1386: The Miracle of Forgiveness: Why It Should be Removed from Deseret Book, and How You Can Help

John Dehlin Christianity, Jesus Christ, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Mental Health, Mormon Culture, Mormon Doctrine, Podcast, Sexuality, Top 8 Sexuality 25 Comments

In my opinion, one of the most damaging books ever published by the Mormon Church is Spencer W. Kimball’s “The Miracle of Forgiveness.” Among other things, this book teaches that: …

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

John Dehlin Apologetics, Christianity, Faith Promoting Stories, Faith Transitions, General Authorities, Jesus Christ, Mormon Faith Crisis, Mormon Transitions, Podcast, Progressive Mormonism, Top 25 Faithful 9 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 1 of …

827: Reactions to Terryl and Fiona Givens Firesides, The Christ Who Heals, and Mormon Neo-Apologetics

Mormon Stories Apologetics, Church History, Jesus Christ 54 Comments

In this episode of Mormon Stories, we interview Scott Turley and Carey Foushee who recently attended a Terryl and Fiona Givens Fireside in Arizona. We discuss the Givens’ new book, …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

424-425: Rachel Held Evans and A Year of Biblical Womanhood

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As the 9th feature of our Mormon Stories Book Club series, we feature Rachel Held Evans and her book A Year of Biblical Womanhood.  Rachel Held Evans, from Dayton, Tennessee, …

239-243: Jared Anderson – An Academic Introduction to the New Testament

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories, Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith, New Listeners 199 Comments

In this 5-part series, Brian Johnston (StayLDS.com) interviews Jared Anderson.  Jared is finishing his Ph.D. in Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, focusing on the …