476-479: John Dehlin and Kate Kelly Discuss Possible Disciplinary Action

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In this series we share four interviews in response to John Dehlin and Kate Kelly being informed about pending disciplinary councils.  The interviews include the following: Episode 476: A June …

470-471: Adam Miller’s Letters to a Young Mormon

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Adam Miller has been described as one of the most interesting and important writers in Mormonism today.  In this episode we speak with Adam about his new book, “Letters to …

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 …

465-466: Brad Kramer on Faith Paradigms and Letting Go of Eden

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Brad Kramer represents a rising generation of young, thoughtful, faithful Latter-day Saint scholars.  In this two part episode, Brad briefly discusses his own faith/intellectual journey within the LDS church, and then offers …

454: Josh Hanagarne on Tourette Syndrome, Faith, Family, and being the World’s Strongest Librarian

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Josh Hanagarne is a father, husband, avid reader, librarian, weight lifter extraordinaire, and the author of the amazing book The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, and …

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 …

422-423: John Hamer on Returning to Mormonism Through the Community of Christ

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In today’s episode we interview John Hamer, who left Mormonism and religion/belief altogether with no intent to return (after graduating from BYU). We explore how John’s relationship with his partner, …

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 …

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 …

406-407: James McConkie: Family, Faith, Bruce R. McConkie, and the Historical Christ

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Jay Griffith and Sarah Collett (of A Thoughtful Faith Podcast) sit with James W. McConkie to speak with him about his personal history and family. As a nephew of Bruce …

397-399: John Dehlin and Faith Reconstruction

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In this three-part interview conducted by Sarah Collett of A Thoughtful Faith podcast we discuss: My ups, downs, and ups with the church The story behind the “Why Mormons Question” survey, including …

396: Kristine Haglund and Brent Metcalfe (2012 Seattle Conference)

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Dialogue Editor Kristine Haglund and author Brent Metcalfe speak at the 2012 Mormon Stories Seattle Conference.

379: 2012 New York City Conference Featuring Richard Bushman, Andrew Kimball and the Sabre Rattlers

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Richard Bushman and Andrew Kimball speak, and the Sabre Rattlers perform at the 2012 New York Mormon Stories conference.

374-375: Eldon Kartchner Pts. 3 & 4: Losing Heather to Cancer, Grief, and its Impact on Faith

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In parts 3 and 4 of a 4-part series, Eldon Kartchner discusses: 1) losing his wife, Heather, to cancer, 2) his grieving process, and 3) the impact her death has …