This podcast is for those who want to engage with Latter-day Saints in a culturally discerning way. We recognize that Mormonism is a cultural identity rather than merely a religion, so our witness must take into consideration their cultural context.
We aim to release a new episode every two weeks, many of which will be conversations with ministry leaders, church planters, and everyday followers of Jesus who are engaging with Latter-day Saints.
To learn more, listen to Episode 1: What is This Podcast About?
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September 11 How to Respond to LDS Missionaries with Michael Flournoy Author, Apologist, and Former LDS Missionary, Michael Flournoy turned from defending the Mormon message to exalting the grace of Jesus. Listen in to hear how you can navigate conversations with LDS Missionaries well. Michael recently contributed a chapter to a book titled, Responding to the Mormon Missionary Message.
August 7 Mentoring Former LDS through Faith Crisis with Kimberly Shugert When someone from the LDS culture experiences faith transition and crisis, silently and secretly searching for truth can lead to hopelessness, loneliness, and despair. You can combat this is through mentoring, a relational approach to helping those in transition.
July 31 Stories From One Multi-site Church with Eric Nelson Today's discussion with Eric, Lead Pastor of SMCC, reveals insights into how their unique approach expresses their pursuit for the lost and for God's love to be made known.
July 24 Precision in Gospel Sharing with Jon Leach When sharing the Gospel with Latter-day Saints, it is wise to share messages of hope that specifically speak to the person we're talking to. What are common "stress points" to look for? How can we see beyond mere externals into the heart of our LDS friends?
July 17 Helping LDS Friends Encounter Jesus with Sarah Rudd
July 10 Training Women to Study the Bible with Jill Johnson
July 3 A New Church Plant in Utah with Nate Ray
June 26 Introducing Christianity to Mormons with Eric Johnson
June 19 Challenges in Connecting Relationally with LDS
May 15 2 Kinds of Righteousness with Mark Parsons
May 8 Ministry Among Polygamous Mormons, with Chris DeMorell & Kirk Shull
May 1 Adapting Ministry and Church Planting Strategies, with Logan Wolf
Apr 24 Contextualizing Discipleship and Church with Jon Stoddard
Apr 17 Reflections on LDS General Conference
Apr 10 Neighboring Among the LDS, with David Henderson
Apr 3 Common Obstacle Among Transitioning LDS, Part 2
Mar 27 Common Obstacles Among Transitioning LDS
Feb 20 Open Doors for the Gospel, with Greg Johnson
Feb 13 Ministry Stories From a Utah Internship, with Jonah Naylor
Feb 6 Investing in Future Ministry Through Internships, with Dave Elshaug
Jan 30 Trends Among Transitioning LDS, with Nate Fox (Part 2)
Jan 23 Trends Among Transitioning LDS with Nate Fox
Jan 16 Sharing the Gospel Through Story
Jan 9 Contextualization Among Latter-day Saints
Nov 21 Sounds Like Good News
Nov 7 Engaging LDS Leaders, with Don Krafft
Oct 24 One True Jesus, with Dave Elshaug
Oct 10 Sharing Your Story with Latter-day Saints
Sept 26 The Language of Experience
Sept 10 The LDS Cultural Identity
Aug 22 What Is this Podcast About?