Author: John Dehlin

060-061: Elijah Abel – Early Black Mormon Priesthood Holder

As an independent historian, Russell Stevenson has been studying Mormon history for nearly two decades. His first book, Black Mormon: The Story of Elijah Ables, tells the vexing story of race in nineteenth-century Mormonism through experiences of Elijah Ables, a…

055-059: Terryl Givens

Terryl Givens did graduate work at Cornell University in Intellectual History and UNC Chapel Hill where he received his PhD in Comparative Literature. He holds the James A. Bostwick chair of English, and is Professor of Literature and Religion at…

054: Boyd Jay Petersen

Boyd Jay Petersen is the Mormon Studies Coordinator at  Utah Valley University, where he also teaches in the English Department, including courses on Mormon literature. He is also an adjunct instructor at Brigham Young University. In this delightful conversation hosted…

049-053: Richard Bushman (Mormon Stories Re-Release)

Richard Bushman is the world’s foremost scholar on LDS church founder Joseph Smith.  He is also a former LDS church stake president and patriarch, and is an active, devout church member.  This interview is a re-release of the interview conducted…

Exciting News!

Hello A Thoughtful Faith Listeners! Sarah and I have an exciting announcement to make. We have been extremely honored by the privilege of launching and managing the A Thoughtful Faith Podcast. The past nine months have been incredibly rewarding for…

044-046: Dr. Jeremy Timothy on Depression, Neurology, and Theodicy

Dr. Jeremy Timothy MD is a Pediatric Neurologist for Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. In this podcast Dr. Timothy shares how his Social Anxiety Disorder presented formative challenges throughout his life, and how bouts of depression and severe…

Faith Like a Ship on the Sea

The gift of faith has never come easily to me, and from a young age I’ve always had my atheist doubts. Doubts about the existence of God and the inability to replicate spiritual experiences common for other Mormons made the…

033-036: Andrea Radke-Moss on Mormon Women’s History and Gender Equality

This is an installment of A Thoughtful Faith that has been a long time in the making. I made contact with Andrea Radke-Moss shortly after we launched the podcast, and we recorded the first part of our interview in October…

030: Feminism Wants What You Want

I recently had the privilege of hearing one of the most concise, respectful, and thoughtful explanations and approaches to Mormon Feminism through this brilliant podcast by our friends at the Feminist Mormon Housewives Podcast. If you are new to the…

029: Cognitive Dissonance and Faith Transition

The theory of Cognitive Dissonance is a well-established concept in the field of psychology that explains why we all experience discomfort and anxiety when we are exposed to new ideas and beliefs or engage in behavior that conflict with our…