644: Mormon Missionary Faith Crises and Early Return Pt. 2: Sage Dalton and Depression, Faith Crisis, Suicidality


Sage Dalton was a graduate of Dartmouth University and a regular listener to Mormon Stories podcast when she decided to serve an LDS mission in 2012. Towards the latter half of her mission Sage began to experience depressive symptoms and…

643: Mormon Missionary Faith Crises and Early Return Pt. 1 – Josh Tesch and Facebook


Joshua Tesch served in the California Roseville Mission from 2013 to 2015.  When the LDS church introduced the use of Facebook and iPads to missionaries, Elder Tesch was asked by his mission president to become one of the “Tech Missionaries” to…

642: John Dehlin “Ask Me Almost Anything” on Facebook Live!


John Dehlin answers listener questions via Facebook Live!  This episode was recorded July 20th, 2016.

BONUS: Elder Steven E. Snow Candidly Explains Why the LDS Gospel Topics Essays Are Not Publicized by the Church


Elder Steven E. Snow candidly explains why the LDS Gospel Topics Essays are not publicized by the LDS Church. (Source here.  Date of recording unknown). “Woven into the story, the history will be some of the issues that sometimes rise associated…

641: Grieving Together: Processing the Recent (and Continual) Loss of Black Lives in America


In this episode we invite Psychology Ph.D. candidate Mica McGriggs, Dr. Darron Smith, and Dr. Fatimah Salleh to discuss the recent (and continual) loss of black lives in America due to police action. Note: Given the sensitivity of this particular issue,…

640: Staying Active in the LDS Church as an Unorthodox Member


In this episode Gina Colvin, Ph.D., Dan Wotherspoon, Ph.D., and Thomas McConkie explore the path of staying active in the LDS Church as an unorthodox member.  This episode was recorded live at Studio at 50 West in Salt Lake City on…

Summer 2016 Mormon Transitions Events: Salt Lake City/Park City, Dallas, Los Angeles/Las Vegas


We will be holding several workshops/retreats this summer focusing on supporting people in a Mormon Transition.  Locations/dates are as follows: July 15-17: Salt Lake City/Park City, Utah July 21-22: Dallas, Texas August 25-26: Las Vegas or Los Angeles, depending on…

638-639: Dr. Thomas Murphy on the Book of Mormon, DNA, His Cancelled Disciplinary Council, and Native American Anthropology


In 2002 anthropologist Thomas Murphy, Ph.D. published the first peer reviewed academic journal article on DNA and the Book of Mormon, demonstrating that DNA evidence (at the time) did not support the Book of Mormon’s historical claims.  Dr. Murphy was…

BONUS: Reply All Podcast Episode #55 – “The Line”


Episode #55 of “The Line” Podcast February 18, 2016 “I was so thirsty and hungry after the truth, my whole body aching for answers.” Hans Mattsson, LDS Church leader 2000-05 This week we have a story about a big group…