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523: Interview with Radiowest’s Doug Fabrizio about My Excommunication

February 11, 2015
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Interview with Radiowest’s Doug Fabrizio about My Excommunication.

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My Excommunication

February 10, 2015
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My press release from today.

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522: Three Inspirations on the Eve of My Disciplinary Council: Lowell Bennion, Sterling McMurrin, and Obert Tanner

February 7, 2015
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522: Three Inspirations on the Eve of My Disciplinary Council: Lowell Bennion, Sterling McMurrin, and Obert Tanner

“Faith and Reason, Conscience and Conflict: The Paths of Lowell Bennion, Sterling McMurrin, and Obert Tanner” April 12, 2014 McMurrin Lecture: In her lecture, Flake defines an intellectual as one who loves and is committed to the life of the mind, one for whom thought is both a delight and a necessity,…

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A Request for Mormon Newsroom and Eric Hawkins

February 7, 2015
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A note to Mormon Newsroom and Eric Hawkins (Senior Manager, Media Relations, LDS Church Public Affairs Department), It has been confirmed to me by multiple sources that over the past few days and weeks you have been attempting to directly seek corrections from news outlets who have reported that my public…

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A Response to Peggy Fletcher Stack about OSF Finances

February 7, 2015
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I obviously cannot know what Peggy Fletcher Stack​’s intentions were in the writing and timing of her recent Salt Lake Tribune article about me entitled “Mormon facing excommunication makes his living off his podcasts.”  I will say at the outset that I consider Peggy to be both a longtime hero…

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Details for Sunday, Response to Apostasy Charge, and Concerns about the Disciplinary Council

February 5, 2015
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I have put together a release that summarizes a few key things: New details regarding Sunday’s disciplinary council, including information about the vigil organized by Micah Nicholaison. My formal response to the apostasy charge, including quotes from President Bryan King supporting why I feel (know) my support of Ordain Women and…

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521: Mormon Stories: A Tribute from Past Podcast Participants

January 24, 2015
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As John Dehlin faces a disciplinary council for his work on Mormon Stories, more than two dozen past participants offer their thoughts on what John and the podcast have meant to them and to Mormonism. These reflections include faithful, orthodox Latter-Day Saints and ex-Mormons; famous scholars and private individuals; and…

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520: John Dehlin’s TribTalk with Jennifer Napier-Pearce about Disciplinary Council

January 22, 2015
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Popular Mormon podcaster John Dehlin will face a church disciplinary council on Sunday to address allegations of apostasy. On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., Dehlin joined Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about his faith and how he views dissent, doubt and discipline within the LDS Church.

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Responses from Bishops and Stake Presidents about Public Support of Ordain Women and Same-Sex Marriage

January 22, 2015
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I’m still trying to get to the bottom of this question: Can LDS church members remain members in good standing/full fellowship (with a temple recommend) and show public support for either Ordain Women and/or Same-Sex Marriage? I have a favor to ask those of you who are willing.  Will you please…

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518-519: Clark Johnsen – From BYU to Broadway’s Book of Mormon Musical

January 21, 2015
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In this hilarious and touching episode of Mormon Stories, John Dehlin interviews Clark Johnson, an original cast member in the hit Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon. In part one, Clark shares his experience as a young gay Mormon coming from a conservative LDS background, his mission to Mexico, and how he and…

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Stories of Women (and Men) Who Feel They Have Been Harmed by Mormon Patriarchy

January 21, 2015
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If you are a current or former Mormon woman (or man) who feels as though you have been harmed by Mormon patriarchy, please include your story here. Note: Please do not comment on other people’s stories.  For this post, I would like it to only contain people’s direct stories.  Thanks…

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Stories of Marital Distress or Divorce Because of a Mormon Faith Crisis

January 20, 2015
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If you experienced divorce or significant marital distress because of a Mormon/LDS faith crisis, please share your story here.  If Mormon Stories helped you or your marriage through this process in some positive way, please feel free to share that too. Note: Please do not comment on other people’s stories.  For…

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Stories of People Disciplined by LDS Church “Just” for Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

January 18, 2015
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Many people are skeptical that someone could be disciplined in the 21st century LDS Church for “just” supporting same-sex marriage.  If you have experienced church discipline for supporting same-sex marriage, please post your story below. Stories I’ve gathered so far: “My stake president (in Draper) told me a few months…

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Reasons for the Disciplinary Council

January 17, 2015
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(Updated on 1/19/2015 to provide more detail, based on feedback from Bill Benac). In Peggy Fletcher Stack’s January 16th, 2015 article entitled “Did Mormon podcaster go too far? Dehlin faces possible excommunication,” she attributes the following opinion to Mormon apologist, blogger, and attorney Steve Evans, “Evans questions whether Dehlin’s support…

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Disciplinary Council

January 15, 2015
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January 15, 2015 (updated 1/17/2015) For Immediate Release North Logan, UT Phone: 435 227-5776 Email: johndehlin@gmail.com Mormon Podcaster and Scholar John Dehlin Threatened with Excommunication Summary: As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS or Mormon church), I have been summoned by my LDS Stake…

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517: Discussing Gender and Mormon Apologetics – With Nancy Ross, Kevin Barney, and Jessica Finnigan

January 8, 2015
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The voice of Mormon Apologetics in the past has been predominately male. In this episode we explore the intersection of gender and Mormon Apologetics.  We discuss the reasons that this may be, as well as how this tradition is changing and creating a space for more women within FAIR. In this episode, we are…

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Your Questions for John Larsen

January 6, 2015
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On January 21st at 6pm in Salt Lake City we will be hosting a live interview and celebration of John Larsen (former host of Mormon Expression Podcast, and current president of the White Fields Educational Foundation).  Please post your questions for John here, and please RSVP to attend the interview/celebration…

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516: 2014 Mormon Stories End-of-Year Update

December 27, 2014
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In this episode I address the past, present, and future of Mormon Stories.  I also discuss my past interactions with Stake President Bryan King, my current beliefs, my current relationship with the LDS church, and my thoughts about what appears to be a pending disciplinary council.  

