Posts Tagged ‘ Podcast ’

345: Dr. Tom Mould–Still the Small Voice: Narrative, Personal Revelation, and the Mormon Folk Tradition

May 3, 2012
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In this episode, Scott H. interviews Dr. Tom Mould about his recent book: “Still the Small Voice: Narrative, Personal Revelation, and the Mormon Folk Tradition“. Dr. Mould is an associate professor of anthropology and folklore at Elon University and director of Elon’s Program for Ethnographic Research and Community Studies. A non-Mormon, Dr. Mould nonetheless became very familiar with the Mormon experience in his field work. He immersed himself in a Mormon community, attending church meetings, family home evenings, and even father/son campouts. His perspectives on how Mormons experience, share, and interpret personal revelation is fascinating for anyone interested in Mormon…

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338-342: The Psychology of Religion with Dr. James Nagel

May 2, 2012
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In this 5 part series with accompanying visuals, Dr. James Nagel (also known as AntiCitizenX) discusses the psychology of religious belief. Videos and PowerPoints available below, and are highly recommended.

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333-336: 2011 Circling the Wagons Conference

April 22, 2012
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The goal of the 2011 Mormon Stories "Circling the Wagons" conference was to create a space where LGBTQ or SSA individuals and their families and allies could gather to acknowledge, explore and honor shared experiences.

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331: The Bill Prince Family Story – From Stake Presidency and Houston Mormon Royalty to Ex-Mormons

March 23, 2012
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This episode was recorded as part of the January 2012 Mormon Stories regional conference held in Houston, Texas dedicated to the topic of "Maintaining Positive Relationships Through Empathy and Dialogue." Interview participants include Bill Prince, Julie Prince, Tina Prince and Lee Prince. Bill Prince served as a member of the Houston Texas Stake Presidency for several years before his daughter, Tina, left the LDS church; Bill and Julie soon followed. This is their Mormon story.

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330: Raising Children in a Mixed-Faith Mormon Home

March 23, 2012
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This episode was recorded as part of the January 2012 Mormon Stories regional conference held in Houston, Texas dedicated to the topic of "Maintaining Positive Relationships Through Empathy and Dialogue." Panel participants include Heather Olson-Beal, Brent Beal, Anne McMullin Peffer, Jacob Brown, and John Dehlin.

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329: Houston Mormon Stories Conference Open-Mic “Story Sharing” Time

March 23, 2012
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This episode was recorded as part of the January 2012 Mormon Stories regional conference held in Houston, Texas dedicated to the topic of “Maintaining Positive Relationships Through Empathy and Dialogue.”  This is the “Story Sharing” portion of the conference.

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328: Three Powerful Stories about Having Difficult Mormon Conversations with Family

March 21, 2012
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Three Powerful Stories about Having Difficult Mormon Conversations with Family.

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327: Having the Difficult Conversations about Mormonism with Family, Friends and Community Members

March 6, 2012
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This episode was recorded as part of the January 2012 Mormon Stories regional conference held in Houston, Texas dedicated to the topic of “Maintaining Positive Relationships Through Empathy and Dialogue.” In part 1 John Dehlin talks about the costs and benefits of having difficult conversations about Mormonism with family and friends. In part 2, Dan Wotherspoon delivers a presentation called: "Make Love AND War!: Maintaining Positive Relationships During Faith Transitions—A Spiritual Framing."

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Grant Palmer on Sexual Allegations Against Joseph Smith, William and Jane Law, and His Resignation

February 26, 2012
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In this episode Grant Palmer, author of “An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins,” returns to Mormon Stories to discuss: Sexual allegations made against Joseph Smith during his early years The story of William and Jane Law, and An update on Grant’s resignation from the LDS church Warning: The material on this podcast is very sensitive and will likely be considered offensive by traditional LDS church believers.  Please do not listen if your faith is tender, or if you are seeking to avoid any critical discussion of Joseph Smith or the LDS church. Finally, to listen to our original interview with…

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323: Scrupulosity, OCD and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with John Dehlin

February 25, 2012
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In this episode John Dehlin discusses his Masters thesis research on Scrupulosity (religious/moral Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder).  This presentation covers: 1) an overview of obsessive-compulsive disorder, 2) an overview of scrupulosity, 3) a review of the most common treatments for OCD/Scrupulosity, and 4) the results of John’s recent study of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a treatment for Scrupulosity.

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321-322: Denver Snuffer – A Progressive, Fundamentalist, Non-Polygamist Mormon Lawyer Who Claims to Have Seen Christ

February 12, 2012
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In this episode John Dehlin interviews Denver Snuffer: a progressive, fundamentalist, non-polygamist Mormon lawyer who claims to have seen Christ. Denver is the author of several books including The Second Comforter: Conversing With the Lord Through the Veil and Passing the Heavenly Gift.

