Category: Mormon Stories Classic

This series features classic podcast episodes from Mormon Stories that we will periodically highlight as a part of our A Thoughtful Faith resources.

247: Commentary: The Ministering Programme & President Nelson’s World Ministering Tour: Peter Bleakley

In Part One, Peter Bleakley (London) offers optimistic and enthusiastic commentary on the new ministering programme currently being rolled out to replace Home and Visiting Teaching. In Part Two the World Ministry Tour of President Russell Nelson, Sister Wendy Watson Nelson,…

162: Suzy Benson Gillies: After the Shelf Broke – Divorce, Transition and Rediscovering Self

For Suzy Benson Gillies everything about her Mormon life seemed perfect and right.  Her family was ‘that’ family.  Stable, happy and devout.  When a belief crisis struck their family everything that gave her meaning and confidence collapsed.  She found herself negotiating…

160 & 161: Carol Lynn Pearson: The Ghost of Eternal Polygamy with Lindsay Hansen Park and Gina Colvin

Join Gina and Lindsay Hansen Park (From a Year of Polygamy)  in this two part conversation with Carol Lynn Pearson, author of ‘The Ghost of Eternal Polygamy:  Haunting the Hearts and Heaven of Mormon Women and Men.’      …

158: Bryndis Roberts: Awakening the Mother God

A while ago Bryndis Roberts was removed as her ward Relief Society President in Atlanta Georgia and she  recently lost her treasured temple recommend for her support and leadership of  Ordain Women.  While this move by her local leaders was…

154: The Church as a Cultural Misfit: The Scottish Case

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In this episode I am joined by G. Campbell McNaughton, Roy Hann and Nathan McCluskey.  Together we discuss American Mormon cultural imperialism and its effects on the Scottish church (with the occasional nod to the New Zealand situation). We originally gathered…

145-147: Lynn Packer: Paul H. Dunn “Lying for the Lord”

Lynn Packer, nephew of Boyd K.  was an investigative journalist who looked closely into the claims of Paul H. Dunn and discovered there to be startling concerns, not just with his storytelling but also his financial activities.  In this three…

129: Face to Face with Mindy Gledhill

  This podcast is Part 3 of a Mormon Stories and A Thoughtful Faith Collaboration.   Mindy Gledhill is an American indie pop music singer-song writer. She has five albums, the Sum of all Grace, Anchor, Winter Moon and Pocketful of…

113-115: John Dehlin: From the Beginning

John Dehlin will be no stranger to most of our listeners. Ten years ago he posted the first of hundreds  of podcast interviews with Mormons who have over the last decade shared their own stories, narratives and experiences that have been…

107: Joseph Peterson – Talking Church Public Relations

LDS Church Public Relations have played a central role over the last few years in shaping Mormon public discourse and responding to institutional crises.  They have come under some criticism because of how their obvious management of church communications seems…

096-097: Hard to Stay – Harder to Leave

This episode features the wisdom, reflections and insights of several ‘A Thoughtful Faith’ community members.  Each of them have found both reasons to leave, and to stay faithful in the church.  As they balance both the good and the bad they…