb 9, 2016 • 67 min
Seth Bryant and Bill Reel, in a joint podcast of Project Zion and Mormon Discussion, talk about ways to talk productively about a faith transition with loved ones and friends that haven’t gone through a paradigm shift of their own.
Episode 17: Unity in Diversity
Feb 2, 2016 • 79 min
Join Josh Mangelson as he interviews Art Smith from Community of Christ’s council of twelve apostles. They talk about Art’s background and upbringing. They then talk about the enduring principle of unity in diversity that Community of Christ strives to…
Episode 16: Q&A with President Steve Veazey
Jan 26, 2016 • 76 min
In this engaging episode, listen to Community of Christ prophet-president Steve Veazey answering questions during a recent visit to the C of C’s Salt Lake City congregation.
Episode 15: Dale Luffman and The Book of Mormon’s Witness to Its First Readers
Jan 19, 2016 • 91 min
Can the Book of Mormon be powerful with a reading of the text that doesn’t require literal historicity? Join host Brittany Mangelson and retired Community of Christ apostle Dale Luffman as they discuss his book, “The Book of Mormon’s Witness to Its Fir…
Episode 14: How to Navigate a Marriage after a Faith Transition with Monica and John English
Jan 12, 2016 • 87 min
Katie Langston interviews Monica and John English about their experiences after Monica transitioned away from the LDS church to join Community of Christ, while John remains a committed LDS member. They talk about how they find love and understanding a…
Episode 13: An Interview with Linda Booth, President of the Council of 12
Jan 5, 2016 • 52 min
Join Brittany as she interviews Linda Booth, the president of Community of Christ’s Council of Twelve. Linda talks about the lead up to being called to the twelve and then being chosen as the president of twelve. She also shares insights about the proc…
Extra Shot Episode 7: Project Zion Sunstone Panel
Dec 29, 2015 • 70 min
Listen to this engaging panel from Sunstone 2014 that launched the Project Zion project. Katie Langston, Sara Hanks, Robin Linkhart, and John Hamer share which threads of the restoration they believe are worth pulling forward into contemporary life. A…
Extra Shot Episode 6: Christmas Hope for the Brokenhearted
Dec 22, 2015 • 8 min
Christmas means joy, laughter, music, and laughter—except when it doesn’t. In this extra shot episode, host Katie Langston shares a short message of hope, about how God’s coming in Christ isn’t just about tinsel and gifts, but is the story of a God w…
Episode 12: Exploring Restoration Heritage and Community of Christ Distinctives
Dec 15, 2015 • 56 min
Join Brittany as she sits down with Apostle Barbara Carter and Director of Finance/Presiding Bishopric Member Designate Michele McGrath as they discuss the unique heritage that blossomed in the restoration and continues to guide Community of Christ tod…
Episode 11: Jesus or Joseph?
Dec 8, 2015 • 61 min
Listen in as Brittany interviews Andrew Bolton and Barbara Walden about a dynamic moment in RLDS history in 1968 when then-Prophet/President W. Wallace Smith was asked a candid question that helped continue a shift in the church’s focus to get to where…
Episode 10: Faith Transitions Interviews Katie Langston
Dec 1, 2015 • 81 min
In this episode, produced by the Faith Transitions podcast, hosts Rob and Nancy interview Katie Langston about her faith journey. Katie shares about growing up as a devout Mormon, struggling with OCD and scrupulosity, and discovering God’s grace as a y…
Extra Shot Episode 5: On Darkness and Falling Trees
Nov 24, 2015 • 8 min
Winter means shorter days and deeper, longer nights. Perhaps the darkness is an invitation for reflection—or perhaps it’s a warning of the finitude and fragility of life. Or, perhaps, it’s both. In this extra shot episode, Katie Langston reflects on …
Episode 9: Community of Christ Millennials
Nov 17, 2015 • 64 min
They say the Millennial generation is leaving religion in droves. In this conversation, join Seth Bryant as he talks with Community of Christ millennials about their faith and why and how they engage it in a post-Christian, pluralistic world.
