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 25 160 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 …

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 28 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 …

002: Gregory Prince and David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism

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David O. McKay presented a dramatic contrast to his predecessors: an athletic, movie-star-handsome, clean-shaven figure who often wore a white double-breasted suit; contrasted to the dark-suited, bearded polygamists (or, in …

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

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Church History, Excommunication, Faith Promoting Stories, Top 10 Church History, Top 25, 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 …

324-326: Grant Palmer on Sexual Allegations Against Joseph Smith, William and Jane Law, and His Resignation

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Church History, Ex-Mormon Stories, Polygamy, Top 10 Church History 191 Comments

In this episode Grant Palmer, author of “An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins,” returns to Mormon Stories to discuss: Sexual allegations made against Joseph Smith during his early years The …

781-782: A Final Evening with Grant Palmer – Joseph Smith’s Possible Treason and Concubinage, Restoring Christ, and Q&A

John Dehlin Book of Mormon, Church History, Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith, Politics, Polygamy, Top 10 Church History 11 Comments

In this two-part episode we sit down a final time with Grant Palmer to discuss the release of his final book: Restoring Christ: Leaving Mormon Jesus for Jesus of the …

472-475: Sandra (and Jerald) Tanner

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Church History, Ex-Mormon Stories, Joseph Smith, Top 10 Church History, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis 54 Comments

Sandra and the late Jerald Tanner were raised in the LDS faith, both with a strong Mormon family history. Jerald was the great-great-grandson of John Tanner, well known for his …

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

John Dehlin Church History, Joseph Smith, Top 10 Church History 17 Comments

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 …

026: Blacks and the LDS Priesthood–An Interview with Darius Gray and Margaret Young

John Dehlin Church History, Mormon Culture, Mormon Doctrine, Race, Top 10 Church History, Top 12 Race 33 Comments

Recently, Brigham Young University invited Darius Gray–one of the founders of the LDS Genesis Group, and a black Mormon for over 30 years–to deliver a presentation entitled, “Blacks and the …

812-814: Wealth and Corporate Power – D. Michael Quinn

Mormon Stories Book Club, Church History, General Authorities, Top 10 Church History 35 Comments

These episodes of Mormon Stories include a recording of our live interview on 10/23/17 with renowned author, Dr. D. Michael Quinn, author of the final volume of the “Mormon Hierarchy” …

493-494; 497-499b: Brent Metcalfe – Early Years, Mark Hofmann, the Salamander Letter, the Bombings, the Book of Abraham, and Life After Mormonism

James Patterson Church History, General Authorities, Top 10 Church History, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 10 Truth Claims, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis 78 Comments

Few people had more of a front-row seat than Brent Metcalfe to the goings-on surrounding Mark Hofmann, the “Salamander Letter,” and the tragic events of October 1985 — what would …

111: Why People Leave the LDS Church and How We Can Help

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Mormon Culture, New Listeners, Top 10 Church History, Top 10 Truth Claims, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis 38 Comments

This presentation, recorded in 2006, covers some of the reasons why people leave the LDS Church, and what family and friends can do to help.

400: Top 5 Myths and Truths about Why Committed Mormons Leave the Church

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I created this video/presentation for two reasons: To dispel any misunderstandings about why people leave the church (and what happens to them when they do). I’ve been wanting to update …