689-690: LDS Church Growth or Decline in 2016? Featuring Dr. Ryan Cragun and Dr. Rick Phillips

John Dehlin General Authorities, Missionary Work 45 Comments

Is the LDS Church in decline, or one of the fastest growing churches in the world? In this episode sociologists Ryan Cragun and Rick Phillips reviewed LDS Church growth statistics …

572: Announcing the Mormon Transitions Project

John Dehlin Mormon Transitions 14 Comments

A first draft of the vision/strategy for the new “Mormon Transitions” initiative can be found below. Also, for those interested, we will be holding our first Mormon Transitions retreat October …

320: Changing Demographics in the Worldwide LDS Church with Matt Martinich of the Cumorah Foundation

John Dehlin Missionary Work, Mormon Culture 9 Comments

In this episode Scott H. interviews Matt Martinich of the Cumorah Foundation. Matt takes us on a tour of the triumphs and challenges of Mormonism throughout the world. Matt’s blog …

319: Changing Mormon Demographics in the U.S. with Dr. Ryan Cragun

John Dehlin Church History, New Listeners 52 Comments

In this episode Scott H. and I interview sociologist Dr. Ryan Cragun about his newly published report called, “Mormons in the United States 1990-2008: Socio-demographic Trends and Regional Differences.” Some of …