In this episode we assemble an all-star panel to discuss the events of Mormonism in 2015. Panelists include Dr. J. Nelson Seawright, John Hamer, Jamie Hanis-Handy, and Marisa Calderwood.
Topics discussed include:
- The impact of Kate Kelly’s excommunication on Mormon feminism and the events of 2015.
- The increase of excommunications for apostasy, including those of John Dehlin, Rock Waterman, and Marisa and Carson Calderwood.
- The death of three LDS apostles, including Boyd K. Packer.
- The release of the LDS Gospel Topics essays, and their impact on LDS activity/inactivity/apostasy
- The November 2015 LDS policy change naming same-sex married individuals as mandatory apostates, and preventing their children from membership in the church.
- President Russell M. Nelson’s recent talk, naming the 11/2015 LGBT policy changes as revelation.
- The status of Mormon apologetics.
- The status of progressive Mormonism.