This week the Revangelical podcast has posted an interview I did at the Wild Goose Festival. Usually at the Wild Goose, I’m the one doing the interviewing, but this time the tables are turned and the questions were for me. What was a Mormon doing at the Wild Goose Festival? What overlap might there be between progressive Mormonism and progressive evangelical Protestantism?
Revangelical‘s founder, Brandan Robertson, is an evangelical college student at Moody Bible Institute who has been studying Mormonism for several years — not because he’s out to persuade the world that Mormonism is a false religion, but because he sometimes wonders himself whether it might not be true.
Think Jane Barnes and Falling in Love with Joseph Smith, a book Brendan and I both loved.
I found his open-mindedness refreshing, and I hope Brandan doesn’t get in trouble with his fellow evangelicals for exploring Mormonism in a positive light. I think that in our conversation, neither of us was interested in convincing the other person of anything; we were just two people sharing and listening.