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320: Changing Demographics in the Worldwide LDS Church with Matt Martinich of the Cumorah Foundation

February 3, 2012
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In this episode Scott H. interviews Matt Martinich of the Cumorah Foundation. Matt takes us on a tour of the triumphs and challenges of Mormonism throughout the world. Matt’s blog can be found at: LDS Church Growth.

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319: Changing Mormon Demographics in the U.S. with Dr. Ryan Cragun

January 29, 2012
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In this episode Scott H. and I interview sociologist Dr. Ryan Cragun about his newly published report called, “Mormons in the United States 1990-2008: Socio-demographic Trends and Regional Differences.” Some of the findings of the report include: Mormons were 1.4% of the U.S. adult population in 2008, a proportion unchanged since 1990. The Mormons of Utah are the only religious group in the U.S. today that comprises a numerical majority of a state‘s population (57% of Utah). Mormons remain the most geographically isolated and uniquely distributed American religious group (only 19% are found east of the Mississippi River). The Mormon population increase…

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313-316: John and Brooke McLay – From CES to Ex-Mormons

January 8, 2012
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In this episode we interview John and Brooke McLay. John served for 14 years as an employee of the LDS Church Education System (CES). In this capacity he served as: a seminary teacher and principal, an institute teacher and director, a BYU Education Week speaker and an EFY Director. John also served as a member of a stake high council, and was serving in a bishopric during the months leading up to his decision to leave the LDS Church. John and Brooke resigned their membership of the LDS Church in August of 2011.  This is their story. Part 1: Growing…

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307-311: Translating the Book of Mormon with Brant Gardner

December 28, 2011
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In our 5-part conversation with Brant Gardner about his new book entitled “The Gift and Power: Translating the Book of Mormon,” we discuss most of the major issues with the Book of Mormon including: Joseph Smith’s use of folk magic, the Book of Mormon translation process (including the peep stone in the hat), Book of Mormon anachronisms, DNA and race.  This interview attempts to address many of the issues discussed in our interviews with Grant Palmer and Dr. Michael Coe. For a limited time Greg Kofford Books is offering The Gift and Power: Translating the Book of Mormon at a 20%…

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304: Inside the Phoenix Mormon Stories Support Community

November 22, 2011
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In this episode, four members of the Phoenix Mormon Stories Support Community — Kendahl, Lauren, Scott, and James — discuss: 1) the value that this community has played in their lives, and 2) the lessons they have learned about how to successfully run such a community. If you are interested in joining a Mormon Stories Support Community in your area, please click here. If you are interested in starting a new community, please email Anne at MormonStories@gmail.com.

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302-303: James McLachlan — Compelling Mormonism

November 17, 2011
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James McLachlan is a professor of philosophy and religion at Western Carolina University, and is actively involved in academic discussions of Mormonism as a co-chair of the American Academy of Religion’s Mormon Studies Group and a board member and past president of the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology. But to overplay his academic bona fides is possibly a mistake, because, as this interview with longtime friend and Mormon Stories contributor Dan Wotherspoon reveals, Jim is the opposite of the stuffy scholar stereotype. In this two-part interview, his incredibly quick and inquisitive mind is on full display, but it’s his…

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300-301: LDS Women and Sexual Desire with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

November 9, 2011
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This workshop on LDS Women and Sexual Desire was delivered on September 23rd, 2011 by Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife. In this presentation, Jennifer speaks to LDS women about the cultural and psychological barriers to sexual desire, as well as how to shift one’s relationship to sexuality to make it more pleasurable and desirable. Jennifer offers online courses on sexuality as well, which can be found here. Sources for SLC Women’s Presentation. Finlayson-Fife, J. (2002).  Sexual Agency in Patriarchal Culture: The Case of Mormon Women.  Boston College.  UMI: Ann Arbor, MI.  McCarthy, B. & McCarthy, E. (2003).  Rekindling Desire: A Step by…

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296: Why Mormon Stories, Why I Left, and Why I Stay

October 21, 2011
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On October 15th, the 2011 Washington D.C. Mormon Stories Conference was held in the home of Greg and JaLynn Prince.  In this presentation: John Dehlin discussed the motives behind Mormon Stories Steve Kovalenko delivered a presentation on why he left the LDS Church, Chelsea Shields Strayer who explained why she stays in the LDS Church

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295: Greg Prince on “Big Tent Mormonism”

October 20, 2011
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On October 15th, the 2011 Washington D.C. Mormon Stories Conference was held in the home of Greg and JaLynn Prince.  Eighty splendid community members were in attendance.  In this presentation, Greg Prince discussed his perspectives on “Big Tent Mormonism.”

