About


Rameumptom Ruminations is a podcast centered on Mormon theology. As Scott deconstructs the mainstream interpretations of scripture, he uses philosophy, literature and art to see the world in a healthier way.

Husband, father, podcast host, and writer, Scott is constantly juggling his various projects. He is a part of another podcast group called the 12 Sided Guys, where they play Dungeons and Dragons and laugh a lot.

4 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi Rameumptom Ruminations,

    I am curious as to what qualifications you have attained to speak on the subject of mormonism? In addition to being a former member and missionary, have you studied religion or philosophy in an academic context? Are the insights you are sharing with listeners from personal studies and research? In my search for truth I am looking for reliable sources. I am just asking these questions to better understand where this information is coming from in order to evaluate it.

    Thank you,
    Luke

    1. I appreciate your question. My formal studies include rhetoric, philosophy, and critical analysis. I have had a lifelong interest in the subject of Mormonism. It wasn’t until later in life that I developed an interest in history and theology on a scale outside of a Mormon context. I have cited sources including, Bart Ehrman, Mark E. Smith, Richard Friedman Eliot, Ryan E. Stokes, Daniel N. Robinson, Joseph Campbell, and others. Each of these is a respected scholar in their field.

      I understand the importance of Ethos, but I hope that the Logos of my episodes stand on their own.

  2. Hey Scott. I just started listening a while ago. I listened to your trolley problem episode and I came up with an analogy. If the one person on the track is the LGBT and ally community and the 5 people on the other track are all the other members the analogy you made isn’t a great parellell to the churches situation. A better analogy would be one track has the LGBT community tied down to it and the other track has a big puddle with the other people on a bench close to the track. If the church diverts the track to the puddle they’d just splash the people, but the people would be able to go home and wash their clothes and go right back to the bench.

    1. I couldn’t agree with you more. The only danger to those on the opposite track is the inconvenience of changing the way they look at other human beings. Not that it wouldn’t rock the church to its core if they made a change like that. The stakes are much higher for the LGBT community as many of them do not live into adulthood because of the teachings in the church. There are young men and women in my life who have gone through and are going through this right now. It is part of my motivation to speak up.

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