137-138: Edward Kimball, Son of Spencer W. Kimball Parts 1 & 2

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In this 2-part interview (audio and video), I speak with Edward L. Kimball: son of the late LDS Prophet Spencer W. Kimball.  Edward Kimball is a retired law professor from …

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 …

047-051: Richard Bushman — Experiences as a Mormon Historian

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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 …

845-847: Tom Christofferson – That We May Be One

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Our special Christmas Morning release on Mormon Stories Podcast includes an interview with Tom Christofferson about his book “That We May Be One.” Tom shares the story of voluntary excommunication …

385-386: Fiona and Terryl Givens and “The God Who Weeps”

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In this two-part interview we speak with Fiona and Terryl Givens on the release of their new book “The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life.” In part …

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

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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. …

567-568: Dan Wotherspoon: Reflections on 15 Years of Helping People Try to Find Rich Spirituality Within Mormonism

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Dan Wotherspoon has spent 15 years trying to help struggling LDS Church members find rich spirituality within Mormonism after a crisis of faith.  Dan has a Ph.D. in religious studies from Claremont University, …

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

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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 …

770-773: Laurie Lee Hall – Standing in my truth, Walking in my faith

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In these episodes of Mormon Stories, we interview former LDS Stake President and LDS Chief Architect Laurie Lee Hall. Laurie Lee’s story is fascinating on many levels: Laurie Lee worked …

370-371: Philip Barlow and A Thoughtful Faith

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Philip Barlow is editor of the book “A Thoughtful Faith,” which was pivotal in my faith transition as a BYU student and beyond.  He currently sits in the Arrington Chair …

470-471: Adam Miller’s Letters to a Young Mormon

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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 …

779-780: Bill Reel’s Evolution

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In our third sit-down with former Mormon Bishop and podcaster Bill Reel, we discuss: His early years as a convert to the Mormon church. His original motives for starting his podcast, …

365: Why I Stay — John Dehlin

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This presentation was delivered as part of the 2012 Salt Lake Symposium held on July 27th. To listen to the entire session, click here. The text for the talk can …

671-672: Amy McPhie Allebest, Author of “Dear Mormon Man, Tell Me What You Would Do”

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Amy McPhie Allebest is a lifelong member of the Church, a returned missionary, a temple-married wife and mother of four, a writer, and a graduate student at Stanford University. Last month, …

785-786: Jon Ogden – Author of “When Mormons Doubt”

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In these episodes of Mormon Stories, we interview Jon Ogden—author of When Mormons Doubt.  Jon describes how his faith crisis blossomed during his LDS mission and time at BYU and …

015-017: Mormon Stages of Faith with Tom Kimball and Dan Wotherspoon

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In this 3-part series: Part 1: Dan Wotherspoon and Tom Kimball outline the basics of Fowler’s “Stages of Faith.” Part 2: Tom Kimball (with support from Dan Wotherspoon) takes us through …

848-851: Mormon Millennial (Neo-) Apologist Jaxon Washburn

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In this Mormon Stories Podcast episode, we interview millennial apologist Jaxon Washburn. Jaxon is 19 year old, pre-mission Mormon apologist attending Arizona State University. Jaxon was introduced to issues of …

448: Imam Jamal Rahman on Progressive Islam

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In part 3 of a 4-part series, Imam Jamal Rahman of the Three Interfaith Amigos shares his views on progressive Islam. Imam Jamal Rahman is co-founder and Muslim Sufi Minister …

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 …

446: Pastor Don Mackenzie on Progressive Christianity

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In part 1 of a 4-part series, Pastor Don Mackenzie of the Three Interfaith Amigos shares his views on progressive Christianity. Pastor Don Mackenzie, PhD, is devoting himself to interfaith …