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21st Century Saints

A podcast and livestream series for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the United Kingdom and around the world. Views are our own.

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S1 Ep 15: Urban Legends with Rachael Henderson

Meet the newest member of the 21st Century Saints team, our resident NeverMo, Rachael Henderson! We're going to be talking about Latter-day urban legends. Do you have any favorites you'd like to share in the chat? 

1hr 23mins

28 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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s1 Ep 14: LIVE! Affirmation with Ken McFadyen

We spoke Live with Dr Ken McFadyen, President of Affirmation UK & Ireland. In this episode Ken shares his experiences as a teen convert, missionary and his marriage to a wonderful woman with whom he has two children. Prior to marriage, Ken underwent 18 months of reparative therapy.  He is an openly gay man and a Clinical Psychologist.     You can find out more about Affirmation UK and Ireland right here: https://www.facebook.com/Affirmation-UK-Ireland-113901023346530

1hr 42mins

2 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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S1 Ep 13: LIVE! Saints get REALLY REAL. Father's Day Special

Recording this Livestream was an incredibly painful yet cathartic experience. We speak about some events which triggered a faith crisis response in real time and which we decided to share with our audience. We wanted to demonstrate what processing pain in healthy ways can look like, to show our real lived experience in the moment. We're gritty and raw in this episode and we want to thank all those who have commented, messaged and reach out in many ways to sit with us in our pain. Bless you all so very much! We have benefited so much from your responses and we thank you!   This episode was recorded Live on our social media platforms and later uploaded as a Podcast. We talk about some incredibly painful subjects in this video which may not be suitable for children or other listeners and viewers.  Content Warning: LGBTQIA hate speech, suicide, faith crisis, disability issues, childhood sexual abuse and mental health issues. We hope we've spoken about these subjects with sensitivity from the perspective of our own pain and experiences.    We invite you to continue the conversation by following 21st Century Saints on Facebook and by subscribing to our YouTube channel.

1hr 37mins

30 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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S1 Ep 12: LIVE! with Susie Augenstein

In this week's episode we spoke with Susie Augenstein about how she is experiencing church and her involvement with Peculiar.  This organisation is doing great work with the goal of empowering people to create an unconditional family and a community of belonging for LGBTQ+ loved ones.   Please check out the Peculiar Facebook page and Susie's recent post where she is collecting names to demonstrate LGBTQ+ allyship!   This was an excellent discussion on how we can better support everyone in their journeys and transitions through faith.   You can catch up on Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Oh and don't forget to like, follow, subscribe and all that good stuff!   Show notes:  Add your name to the worldwide list of allys by checking out Susie's Facebook page. You can click on our link to Susie's post here: https://www.facebook.com/21stcenturysaints Peculiar Website https://www.thepeculiar.org/?fbclid=IwAR2F_II3nKCd2Gbb0bk4Tg4aEBiXyKew4vaXpO2r_HpASW__yoSMGI0Qn14 Peculiar Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/thepeculiarorg

1hr 49mins

17 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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S1 Ep 11: 21st Century Saints LIVE! Pulse Check

Its Summer 2021 and we're going to check on the pulse of the Church in the UK and around the world. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have announced some more changes and there is a lot we want to discus! Are we a living church, or a dying church? How are we feeling about the changes to General Conference Sessions? We're also going to talk about Pride month, the fascinating Madam Pattini, and much more. Join the discussion Live on Facebook or YouTube!

2hr 3mins

10 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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S1 Ep 10: 21st Century Saints LIVE! With Jared Parmenter

In this episode we meet Jared Parmenter, an active Latter-day Saint who has served in a Bishopric and Stake High Council. We're going to tell you everything you need to know about Mormon Twitter, DezNat and ProgMos, and we're going to see what happens when Church leaders are just plain cool! Would you be more likely to share your feelings with a counselor on the Bishopric who has green hair and a mowhawk? We think the answer is YES, so come join the discussion!

1hr 45mins

4 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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S1 Ep 9: LIVE! with DR JOHN DEHLIN

Join us as we chat with Mormon Stories Legend, Dr John Dehlin in a UK first where we put the interviewer himself in the hot seat!    What do UK Latter-day Saints need to know about John Dehlin's work and its impact? We meet the man behind the Podcast and find out what his own Mormon Story looks like today.    Show notes:  The Ally Within TEDx Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MxCX... Mormon Stories  https://www.youtube.com/user/mormonst... Nemo The Mormon https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo-6... Mormon Civil War https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNYI...

