Author Archives: John Larsen

Episode 8: John Dehlin and Mormon Stories

In this episode the panel is joined by special Guest John Dehlin. John Discusses his Mormon Stories project and what has happened since. The discussion includes a retrospective of John’s favorite interviews, the reaction to Mormon Stories by the public,  John’s personal journey of faith and his renewed faith in the Church, issues of faith,

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Episode 7: Marriage and Short Courtships in Mormon Culture

This special panel brings together three couples: Devin & Melissa, Holly & Adam, and John & Zilpha. Each married young and less than six months after first meeting one another. They discuss their marriages in the context of Mormon culture. Specifically, they discuss the cultural elements that drove them to marry so quickly, the role

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Episode 6: New Order Mormons

In our special “members only” episode panelist Tom and George interview the guest Dave. Dave is a moderator and founder of the new order website at http://newordermormon.org/. Dave and the panel discuss what it means to be a cafeteria or New Order Mormon (NOM). Discussed is the psychology of doubt, the history of the New

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Episode 5: What does it Mean to be Mormon?

In this podcast, the panel returns to discuss what it means to be Mormon and the Churches role in defining the term. We discuss the Churches efforts to control and define the proper usage of the term and sort out who is a Mormon and who is not, the modern polygamists, trademark and brand protection,

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Episode 4: An Introduction to Issues Surrounding the Book of Abraham

In this episode the panel is joined by Mormon Scholar Chris Smith to discuss the issues surrounding the Book of Abraham. Between critics and defenders, the Book of Abraham is probably the most contentious of all Mormon issues. To the uninitiated, these issues can quickly become technical and complicated and here we hope to unravel

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Episode 3: Our 3 Favorite Things about the Church

In this Episode each of the panelist discusses the three things about the Church they admire, they miss or they respect. Topic range from music, to freemasonry.  Also discussed are various doctrines, culture, society, business and practices of the Church. See if the panel can agree on even one thing, and if the ex-Mormons can’t

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Episode 2: Internet vs. Chapel Mormons

In this episode we are talking with special guest Jason, aka “Dr. Shades”, about the Internet vs. Chapel Mormon dichotomy. You can see his webpage dealing with this topic at http://www.mormoninformation.com/imvscm.htm. We discuss the distinction between internet and chapel Mormons, belief patterns in the Church today, orthodoxy, the influence of apologetics today, and the role

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Episode 1: Leaving the Church but not Leaving it Alone

In this episode, the panelists discuss the issue of “leaving the Church but not leaving it alone. Panelists include George, Jim, John, Nyal and Tom. Topics addressed include dealing with the loss of faith and what to do next, the role of the online community, researching the Church, ongoing connection to the Mormon community and the psychology of those who stay and those who leave.

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