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294: Childhood Sexual Abuse with Dr. Barbara Morrell

October 20, 2011
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In today’s interview, Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Dr. Barbara Morrell — a licensed psychologist working in the Brigham Young University Counselling and Psychological Services. She divides her time between doing psychotherapy and coordinating the Stress Management and Biofeedback Services. Her interest in and experience with treating childhood sexual abuse began during her masters program in 1985 working as a volunteer counselor with AMACs (Adults Molested as Children). She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from BYU in 1997 and wrote her dissertation on adult men who had been sexually abused as children. Barbara began working in the BYU Counseling Center…

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288: Treating Depression in Mormon Culture

September 27, 2011
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Natasha Helfer Parker (the Mormon Therapist) interviews Dr. Christopher Helfer and Dr. Vicki Winkle, two 4-year residents at the University of Utah in the psychiatric program, regarding depression. Both were raised in the LDS faith. This podcast offers basic education as to what clinical depression entails, current “best practice” treatments that are backed by scientific research, and includes some discussion as to how depression manifests within Mormon culture.

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281-284: Eugene England’s Life and Legacy

September 14, 2011
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281-284: Eugene England’s Life and Legacy

Eugene England (1933–2001) (his website can be found here) was one of the founders and great leaders in Mormon Studies and independent Mormon discussions. He and four others founded Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, for which he served as its first editor. He was instrumental in the creation of the Association for Mormon Letters, and he is considered the champion of the “personal essay” as a powerful form for Mormon expression. England was a peace activist, whose reflections on having been present in the Vatican during the 1981 assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II (one of the bullets…

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280: How to Have Better Sex in Your Mormon Marriage

September 3, 2011
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In today’s episode Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife joins Natasha Helfer Parker (the Mormon therapist) and John Dehlin to discuss…..sex: specifically, how to have a better sex life in your Mormon Marriage. Reference was also made to the following: Dr. Finlayson-Fife will be having a 2-day workshop on sexuality and desire in Salt Lake City on September 23rd and 24th, 2011.  For more information click here. Passionate Marriage: a book by Dr. David Schnarch Our previous podcast interview on LDS Female Sexuality with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife. Our previous interview on Pornography, Masturbation, Sex and Marriage in Mormonism. We hope you….enjoy.  

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271-274: LDS Apologist – Dr. Daniel C. Peterson

August 19, 2011
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Daniel C. Peterson is a professor of Islamic Studies and Arabic in the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages at Brigham Young University and currently serves as editor-in-chief of BYU’s Middle Eastern Texts Initiative. He is a member of the executive council of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University. Peterson is known for his work as an apologist and scholar on subjects dealing with claims of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), of which he is a member. He has served as the editor of the FARMS Review, a periodical…

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267: Michael Quinn, History and the Mormon World View

August 6, 2011
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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 interviewing D. Michael Quinn about his life as a Mormon church historian.

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260: 2011 SLC Conference Pt. 2 – Joanna Brooks on Mormon Identity in the 21st Century: Claiming and Belonging

June 24, 2011
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On June 11, 2011, members of the Mormon Stories community held their 2nd regional conference in Salt Lake City.  In this keynote address entitled “Mormon Identity in the 21st Century: Claiming and Belonging”, professor and author Joanna Brooks explores a more expansive vision for Mormon identity. Music by Holly Anderson Robbins.

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259: 2011 SLC Conference Pt. 1 – Welcome, Shared Values, and Carol Lynn Pearson on “No More US vs. THEM”

June 21, 2011
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On June 11, 2011, members of the Mormon Stories community held their 2nd regional conference in Salt Lake City.  In this welcoming address, Anne McMullin Peffer explains the purposes of the Mormon Stories conferences and reads a preliminary draft of a “shared values statement” that attempts to specify the values uncorrelated Mormons hold in common.   Then,  in a keynote address entitled “No More US and THEM”, author, poet and playwright Carol Lynn Pearson discusses her vision for a more inclusive Mormonism.

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256-258: Dustin Jones and the Lingering Legacy of the LDS Negro Doctrine

May 31, 2011
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256-258: Dustin Jones and the Lingering Legacy of the LDS Negro Doctrine

Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Dustin Jones, a black active latter-day saint, about the unique challenges of growing up Mormon as one who has African ancestry. Dustin is bi-racial (Anglo and African-American) and was born and raised in the LDS Church. Dustin is a direct descendant of Levi Ward Hancock, one of the first Seven Presidents of the Seventy, whose descendants ultimately settled northern Arizona where his mother was born. His father’s family are descendants of freed African slaves from Mississippi who moved to northern Arizona in the 1950s fleeing persecution and to find employment opportunities with the railroad. At the…

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255: Greg Prince on 21st Century Lessons from Three 20th Century Men: David O. McKay, Leonard Arrington and Paul H. Dunn

May 20, 2011
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255: Greg Prince on 21st Century Lessons from Three 20th Century Men: David O. McKay, Leonard Arrington and Paul H. Dunn

As a part of the March 2011 Mormon Stories Conference in New York City, author Greg Prince  spoke on the topic of 21st Century Lessons from Three 20th Century Men: David O. McKay, Leonard Arrington and Paul H. Dunn. Greg Prince is the author of David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism.  He is currently working on biographies of both LDS Church Historian Leonard Arrington and deceased LDS General Authority Paul H. Dunn.

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