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

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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.”

449: The Three Interfaith Amigos on the Past, Present, and Future of Religion

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Today we conclude our four-part interview series with the Three Interfaith Amigos: Rabbi Ted Falcon, Imam Jamal Rahman, and Pastor Don Mackenzie.  During this episode, we discuss the past, present, …

448: Imam Jamal Rahman on Progressive Islam

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In part 3 of a 4-part series, Imam Jamal Rahman of the Three Interfaith Amigos shares his views on progressive Islam. Imam Jamal Rahman is co-founder and Muslim Sufi Minister …

447: Rabbi Ted Falcon on Progressive Judaism

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In part 2 of a 4-part series, Rabbi Ted Falcon of the Three Interfaith Amigos shares his views on progressive Judaism. Rabbi Ted Falcon, PhD, spiritual guide, author, teacher and …

446: Pastor Don Mackenzie on Progressive Christianity

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In part 1 of a 4-part series, Pastor Don Mackenzie of the Three Interfaith Amigos shares his views on progressive Christianity. Pastor Don Mackenzie, PhD, is devoting himself to interfaith …

443-444: Alternative Feminist Approaches to Ordain Women

John Dehlin Apologetics, Best of Mormon Stories, Women & Feminism 246 Comments

In this 2-part series, Fiona Givens, Maxine Hanks, Margaret Young, and Neylan McBaine discuss alternative Feminist approaches to the Ordain Women movement. * Maxine’s photo by Justin Hackworth Photography. P.S.  Here is …

430-434: Hans Mattsson — Former LDS Area Authority Seventy (Sweden)

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Hans H. Mattsson is a 3rd generation LDS church member from Sweden who served as a bishop and stake president in Sweden before serving in the LDS church 3rd Quorum …

419-421: Tom Kimball and Dan Wotherspoon, 7 Years After “Stages of Faith”

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In January 2006 Mormon Stories interviewed Tom Kimball and Dan Wotherspoon to discuss James Fowler’s “Stages of Faith” and Mormonism (you can listen to the original interview here).  At the …

417: Dr. Ryan Cragun on his new book “What You Don’t Know About Religion (but should)”

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Today we interview Dr. Ryan Cragun about his new book, “What You Don’t Know about Religion (but Should).”  Ryan is a  professor at the University of Tampa, and specializes in …

412-414: Josh and Lolly Weed on Their Love Story, Mixed-Orientation Marriages, and LDS/LGBT Issues

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In this three part interview with Josh and Lolly Weed we discuss: Part 1: How they fell in love and decided to marry, in spite of both knowing that Josh …

408-411: Brett Bradshaw – Gay Marriage and Fatherhood

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On this historic day when the United States Supreme Court is considering the legality of gay marriage, we share with you our interview with Brett Bradshaw.  Brett is the son …

389-391: Top 10 Mormon Mental Health Issues

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Sexuality 8 Comments

In this 3-part interview with Natasha Helfer Parker we launch a new podcast initiative called “Mormon Mental Health.”  For this episode we discuss the top 10 (or 11) mental health issues …

370-371: Philip Barlow and A Thoughtful Faith

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Philip Barlow is editor of the book “A Thoughtful Faith,” which was pivotal in my faith transition as a BYU student and beyond.  He currently sits in the Arrington Chair …

365: Why I Stay — John Dehlin

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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 …

355: What Mormon Stories is Trying to Do, and How to Keep it Alive

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In this presentation we try to cover the following: 1) what are Mormon Stories and the Open Stories Foundation trying to do? and 2) what can be done to keep …

348-349: Simon Southerton, DNA, Lamanites and the Book of Mormon

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Simon Southerton is a native Australian, geneticist, former LDS bishop, and author of the book “Losing a Lost Tribe: Native Americans, DNA and the Mormon Church.”   Simon was a …

332: Navigating a Mormon Faith Transition

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories 31 Comments

We are excited to launch the pilot a new podcast and set of resources located at MormonTransitions.org. The purpose of this project is to support LDS church members who are …

324-326: Grant Palmer on Sexual Allegations Against Joseph Smith, William and Jane Law, and His Resignation

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Church History, Ex-Mormon Stories, Polygamy, Top 10 Church History 191 Comments

In this episode Grant Palmer, author of “An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins,” returns to Mormon Stories to discuss: Sexual allegations made against Joseph Smith during his early years The …