Tag: Faith Promoting Stories

650-652: One Ordinary Family’s Extraordinary Mormon Transition


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…

BONUS: M. Russell Ballard Regional Broadcast – 9-11-2016


M. Russell Ballard Regional Broadcast – 9-11-2016. Audio below.

649: Sam Young – Living the Law of Common Consent by Voting Opposed


Sam Young lived as an orthodox Mormon for several decades, including a full term as an LDS bishop and many years as a stake high counselor. After stumbling on the LDS Gospel Topics Essays and learning about Joseph Smith’s polyandry,…

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…

616-617: Thirteen Years of Silence – Matt Elggren and Clay Christensen’s Story of Family, Faith, Doubt, and Hope


In 2003, Matt Elggren and I met while working at Microsoft.  Together, along with others, we discovered troubling things about LDS Church history. For most of the past thirteen years, Matt has not attended church and has more or less…

609-611: Mormon Stories Europe Launches with Claudia Fox Reppen

Original Title: From Canada to Norway: A multicultural journey through Mormonism, Islam, and the European perspective, with Claudia Fox Reppen. In this first installment of Mormon Stories Europe, Henning Müller of Mormon Stories Germany interviews Canadian-born Claudia Fox Reppen about…

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.

567-568: Dan Wotherspoon: Reflections on 15 Years of Helping People Try to Find Rich Spirituality Within Mormonism


Dan Wotherspoon has spent 15 years trying to help struggling LDS Church members find rich spirituality within Mormonism after a crisis of faith.  Dan has a Ph.D. in religious studies from Claremont University, is the former editor of Sunstone Magazine, and is the…

555-556: What Progressive Mormons Want with Julienna Viegas-Haws


Julienna Viegas-Haws has a fascinating story. Her mother is from the Belgian Congo. She was raised in Belgium. Her mother converted to the LDS Church when Julienna was a child, and credits the LDS church with saving her life. Julienna…

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.

535-539: Tom Phillips, the Second Anointing, and LDS Apostle Jeffrey R. Holland


Many LDS Church members are unaware that a secret LDS temple ordinance called the “Second Anointing” is regularly being administered by LDS Church apostles to elite friends, family, and leaders (mostly stake presidents, temple presidents, mission presidents, and LDS general authorities,…

532-534: Micah Nickolaisen — From “A Thoughtful Faith” to “Any Opposed” – On Mormon Activism and Secular Communities


Micah Nickolaisen has been an important participant in the Mormon Internet for the past three years. His activism began in 2012 as co-founder of both the “A Thoughtful Faith” and the “Exploring Sainthood” podcasts/communities – both of which sought to…

Bonus: BYU Accreditation Meeting with Students (April 2015)


On April 15th, 2015 six board members from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities met with over 100 current and former Brigham Young University students to get the most authentic feedback possible regarding religious and academic freedom at BYU — without the…

495-496: Fiona and Terryl Givens and “The Crucible of Doubt” – Parts 1 and 2

Crucible of Doubt

In their latest book, The Crucible of Doubt, published by Deseret Book, Fiona and Terryl Givens tackle perhaps their most daunting — and important — subject to date: doubt in the context of Mormon faith. In Part 1, we interview…

488-490: Neil Ransom and Kate Kelly – After Kate’s Excommunication


In this three-part series we interview Neil Ransom (Kate Kelly’s husband, and Ph.D. candidate in anthropology) and we speak with Kate about her excommunication and the aftermath. Some of the fascinating tidbits we explore: Neil’s early years growing up in Africa…

483-486: Christine Jeppsen Clark, Daughter of General Authority Malcolm Jeppsen


Christine Jeppsen Clark is a mother of six, a former Mormon Tabernacle Choir member, a Ph.D. graduate student focusing on dementia, and a dear personal friend.  She is also the daughter of the late Elder Malcolm S. Jeppsen — former LDS…

480-482: Jeremy Runnells and his Letter to a CES Director


In February 2012, Jeremy Runnels experienced a crisis of faith, which subsequently led to a faith transition in the summer of 2012. In the spring of 2013, Jeremy was approached and asked by a Church Education System (CES) Director to…

476-479: John Dehlin and Kate Kelly Discuss Possible Disciplinary Action


In this series we share four interviews in response to John Dehlin and Kate Kelly being informed about pending disciplinary councils.  The interviews include the following: Episode 476: A June 13th, 2014 interview with John Dehlin for Utah Public Radio.…

365: Why I Stay — John Dehlin


This presentation was delivered as part of the 2012 Salt Lake Symposium held on July 27th. To listen to the entire session, click here. The text for the talk can be found here.