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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

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    • 4.4, 2K Ratings

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

    1336: The Rise and Fall of B.H. Roberts

    1336: The Rise and Fall of B.H. Roberts

    Have you ever wondered how much the top-level Mormon church leaders know about the problems with LDS Church truth claims, and for how long they have known about these problems?
    Long before Mormon General Authority F. Enzio Busche lost his testimony in the Mormon church…
    Long before Mormon Area Authority Hans Mattsson lost his testimony in the Mormon church....
    Long before the CES Letter…
    Long before Mormon Stories Podcast...
    Long before Grant Palmer....
    Long before the Leonard Arrington church history years…
    Long before Fawn Brodie wrote “No Man Knows My History”....
    ….did you know that a high-level Mormon General Authority lost his faith in the historicity of the Book of Mormon -- in the early 1900s - after an in-depth study of the scientific problems with the Book of Mormon (e.g., archaeological, anthropological, linguistic, geographic)?

    More significantly, did you know that this same General Authority notified the LDS First Presidency of the scientific problems with the Book of Mormon via three separate manuscripts, and in 1922 led a two-day emergency meeting in Salt Lake City with all the top Mormon church leadership -- the LDS First Presidency, the Quorum of 12 Apostles, and the Quorum of the Seventy -- to candidly discuss what to do about these problems with the Book of Mormon?
    Did you know that soon after this General Authority led this meeting with all the top Mormon church leadership, he was sent on a mission -- far, far away from LDS Church headquarters?

    Did you know that these three, in-depth manuscripts -- outlining in great detail the credible scientific problems with Book of Mormon historicity - were intentionally hid from LDS Church membership for over 60 years?  Did you also know that after this General Authority died, top LDS Church leaders intentionally did all they could to erase from church membership the memory of this thoughtful, honest, and courageous General Authority?

    Did you know that the only reason we know any of this is because progressive Mormon church members quietly delivered copies of these manuscripts to Mormon scholars, and that these manuscripts were eventually published - against the Mormon church’s will - by the University of Illinois Press in the 1980s (and eventually by Signature Books)?

    Today’s Mormon Stories Podcast episode covers the rise and fall of Mormon General Authority Brigham Henry (B.H.) Roberts.  You will not want to miss this story.
    Our interviewee is Mormon historian Shannon Caldwell Montez - who recently completed a Master’s Thesis at the University of Nevada - Reno entitled: “The Secret Mormon Meetings of 1922.”

    The song for today’s podcast bumper is called “All is Well” by The Sabre Rattlers.

    • 2 hr 53 min
    FULL: Ed Decker - Ex-Mormon, Evangelical Christian, Career "Anti-Mormon," and Creator of “The God Makers”

    FULL: Ed Decker - Ex-Mormon, Evangelical Christian, Career "Anti-Mormon," and Creator of “The God Makers”

    Today we interview Ed Decker -- ex-Mormon, Evangelical Christian, career "Anti-Mormon," and creator of the controversial 80's "anti-Mormon" movie called “The God Makers.”  Today’s interview focuses on four main areas:
    Part 1: Ed’s conversion to Mormonism, his life as a Mormon, his loss of faith, and his excommunication.
    Part 2: Ed’s “calling” to minister to Mormons, and the making of “The Godmakers.”
    Part 3: A discussion about the impact of and controversies surrounding “The God Makers.”
    Part 4: Ed’s unfortunate involvement in “The God Makers 2,” the negative fallout, and Ed’s life from then until now.

    • 3 hr 47 min
    1335: Ed Decker - Ex-Mormon, Evangelical Christian, Career "Anti-Mormon," and Creator of “The God Makers” Pt. 4

    1335: Ed Decker - Ex-Mormon, Evangelical Christian, Career "Anti-Mormon," and Creator of “The God Makers” Pt. 4

    Today we interview Ed Decker -- ex-Mormon, Evangelical Christian, career "Anti-Mormon," and creator of the controversial 80's "anti-Mormon" movie called “The God Makers.”  Today’s interview focuses on four main areas:
    Part 1: Ed’s conversion to Mormonism, his life as a Mormon, his loss of faith, and his excommunication.
    Part 2: Ed’s “calling” to minister to Mormons, and the making of “The Godmakers.”
    Part 3: A discussion about the impact of and controversies surrounding “The God Makers.”
    Part 4: Ed’s unfortunate involvement in “The God Makers 2,” the negative fallout, and Ed’s life from then until now.

