860-861: Carol Lynn Pearson – The Ghost of Eternal Polygamy

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Mormon Stories Podcast is excited to team up with Sunstone to present a recording of our live podcast on 1/25/18 with Carol Lynn Pearson where we discuss her book, The Ghost …

564: Lindsay Hansen Park Interviews John Dehlin on the 10th Anniversary of Mormon Stories Podcast

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In this 2015 Sunstone Symposium presentation, the wonderful Lindsay Hansen Park interviews me (John Dehlin) on the 10 year anniversary of Mormon Stories podcast.  Warning — I get a bit …

267: Michael Quinn, History and the Mormon World View

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This episode is a rebroadcast from the 1995 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium. Entitled, “The Church Years: Michael Quinn, History, and the Mormon World View,” it includes Dr. Martha Sonntag Bradley …

235-238: Dan Wotherspoon – Mormonism Broad and Deep

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In this 4-part series we interview Dan Wotherspoon. Dan has a Ph.D. in religion from the Claremont Graduate School, and was Director of the Sunstone Education Foundation and Editor of …

148: Five important announcements for Mormon Stories Podcast

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Mormon Stories listeners, I have five very important announcements that I’d like to make to you… my listeners… so I’ll try to make it brief. Potential Workshops and Reception at …

109: How to Stay in the LDS Church after Losing Your Faith

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In this seminar (recorded live at the 2007 Northwest Sunstone Symposium in Seattle), I discuss techniques for staying in the LDS church after a major trial of faith. Additional links …

085-087: God Loveth His Children — The New LDS Pamphlet on Homosexuality

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A new pamphlet about homosexuality appeared on the church’s website in late July, 2007. The pamphlet is entitled God Loveth His Children, and, among other things, says that the Church …

077-083: “Understanding the September Six” — Paul Toscano Parts 1 – 7

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When the history of 20th century Mormonism is written, Paul Toscano will likely go down as one of the most controversial and divisive figures of that era. Paul is the …

073: Spirituality of the Rising LDS Generation Pt. 5 — “Re-evaluation”: An interview with BYU student David Lassetter

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In part 5 of our series we interview BYU student David Lassetter. David was raised in a home very well-versed in Mormon Studies (Dialogue and Sunstones abounding), and seems to …

066: Women in the LDS Church Part 10 – The LDS Church’s Opposition to the Equal Rights Ammendment

John Dehlin Church History, Women & Feminism 11 Comments

In this episode, Martha Sontagg Bradley, author of Pedestals and Podiums: Utah Women, Religious Authority, and Equal Rights — discusses her research into the LDS church’s opposition to the Equal …

052: J. Bonner Ritchie—On Organizations, Individuals, and Pillars of Thoughtful Faith

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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. Also, please show Sunstone …

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 …

006: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Mormon Cybergalaxy

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Due to overwhelming requests, I’ve made this into a podcast. Over the past 2-3 years, LDS-themed blogs have literally erupted with activity. Today, there is an entire ecosystem of LDS …