Tag: excommunication

684-686: Margi Dehlin’s Mormon Transition

As the first interview for the new Mormon Transitions project, I am incredibly pleased to interview my dear wife of 23 years, Margaret (Margi) Weber Dehlin. In this three-part interview, I ask Margi a series of 46 questions focusing on thee parts: Part…

667-668: Stephen Bloor – The British Bishop who Lost his Faith, was Excommunicated without a Disciplinary Council

In this two-part episode we interview Stephen Bloor. Stephen discusses his experiences growing up as a Mormon in the U.K. including serving an LDS mission and being married in the Frankfurt, Germany temple. Eventually Stephen served as an LDS Bishop…

664: The Excommunication of Amy and Jake Malouf Pt. 2 – The Verdict

In part two of my interview with Amy and Jake Malouf, we discuss the verdict from their October 11, 2016 Mormon Disciplinary Council on charges of Apostasy, along with their reactions to the verdict. This is a link to the…

657: Apostasy in Anchorage, Alaska – The Excommunication of Amy and Jake Malouf

Amy and Jake Malouf have been devout LDS church members for their entire lives – living the past 14+ years in Anchorage, Alaska. They have served in high-level callings in their Anchorage ward, and are very well-respected and well-liked in…

635: Mormons Respond to Tyler Glenn’s Controversial “Trash” Music Video

In this episode five Mormons (Dr. Jana Riess, Samy Galvez, Dr. Kristy Money, Derrick Clements, and Samantha Louise Shelley) discuss, explore, and interpret Tyler Glenn’s new and controversial music video entitled “Trash.” Trash Lyrics.     Trash Video:

634: Clay Christensen Threatened with Excommunication for his Podcast Interview

In December, 2015 Mormon Stories Podcast interviewed Clay Christensen and his brother-in-law Matt Elggren about Matt’s loss of LDS faith in 2003, and Clay’s subsequent loss of faith in October, 2015 after 50 years active LDS membership, and after 7…

623: Elizabeth Grimshaw – Facing LDS Excommunication for being Same-Sex Married

Elizabeth Grimshaw was raised Mormon. She knew she was lesbian as a teenager, but spent her early years (teens and 20s) attempting to date men and to marry a man. In her early 30s, after many failed attempts to be…

614-615: Reviewing 2015 with Lindsay Hansen Park, Dr. Gina Colvin, Sean Carter, and Dr. Kristy Money

As parts 3 and 4 in our series reviewing the events of Mormonism in 2015, we assemble another all-star panel including Lindsay Hansen Park, Dr. Gina Colvin, Dr. Kristy Money, and Sean Carter. Some of the topics discussed included: The…

607-608: Jake and Hannah Ricks – The Disciplinary Council With No Disciplinary Action

In December of 2015 Jake Ricks was informed that he would be facing an LDS disciplinary council for apostasy, based on a series of benign Facebook posts he made during the previous year.  On January 3rd, 2016 the disciplinary council…

583: Changes to LDS Policy Regarding Same-Gender Relationships and Children

In this episode we discuss the recent changes to LDS Handbook 1 regarding LGBT members who enter into same-gender relationships, and their children.  Panelists include Natasha Helfer Parker, Dr. Kristy Money, Dr. J. Nelson Seawright, and Dr. John Dehlin. A…

569-570: Dan Wotherspoon Interviews John Dehlin About His Evolving Perspectives on Mormonism

In this two-part episode John Dehlin is interviewed by Dan Wotherspoon (of Mormon Matters podcast) about John’s evolving perspectives on Mormonism, post-Mormonism, and about his upcoming “Mormon Transitions” project.

561-563: Gina Colvin Interviews John Dehlin on the 10th Anniversary of Mormon Stories Podcast

The amazing Gina Colvin interviews me (John Dehlin) on the 10th Anniversary of Mormon Stories Podcast.  We discuss my early years growing up in the church, my difficult mission experiences in Guatemala, my time at BYU during the turbulent early 1990s, my…

554: Sermon for the First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City

On August 2, 2015 I was asked to deliver the sermon for the First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, Utah.  The topic was my experiences as a Mormon that led up to my excommunication.

546: Rock Waterman (and Connie) Reports on his Mormon Excommunication

On June 3rd, 2015 Alan Rock Waterman (blogger at Pure Mormonism) was excommunicated from the LDS (Mormon) Church for blogging about his beliefs and differences with LDS Church policies.  In this episode Rock and his wife Connie retell the experience…

544: Marisa and Carson Calderwood Discuss Their Excommunication

In this episode Marisa and Carson Calderwood discuss their excommunication from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 21, 2015 for apostasy. See here for a list of the five handouts Carson shared with his disciplinary council…

528: Carson Calderwood – Enduring a Disciplinary Council as a Matter of Conscience

Carson Calderwood is an LDS dentist and father of four living in Maple Valley, Washington.  He served an LDS mission in Argentina, married his wife, Marisa, in an LDS temple, recently served as an LDS seminary teacher in Maple valley…

523: Interview with Radiowest’s Doug Fabrizio about My Excommunication

Interview with Radiowest’s Doug Fabrizio about My Excommunication.

497-498: Brent Metcalfe — After the Hofmann bombings, Brent’s excommunication, and examining the Book of Mormon

In the highly anticipated follow up to our first interview, Brent Metcalfe continues his story. In Part 3, Brent discusses the aftermath of the Hofmann murders, including the trial and Hofmann’s eventual plea deal. He also discusses the events leading…