John recently sat down with Bob Evans of Fox 13 News in Salt Lake City for his “3 Questions” segment, and we have put the full interview onto our feed for our listeners.

From Fox 13:

“It has been five years since Mormon Stories Podcast host John Dehlin was excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was a very difficult episode for him and his family, who also either left the church or are no longer active. The podcast began 15 years ago and has become a place where Latter-day Saints having a faith crisis can go for support and understanding. Now it has sparked a community of both former and current believers who look to Dehlin for camaraderie.”

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  1. Beercanman January 31, 2020 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Great job, John. I’m not from Utah, so I’m not familiar with the host, but he sure seemed TBM, as he could not/would not say “Mormon” during the interview. He has been schooled very well. Anyway, you came off as very authentic, cordial, and informative.

  2. James B. Johnson February 3, 2020 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    I think LDS growth rates have been declining basically because of a continued cultural shift away from structured religious experience and toward extremely subjective personal religious experience. This is affecting other faiths besides LDS as well.

  3. DB February 3, 2020 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    Great job John. I applaud Fox 13 for being open about having you on, even though I think Bob Evans might just be a TBM. It speaks highly of him.

  4. CH February 4, 2020 at 12:26 am - Reply

    Is it just me or did he REALLY want to emphasize you were excommunicated? That, and the full and authorized name of the (NOT Mormon) church. I’ll give him credit for asking questions that allowed you to open up a bit on things he looked a little uncomfortable hearing. I thought you came off great, John. Well done.

  5. Jfonnes February 4, 2020 at 1:28 am - Reply

    I agree with DB…good segment and representative of how many of us feel. With warts and all, even if I chose not to believe the entire Mormon story, I applaud the good the church can do even with knowing some of the Skeletons being exposed. The whole gospel of christ is about repentance and doing better…right!

  6. Karen Owens February 5, 2020 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Non-Mormon here. Members of the church blame everything on Jesus and God with what the Mormon church says and does… do NOT blame God and Jesus for the decisions of these men. …if Joseph Smith is the bar that you measure everyone else by, oh God help you all…. he was a ConMan, a pedophile….. get your heads out of the sand and just research it’s all there. I think nonmembers know more about Mormonism than you all that are in the church, born in the covenant, all this other jazz ….wake up, do research. A lot of you have college degrees and are supposed to be smart people for heaven sake ….there’s no way in the world that you can justify a ConMan telling Emma that an Angel’s is going to smite him with a sword if he can’t take other women, this ridiculous…. wake up people ….he drank coffee, alcohol, smoked. I blame all of you for being so shadowed and naïve. This is definitely a cult by definition, no wonder from the beginning you were told not to read anything that wasn’t Mormon, because they don’t want you to find out the freaking truth… so you will be told to tithe,tithe,tithe so the fat cats in Salt Lake can hoard up money. I don’t feel sorry for any of you ….quit being so SHEEPISH! I have attended your sacrament meetings and everyone gets up and chants the same cultish thing…. I know the church is true, I know Joseph was a prophet… well if you have to keep repeating it and chanting it week to week so it will brainwash people, what does that tell you !!!!!!!!

    • Vicky March 9, 2020 at 11:10 pm - Reply

      Hey Karen, Don’t sugar coat how much you hate the church,

  7. Jean Ayres February 11, 2020 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Hi John,
    Do you happen to have any thrive groups in Brazil? I currently live in Curitiba.

  8. Jeanne September 16, 2020 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Great job John. You represent the rest of us with such intelligent grace and eloquence that we all wish we had. You are such an effective and honest voice. So comforting to know you’re there.

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