Tag: Mormon

707-708: Death, Loss, and Grief

In this two-part series, we discuss death, loss, and grief. Co-hosts are John and Margi Dehlin.  Today’s Panelists: Emily Celis and Aimee Heffernan.                 Part 1: Part 2:  

706: Women of a Certain Age (WOCA)

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,…

705: Major Contraction of LDS Church in Europe and the Netherlands Beginning

In the latest episode of Mormon Stories Podcast, Marco Meiling, active and believing LDS church member in the Netherlands, reports on the beginning of a major contraction of the LDS Church in Europe. Mark Johnson from the U.K. also joins,…

701-704: Kim Sandberg Turner, Founder of WOCA – Navigating a Mormon faith transition as a grandparent

  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…

700: How the LDS Quorum of Twelve Apostles Think – Enemies List and “Area Business Weekends”

In this episode, an all-star panel reviews a recently leaked presentation created by the quorum of the twelve apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The presentation is entitled “Area Business Weekends,” is dated December 8, 2015,…

697-699: Celebrating the Life of Grant Palmer

In this three-part interview, we honor Grant Palmer, former LDS seminary/institute instructor, and author of “An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins” – which provides a plausible explanation for how the Book of Mormon was authored by Joseph Smith. This interview…

693-696: Nadine McCombs Hansen – Progressive Mormon Pioneer

Nadine McCombs Hansen has been championing progressive causes within Mormonism for over three decades.  Some of her efforts include: Supporting the Equal Rights Amendment as a Mormon mother, including interactions with Sonia Johnson. Speaking out in favor of female priesthood…

691-692: Noah Rasheta, Founder of SecularBuddhism.com

Noah Rasheta is the CEO of iStabilizer, and the founder of Secular Buddhism podcast. Noah was raised in the LDS church with a U.S.-born father and a Mexican-born mother – living many years of his life both in Mexico and in the…

689-690: LDS Church Growth or Decline in 2016? Featuring Dr. Ryan Cragun and Dr. Rick Phillips

Is the LDS Church in decline, or one of the fastest growing churches in the world? In this episode sociologists Ryan Cragun and Rick Phillips reviewed LDS Church growth statistics for 2016. Specifically, we reviewed Matt Martinich’s recent article entitled…

688: How to Communicate with Orthodox Mormons

In this episode of Mormon Transitions podcast, we discuss tips on communicating with orthodox/believing Mormons.  Co-hosts are John and Margi Dehlin.  Panelists include Amy Grubbs, Shandi Hill, Brynne and Jared Grant, and Tanner Gilliland.

687: Introduction of Mormon Transitions Live!

An introduction to Mormon Transitions Live! podcast, hosted by John and Margi Dehlin.  Panelists on today’s episode include Amy Grubbs, Shandi Hill, Marco Perez and Dan Wotherspoon.

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…

682-683: Sara Urquhart – Building a Successful Business (Altitude Summit) as a Stay-at-Home Mom

Sara Stanley Urquhart was the founding director of Altitude Summit, the premiere conference for creative entrepreneurs, stylish social media influencers, and design bloggers. Past speakers at the conference include Martha Stewart, Ben Silbermann (Pinterest founder), Jessica Alba, Jordan Ferney (Oh Happy Day!), Liz Stanley…

680-681: Stephen Urquhart – Former Utah State Senator on LDS Church Influence in the Utah Legislature

Stephen Urquhart was raised in Houston, Texas, where he and his family converted to the LDS church after the suicide of his older brother.  After serving an LDS mission in Brazil, Steve married Sara Stanley and graduated from BYU Law…

678-679: Lance Allred – First Deaf Player in the NBA

Lance Allred’s Mormon story is fascinating for so many reasons. He is the grandson of assassinated Mormon fundamentalist prophet Rulon Allred. He was born deaf, and stands 6’11” tall. He was a star basketball player for East High school (SLC,…

675-677: Vance Allred – Son of Assassinated AUB Polygamist Prophet Rulon Allred

Rulon Clark Allred (March 29, 1906 – May 10, 1977) was a homeopath and chiropractor in Salt Lake City and the founder/leader of what is now the Apostolic United Brethren, a breakaway sect of polygamous Mormon fundamentalists in Utah, Colorado, Montana, and Arizona, United States. He was murdered on the orders of Ervil LeBaron, the…

673-674: Jesse Stay – Former LDS Church Social Media Lead

Jesse Stay worked for three years as leader of the LDS Church’s social media initiatives. He was the first LDS Church employee with the name “social media” in his title.  His work primarily involved formulating the early Facebook and Twitter strategies…

671-672: Amy McPhie Allebest, Author of “Dear Mormon Man, Tell Me What You Would Do”

Amy McPhie Allebest is a lifelong member of the Church, a returned missionary, a temple-married wife and mother of four, a writer, and a graduate student at Stanford University. Last month, her article “Dear Mormon Man, Tell Me What You Would…

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…

665-666: Nathan Lisgo – Navigating the “Middle Way” in the U.K.

For my first interview in our “Mormons in the U.K.” series, I interview my dear friend Nathan Lisgo. In this two part series Nathan discusses: Growing up in Lancaster, England, serving a mission, getting married in the temple, etc. His faith transition, largely caused…