305-306: Flunking Sainthood with Jana Riess

John Dehlin Faith Promoting Stories, Mormon Doctrine 40 Comments

Today we spend two good hours with author and scholar Jana Reiss.  Jana is the author/editor of nine books, including: Mormonism for Dummies and What Would Buffy Do?  Jana is …

054: Nate Oman — On Messiness, Harvard, the Bloggernacle, and Thoughtful Faith

John Dehlin Apologetics, Faith Promoting Stories, Joseph Smith, Mormon Doctrine 72 Comments

Chances are, you’ve never heard of Nate Oman. Nevertheless — Nate is a Mormon worth knowing. Born to Sunstone and Dialogue – style parents, Nate was raised to expect “messiness” …

027-029: My (John Dehlin’s) Story

John Dehlin Church History, LGBTQ, Mormon Doctrine, Polygamy, Top 13 John Dehlin 25 Comments

At least once each week a listener will ask me (John Dehlin) about my testimony of the LDS Church. Liberals or ex-Mormons sometimes call me an apologist. A few conservatives …

026: Blacks and the LDS Priesthood–An Interview with Darius Gray and Margaret Young

John Dehlin Church History, Mormon Culture, Mormon Doctrine, Race, Top 10 Church History, Top 12 Race 33 Comments

Recently, Brigham Young University invited Darius Gray–one of the founders of the LDS Genesis Group, and a black Mormon for over 30 years–to deliver a presentation entitled, “Blacks and the …

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

John Dehlin Church History, Mormon Culture, Mormon Doctrine, Top 25 Faithful 18 Comments

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 …

012-014: An Introduction to Mormon Polygamy with Todd Compton

John Dehlin Church History, Joseph Smith, Mormon Doctrine, Polygamy, Top 10 Polygamy, Top 10 Truth Claims Leave a Comment

In this 3 part series, we interview Todd Compton about the basics of polygamy in the Mormon church. Todd Compton is the author of the book In Sacred Loneliness: The …