871-873: Tim Birt – A Therapist’s Perspective on Protecting Children in Mormonism

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In this episode, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Tim Birt shares with us his perspective on three questions: Part 1) In what ways are LDS policies …

870: Sam Young and ProtectLDSChildren.org – Apostasy Charges and March for the Children

Mormon Stories Community, Current Events, Disciplinary Councils, Sexual Abuse 17 Comments

In this episode, we check in with Bishop Sam Young to discuss progress in his petition to end sexually-invasive questions to children during clergy interviews.  We also discuss his plans …

839-842: Matthew Lohmeier – Joining the Snuffer Movement

Mormon Stories Book of Mormon, Church History, Disciplinary Councils, Joseph Smith 36 Comments

Continuing our series on the Doctrine of Christ (Snuffer) Movement, we interview Matthew Lohmeier. Matt converted to the Mormon church at age 14. He served a mission in Taiwan, attended the …

789-790: Sean Carter – How White Supremacy Led Me Out of Mormonism

Mormon Stories Blacks & The Priesthood, Current Events, Ex-Mormon Stories, Top 12 Race, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 16 Comments

In this two-part episode of Mormon Stories, we interview Sean Carter—traveling law humorist of Lawpsided Seminars.  In this entertaining and lively interview, we discuss: Sean’s upbringing as a black youth …

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 Mormon Faith Crisis Stories, Transgender, Women & Feminism 38 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 …

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 …

605: An Analysis of the “Joseph Smith’s Teachings about Priesthood, Temple, and Women” Essay

John Dehlin Church History, Joseph Smith, Top 5 Response To Essays, Women & Feminism 20 Comments

In this episode Jamie Hanis Handy assembles an amazing panel (Natasha Helfer Parker, Dr. Kristy Money, and Dr. Gina Colvin) to discuss the recent LDS church essay entitled: “Joseph Smith’s Teachings about Priesthood, …

580: Reviewing the Mother in Heaven LDS Essay

John Dehlin Top 5 Response To Essays, Women & Feminism 79 Comments

In today’s episode a wonderful panel of women review the recent LDS Church “Mother in Heaven” essay.  Panelists include: Jamie Hanis Handy, Natasha Helfer Parker, Dr. Kristy Money, and Carol …

458: Ordain Women Spring 2014

John Dehlin Women & Feminism 30 Comments

On April 5th, 2014 Ordain Women will again be seeking entrance into the LDS General Conference Priesthood session.  Details can be found here.  In this episode we interview Nadine Hansen, …

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 …

442: Ordain Women General Conference Priesthood Event Pt. 1 – The Participants

John Dehlin Current Events, Women & Feminism 28 Comments

In part 1 of a three-part series, we discuss the Ordain Women-planned event on 10/5/2013 to attend the LDS general conference priesthood session.  Participants include Heather Olson Beal, Ann Marie Whittaker, Tinesha …

436-437: Elijah Abel – Early Black Mormon Priesthood Holder

John Dehlin Blacks & The Priesthood, Church History, Race 18 Comments

As an independent historian, Russell Stevenson has been studying Mormon history for nearly two decades. His first book, Black Mormon: The Story of Elijah Ables, tells the vexing story of …

368: “A Thoughtful Faith” Episode 1 – Greg Prince’s “Manifesto for Change”

John Dehlin Faith Promoting Stories, Mormon Culture, Politics, Women & Feminism 9 Comments

For the inaugural episode of the new “A Thoughtful Faith” podcast, Micah Nickolaisen interviews Greg Prince. Greg is well known for his historical contributions and grassroots activism within the LDS Church, …

228: Agitating Faithfully for Gender Equality Within the LDS Church

John Dehlin Progressive Mormonism, Women & Feminism 52 Comments

Today we interview Dane Laverty – founder of the “Agitating Faithfully” web site (Facebook page here).  Agitating Faithfully is a site supporting gender equality in the church. It was inspired …

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 …