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094: Julie Lefgren on Being Single in the Church

The recognition of adult singles in the LDS Church is usually a footnote buried in the dominate family rhetoric of Mormon culture, and yet it is estimated that 30% of Mormons are single.  Julie Lefgren has never married, is a…

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…

069: James Patterson — From Devout to Faithful Doubter

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…

066: George Handley on Environmentalism and Mormonism

Jay Griffith writes: My friend Mitch called me a while back in frustration with the air pollution along the Wasatch Front. It was really bad at the time and he was concerned for the health of his young family. We…

065: Liz and Pete Cammock: Riffing on this Mormon moment with a feminist and her former Bishop, Kiwi husband

It gives me great pleasure to introduce my former Bishop’s, wife Liz Crombie, and her husband Peter Cammock!   Mormonism has the potential to bring people together to have powerful and profound conversations and both as my Bishop couple while we were newly married and later…

063:A Conversation with Kate Kelly: Feminist and Optimist

Kate Kelly, a recently excommunicated Mormon feminist, is the founder of Ordain Women. Though she has attracted significant media attention she still remains a bit of an enigma. A staunch apologist for the fundamentals of Mormon theology she holds doggedly…

062: A Thoughtful Faith Relaunch: Mark Crego and Gina Colvin

After nearly a year break, A Thoughtful Faith podcast is back! Mark Crego and Gina Colvin are taking over the administrative reins, as well as serving as co-hosts. We are also thrilled that longtime ATF host Sarah Collett will continue…

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…

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…