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 78 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 …

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

John Dehlin Current Events, Johns Favorites, Marriage & Family, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Top 10 Church History, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 10 Truth Claims, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis, Top Navigating

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 …

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 25 201 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 …

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 26 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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Church History, Johns Favorites, Joseph Smith, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 10 Truth Claims, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis

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 …

149-152: LDS Anthropologist Daymon Smith on Post-Manifesto Polygamy, Correlation, the Corporate LDS Church, and Mammon

John Dehlin Fundamentalists, Polygamy, Top 25 138 Comments

In this incredibly fascinating 4-part series, long-time Mormon Stories supporter Andrew Ainsworth interviews Daymon Smith Ph.D., a Mormon anthropologist and the author of a new book called: The Book of Mammon: …

483-486: Christine Jeppsen Clark, Daughter of General Authority Malcolm Jeppsen

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, Excommunication, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 10 Women, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis, Women & Feminism 237 Comments

Christine Jeppsen Clark is a mother of six, a former Mormon Tabernacle Choir member, a Ph.D. graduate student focusing on dementia, and a dear personal friend.  She is also 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 52 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 …

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 …

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 …

658-660: Dr. Greg Prince – The Life of a Faithful Mormon Scientist and Historian

John Dehlin Church History, Faith Promoting Stories, Joseph Smith, Mormon Transitions, New Listeners, Progressive Mormonism, Top 25, Top 25 Faithful 148 Comments

Dr. Greg Prince is best known within Mormonism as the author of three books: – Power from on High: The Development of Mormon Priesthood – David O. McKay and the …

684-686: Margi Dehlin’s Mormon Transition

John Dehlin Excommunication, Faith Promoting Stories, Marriage & Family, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis 67 Comments

As the first interview for the new Mormon Transitions project, I am incredibly pleased to interview my dear wife of 23 years, Margaret (Margi) Weber Dehlin. In this three-part interview, I ask Margi …

173-177: Carol Lynn Pearson – Mormon Author, Poet, Playwright, Feminist, and Philosopher

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Top 10 Women, Top 25, Top 25 Faithful, Top 25 LGBT, Top 26 Faith Crisis, Women & Feminism 81 Comments

Carol Lynn Pearson is one of the most beloved and successul Mormon authors, poets, and playwrights of all time.  A comprehensive listing of her creative works can be found here. …

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

John Dehlin Church History, Ex-Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis 298 Comments

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: …

350-352: Dance Champion Benji Schwimmer

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Sexuality, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 25, Top 25 LGBT, Top 26 Faith Crisis 155 Comments

Benji Schwimmer is a world renowned dancer and choreographer. He is best known for winning Season 2 of the hit tv show So You Think You Can Dance. In this 3-part interview, Benji discusses the following: Part 1: His early years, and his LDS mission experience, Part 2: His experiences on So You Think You Can Dance, and Part 3: His attempts to come to terms with his sexuality and his LDS faith.

631-633: Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Mormon Transitions, New Listeners, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 25, Top 25 LGBT, Top 26 Faith Crisis 40 Comments

Tyler Glenn is best known as the lead singer of the multi-platinum alternative pop band Neon Trees. Tyler was raised LDS/Mormon in Temecula, California.  After discovering a love for music in …

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

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis 162 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 …