083-084: Ganesh Cherian – A Former Bishop’s Doctrinal Dilemmas

In January of 2014, former New Zealand Bishop, Ganesh Cherian posted a heart-wrenching blog at KiwiMormon called ‘A Former Bishop’s Doctrinal Dilemmas‘.  This was on the heels of the first of the series of LDS.org essays and was his response,…

082: Curtis Henderson – The Errant Nature of Polygamy, Fallible Prophets, and Seeking for Truth

Curtis Henderson was raised in Star Valley on the farm where his polygamist ancestor, Samuel Goforth Henderson, made his home. He has studied LDS Church history for years. He is a scholar of polygamy in his own right, having studied…

081: Renshaw, Patterson & Grimes – Processing Polygamy

120 years after the cessation of the practice Mormon polygamy still arouses very strong feelings, as the response to the latest LDS.org essay bears witness.  Outside of the official rhetoric which positions the practice as historical (kind of) there are…

080: Kendall Wilcox & Jon Hastings – Broadening the LGBT Discourse

Sometimes Mormon discourses about LGBT issues and concerns are bound by myopic boundaries and shallow discussions.  In this episode, film producers Kendall Wilcox and Jon Hastings discuss the purpose of their film project ‘Far Between’ which has thus far captured the stories…

075-077: Steven L. Peck — On Evolution and Mormonism, Creation, Climate Change and Stewardship, A Short Stay in Hell

Steven L. Peck is a BYU biology professor and an evolutionary biologist, ecologist, and a writer. He is an active, faithful Latter-Day Saint. His books include The Scholar of Moab, which won 2011 Best Novel by the Association for Mormon letters…

072-074:The Church College of New Zealand, Temple View Saga – Dialogues with Meshwayla MacDonald, Jodhi Warrick & James Ord

In this first half of this episode I am pleased to introduce Jodhi Warwick and Meshwayla MacDonald. Both are members of the Temple View Heritage Society. Temple View is a small Mormon village on the outskirts of Hamilton New Zealand and…

070-071: Patrick Mason — The Messiness of Mormon History, War and Peace, Mitt Romney, Cafeteria Mormonism…and More!

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Patrick Mason currently holds the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University in California. He is the author of one book (The Mormon Menace) and co-editor of one other (War and Peace in Our Time), with more…

069: James Patterson — From Devout to Faithful Doubter

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Some of you who are regular contributors on the A Thought Faith Facebook Support Group will recognize James Patterson.   Mormon Stories Podcast listeners will recall his recent interview with John Dehlin and Terryl and Fiona Givens James was in every…

067-068: Voices from Scotland – Emma and Roy Hann: 13 Mormon Kids and Counting

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It gives me great pleasure to introduce  Emma and Roy Hann from Dundee in Scotland. Life members of the LDS church Emma and Roy are the parents of 13 children, which in the UK is more than unusual. So unusual…