815-817: Neo-Apologetics Pt. 2 with Loyd Ericson and Bert Fuller

Mormon Stories Apologetics, Book Club, Church History 37 Comments

Continuing our Mormon Stories/Mormon Matters podcast series on the Neo-Apologetic movement within Mormonism, John and Dan Wotherspoon interview guests Loyd Ericson and Bert Fuller. This interview focuses on the book …

812-814: Wealth and Corporate Power – D. Michael Quinn

Mormon Stories Book Club, Church History, General Authorities, Top 10 Church History 35 Comments

These episodes of Mormon Stories include a recording of our live interview on 10/23/17 with renowned author, Dr. D. Michael Quinn, author of the final volume of the “Mormon Hierarchy” …

809-811: Mike Norton (NewNameNoah) Tells His Story

Mormon Stories Church History, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 100 106 Comments

Whether you love him, are troubled by him, or don’t quite know what to make of him, our listeners need to hear these episodes of Mormon Stories with Mike Norton—known …

804-805: An Overview of Mormon Apologetics and Neo-Apologetics

Mormon Stories Apologetics, Church History, Joseph Smith 32 Comments

In part 1 of a Mormon Stories Podcast series on Mormon apologetics, we interview the host of Mormon Matters—Dan Wotherspoon, Brian D. Birch, and Patrick Mason.  In these episodes, the …

796-797: LDS Church Purchases Printer’s Manuscript of Book of Mormon for $35M and BYU Now Serves Coke

Mormon Stories Book of Mormon, Church History, Current Events, Joseph Smith, Word of Wisdom 10 Comments

With dueling “breaking news” events on September 21 within Mormondom, John tackles both topics with guests John Hamer and Wesley Monahan. At a hefty price tag of $35M, the LDS …

785-786: Jon Ogden – Author of “When Mormons Doubt”

Mormon Stories Apologetics, Book Club, Church History, Faith Promoting Stories, Progressive Mormonism, Top 25 Faithful 26 Comments

In these episodes of Mormon Stories, we interview Jon Ogden—author of When Mormons Doubt.  Jon describes how his faith crisis blossomed during his LDS mission and time at BYU and …

781-782: A Final Evening with Grant Palmer – Joseph Smith’s Possible Treason and Concubinage, Restoring Christ, and Q&A

John Dehlin Book of Mormon, Church History, Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith, Politics, Polygamy, Top 10 Church History 11 Comments

In this two-part episode we sit down a final time with Grant Palmer to discuss the release of his final book: Restoring Christ: Leaving Mormon Jesus for Jesus of the …

732: Scott Duke and his meeting with Elder Christoffel Golden Jr.

Mormon Stories Church History, General Authorities 34 Comments

As part of our series on meetings with Mormon General Authorities, we interview Scott Duke.  Scott met with Elder Christoffel Golden of the Seventy November 15, 2012. In this episode, …

711-714: Trevor Haugen meets with Elder Don R. Clarke and LDS church historian Matthew J. Grow

John Dehlin Apologetics, Church History 47 Comments

In this four-part episode, Trevor Haugen shares and analyzes his experience meeting with LDS General Authority Don R. Clarke and LDS church historian Dr. Matthew J. Grow as they attempt …

709-710: MormonLeaks Founders Ryan McKnight and Scott K. Fausett

John Dehlin Apologetics, Church History, Current Events, Ex-Mormon Stories, Joseph Smith, Polygamy 10 Comments

In this two-part episode we interview the founders of MormonLeaks – Ryan McKnight ant Scott K. Fausett.  According to the MormonLeaks web site: MormonLeaks™ is a non profit media organization …

697-699: Celebrating the Life of Grant Palmer

John Dehlin Church History, Disciplinary Councils, Ex-Mormon Stories, Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith 13 Comments

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 …

658-660: Dr. Greg Prince – The Life of a Faithful Mormon Scientist and Historian

John Dehlin Church History, Faith Promoting Stories, Joseph Smith, Mormon Transitions, New Listeners, Progressive Mormonism, Top 100, Top 25 Faithful 149 Comments

Dr. Greg Prince is best known within Mormonism as the author of three books: – Power from on High: The Development of Mormon Priesthood – David O. McKay and the …

BONUS: Elder Steven E. Snow Candidly Explains Why the LDS Gospel Topics Essays Are Not Publicized by the Church

John Dehlin Apologetics, Church History, Top 5 Response To Essays 73 Comments

Elder Steven E. Snow candidly explains why the LDS Gospel Topics Essays are not publicized by the LDS Church. (Source here.  Date of recording unknown). “Woven into the story, the history …

621: Jeremy Runnells, author of “Letter to a CES Director, Threatened with Excommunication (Press Conference)

John Dehlin Church History, Disciplinary Councils, Ex-Mormon Stories, Excommunication, Joseph Smith 46 Comments

On February 8, 2016, Jeremy Runnells (previously interviewed on Mormon Stories) received notice from his stake president, Mark Ivins, that he would face excommunication (an LDS disciplinary council) on February …

605: An Analysis of the “Joseph Smith’s Teachings about Priesthood, Temple, and Women” Essay

John Dehlin Church History, Joseph Smith, Top 5 Response To Essays, Women & Feminism 20 Comments

In this episode Jamie Hanis Handy assembles an amazing panel (Natasha Helfer Parker, Dr. Kristy Money, and Dr. Gina Colvin) to discuss the recent LDS church essay entitled: “Joseph Smith’s Teachings about Priesthood, …

552: An Analysis of the LDS Church Seer Stone Announcement

John Dehlin Book of Mormon, Church History, Joseph Smith, Top 100 97 Comments

For decades, and heavily over the past ten years, Mormon historians, podcasters, and critics have been urging the LDS Church to be more open and honest about Joseph Smith’s use of folk magic …

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

John Dehlin Church History, Johns Favorites, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 10 Truth Claims, Top 100, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 112 Comments

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 …

530: Kirk and Lindsay Van Allen – Facing Church Discipline for Rejecting Polygamy (D&C 132)

John Dehlin Church History, Disciplinary Councils, Joseph Smith, Polygamy, Top 10 Polygamy 114 Comments

In this episode we interview Kirk and Lindsay Van Allen, who are currently facing LDS Church discipline for publicly rejecting Joseph Smith’s revelation about polygamy, which can be found in …

526-527: John Hamer on Community of Christ as a Church Home for Transitioning Mormons

John Dehlin Church History, Ex-Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories, Joseph Smith, Mormon Transitions, Progressive Mormonism 23 Comments

Mormon Stories alumnus John Hamer returns to talk about Community of Christ as a viable spiritual home for transitioning Mormons in this two-part video series.  John Hamer was raised LDS, …