601-603: A Look at LDS Church Employment with Daniel and AnnaMarie Miller

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories 113 Comments

Daniel Miller worked for the LDS Church for two years as a Program Manager in the Publishing Services Department. During this time he oversaw all media production for seminary and …

593: “The Book of A Mormon” Book Review, with Scott D. Miller and Mark Hubble (Panel Featuring Hans Mattsson!)

John Dehlin Book Club, Ex-Mormon Stories, Missionary Work 17 Comments

For this Mormon Stories Podcast episode a distinguished panel reviews a newly released LDS missionary memoir entitled, “The Book of A Mormon,” co-written by world renowned psychologists Dr. Scott Miller …

588-589: Laura Roper Andreasen – Granddaughter of LDS Apostle M. Russell Ballard

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, General Authorities 109 Comments

Laura Roper Andreasen is the granddaughter of LDS Apostle M. Russell Ballard.  Recently Laura resigned her membership in the LDS Church after struggling unsuccessfully for decades to find happiness and health as …

581-582: Steve and Chris Holbrook on Discovering and Growing Healthy Post-Mormon Communities

John Dehlin Community, Ex-Mormon Stories, Mormon Transitions 2 Comments

In this two-part episode, Steve and Chris Holbrook discuss the following: Part 1: Their early years in the LDS church, their disaffection from the church, and the factors that led …

573-574: Losing Mormon Millennials with Tanner and Samantha (ZelphOnTheShelf.com)

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Top 100, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 164 Comments

In this episode we interview Tanner Gilliland and Samantha Snyder.  Tanner was raised as an orthodox Mormon in Flagstaff, Arizona.  Samantha converted to the LDS Church in the U.K.  Both …

566: Psychologist Dr. Scott Miller on Missions, Mormon Transitions, and Thriving After Mormonism

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Missionary Work, Mormon Transitions 27 Comments

In this episode we interview Dr. Scott Miller.  Aside from being a world-renowned psychologist, Scott recently penned a fabulous book about his mission experience to Sweden in the 1970s.  The …

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

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, Polygamy, Top 100 92 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 …

541: LDS Church is Now Excommunicating Legally Same-Sex Married Members – Taylor Knuth-Bishop

John Dehlin Disciplinary Councils, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family 135 Comments

Taylor Knuth-Bishop was an active LDS Church member and seminary graduate who considered himself “heterosexual with same-sex attraction” until he met the love of his life, Sean Knuth-Bishop. Taylor and …

532-534: Micah Nickolaisen — From “A Thoughtful Faith” to “Any Opposed” – On Mormon Activism and Secular Communities

John Dehlin Community, Disciplinary Councils, Ex-Mormon Stories, Excommunication, Faith Promoting Stories 79 Comments

Micah Nickolaisen has been an important participant in the Mormon Internet for the past three years. His activism began in 2012 as co-founder of both the “A Thoughtful Faith” and …

531: John Larsen’s Mormon Expression

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Mormon Transitions 32 Comments

John Larsen is the influential founder and host of Mormon Expression podcast, and of the White Fields Educational Foundation. This is his story.

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, …

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 100, Top 25 LGBT, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 54 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 …

514-515: Infants on Thrones Podcast

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories 25 Comments

In this two-part series we interview the panelists for Infants on Thrones Podcast: Glenn, Matt, Scott, Randy, Bob, Tom, and Jake.  These guys do tend to get a bit rowdy …

507: Free BYU — Religious Freedom and Faith Transition at Church Schools

Mormon Stories Admin Ex-Mormon Stories, Mormon Transitions 65 Comments

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has long affirmed the importance of religious freedom, even issuing a press release in 2013 declaring that “it is the right to …

505-506: Carrie Sheffield on Leaving Mormonism, Finding Stoicism, Politics, Conservatism and More

Mormon Stories Admin Ex-Mormon Stories, Politics, Women & Feminism 86 Comments

In the world of politics and media, Carrie Sheffield is a veritable dynamo. She has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, PBS, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, BBC Radio and …

501-502: Kirk Caudle on Mormon Studies, Working for BYU-Idaho, Resigning, Apologetics and More

Mormon Stories Admin Apologetics, Ex-Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories 24 Comments

Kirk Caudle, known for his Mormon Book Review podcast (which was, at one time, officially affiliated with BYU’s Maxwell Institute), made headlines over the summer when he resigned from the …

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 100, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories, Women & Feminism 250 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 100, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 169 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 100, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 57 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 …