John takes the hot seat this time as Rick Bennett from YouTube Channel Gospel Tangents does the interviewing. Gospel Tangents is a channel looking to represent a 360 degree view of Mormonism and welcomes guests representing various views and experiences of the Restoration Gospel started by Joseph Smith. 

Rick calls John Dehlin the “grandfather” of Mormon podcasting. Not that he’s old, but rather internet-old! Rick asks John about his journey in and out of the Church, dating an Oscar-winning actress in high school, some of his dealing with general authorities, and his excommunication and aftermath. They also discuss his tangles with apologists & neo-apologists, the Swedish Rescue, and whether he really wants people to stay LDS.


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  1. Dan September 2, 2022 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    John, you are an inspiration and a blessing. Thank you!

  2. Ember Tonge October 21, 2022 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    Thank you John for being so good at what you do. I really was grateful to hear your story!

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