877-880: Brooke Bonham Miller and Josh Miller – Seeking Support from Spencer Fluhman and the Maxwell Institute in a Faith Crisis

Mormon Stories Apologetics, Mormon Faith Crisis, Mormon Transitions 24 Comments

I am incredibly honored and proud to release this important episode of Mormon Stories Podcast. It is an interview with Brooke Bonham Miller (Brooke’s Aunt, Robin Bonham, is on the …

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

Mormon Stories Apologetics, Church History, Progressive Mormonism, Top 25 Faithful 45 Comments

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 …

827: Reactions to Terryl and Fiona Givens Firesides, The Christ Who Heals, and Mormon Neo-Apologetics

Mormon Stories Apologetics, Church History, Jesus Christ 54 Comments

In this episode of Mormon Stories, we interview Scott Turley and Carey Foushee who recently attended a Terryl and Fiona Givens Fireside in Arizona. We discuss the Givens’ new book, …

815-817: Neo-Apologetics Pt. 2 with Loyd Ericson and Bert Fuller

Mormon Stories Apologetics, Book Club, Church History 37 Comments

Continuing our Mormon Stories/Mormon Matters podcast series on the Neo-Apologetic movement within Mormonism, John and Dan Wotherspoon interview guests Loyd Ericson and Bert Fuller. This interview focuses on the book …

804-805: An Overview of Mormon Apologetics and Neo-Apologetics

Mormon Stories Apologetics, Church History, Joseph Smith 32 Comments

In part 1 of a Mormon Stories Podcast series on Mormon apologetics, we interview the host of Mormon Matters—Dan Wotherspoon, Brian D. Birch, and Patrick Mason.  In these episodes, the …

752-753: Derrick Clements – Ethically Navigating the Middle Way of Mormonism

Mormon Stories Apologetics, Faith Promoting Stories, Progressive Mormonism, Top 25 Faithful 15 Comments

In these episodes of Mormon Stories, we interview Derrick Clements—a new contributor to “The Cheeky Mormon Movie Review” podcast series with Gina Colvin, avid podcaster, and reporter for Provo’s Daily …

711-714: Trevor Haugen meets with Elder Don R. Clarke and LDS church historian Matthew J. Grow

John Dehlin Apologetics, Church History 47 Comments

In this four-part episode, Trevor Haugen shares and analyzes his experience meeting with LDS General Authority Don R. Clarke and LDS church historian Dr. Matthew J. Grow as they attempt …

709-710: MormonLeaks Founders Ryan McKnight and Scott K. Fausett

John Dehlin Apologetics, Church History, Current Events, Ex-Mormon Stories, Joseph Smith, Polygamy 10 Comments

In this two-part episode we interview the founders of MormonLeaks – Ryan McKnight ant Scott K. Fausett.  According to the MormonLeaks web site: MormonLeaks™ is a non profit media organization …

BONUS: Elder Steven E. Snow Candidly Explains Why the LDS Gospel Topics Essays Are Not Publicized by the Church

John Dehlin Apologetics, Church History, Top 5 Response To Essays 64 Comments

Elder Steven E. Snow candidly explains why the LDS Gospel Topics Essays are not publicized by the LDS Church. (Source here.  Date of recording unknown). “Woven into the story, the history …

640: Staying Active in the LDS Church as an Unorthodox Member

John Dehlin Apologetics, Faith Promoting Stories, Progressive Mormonism, Top 25 Faithful 77 Comments

In this episode Gina Colvin, Ph.D., Dan Wotherspoon, Ph.D., and Thomas McConkie explore the path of staying active in the LDS Church as an unorthodox member.  This episode was recorded live …

596: Bill Reel Discusses His Falling out with FAIR and His Faithful Dissent of LDS Policy

John Dehlin Apologetics, Progressive Mormonism 82 Comments

In this episode former LDS Bishop Bill Reel returns to Mormon Stories to discuss his falling out with the LDS apologetic group FAIR (including his conflict with apologist Brian Hales), …

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 …

517: Discussing Gender and Mormon Apologetics – With Nancy Ross, Kevin Barney, and Jessica Finnigan

John Dehlin Apologetics, Women & Feminism 9 Comments

The voice of Mormon Apologetics in the past has been predominately male. In this episode we explore the intersection of gender and Mormon Apologetics.  We discuss the reasons that this may be, as well …

501-502: Kirk Caudle on Mormon Studies, Working for BYU-Idaho, Resigning, Apologetics and More

James Patterson Apologetics, Ex-Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories 24 Comments

Kirk Caudle, known for his Mormon Book Review podcast (which was, at one time, officially affiliated with BYU’s Maxwell Institute), made headlines over the summer when he resigned from the …

465-466: Brad Kramer on Faith Paradigms and Letting Go of Eden

John Dehlin Apologetics, Faith Promoting Stories 34 Comments

Brad Kramer represents a rising generation of young, thoughtful, faithful Latter-day Saint scholars.  In this two part episode, Brad briefly discusses his own faith/intellectual journey within the LDS church, and then offers …

443-444: Alternative Feminist Approaches to Ordain Women

John Dehlin Apologetics, Best of Mormon Stories, Women & Feminism 246 Comments

In this 2-part series, Fiona Givens, Maxine Hanks, Margaret Young, and Neylan McBaine discuss alternative Feminist approaches to the Ordain Women movement. * Maxine’s photo by Justin Hackworth Photography. P.S.  Here is …

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

John Dehlin Apologetics, Best of Mormon Stories, Book Club, Faith Promoting Stories, Top 25 Faithful, Women & Feminism

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 …

343-344: Mormonism and the Internet with John Dehlin, Scott Gordon (FAIR) and Rosemary Avance

John Dehlin Apologetics, Church History, Faith Promoting Stories, Top 13 John Dehlin 90 Comments

As part of the March 2012 “Mormonism and the Internet” conference held at Utah Valley University, John Dehlin, Scott Gordon (of the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research or FAIR) …