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Your Questions for Clark Johnsen and/or about the Book of Mormon Musical Go Here

December 24, 2014
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We will be interviewing Clark Johnsen — original cast member for the Broadway Book of Mormon Musical — this Sunday in Salt Lake City. Please post your questions for Clark about his story, or about the Book of Mormon musical, below. To RSVP to attend the interview with Clark on…

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514-515: Infants on Thrones Podcast

December 14, 2014
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In this two-part series we interview the panelists for Infants on Thrones Podcast: Glenn, Matt, Scott, Randy, Bob, Tom, and Jake.  These guys do tend to get a bit rowdy (language!)…so listener discretion is advised.

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513: A Non-Member Reads the Book of Mormon — David Michael and his “My Book of Mormon Podcast”

December 10, 2014
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In this episode J. Nelson-Seawright interviews David Michael about his experience creating his new podcast “My Book of Mormon,” wherein David shares his thoughts and witty comments on each chapter of Mormonism’s central book of scripture. With no background in Mormonism, David is reading the Book of Mormon cover to cover for the…

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512: Discussing the New LDS.org Polygamy Essays Part 2 – With Lindsay Hansen Park, J. Nelson-Seawright, and Joe Geisner

December 3, 2014
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Recently, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released its long-awaited series of essays on polygamy in Kirtland/Nauvoo, Utah and post-manifesto polygamy, igniting a firestorm of discussion online. In this second installment, we bring together an all-star cast of Mormon Stories favorites to discuss the Early Utah Polygamy essay: Lindsay…

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Why was Kate Kelly Excommunicated, but You Have Not Yet Been?

December 2, 2014
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In Kristine Haglund’s recent article in Slate Magazine regarding the end of the “Mormon Moment,” she wrote: “Around the same time that Kelly was excommunicated, the host of the popular Mormon Stories podcast, John Dehlin, was threatened with disciplinary action as well. Unlike Kelly, he was not excommunicated, perhaps in part because…

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511: Jan Shipps — New History of the Prairie and Mountain Saints; Race and Gender

November 26, 2014
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Mormon Stories is very proud to introduce its newest sister podcast — Mormon Studies Podcast! In its inagural episode, host Brent Metcalfe interviews Jan Shipps. Jan is professor emeritus of history at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis and a former president of the John Whitmer Historical Association (2004–05) and the Mormon…

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508-510: The Abhau Family — Supporting their Gay Son, Dealing With Faith Crisis and Finding their Voice

November 20, 2014
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In this very important episode of Mormon Stories, psychiatrist Daniel Parkinson M.D., who is also host of our sister podcast Gay Mormon Stories, interviews Meg, Jake and Jon Abhau. Meg and Jake were conservative Mormons when their 13 year old son came out to them as gay 18 months ago.…

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507: Free BYU — Religious Freedom and Faith Transition at Church Schools

November 13, 2014
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has long affirmed the importance of religious freedom, even issuing a press release in 2013 declaring that “it is the right to think, express and act upon what you deeply believe, according to the dictates of conscience.” But a group of current…

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505-506: Carrie Sheffield on Leaving Mormonism, Finding Stoicism, Politics, Conservatism and More

November 7, 2014
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In the world of politics and media, Carrie Sheffield is a veritable dynamo. She has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, PBS, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, BBC Radio and more, as an expert on politics and the economy. Graduating with a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard, she…

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504: Professor David Campbell on Politics, Religion and Mormonism

October 29, 2014
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In this episode of Mormon Stories, J. Nelson-Seawright interviews David Campbell, Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and the founding director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, about his celebrated research on religion and politics in America. Professor Campbell argues that the…

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503: Discussing the New LDS.org Polygamy Essays Part 1 — With Lindsay Hansen Park, John Hamer and J. Nelson-Seawright

October 23, 2014
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This week The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released its long-awaited series of essays on polygamy in Kirtland/Nauvoo, Utah and post-manifesto polygamy, igniting a firestorm of discussion online. In this episode, we bring together an all-star cast of Mormon Stories favorites to discuss the Kirtland/Nauvoo essay:

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501-502: Kirk Caudle on Mormon Studies, Working for BYU-Idaho, Resigning, Apologetics and More

October 21, 2014
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Kirk Caudle, known for his Mormon Book Review podcast (which was, at one time, officially affiliated with BYU’s Maxwell Institute), made headlines over the summer when he resigned from the church after working as an online religion instructor for BYU-Idaho. However, he still attends church regularly and maintains strong ties…

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500: To Be Released

October 21, 2014
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Episode 500 is in the works, and will be released as soon as John can finish it.   In the meantime, we’re going to be releasing some of the other great content we’ve been working on. Enjoy!

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