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 100, 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, Top 100 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

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Church History, Ex-Mormon Stories, Joseph Smith, Polygamy, Top 10 Church History, Top 10 Truth Claims, Top 100 160 Comments

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

John Dehlin Church History, Joseph Smith, Mormon Doctrine, Polygamy, Top 10 Polygamy, Top 10 Truth Claims, Top 100 Leave a Comment

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 …