Faith Crisis and Reconstruction Podcast Series, Episode 10: Prophets, Revelation, Current Issues–LGBT, Female Equality

In this episode, I discuss the definition and role of the prophet and compare how that fits with the more humanistic, metaphorical model I have of the Church. I also discuss the concept of revelation and how it fits with within this paradigm of God and religion. Sustaining the prophet is a difficult issue for some. What does it mean to sustain the prophet, is it OK to disagree, and how do we express that disagreement as covenant-keeping Latter-day Saints? Then I go into a couple issues deeper where I have disagreement with the church: LGBT+ and female equality issues. I attempt to model how to express disagreement while sustaining the prophet.


  • Quotes on fallibility of LDS prophets
  • Sin of certainty
  • Definition of sustaining the prophet, temple recommend question
  • Expressing dissent while also sustaining the prophet
  • Counsel from Elder Christofferson and Pres. Oaks on how to disagree with the prophet
  • Revelation: contrast between views from Pres. Hinckley and Pres. Nelson
  • Trickle Up Revelation
  • Common Consent
  • Pres. Kimball and the revelation on priesthood
  • Areas of disagreement: LGBT+ issues, female equality
  • Analysis of LGBT+ policy and doctrine and my hope for future
  • Analysis of female equality issues and my hope for future

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