2hr 10mins

29 May 2021

Rank #7

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s1 Ep 8: 21st Century Saints LIVE! with Richard Barrington : Our Cool Cousin!

This week we're chatting with our friend Richard Barrington and discussing his journey with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' cool cousins - the Community of Christ.  Richard is a 70 in Community of Christ. 3 times married father and grandfather, rule breaker and serial re-joiner.  He's had a varied career, police, postoffice, wanna be politician and spent 10 years singing in hotels and clubs with Kim ( the current Mrs 😎. )  His faith is experiential and emotional while avoiding having to think too deeply about stuff!  Show Notes:   To find out where you can join a local or online worship with Community of Christ, you can contact the British team via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/communityofchristuk

1hr 40mins

29 May 2021

Rank #8

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S1 Ep6 21st Century Saints LIVE! With Peter Bleakley & Nemo The Mormon

The BRITISH INVASION!   Its the episode you've all been waiting for! Brit Podcasters Peter Bleakley and Nemo the Mormon are here to chat and take your questions!  Who are they and why is everyone talking about British Mormon Podcasts?   A Statement from 21st Century Saints   In this discussion we demonstrate ways in which we can have different and even conflicting approaches whiles being active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We hope we have highlighted the strength that can be brought to individual faith journeys and to the Church as a whole as we unite in our desire to make the Church we love a more inclusive, honest and thoughtful spiritual home.   During our live interview with Peter Bleakley and Nemo the Mormon and in personal discussions prior to the episode, we were aware that a great many of our viewers and the wider Latter-day Saint community would have questions about the upcoming church membership council which is going to be held for Peter. The love and concern, and yes, even anger which our viewers have shared with us has been touching and heartbreaking.  On behalf of our audience and speaking from our hearts as hosts of a Webcast which amplifies the voices of those who are engaged in the Church, we wish to make our position clear. We love and support Peter and the work which he is doing to challenge and inspire us. We have found that although we often disagree with Pete's approach and conclusions, he has helped us and many of our viewers find hope and positivity within a religious community where many feel disaffected. We claim Peter as part of our beautiful Latter-day Saint community, honour him as a disciple of Jesus Christ and thank him for speaking to the pain that so many within our community feel. It is our heartfelt prayer that Peter is exonerated from the charges which have been brought and that he can continue to be the force for good which he has been in the UK and around the world. Peter has strengthened the faith of many. He has consistently praised the good which is done in our faith and spoken of the exciting, inspiring doctrines we hold dear. We pray that Peter's leaders, of whom he speaks with love, will be guided by the Spirit in their actions and that they are able to see the real hurt which so many of us will feel should any restriction be placed upon his membership.    And to you Peter, as your Sisters in the Gospel we bless you as you prepare to give your account of your actions, that you might find peace in your heart and comfort from Jesus Christ. We bless your spirits, that your heart may be calm and that you can continue to be a force for joy. We bless you to be able to hear the Spirit guide you, we bless your family with love and peace, but most especially our dear friend, we bless your journey. Wherever it takes you, we will remain steadfastly your Sisters in Christ,   Jane Christie & Alana Wilson Bryce.   Resources   Nemo The Mormon https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo-6... Mormon Civil War https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNYI... Mormon Stories https://www.youtube.com/user/mormonst...

3hr 6mins

13 May 2021

Rank #9

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S1 Ep 5: 21st Century Saints LIVE! Mothers Day Special: A Motherless House

A Motherless House.  In this live episode, in honour of US Mother's Day we reflect on the events of this past weekend. Join hosts Jane Christie and Alana Wilson Bryce as we talk about Mothers. And one Mother in particular.    CW: OCD, Mental health, abuse.   Links:  Fiona Givens Bio-  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiona_Givens You can find out more about Carol Lynn Pearson's work and poetry here. https://carollynnpearson.com/ Gospel Topics Essay on Heavenly Mother https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/gospel-topics-essays/mother-in-heaven?lang=eng

1hr 31mins

10 May 2021

Rank #10