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  • 01:14:47

    859: Spiral Dynamics and Mormonism Pt. 2

    · Mormon Stories - LDS

    Spiral Dynamics is a theory of how human consciousness changes the world, and explains how people come to very different conclusions while having access to the same information.  With panelists Jamie Hanis-Handy, Gina Colvin, Lindsay Hansen Park, and Glenn Ostlund, this is a conversation that attempts to build on an episode of The Liturgists found here: http://www.theliturgists.com/podcast/2014/9/23/episode-5-spiral-dynamics

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  • 01:11:45

    858: Spiral Dynamics and Mormonism Pt. 1

    · Mormon Stories - LDS

    Spiral Dynamics is a theory of how human consciousness changes the world, and explains how people come to very different conclusions while having access to the same information. With panelists Jamie Hanis-Handy, Gina Colvin, Lindsay Hansen Park, and Glenn Ostlund, this is a conversation that attempts to build on an episode of The Liturgists found here:   http://www.theliturgists.com/podcast/2014/9/23/episode-5-spiral-dynamics

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  • 01:17:23

    857: Family Ties - Laurie, Doug, Julie, and Jerry's Mormon Faith Crisis/Transition Pt. 6

    · Mormon Stories - LDS

    In this special episode of Mormon Stories, we travel to Southern California to interview 2 couples—Doug & Laurie and Jerry & Julie about their Mormon faith crisis and transition.  The couples are connected in that Laurie and Julie are sisters, and Doug and Jerry served in the same LDS mission together. This is a super fascinating story in that each grew up as faithful, orthodox Mormons and both couples were living what they considered to be the "Mormon dream" until Doug began to have a faith crisis that he endured silently for years.  Suffering alone and feeling unable to share his doubts with anyone, he finally opened up to his wife Laurie and they carefully navigated a mixed-faith marriage for some time.  Seeking support, Doug and Laurie reached out to Jerry and Julie to share their questions and struggles and we learn how each began a faith journey they did not expect. Important topics we cover: What the Church meant to each as they were in it What caused them to doubt and question What was hard and difficult about the faith crisis The mistakes and successes they discovered while navigating their faith crisis How they shared their faith crisis with their children How they "came out" about their beliefs to others, including ward members and leaders How they have begun to forge a new life This interview is a first of many this year that will highlight what John calls "The Gift of the Mormon Faith Crisis."  More information for this 2018 initiative can be found at http://www.mormonfaithcrisis.com ____________________________________________________ Part 1: Each provide their Mormon background Part 2: Doug is the first to have a faith crisis, which has ripple effects to Laurie, Julie, and Jerry Part 3: Laurie, Doug, and Julie share how cracks developed in their faith Part 4: Each tackle the tough topic of sharing their faith crisis with their children Part 5: Each discuss "coming out" about their beliefs to others Part 6: Each discuss the hard, yet rewarding task of forging a new life ____________________________________________________ Like what we do?  Please consider becoming a Patron at our newly created Patreon account. This is an option in addition to our regular monthly donation option.  Patrons donate based on the amount of content we produce, at the price of $1 per interview.  Please visit https://www.patreon.com/mormonstories for more details. ____________________________________________________

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  • 01:01:42

    856: Family Ties - Laurie, Doug, Julie, and Jerry's Mormon Faith Crisis/Transition Pt. 5

    · Mormon Stories - LDS

    In this special episode of Mormon Stories, we travel to Southern California to interview 2 couples—Doug & Laurie and Jerry & Julie about their Mormon faith crisis and transition.  The couples are connected in that Laurie and Julie are sisters, and Doug and Jerry served in the same LDS mission together. This is a super fascinating story in that each grew up as faithful, orthodox Mormons and both couples were living what they considered to be the "Mormon dream" until Doug began to have a faith crisis that he endured silently for years.  Suffering alone and feeling unable to share his doubts with anyone, he finally opened up to his wife Laurie and they carefully navigated a mixed-faith marriage for some time.  Seeking support, Doug and Laurie reached out to Jerry and Julie to share their questions and struggles and we learn how each began a faith journey they did not expect. Important topics we cover: What the Church meant to each as they were in it What caused them to doubt and question What was hard and difficult about the faith crisis The mistakes and successes they discovered while navigating their faith crisis How they shared their faith crisis with their children How they "came out" about their beliefs to others, including ward members and leaders How they have begun to forge a new life This interview is a first of many this year that will highlight what John calls "The Gift of the Mormon Faith Crisis."  More information for this 2018 initiative can be found at http://www.mormonfaithcrisis.com ____________________________________________________ Part 1: Each provide their Mormon background Part 2: Doug is the first to have a faith crisis, which has ripple effects to Laurie, Julie, and Jerry Part 3: Laurie, Doug, and Julie share how cracks developed in their faith Part 4: Each tackle the tough topic of sharing their faith crisis with their children Part 5: Each discuss "coming out" about their beliefs to others Part 6: Each discuss the hard, yet rewarding task of forging a new life ____________________________________________________ Like what we do?  Please consider becoming a Patron at our newly created Patreon account. This is an option in addition to our regular monthly donation option.  Patrons donate based on the amount of content we produce, at the price of $1 per interview.  Please visit https://www.patreon.com/mormonstories for more details. ____________________________________________________

