268-270: Dr. Michael Coe – An Outsider’s View of Book of Mormon Archaeology

John Dehlin Apologetics, Best of Mormon Stories, Book of Mormon, Johns Favorites, Top 10 Truth Claims, Top 25 202 Comments

Dr. Michael Coe is the Charles J. MacCurdy professor emeritus of Anthropology at Yale University and curator emeritus of the Division of Anthropology at the school’s Peabody Museum of Natural …

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 …

535-539: Tom Phillips, the Second Anointing, and LDS Apostle Jeffrey R. Holland

John Dehlin Church History, Johns Favorites, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 10 Truth Claims, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis 83 Comments

Many LDS Church members are unaware that a secret LDS temple ordinance called the “Second Anointing” is regularly being administered by LDS Church apostles to elite friends, family, and leaders (mostly …

480-482: Jeremy Runnells and his Letter to a CES Director

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Book of Mormon, Church History, Ex-Mormon Stories, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 10 Truth Claims, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis 163 Comments

In February 2012, Jeremy Runnels experienced a crisis of faith, which subsequently led to a faith transition in the summer of 2012. In the spring of 2013, Jeremy was approached …

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

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Book of Mormon, Ex-Mormon Stories, Top 10 Truth Claims 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 …

012-014: An Introduction to Mormon Polygamy with Todd Compton

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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 …

551: Lindsay Hansen Park’s Year of Polygamy

Mormon Stories Producer Fundamentalists, Joseph Smith, Polygamy, Top 10 Polygamy, Top 10 Truth Claims, Women & Feminism 54 Comments

In this episode we interview Lindsay Hansen Park about the completion of her Year of Polygamy podcast project.

571: Three Geneticists Respond to the LDS Essay on DNA and the Book of Mormon, and to Apologist Michael Ash

John Dehlin Apologetics, Book of Mormon, Top 10 Truth Claims, Top 25, Top 5 Response To Essays 373 Comments

In this episode, three geneticists respond to the LDS Essay “Book of Mormon and DNA Studies,” and to Apologist Michael Ash’s article entitled “The DNA Challenge to the Book of …

430-434: Hans Mattsson — Former LDS Area Authority Seventy (Sweden)

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Hans H. Mattsson is a 3rd generation LDS church member from Sweden who served as a bishop and stake president in Sweden before serving in the LDS church 3rd Quorum …

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 77 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 37 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) that came about as a …