Episode 27: The Nature of God and the Divine Feminine

Join Lisa as she and Kristine Haglund talk with Fiona Givens, co-author of the new book, “The Good Who Weeps,” as they discuss the birth of Christ, the nature of God, the Divine Feminine and Fiona’s new book in this special Christmas Eve episode.

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Christ Conference
Saturday 29 December 2012
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Salt Lake City Main Library 4th floor conference room*

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Song at the end of podcast: What Child is This by Lindsey Stirling

3 thoughts on “Episode 27: The Nature of God and the Divine Feminine

  1. While I think that the ideas presented are very well thought out and sound appealing, it did not resonate with me. It felt like too much cherry picking without including enough of the messy questions–a plate of the most tasteful things from the salad bar without much mention of what was left behind, or where the food she chose actually came from. We can’t have good without evil (why?) so therefore, we couldn’t have the birth of Christ without babies being murdered? That extends the “opposition in all things” theory to the point of straining; for every good thing that happens, something bad has to happen too. If we’re going to go down that road, I’d like to hear more of her explanation as to why she believes this is the case and why it applies to specific scenarios, rather than being only a general rule as I had always thought the Book of Mormon implied. Just because we can’t understand good without knowing evil, why does that mean that a good thing (Christ’s birth) can’t happen without an evil thing happening as well?

    I love the idea of a vulnerable and sympathetic God. I wonder about the cultural changes that must have taken place in the last hundred years and the last few decades especially that are leading so many people to reject the idea of a god who would harm and manipulate us to suit his own plans. But I’d like to hear more about the thought that went into this idea. She says God had to have suffered to gain power, to learn, and as a result of loving us. Why? Because that’s what happens with humans? So we’re assuming, then, that God is very human indeed. I’d like to see her address that directly, rather than just leaving the audience to pick up on it, because without further explanation it felt like there was a hole. Perhaps these things are covered in the book, which I should read, and were left out because of time constraints. But the explanations on the podcast just don’t quite sit with me.

  2. Thank you, thank you. I loved the podcast. Hearing someone else say that sin is necessary is so reaffirming to me. I have been pondering this for a while and not really sure what to do with it. I also like hearing that God communicates with all of his children and there is much light out there among other people that we need to learn.

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