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

John Dehlin Faith Promoting Stories, Joseph Smith, Polygamy 96 Comments

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, …

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 …

402-405: Brian C. Hales – Joseph Smith’s Polygamy

John Dehlin Apologetics, Joseph Smith, Polygamy, Sexuality, Top 10 Polygamy 92 Comments

Part 1: Dr. Brian C. Hales refutes Grant Palmer’s podcast and article on sexual allegations against Joseph Smith. Click here to obtain the PowerPoint presentation for this podcast. Click here to listen to …

384: Falling in Love with Joseph Smith and Jane Barnes

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As the 3rd feature of our Mormon Stories Book Club series (organized by Heather Olson Beal), we feature Jane Barnes and her new book Falling in Love with Joseph Smith,accompanied by …

376: Margaret Young – Race and Gender Dynamics in Modern Mormonism

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A Thoughtful Faith’s Kylan Rice presents an interview with LDS author, filmmaker, and playwright Margaret Young. In this interview Margaret shares her story of how she became enthralled with Mormon …

321-322: Denver Snuffer – A Progressive, Fundamentalist, Non-Polygamist Mormon Lawyer Who Claims to Have Seen Christ

John Dehlin Fundamentalists, Joseph Smith, Progressive Mormonism 241 Comments

In this episode John Dehlin interviews Denver Snuffer: a progressive, fundamentalist, non-polygamist Mormon lawyer who claims to have seen Christ. Denver is the author of several books including The Second …

289-293: Terryl Givens — An Approach to Thoughtful, Honest and Faithful Mormonism

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Terryl Givens did graduate work at Cornell University in Intellectual History and UNC Chapel Hill where he received his PhD in Comparative Literature. He holds the James A. Bostwick chair …

250-251: Grant & Heather Hardy – Book of Mormon Scholarship

John Dehlin Apologetics, Book of Mormon, Faith Promoting Stories, Joseph Smith, New Listeners 65 Comments

In this 2-part discussion, KC Kern (BookofMormonOnline.Net) speaks with Dr. Grant Hardy and his wife Heather Hardy.  Grant Hardy is Professor of History and Religious Studies at the University of North …

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 …

195-199: Richard Dutcher: A Filmmaker’s Journey

Dan Wotherspoon Best of Mormon Stories, Joseph Smith, Marriage & Family 53 Comments

Please support Richard’s lastest film Triptych by donating here, and by purchasing his DVD collection here. Richard Dutcher burst into Mormon cultural consciousness ten years ago with the release of his …

116-117: John Hamer – The LDS Succession Crisis of 1844 and the Beginnings of the RLDS Church to the Community of Christ

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In part 1, John Hamer discusses the LDS Succession Crisis after Joseph Smith’s death, and the ground that it laid for the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints …

054: Nate Oman — On Messiness, Harvard, the Bloggernacle, and Thoughtful Faith

John Dehlin Apologetics, Faith Promoting Stories, Joseph Smith, Mormon Doctrine 72 Comments

Chances are, you’ve never heard of Nate Oman. Nevertheless — Nate is a Mormon worth knowing. Born to Sunstone and Dialogue – style parents, Nate was raised to expect “messiness” …

047-051: Richard Bushman — Experiences as a Mormon Historian

John Dehlin Church History, Joseph Smith, Mormon Culture, Top 10 Church History, Top 25, Top 25 Faithful 30 Comments

In part 1 of this multi-part interview, Dr. Richard Bushman, the world’s foremost scholar on Joseph Smith and early Mormonism and the author of Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling, discusses …

042-046: Anne B. Wilde – Understanding Mormon Fundamentalist Polygamy

John Dehlin Church History, Comparative Religions / Cults, Fundamentalists, Joseph Smith, Polygamy, Top 10 Polygamy 6 Comments

In part 1 of this 5 part interview, Anne B. Wilde (Independent Mormon Fundamentalist, polygamist, and founder of Principle Voices) discusses the early practice of polygamy within the LDS Church. …

030-033: An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins — An Interview with Grant Palmer

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In this episode of Mormon Stories, we interview Grant Palmer–author of the book entitled “An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins.” Grant (M.A., American history, Brigham Young University) is a three-time …

012-014: An Introduction to Mormon Polygamy with Todd Compton

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In this 3 part series, we interview Todd Compton about the basics of polygamy in the Mormon church. Todd Compton is the author of the book In Sacred Loneliness: The …

005: Masonry and Mormonism, an Interview with Greg Kearney

John Dehlin Church History, Freemasonry, Joseph Smith 41 Comments

Last night I recorded a super duper interesting podcast with Greg Kearney–a lifelong, multi-generational Mormon and Master Mason. In this podcast he discusses the history of Masonry, how it became …