1380: Belief After the CES Letter – Feminism, Sexuality, Worthiness Interviews, Abuse, and Excommunication – Jim Bennett Pt. 4

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Jim Bennett is the author of “A Faithful Reply to the CES Letter.”  He is also the son of the late Utah U.S. Senator Bob Bennett. In Part 4 of …

1379: Belief After the CES Letter – Polygamy, Racism, LGBTQ Issues, and Prophets – Jim Bennett Pt. 3

John Dehlin Apologetics, Blacks & The Priesthood, Book of Mormon, Church History, Faith Promoting Stories, Faith Transitions, Joseph Smith, Lamanites, LGBTQ, Mormon Faith Crisis, Mormon Transitions, Podcast, Polygamy, Progressive Mormonism, Race 13 Comments

Jim Bennett is the author of “A Faithful Reply to the CES Letter.”  He is also the son of the late Utah U.S. Senator Bob Bennett. In Part 2 of …

1378: Belief After the CES Letter – Book of Mormon, Book of Abraham, First Vision, Kinderhook Plates – Jim Bennett Pt. 2

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Jim Bennett is the author of “A Faithful Reply to the CES Letter.”  He is also the son of the late Utah U.S. Senator Bob Bennett. In Part 2 of …

1377: Belief After the CES Letter – God, Jesus, Prophets, and the “One True Church” – Jim Bennett Pt. 1

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Jim Bennett is the author of “A Faithful Reply to the CES Letter.”  He is also the son of the late Utah U.S. Senator Bob Bennett. In Part 1 of …

1177-1179: David Ostler: Bridges – Ministering to Those Who Question

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Join us now as we interview David Ostler, author of the new book “Bridges – Ministering to Those Who Question.” In Part 1 we will hear David’s story – focusing …

858-859: Spiral Dynamics and Mormonism

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Spiral Dynamics is a data-based, psychological theory of how human consciousness changes the world, and explains how people come to very different conclusions while having access to the same information. …

845-847: Tom Christofferson – That We May Be One

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Our special Christmas Morning release on Mormon Stories Podcast includes an interview with Tom Christofferson about his book “That We May Be One.” Tom shares the story of voluntary excommunication …

808: Scouting Controversies and the Mormon Church – With Peter J. Brown

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This episode of Mormon Stories features Peter J. Brown, Chief Financial Officer for the Grand Teton Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In this interview, we discuss the history …

793-795: An Interview with Lex de Azevedo

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In these episodes, we interview Lex de Azevedo —  son of Alyce King of The King Sisters. Lex served as a musical director for The Sonny & Cher Show, Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five, and The Osmonds. He composed the …

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

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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 …

779-780: Bill Reel’s Evolution

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In our third sit-down with former Mormon Bishop and podcaster Bill Reel, we discuss: His early years as a convert to the Mormon church. His original motives for starting his podcast, …

770-773: Laurie Lee Hall – Standing in my truth, Walking in my faith

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In these episodes of Mormon Stories, we interview former LDS Stake President and LDS Chief Architect Laurie Lee Hall. Laurie Lee’s story is fascinating on many levels: Laurie Lee worked …

752-753: Derrick Clements – Ethically Navigating the Middle Way of Mormonism

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In these episodes of Mormon Stories, we interview Derrick Clements—a new contributor to “The Cheeky Mormon Movie Review” podcast series with Gina Colvin, avid podcaster, and reporter for Provo’s Daily …

741-742: Healthy Marriage

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In these episodes of Mormon Stories, John and Margi have a discussion with Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST about forming a foundation for marriage that withstands change.  They also discuss …

740: Alex Autry – Transitioning from female to male as a post-Mormon teen

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In this episode of Mormon Stories, we continue our series on Transgender/Intersex education within Mormonism by interviewing Alex Autry.  Alex discusses his transition from female to male as a post-Mormon …

739: Mormon Transgender Experiences

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In this episode, John and Margi interview four individuals who are transgender and either active LDS or former LDS.  Our panelists for this interview are Kimberly, Ann, Emmett, and Augustus.  …

701-704: Kim Sandberg Turner – Navigating a Mormon faith transition as a Woman of a Certain Age

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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 …