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 …

1294-1297: Healing after Intense Sexual Shame and Suicidality as a Mormon Teenage Girl – Clarissa Winter

John Dehlin Disciplinary Councils, Ex-Mormon Stories, Excommunication, Lamanites, Mental Health, Race, Sexuality, Top 12 Race, Top 15 Mental Health, Top 8 Sexuality, Women & Feminism 11 Comments

Clarissa Winter is a direct descendant of Brigham Young (on her father’s side) and a Guatemalan Mormon convert (on her mother’s side). Clarissa was raised in Orderville, Utah as a …

777-778: Losing the Lamanites – Gabriel Misla (Puerto Rico)

Mormon Stories Blacks & The Priesthood, Book of Mormon, Ex-Mormon Stories, Lamanites, LGBTQ, Race, Top 12 Race 7 Comments

Continuing our series on “Losing the Lamanites,” we interview Gabriel Misla from Puerto Rico.  In this interview we cover: Gabriel’s experience joining the Church as a young man in the …

757: Losing the Lamanites – Sarah Newcomb (NW Coastal Tribes – Tsimshian)

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Continuing our series on “Losing the Lamanites,” we interview Sarah Newcomb who descends from the Tsimshian of the NW Coastal Tribes. In this interview we cover: How Sarah struggled as …

748-749: Losing the Lamanites – Hyrum Joe (Navajo)

Mormon Stories Book of Mormon, Ex-Mormon Stories, Lamanites, Race, Top 100, Top 12 Race 4 Comments

Continuing our series entitled “Losing the Lamanites,” wherein we interview Mormons from Central and South America, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders — with the intent of exploring their faith transitions, and …

746-747: Losing the Lamanites – Vania Moore (Brazil)

Mormon Stories Ex-Mormon Stories, International, Lamanites, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Race, Top 12 Race 10 Comments

For this new series entitled “Losing the Lamanites,” we interview Mormons from Central and South America, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders — with the intent of exploring their faith transitions, …

638-639: Dr. Thomas Murphy on the Book of Mormon, DNA, His Cancelled Disciplinary Council, and Native American Anthropology

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Book of Mormon, Disciplinary Councils, Lamanites, Race, Top 100, Top 12 Race 96 Comments

In 2002 anthropologist Thomas Murphy, Ph.D. published the first peer reviewed academic journal article on DNA and the Book of Mormon, demonstrating that DNA evidence (at the time) did not …

542-543: Gina Colvin – KiwiMormon and Fearless/Faithful Mormon Heretic

John Dehlin Faith Promoting Stories, Lamanites, Progressive Mormonism, Race, Top 12 Race, Top 25 Faithful, Women & Feminism 51 Comments

Dr. Gina Colvin is an essential progressive Mormon voice in 2015 for many reasons: She is a “multi-generation life long Mormon” with a multi-racial/international perspective on Mormonism.  Specifically, she is a …

348-349: Simon Southerton, DNA, Lamanites and the Book of Mormon

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Book of Mormon, Ex-Mormon Stories, Lamanites, Race, Top 10 Truth Claims, Top 12 Race 96 Comments

Simon Southerton is a native Australian, geneticist, former LDS bishop, and author of the book “Losing a Lost Tribe: Native Americans, DNA and the Mormon Church.”   Simon was a …

285-287: D. Michael Quinn – 21st Century Mormon Enigma

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Church History, Excommunication, Faith Promoting Stories, Lamanites, Race, Top 10 Church History, Top 100, Top 25 Faithful

On August 12th, 2011 Mormon Stories held an event in honor and celebration of Mormon Historian D. Michael Quinn. Michael Quinn is undoubtedly one of the most important historical figures …