744: “Broken Open” by Margi Dehlin

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Marriage & Family, Mental Health, Mormon Transitions, Top Navigating, Women & Feminism 15 Comments

In this episode Margi Dehlin shares an essay she recently wrote dealing with heartbreak, resilience, and intimacy entitled “Broken Open.” The text of the poem is available below.     Broken …

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

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories, Johns Favorites, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Mormon Transitions, New Listeners, Top 10 Women, Women & Feminism 26 Comments

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 …

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

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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 …

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

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Mental Health, Mormon Transitions, Progressive Mormonism 18 Comments

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 …

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

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories 102 Comments

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 …

653-656: Omar and Nancy Kader – The Journey of a Palestinian Boy Raised in Utah and His Amazing Wife

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, Politics, Race, Top 12 Race, Women & Feminism 51 Comments

Dr. Omar Kader was born in Provo, Utah to Palestinian immigrants. HIs father was a devout Muslim and a disabled World War I vet who owned a successful Provo fruit …

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

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Book of Mormon, Disciplinary Councils 89 Comments

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 …

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

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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 …

631-633: Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Mormon Transitions, New Listeners, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 25, Top 25 LGBT, Top 26 Faith Crisis 40 Comments

Tyler Glenn is best known as the lead singer of the multi-platinum alternative pop band Neon Trees. Tyler was raised LDS/Mormon in Temecula, California.  After discovering a love for music in …

597-598: Mindy and Dustin Gledhill, and their New Project — Hive Riot

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Progressive Mormonism, Women & Feminism 17 Comments

In this three-part series we interview pop artist Mindy Gledhill and classical pianist Dustin Gledhill regarding their new electronic synth-pop project called Hive Riot. In Part 1 we explore Mindy and Dustin’s respective …

590-592: Stephen M. Veazey, Prophet-President of Community of Christ (Formerly RLDS Church)

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In this three-part series I interview Community of Christ Prophet-President Stephen M. Veazey.  Community of Christ is the new name of what was formerly known as the Reorganized Church of …

557: Dr. Dave Christian on Epistemology and Orson Wright, the Polygamous Mission President

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, Polygamy 85 Comments

Dr. Dave Christian has served as a psychologist to believing and post-Mormons for decades. In this episode, Dave begins by discussing his LDS pioneer ancestry, and his early years in the LDS …

521: Mormon Stories: A Tribute from Past Podcast Participants

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As John Dehlin faces a disciplinary council for his work on Mormon Stories, more than two dozen past participants offer their thoughts on what John and the podcast have meant …

520: John Dehlin’s TribTalk with Jennifer Napier-Pearce about Disciplinary Council

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Popular Mormon podcaster John Dehlin will face a church disciplinary council on Sunday to address allegations of apostasy. On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., Dehlin joined Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about …

518-519: Clark Johnsen – From BYU to Broadway’s Book of Mormon Musical

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 25, Top 25 LGBT, Top 26 Faith Crisis 52 Comments

In this hilarious and touching episode of Mormon Stories, John Dehlin interviews Clark Johnson, an original cast member in the hit Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon. In part one, Clark shares …

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

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, Excommunication, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 10 Women, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis, Women & Feminism 237 Comments

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 …

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

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Book of Mormon, Church History, Ex-Mormon Stories, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 10 Truth Claims, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis 163 Comments

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 …

472-475: Sandra (and Jerald) Tanner

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Church History, Ex-Mormon Stories, Joseph Smith, Top 10 Church History, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis 53 Comments

Sandra and the late Jerald Tanner were raised in the LDS faith, both with a strong Mormon family history. Jerald was the great-great-grandson of John Tanner, well known for his …

467-468: Taryn and Jason Nelson-Seawright on Leaving the Church after Returning

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories 139 Comments

In November, 2005 Mormon Stories interviewed Jason Nelson-Seawright (known online as “Roasted Tomatoes”) and Taryn Nelson-Seawright (“Serenity Valley”).  In this touching, 2-part series Taryn discussed how she resigned from the …

451: A Discussion of the New Race and the Priesthood Web Page (RadioWest)

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Blacks & The Priesthood, Church History 107 Comments

In this episode, Doug Fabrizio of RadioWest interviews Margaret Young, Marvin Perkins, Russell Stevenson, and John Dehlin about the LDS church’s new web page entitled “Race and the Priesthood.”