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Mormon Stories is an attempt to build understanding between and about Mormons through the telling of stories in both audio and video formats.

Mormon Stories - LDS Dr. John Dehlin

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.5 • 3.8K Ratings

Mormon Stories is an attempt to build understanding between and about Mormons through the telling of stories in both audio and video formats.

    1663: Race and Mormon Scripture Pt 1 w/ LDS Discussions - 21

    1663: Race and Mormon Scripture Pt 1 w/ LDS Discussions - 21

    Join Mike from LDS discussions.com and John as they discuss race and Mormon scripture. This is part 1 of a 2-part series. We are also grateful to have a few call-in guests for this episode.
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    • 2 hr 13 min
    1662: Losing Faith as the Grandson of an LDS Apostle (Joseph B. Wirthlin) - Greg Gerritsen Pt. 2

    1662: Losing Faith as the Grandson of an LDS Apostle (Joseph B. Wirthlin) - Greg Gerritsen Pt. 2

    Join us for Part 2 of our 2-part interview with pilot Greg Gerritsen
    Join us for Part 2 of our 2-part interview with pilot Greg Gerritsen - grandson of the late and much believed Mormon or LDS Church apostle Joseph B. Wirthlin. In this series, Greg shares with us more of his own journey in the Church including:
    Greg's mission experiences, many made more difficult by knowledge of his relationship with Elder Wirthlin What Greg learned at Weber that began affecting his testimony How often General Authorities miss out on family activities and events in service to the Church How the Church deals with aging apostles once they begin to lose lucidity How Greg lost his LDS testimony in spite of descending from the Mormon "elite," and what led him to want to tell his story. Also, Greg shares his opinion on whether his grandfather actually "saw" Jesus Christ as an LDS apostle. We hope you enjoy!!!
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    • 2 hr 56 min
    1661: Growing Up As a Grandson of a Mormon Apostle (Joseph B Wirthlin) - Greg Gerritsen Pt 1

    1661: Growing Up As a Grandson of a Mormon Apostle (Joseph B Wirthlin) - Greg Gerritsen Pt 1

    Join us for Part 1 of our 2-part interview with pilot Greg Gerritsen - grandson of the late and much believed Mormon or LDS Church apostle Joseph B. Wirthlin. In this series, Greg shares with us many fascinating stories about his experiences with his grandfather including:
    The tendency of LDS church members to overly worship General Authorities, along with the unhealthy obsession some Mormons have with "access" to General Authorities. The undying love Elder Wirthlin had for his wife (Elisa), his family, and for football. The extent to which nepotism, cronyism, and patronage play a part in the selection of LDS church General Authorities. The downsides/sacrifices of being an LDS church Apostle/General Authority. The existence of divisions and "cliques" in the LDS church quorum of the 12 Apostles. The unhealthy pressures and expectations put on the children and grandchildren of LDS General Authorities, that often lead to a familial emphasis on "public appearance" over healthy relationships. The "code" that exists within families of LDS General Authorities to never do or say anything to bring dishonor to the family name or church, including speaking out about a loss of faith, which leads many descendants of LDS apostles to lie about and/or hide their loss of faith. Episode Show Notes
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    • 2 hr 39 min
    1660: Why do Ex-Mormons Appear So Angry? w/ John Larsen & Carah Burrell

    1660: Why do Ex-Mormons Appear So Angry? w/ John Larsen & Carah Burrell

    [TW] Abuse, suicide
    Carah B, John L, and John D go over the tropes and stereotypes of "hateful" ex-Mormons.
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    • 2 hr 27 min
    1659: Word of Wisdom w/ LDS Discussions - 20

    1659: Word of Wisdom w/ LDS Discussions - 20

    John and Mike discuss the origins and influences around Joseph Smith and the Creation of the Word of Wisdom.
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    1658: Tough Questions for John Dehlin - Patrick Mason Pt 3

    1658: Tough Questions for John Dehlin - Patrick Mason Pt 3

    Patrick Mason returns to flip the script and put John under scrutiny!
    Patrick Q. Mason holds the Leonard J. Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture at USU. He has written or edited several books, including Proclaim Peace: The Restoration’s Answer to an Age of Conflict (Maxwell Institute and Deseret Book, 2021); Mormonism and Violence: The Battles of Zion (Cambridge University Press, 2019); What Is Mormonism? A Student's Introduction (Routledge, 2017); Out of Obscurity: Mormonism since 1945, co-edited with John Turner (Oxford University Press, 2016); Directions for Mormon Studies in the Twenty-First Century (University of Utah Press, 2016); and The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South (Oxford University Press, 2011). He was a Fulbright Scholar in Romania in 2015 and is a past president of the Mormon History Association. Professor Mason is frequently consulted by the national and international media on stories related to Mormon culture and history. He teaches courses on Mormonism, American religious history, and religion, violence, and peacebuilding.
    1656-1658: A Scholarly Defense of Mormonism - Patrick Mason
    Patrick Mason
    Patrick Mason (@patrickqmason) / Twitter Planted: Belief and Belonging in an Age of Doubt  Proclaim Peace: The Restoration’s Answer to an Age of Conflict  Restoration: God’s Call to the 21st Century World  Patrick Mason’s other books =====
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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

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3.8K Ratings

3.8K Ratings

Brad___E ,

Great podcast!

We all have a story. This podcast is about people supporting each other and loving each other through some of the most difficult challenges of life. Some stories are about trials that are heavy and hard to hear but the hardest trials bring the sweetest victories. I admire the courage and vulnerability of the story tellers. My heart breaks hearing what some have endured. Then their strength inspires me and I'm a better and more compassionate person because they shared their story with us. Some episodes are more educational with an honest and un-whitewashed approach. These are very enlightening with expert guests. I'm always impressed with the thorough research and content.

Smg1968 ,

Fascinating!

I‘ve never even been Mormon but cannot quit listening to this podcast! All hosts are very knowledgeable and, I believe, quite fair considering how they have been treated by their cult/church. It takes courage to speak out and tell the truth about high demand religions and theses hosts have it in spades. Great job,Jon and company! Keep up the good work!

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Love Jen!

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