    • 59 min
    1334: Ed Decker - Ex-Mormon, Evangelical Christian, Career "Anti-Mormon," and Creator of “The God Makers” Pt. 3

    1334: Ed Decker - Ex-Mormon, Evangelical Christian, Career "Anti-Mormon," and Creator of “The God Makers” Pt. 3

    Today we interview Ed Decker -- ex-Mormon, Evangelical Christian, career "Anti-Mormon," and creator of the controversial 80's "anti-Mormon" movie called “The God Makers.”  Today’s interview focuses on four main areas:
    Part 1: Ed’s conversion to Mormonism, his life as a Mormon, his loss of faith, and his excommunication.
    Part 2: Ed’s “calling” to minister to Mormons, and the making of “The Godmakers.”
    Part 3: A discussion about the impact of and controversies surrounding “The God Makers.”
    Part 4: Ed’s unfortunate involvement in “The God Makers 2,” the negative fallout, and Ed’s life from then until now.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    1333: Ed Decker - Ex-Mormon, Evangelical Christian, Career "Anti-Mormon," and Creator of “The God Makers” Pt. 2

    1333: Ed Decker - Ex-Mormon, Evangelical Christian, Career "Anti-Mormon," and Creator of “The God Makers” Pt. 2

    Today we interview Ed Decker -- ex-Mormon, Evangelical Christian, career "Anti-Mormon," and creator of the controversial 80's "anti-Mormon" movie called “The God Makers.”  Today’s interview focuses on four main areas:
    Part 1: Ed’s conversion to Mormonism, his life as a Mormon, his loss of faith, and his excommunication.
    Part 2: Ed’s “calling” to minister to Mormons, and the making of “The Godmakers.”
    Part 3: A discussion about the impact of and controversies surrounding “The God Makers.”
    Part 4: Ed’s unfortunate involvement in “The God Makers 2,” the negative fallout, and Ed’s life from then until now.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    1332: Ed Decker - Ex-Mormon, Evangelical Christian, Career "Anti-Mormon," and Creator of “The God Makers” Pt. 1

    1332: Ed Decker - Ex-Mormon, Evangelical Christian, Career "Anti-Mormon," and Creator of “The God Makers” Pt. 1

    Today we interview Ed Decker -- ex-Mormon, Evangelical Christian, career "Anti-Mormon," and creator of the controversial 80's "anti-Mormon" movie called “The God Makers.”  Today’s interview focuses on four main areas:
    Part 1: Ed’s conversion to Mormonism, his life as a Mormon, his loss of faith, and his excommunication.
    Part 2: Ed’s “calling” to minister to Mormons, and the making of “The Godmakers.”
    Part 3: A discussion about the impact of and controversies surrounding “The God Makers.”
    Part 4: Ed’s unfortunate involvement in “The God Makers 2,” the negative fallout, and Ed’s life from then until now.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

Jakey Johns ,

Love it!

Although I’ve been officially out of "the only true and living church upon the face of the earth” for 15 years, I still love this podcast. Specifically the episodes that deal with church history. The real church history. Still can’t believe I believed! Keep it up John.

MarvinvsBugs ,

Another escaped family

Glad to hear the family is doing better now that they are free of the church. Wonderful information and great presentation with the podcast.

Pappatequisto ,

The Church hides?

Shannon Caldwell Montez met Micheal Quinn where? Fawn Brodie wrote her book with information she collected where? Church office building history vaults , maybe?
BH Roberts lost his testimony, according to you; following that, he went to New York to serve as a Mission President!
Mr John, your bitterness and personal agenda is so obvious! You even attack Terryll Givens and Richard Bushman for the simple reason that they won’t come back to your podcast.
The only carnage that is taking place is what you are instigating.

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