In this episode, we interview Angelo Baca and Dr. Thomas Murphy about U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent announcement that he will be shrinking the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. President Trump visited Utah on Monday, 12/4/2017 to make this announcement. Our guests for this episode share how they believe this is a continuation of
Concluding our series on Mormon leaders and inappropriate interviews regarding sexuality, we provide 4 more mini-interviews with Mormon Stories listeners who share their experiences discussing sexual matters with LDS leaders. We also check back in with past guest Bishop Sam Young who seeks to provoke conversation and change around this subject. From his petition: “For
This episode of Mormon Stories features Peter J. Brown, Chief Financial Officer for the Grand Teton Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In this interview, we discuss the history of the relationship between the Boy Scouts of America and the Mormon church, and also discuss various historical controversies including BSA policies regarding girls and
In this two-part interview we sit down with Jason Echols – one of the founders/pioneers of the exmormon subreddit (/r/exmormon). For tens of thousands of questioning, doubting, and post-mormons, the /r/exmormon serves as a one-stop shop for community, current events, and activism within uncorrelated Mormonism. /r/exmormon is one of the (if not THE) largest and fastest
“Over three decades of Christian ministry, Bart became increasingly committed to building loving relationships, working for social justice and cultivating a sense of gratitude for the wonders of life. Now, as a community builder, counselor, podcaster, and humanist chaplain at the University of Southern California, he inspires and supports non-believers who are banding together to
In this Mormon Stories podcast series, John and Margi interview Carol Lynn Pearson, Jana Riess, and Jana Johnson Spangler to explore their experiences navigating progressive Mormonism. In this series we discuss: The moment when each panelist felt their faith become more complex/complicated. What led to their decision to remain active in the Church after their
This episode is a recording of Dr. John Dehlin’s goodbye presentation to Cache Valley Oasis – a secular support community formed in Fall of 2015 in Logan, Utah. In his presentation (recorded May 21, 2017), John shared reflections of “lessons” he has learned over the course of 13 years as a Mormon/Post-Mormon activist.
SUPER honored/proud to release my latest interview with Heidi Nielson Packard and Dr. Josh Packard. This powerful, informative, and in-depth interview covers: Heidi and Josh’s very orthodox Mormon upbringing and early years as Mormons. For those interested, Heidi’s brother is Christian Nielson, who is married to Stephanie Nielson of the NieNie Dialogues blog (sister to Courtney Clark
We are a group of women 40+ with longer life experiences. We are grandmothers, mothers, aunts, single, divorced, widowed or married. We are LGBT friendly and feminists! Many of us are just learning feminism. Having felt the pain of patriarchy, but not having a “language” to describe our experiences, we are giving ourselves permission to
Kim Sandberg Turner is the founder of Women of a Certain Age (WOCA) – a network of support communities for 40+ post-Mormon women. In this four part episode, Kim discusses: Part 1: Her years growing up as a faithful Mormon in Salt Lake City, meeting and marrying Terry (her childhood sweetheart and husband of 42
In this epic, three-part interview with Paul, Lisa, and Kyle, we learn about one ordinary Mormon family’s extraordinary Mormon transition. Topics covered in this episode include: Living as an orthodox Mormon family in rural Utah. Dealing with a crisis of faith in a large, orthodox Mormon family. Living in a mixed-faith marriage. How to ineffectively
As progressive and post-Mormons continue to leave the LDS church in increasing numbers, many former LDS church members miss the sense of community that they once enjoyed as active Mormons. Oasis is a network of secular communities that meet weekly (on Sundays), organized according to the following values: 1) People are more important than beliefs.
In my recent interview entitled “John Dehlin and Faith Reconstruction” I made some comments about the Mormon Stories Regional Communities and Conferences that have apparently hurt many people, so I’d like to offer a few brief clarifications and a sincere apology. To provide a tiny bit of background, about a year and a half ago