812-814: Wealth and Corporate Power – D. Michael Quinn

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These episodes of Mormon Stories include a recording of our live interview on 10/23/17 with renowned author, Dr. D. Michael Quinn, author of the final volume of the “Mormon Hierarchy” …

524: Jedediah Rogers Discusses Joseph Smith’s Council of Fifty

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In this episode, Jedediah Rogers discusses his new book published by Signature Books entitled “The Council of Fifty: A Documentary History.” Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith had both millennial and …

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” …

047-051: Richard Bushman — Experiences as a Mormon Historian

John Dehlin Church History, Joseph Smith, Mormon Culture, Top 10 Church History, Top 25, Top 25 Faithful 28 Comments

In part 1 of this multi-part interview, Dr. Richard Bushman, the world’s foremost scholar on Joseph Smith and early Mormonism and the author of Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling, discusses …

039: Lowell Bennion–Mormon educator and humanitarian–through the eyes of Mary Lythgoe Bradford (An interview by Stirling Adams)

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To keep this podcast alive, please consider donating to Mormon Stories by clicking on the “Make a Donation” button at the top right of this blog. Lowell Bennion is without …

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

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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 …

022-024: Black and Mormon — The Darron Smith Story

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In this 3 part series, we interview Darron Smith–a black man who joined the LDS church as a teenager in Tennessee. After serving a mission for the LDS Church and …

019-021: Mormon, Married, Gay and Facing Discipline–An Interview with Buckley Jeppson

John Dehlin Church History, Excommunication, LGBTQ, Mormon Culture, Top 25 LGBT 20 Comments

In this 3-part series, we interview Buckley Jeppson. Buckley, 57, says he’s been informed verbally by a senior church leader that his life is incompatible with the doctrines of 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 …

010-011: Finding our Way Back Home

John Dehlin Church History, Mormon Culture, Mormon Doctrine, Polygamy 11 Comments

Over the past few months, I’ve developed a friendship with several members of the LDS “Bloggernacle”–including a young couple known as “Serenity Valley” and “Roasted Tomatoes”. This wife/husband pair live …