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 72 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 …

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 …

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

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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 …

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 10 LGBT, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis 39 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 …

809-811: Mike Norton (NewNameNoah) Tells His Story

Mormon Stories Church History, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis 104 Comments

Whether you love him, are troubled by him, or don’t quite know what to make of him, our listeners need to hear these episodes of Mormon Stories with Mike Norton—known …

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: …

350-352: Dance Champion Benji Schwimmer

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Sexuality, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 10 LGBT, Top 25, 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.

616-617: Thirteen Years of Silence – Matt Elggren and Clay Christensen’s Story of Family, Faith, Doubt, and Hope

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Marriage & Family, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis 383 Comments

In 2003, Matt Elggren and I met while working at Microsoft.  Together, along with others, we discovered troubling things about LDS Church history. For most of the past thirteen years, …

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 …

650-652: One Ordinary Family’s Extraordinary Mormon Transition

John Dehlin Community, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Missionary Work, Mormon Transitions, Top 26 Faith Crisis 106 Comments

In this epic, three-part interview with Paul, Lisa, and Kyle, we learn about one ordinary Mormon family’s extraordinary Mormon transition. Topics covered in this episode include: Living as an orthodox …

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 …

544: Marisa and Carson Calderwood Discuss Their Excommunication

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In this episode Marisa and Carson Calderwood discuss their excommunication from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 21, 2015 for apostasy. See here for a list …

852-857: Family Ties – Doug, Laurie, Julie, and Jerry’s Mormon Faith Crisis/Transition

Mormon Stories Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Mormon Transitions, Top 26 Faith Crisis 87 Comments

In this special episode of Mormon Stories, we travel to Southern California to interview 2 couples—Doug & Laurie and Jerry & Julie about their Mormon faith crisis and transition.  The couples …

828-830: Mel and Stu Brown’s Mormon Transition

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In this special edition of Mormon Stories, we interview Mel and Stu Brown from Cache Valley, Utah. Many of our listeners will find Mel and Stu’s experience as a mixed-faith …

818-820: Tova Mirvis – Losing Faith and Mixed Faith Marriage as an Orthodox Jew

Mormon Stories Book Club, Johns Favorites, Marriage & Family, Top 26 Faith Crisis, Women & Feminism 15 Comments

In this very special edition of Mormon Stories Podcast, we interview Tova Mirvis, author of The Book of Separation: A Memoir—a powerfully relevant memoir about Tova’s loss of faith as …

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 10 LGBT, Top 26 Faith Crisis 52 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 …

649: Sam Young – Living the Law of Common Consent by Voting Opposed

John Dehlin Current Events, Progressive Mormonism, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis 72 Comments

Sam Young lived as an orthodox Mormon for several decades, including a full term as an LDS bishop and many years as a stake high counselor. After stumbling on the …

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

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Top 10 LGBT, Top 10 Women, Top 25, Top 25 Faithful, 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. …