858-859: Spiral Dynamics and Mormonism

Mormon Stories Current Events, Faith Promoting Stories 16 Comments

Spiral Dynamics is a data-based, psychological theory of how human consciousness changes the world, and explains how people come to very different conclusions while having access to the same information. …

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 …

808: Scouting Controversies and the Mormon Church – With Peter J. Brown

Mormon Stories Community, Current Events, Faith Promoting Stories, LGBTQ 3 Comments

This episode of Mormon Stories features Peter J. Brown, Chief Financial Officer for the Grand Teton Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In this interview, we discuss the history …

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

Mormon Stories Apologetics, Book Club, Church History, Faith Promoting Stories, Progressive Mormonism, Top 25 Faithful 25 Comments

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 …

779-780: Bill Reel’s Evolution

John Dehlin Faith Promoting Stories, Progressive Mormonism, Top 25 Faithful 23 Comments

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, …

774: 30 Questions Nobody Asks My Husband at Church – Julie DeAzevedo Hanks

Mormon Stories Mormon Transitions, Top 10 Women, Women & Feminism 7 Comments

In this episode of Mormon Stories/Transitions, John and Margi interview the brilliant Dr. Julie DeAzevedo Hanks about her article titled “30 Questions Nobody Asks My Husband at Church.” John, Margi, and …

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

John Dehlin Disciplinary Councils, Faith Promoting Stories, Johns Favorites, LGBTQ, Top 25 Faithful, Top 25 LGBT, Top 26 Faith Crisis, Transgender, Women & Feminism 37 Comments

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 …

767-768: Navigating Progressive Mormonism with Carol Lynn Pearson, Jana Riess, and Jana Johnson Spangler

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In this Mormon Stories podcast series, John and Margi interview Carol Lynn Pearson, Jana Riess, and Jana Johnson Spangler to explore their experiences navigating progressive Mormonism. In this series we …

758: Staying Active in the Mormon Church as a semi- or non-believer

Mormon Stories Marriage & Family, Mormon Transitions, Progressive Mormonism 11 Comments

In this episode of Mormon Stories and Mormon Transitions, John and Margi reflect back on their 13 years of experience as semi- and non-believers and provide their advice on how …

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 …

741-742: Healthy Marriage

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In these episodes of Mormon Stories, John and Margi have a discussion with Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST about forming a foundation for marriage that withstands change.  They also discuss …

740: Alex Autry – Transitioning from female to male as a post-Mormon teen

Mormon Stories Faith Promoting Stories, LGBTQ, Transgender 6 Comments

In this episode of Mormon Stories, we continue our series on Transgender/Intersex education within Mormonism by interviewing Alex Autry.  Alex discusses his transition from female to male as a post-Mormon …

739: Mormon Transgender Experiences

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In this episode, John and Margi interview four individuals who are transgender and either active LDS or former LDS.  Our panelists for this interview are Kimberly, Ann, Emmett, and Augustus.  …

727-730 Nicki and Lance Miles’ epic Mormon transition and their meeting with Elder Marlin K. Jensen

Mormon Stories Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Women & Feminism 42 Comments

As part of our series on meetings with Mormon General Authorities, we interview Lance and Nicki Miles. Lance and Nicki’s story four-part story has so many compelling (and epic!) components, including: …

701-704: Kim Sandberg Turner, Founder of WOCA – Navigating a Mormon faith transition as a grandparent

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories, Johns Favorites, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Mormon Transitions, New Listeners, Top 10 Women, Women & Feminism 26 Comments

Kim Sandberg Turner is the founder of Women of a Certain Age (WOCA) – a network of support communities for 40+ post-Mormon women.  In this four part episode, Kim discusses: Part …

697-699: Celebrating the Life of Grant Palmer

John Dehlin Church History, Disciplinary Councils, Ex-Mormon Stories, Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith 13 Comments

In this three-part interview, we honor Grant Palmer, former LDS seminary/institute instructor, and author of “An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins” – which provides a plausible explanation for how the …

684-686: Margi Dehlin’s Mormon Transition

John Dehlin Excommunication, Faith Promoting Stories, Marriage & Family, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis 68 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 …

678-679: Lance Allred – First Deaf Player in the NBA

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Polygamy, Top 10 Polygamy 21 Comments

Lance Allred’s Mormon story is fascinating for so many reasons. He is the grandson of assassinated Mormon fundamentalist prophet Rulon Allred. He was born deaf, and stands 6’11” tall. He …

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

John Dehlin Faith Promoting Stories, Johns Favorites, Progressive Mormonism, Top 10 Women, Top 25 Faithful, Women & Feminism 71 Comments

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, …

669-670: How U.K./BBC TV Star Alex Winters (CBeebies) Lost his Mormon Faith

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories, International 93 Comments

As part 3 in our series on Mormons in the U.K. we interview BBC TV Star Alex Winters – who worked for seven years as a presenter on the BBC …