604: The Oasis Network of Secular Communities – A Possible Home for Unorthodox and Post-Mormons

John Dehlin Community, Progressive Mormonism 13 Comments

As progressive and post-Mormons continue to leave the LDS church in increasing numbers, many former LDS church members miss the sense of community that they once enjoyed as active Mormons. …

600: Launching the “Community of Good” Experiment (A Humanist Alternative to Religious Community)

John Dehlin Progressive Mormonism 23 Comments

On September 27, 2015 the first Community of Good Sunday service was held in Logan, UT at the Cache Valley Unitarian Universalist church building.  The Cache Valley Community of Good has …

597-598: Mindy and Dustin Gledhill, and their New Project — Hive Riot

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Progressive Mormonism, Women & Feminism 17 Comments

In this three-part series we interview pop artist Mindy Gledhill and classical pianist Dustin Gledhill regarding their new electronic synth-pop project called Hive Riot. In Part 1 we explore Mindy and Dustin’s respective …

596: Bill Reel Discusses His Falling out with FAIR and His Faithful Dissent of LDS Policy

John Dehlin Apologetics, Progressive Mormonism 83 Comments

In this episode former LDS Bishop Bill Reel returns to Mormon Stories to discuss his falling out with the LDS apologetic group FAIR (including his conflict with apologist Brian Hales), …

BONUS: Ken Jennings Denounces LDS Church Policy on Same-Sex Relationships and Children

John Dehlin Apologetics, LGBTQ, Progressive Mormonism 26 Comments

On today’s Savage Lovecast (hosted by Dan Savage), Jeopardy champion and active LDS Church member Ken Jennings publicly denounced the recent LDS Church policy changes regarding same-gender relationships and children.  He …

590-592: Stephen M. Veazey, Prophet-President of Community of Christ (Formerly RLDS Church)

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories, Johns Favorites, Progressive Mormonism, Top 25, Top 25 Faithful 26 Comments

In this three-part series I interview Community of Christ Prophet-President Stephen M. Veazey.  Community of Christ is the new name of what was formerly known as the Reorganized Church of …

555-556: What Progressive Mormons Want with Julienna Viegas-Haws

John Dehlin Faith Promoting Stories, Progressive Mormonism 58 Comments

Julienna Viegas-Haws has a fascinating story. Her mother is from the Belgian Congo. She was raised in Belgium. Her mother converted to the LDS Church when Julienna was a child, …

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

John Dehlin Faith Promoting Stories, Progressive Mormonism, 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 …

528: Carson Calderwood – Enduring a Disciplinary Council as a Matter of Conscience

John Dehlin Disciplinary Councils, Excommunication, Mormon Transitions, Progressive Mormonism 133 Comments

Carson Calderwood is an LDS dentist and father of four living in Maple Valley, Washington.  He served an LDS mission in Argentina, married his wife, Marisa, in an LDS temple, …

526-527: John Hamer on Community of Christ as a Church Home for Transitioning Mormons

John Dehlin Church History, Ex-Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories, Joseph Smith, Mormon Transitions, Progressive Mormonism 23 Comments

Mormon Stories alumnus John Hamer returns to talk about Community of Christ as a viable spiritual home for transitioning Mormons in this two-part video series.  John Hamer was raised LDS, …

522: Three Inspirations on the Eve of My Disciplinary Council: Lowell Bennion, Sterling McMurrin, and Obert Tanner

John Dehlin Faith Promoting Stories, Progressive Mormonism 17 Comments

“Faith and Reason, Conscience and Conflict: The Paths of Lowell Bennion, Sterling McMurrin, and Obert Tanner” April 12, 2014 McMurrin Lecture: In her lecture, Flake defines an intellectual as one who loves …

521: Mormon Stories: A Tribute from Past Podcast Participants

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Church History, Progressive Mormonism 51 Comments

As John Dehlin faces a disciplinary council for his work on Mormon Stories, more than two dozen past participants offer their thoughts on what John and the podcast have meant …

491-492: Mara and Danny Kofoed — A Blog About Love

Mormon Stories Admin Faith Promoting Stories, Marriage & Family, Progressive Mormonism 55 Comments

Since 2011, Mara and Danny Kofoed have been blogging about their positive approaches to life, even in the face of sometimes heartbreaking circumstances such as infidelity, divorce, and infertility.  A Blog …

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

John Dehlin Disciplinary Councils, Excommunication, Faith Promoting Stories, Progressive Mormonism 21 Comments

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

John Dehlin Apologetics, Book Club, Faith Promoting Stories, Progressive Mormonism, Top 25 Faithful 89 Comments

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 …

469: RadioWest on New Order Mormons and StayLDS.com

John Dehlin Progressive Mormonism 61 Comments

Over the last decade, there’s been a small group of Latter-day Saints carving out space for themselves in the Mormon community. They are often called “New Order Mormons.” They don’t …

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 …

228: Agitating Faithfully for Gender Equality Within the LDS Church

John Dehlin Progressive Mormonism, Women & Feminism 52 Comments

Today we interview Dane Laverty – founder of the “Agitating Faithfully” web site (Facebook page here).  Agitating Faithfully is a site supporting gender equality in the church. It was inspired …

163: BYU Professor Dr. Michael MacKay and His Students Discuss Evolution and Religion with Dr. Michael Ruse

John Dehlin Faith Promoting Stories, Progressive Mormonism 8 Comments

In this special episode, BYU History Professor Dr. Michael MacKay shares a 1 hour presentation exploring science, evolution, religion, and the LDS Church with Dr. Michael Ruse, one of the …