Episode 8: Supporting LGBTQ Individuals in the Wake of the LDS Church’s New Policy
Nov 10, 2015 • 79 min
Katie Langston interviews Seth Anderson, Michael Ferguson, and John Hamer on what it’s like to grow up gay and Mormon, how Community of Christ has evolved as a denomination to support full inclusion of LGBTQ individuals in North America, and what all o…
Episode 7: God, the Divine Feminine, and Women in Ministry
Nov 3, 2015 • 74 min
Join Robin Linkhart, Brittany Mangelson, and Katie Langston as they respond to the LDS church’s recent essays on women and priesthood and Heavenly Mother. The panel draws on concepts from both the Restoration and the broader Christian tradition to expl…
Extra Shot Episode 4: How Jesus’ Gospel Dismantles Patriarchy
Oct 29, 2015 • 28 min
This special extra shot episode features minister and author, Debbie Blue, talking about how the gospel of Jesus dismantles patriarchy and calls us away from oppressive power structures that limit women.
Episode 6: Is Josephine Lyon the Daughter of Joseph Smith?
Oct 27, 2015 • 76 min
Join Seth Bryant as he interviews Ugo Perego, who is pursuing genealogical DNA research to determine if Joseph Smith is the father of Josephine Lyon (daughter of Joseph Smith’s plural wife, Sylvia Sessions Lyon).
Episode 5: Community of Christ Prophet-President, Stephen Veazey
Oct 20, 2015 • 69 min
In this episode Josh Mangelson interviews Stephen Veazey the prophet-president of Community of Christ. Listen in as they talk about Steve’s life and ministry, the Community of Christ, and priesthood in the church. As a bonus, the audio to Stephen Ve…
Episode 5 Bonus Audio: Stephen Veazey’s Address to the Salt Lake City Community of Christ Congregation
Oct 20, 2015 • 25 min
Prophet-President Stephen Veazey was in Salt Lake City on October 14th for the Parliament of World Religions and delivered this address to the SLC congregation of Community of Christ. The audio quality isn’t great, but we hope you enjoy this bonus epi…
Episode 4: Grace vs. Shame
Oct 13, 2015 • 58 min
Join host Katie Langston and her friends Sara and Nancy for a discussion about grace. But instead of juxtaposing grace and works, as perhaps is the more common construction, these friends will contrast grace and shame—and how grace frees us from shame…
Extra Shot Episode 3: Robin Linkhart’s Call to the Council of Twelve
Oct 6, 2015 • 29 min
Join Brittany Mangelson as she interviews Robin Linkhart about her recent call to the Council of Twelve, what that process was like, and what she’ll be doing as apostle-designate until Community of Christ’s world conference next summer.
Episode 3: Redefining Faith
Sep 29, 2015 • 85 min
Join John Hamer and Miles Fuller in an exploration of how believers can navigate Restoration faith apart from institutional definitions and culture. This means something more than just “cafeteria Mormonism”—which might fall within the ruts of tradition…
Extra Shot Episode 2: Book Discussion — Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time
Sep 22, 2015 • 35 min
Who is the “historical Jesus” and does he differ from the Christ of faith? What does it mean to follow Jesus in a time when historical criticism and scholarship calls into question religious narratives that have persisted for centuries? In this extra …
Episode 2: Spirituality, Religion, and Prophetic Voice
Sep 15, 2015 • 58 min
What does authentic spirituality look like in a secular world? Is it at odds with religion, or can they be complementary? How does the Restoration tradition of calling institutionally-authorized prophets differ from the Biblical model of prophets risin…
Extra Shot Episode 1: Fireflies - Let the Spirit Breathe
Sep 8, 2015 • 12 min
Join host Josh Mangelson as he discusses what he thinks it might possibly mean to belong to a true and living church. In this extra shot episode more questions are raised than answered. What can we do to make sure our religion has vitality and addresse…
The Restoration from 20,000 Feet
Aug 30, 2015 • 82 min
Host Katie Langston is joined by John Hamer, Seth Bryant, and Brian Whitney for a look at how the Restoration fits into the historical context of its own day, the Christian tradition generally, and some of the most compelling concepts the Restoration o…