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Mormon Stories podcast, created by John Dehlin, was retired in 2007. MormonThink.com is re-posting this podcast, along with John's other works, for those who still want/need the information. Because John released all of his podcast episodes with a Creative Commons license, we are within our full legal rights to post them here.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 3.8 • 130 Ratings

Mormon Stories podcast, created by John Dehlin, was retired in 2007. MormonThink.com is re-posting this podcast, along with John's other works, for those who still want/need the information. Because John released all of his podcast episodes with a Creative Commons license, we are within our full legal rights to post them here.

    001: Kiddie Baps...My Mission Experience in Guatemala

    001: Kiddie Baps...My Mission Experience in Guatemala

    I served an LDS mission in Guatemala in the late 1980s. As my mission progressed, we began to average over 700 baptisms per month, with some companionships baptizing over 40 in one month. When I tried to talk with my mission president about the issue--it got messy. Today we claim 12+ million in the Church, but truth be told, less than 1/2 of them actually consider themselves Mormon....and thus the reason why activity rates are so closely guarded.

    • 39 min
    002: Gregory Prince and "David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism"

    002: Gregory Prince and "David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism"

    David O. McKay presented a dramatic contrast to his predecessors: an athletic, movie-star-handsome, clean-shaven figure who often wore a white double-breasted suit; contrasted to the dark-suited, bearded polygamists (or, in the case of George Albert Smith, son of a polygamist) who preceded him as Church President ever since Joseph Smith. In an age prior to professional image-makers, he instinctively grasped the importance of appearance, and coupled it to the substance of a professional educator to become an icon of Mormonism whose persona did much to change the negative image of the Church in much of the world.

    • 51 min
    003: Gregory Prince, David O. McKay and the Blacks/Priesthood Issue"

    003: Gregory Prince, David O. McKay and the Blacks/Priesthood Issue"

    David O. McKay presented a dramatic contrast to his predecessors: an athletic, movie-star-handsome, clean-shaven figure who often wore a white double-breasted suit; contrasted to the dark-suited, bearded polygamists (or, in the case of George Albert Smith, son of a polygamist) who preceded him as Church President ever since Joseph Smith. In an age prior to professional image-makers, he instinctively grasped the importance of appearance, and coupled it to the substance of a professional educator to become an icon of Mormonism whose persona did much to change the negative image of the Church in much of the world.

    • 58 min
    004: Inside the Mind of an Anti-Mormon

    004: Inside the Mind of an Anti-Mormon

    Inside the Mind of an Anti-Mormon

    005: Masonry and Mormonism -- An interview with Greg Kearney, a lifelong, multi-generational Mormon and Master Mason"

    005: Masonry and Mormonism -- An interview with Greg Kearney, a lifelong, multi-generational Mormon and Master Mason"

    The Mason/Mormon connection consistently ranks as a top 10 issues for those who are struggling with, or who have left the LDS Church. Greg Kearney, a lifelong, multi-generational Mormon and Master Mason, discusses the history of Masonry, how it became associated with the LDS Church, and why this association is a positive, and not a negative one.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    006: A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Mormon Cybergalaxy

    006: A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Mormon Cybergalaxy

    Over the past 2-3 years, LDS-themed blogs have literally erupted with activity. Today, there is an entire ecosystem of LDS bloggers, and literally hundreds of LDS blogs in the Internet. In this 2005 Sunstone Seattle presentation (to which I was invited to speak), I review the LDS Bloggernacle (past and present), and then discuss my vision for what might be possible in the future, including podcasts, wikis, screencasts, and multimedia content. I also discuss the importance of Sunstone and Dialogue reaching out to these communities.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

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Just what I needed to help me heal!

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