Dr. Ted Lyon has served as a BYU Professor, Mission President, MTC President, and is currently serving as the temple president of the Santiago, Chile temple. He is both a believing Mormon, and an intellectual. He is also the son of T. Edgar Lyon — one of the pioneers of Mormon intellectualism in the 20th century.

In part 1 of this 3 part series, he discusses changes in the LDS church during his lifetime.


  1. Stephen Wellington November 24, 2007 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Well done John. Another awesome podcast. Keep it up mate!!

  2. Cameron Steinbusch November 24, 2007 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    Excellent! When will Part 3 be up?

  3. Anne Hutchinson November 27, 2007 at 1:57 am - Reply

    Any chance the Ted Lyon clips will be available in audio format ? (I listen to MS while driving in the car.)

  4. John Dehlin November 27, 2007 at 3:01 am - Reply

    They’re all up now.

  5. Mayan Elephant November 27, 2007 at 9:01 am - Reply

    thanks for these john. good stuff.

    you are not going to believe this john, but there are some things in there i really liked hearing, and others that made me cringe. surprised?

  6. adcama November 27, 2007 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    John –

    This was outstanding….thanks!

  7. Dude November 28, 2007 at 9:55 am - Reply

    John, an mp3 version of this one would be nice. Why don’t you have one for this like you do the rest of this stuff that you’ve put up on the site lately?

  8. Natalie Pyles July 29, 2008 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    This is so cool. I had professor Lyon years ago at BYU. Does anyone know how to get in touch with him now?

    Natalie Pyles

  9. Paul Sexton May 21, 2010 at 7:50 am - Reply

    What a wonderful way to spend 20 minutes! Especially interesting were the stories told by President Lyon. My sweetie and I are now full-time missionaries in Coquimbo, Chile. One of the things we have learned here is that everyone has a conversion story–and personal stories are always meaningful.

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