503: Discussing the New LDS.org Polygamy Essays Part 1 — With Lindsay Hansen Park, John Hamer and J. Nelson-Seawright

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This week The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released its long-awaited series of essays on polygamy in Kirtland/Nauvoo, Utah and post-manifesto polygamy, igniting a firestorm of discussion online. …

573-574: Losing Mormon Millennials with Tanner and Samantha (ZelphOnTheShelf.com)

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Top 100, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 164 Comments

In this episode we interview Tanner Gilliland and Samantha Snyder.  Tanner was raised as an orthodox Mormon in Flagstaff, Arizona.  Samantha converted to the LDS Church in the U.K.  Both …

552: An Analysis of the LDS Church Seer Stone Announcement

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For decades, and heavily over the past ten years, Mormon historians, podcasters, and critics have been urging the LDS Church to be more open and honest about Joseph Smith’s use of folk magic …

313-316: John and Brooke McLay – From CES to Ex-Mormons

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In this episode we interview John and Brooke McLay. John served for 14 years as an employee of the LDS Church Education System (CES). In this capacity he served as: …

700: How the LDS Quorum of Twelve Apostles Think – Enemies List and “Area Business Weekends”

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In this episode, an all-star panel reviews a recently leaked presentation created by the quorum of the twelve apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The presentation …

1298-1307: Mormon Faith Crisis Retreat

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Twenty-ish years ago I began trying to support Mormons in faith crisis.  Fifteen-ish years ago I began collaborating with Marriage/Family/Sex Therapist Natasha Helfer Parker to provide structured workshops to Mormons …

447: Rabbi Ted Falcon on Progressive Judaism

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In part 2 of a 4-part series, Rabbi Ted Falcon of the Three Interfaith Amigos shares his views on progressive Judaism. Rabbi Ted Falcon, PhD, spiritual guide, author, teacher and …

1150-1154: Donna Showalter: The Faith Crisis of a Former Provo, Utah Relief Society President

Mormon Stories Faith Transitions, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Mental Health, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 10 Women, Top 100, Top 25 LGBT, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories, Women & Feminism 105 Comments

What could cause one of the Mormon church’s “best and brightest” women to lose their faith in the church? For part 2 of this interview with Donna Showalter, we will hear …

789-790: Sean Carter – How White Supremacy Led Me Out of Mormonism

Mormon Stories Blacks & The Priesthood, Current Events, Ex-Mormon Stories, Top 100, Top 12 Race, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 16 Comments

In this two-part episode of Mormon Stories, we interview Sean Carter—traveling law humorist of Lawpsided Seminars.  In this entertaining and lively interview, we discuss: Sean’s upbringing as a black youth …

1044-1047: Leah, Cody, and Brinley Young – From Fear Into Joy

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Join us now on Mormon Stories Podcast for our interview with Leah, Cody, and Brinley Young.  In these first segments of this epic interview, Leah and Cody discuss: Their lives growing …

1048-1050: Leah, Cody, and Brinley Young – A Teen’s Perspective on Faith Transition

Mormon Stories Ex-Mormon Stories, Excommunication, Faith Transitions, Marriage & Family, Mormon Faith Crisis, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 100, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories, Women & Feminism 14 Comments

In a Mormon Stories first, Leah and Cody Young’s daughter, Brinley (15), joins us in the final segments of our epic interview with the Young family to discuss her family’s …

518-519: Clark Johnsen – From BYU to Broadway’s Book of Mormon Musical

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 100, Top 25 LGBT, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 54 Comments

In this hilarious and touching episode of Mormon Stories, John Dehlin interviews Clark Johnson, an original cast member in the hit Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon. In part one, Clark shares …

653-656: Omar and Nancy Kader – The Journey of a Palestinian Boy Raised in Utah and His Amazing Wife

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, Politics, Race, Top 100, Top 12 Race, Women & Feminism 51 Comments

Dr. Omar Kader was born in Provo, Utah to Palestinian immigrants. HIs father was a devout Muslim and a disabled World War I vet who owned a successful Provo fruit …