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  • 01:02:55

    855: Family Ties - Laurie, Doug, Julie, and Jerry's Mormon Faith Crisis/Transition Pt. 4

    · Mormon Stories - LDS

    In this special episode of Mormon Stories, we travel to Southern California to interview 2 couples—Doug & Laurie and Jerry & Julie about their Mormon faith crisis and transition.  The couples are connected in that Laurie and Julie are sisters, and Doug and Jerry served in the same LDS mission together. This is a super fascinating story in that each grew up as faithful, orthodox Mormons and both couples were living what they considered to be the "Mormon dream" until Doug began to have a faith crisis that he endured silently for years.  Suffering alone and feeling unable to share his doubts with anyone, he finally opened up to his wife Laurie and they carefully navigated a mixed-faith marriage for some time.  Seeking support, Doug and Laurie reached out to Jerry and Julie to share their questions and struggles and we learn how each began a faith journey they did not expect. Important topics we cover: What the Church meant to each as they were in it What caused them to doubt and question What was hard and difficult about the faith crisis The mistakes and successes they discovered while navigating their faith crisis How they shared their faith crisis with their children How they "came out" about their beliefs to others, including ward members and leaders How they have begun to forge a new life This interview is a first of many this year that will highlight what John calls "The Gift of the Mormon Faith Crisis."  More information for this 2018 initiative can be found at http://www.mormonfaithcrisis.com ____________________________________________________ Part 1: Each provide their Mormon background Part 2: Doug is the first to have a faith crisis, which has ripple effects to Laurie, Julie, and Jerry Part 3: Laurie, Doug, and Julie share how cracks developed in their faith Part 4: Each tackle the tough topic of sharing their faith crisis with their children Part 5: Each discuss "coming out" about their beliefs to others Part 6: Each discuss the hard, yet rewarding task of forging a new life ____________________________________________________ Like what we do?  Please consider becoming a Patron at our newly created Patreon account. This is an option in addition to our regular monthly donation option.  Patrons donate based on the amount of content we produce, at the price of $1 per interview.  Please visit https://www.patreon.com/mormonstories for more details. ____________________________________________________

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  • 01:17:20

    854: Family Ties - Laurie, Doug, Julie, and Jerry's Mormon Faith Crisis/Transition Pt. 3

    · Mormon Stories - LDS

    In this special episode of Mormon Stories, we travel to Southern California to interview 2 couples—Doug & Laurie and Jerry & Julie about their Mormon faith crisis and transition.  The couples are connected in that Laurie and Julie are sisters, and Doug and Jerry served in the same LDS mission together. This is a super fascinating story in that each grew up as faithful, orthodox Mormons and both couples were living what they considered to be the "Mormon dream" until Doug began to have a faith crisis that he endured silently for years.  Suffering alone and feeling unable to share his doubts with anyone, he finally opened up to his wife Laurie and they carefully navigated a mixed-faith marriage for some time.  Seeking support, Doug and Laurie reached out to Jerry and Julie to share their questions and struggles and we learn how each began a faith journey they did not expect. Important topics we cover: What the Church meant to each as they were in it What caused them to doubt and question What was hard and difficult about the faith crisis The mistakes and successes they discovered while navigating their faith crisis How they shared their faith crisis with their children How they "came out" about their beliefs to others, including ward members and leaders How they have begun to forge a new life This interview is a first of many this year that will highlight what John calls "The Gift of the Mormon Faith Crisis."  More information for this 2018 initiative can be found at http://www.mormonfaithcrisis.com ____________________________________________________ Part 1: Each provide their Mormon background Part 2: Doug is the first to have a faith crisis, which has ripple effects to Laurie, Julie, and Jerry Part 3: Laurie, Doug, and Julie share how cracks developed in their faith Part 4: Each tackle the tough topic of sharing their faith crisis with their children Part 5: Each discuss "coming out" about their beliefs to others Part 6: Each discuss the hard, yet rewarding task of forging a new life ____________________________________________________ Like what we do?  Please consider becoming a Patron at our newly created Patreon account. This is an option in addition to our regular monthly donation option.  Patrons donate based on the amount of content we produce, at the price of $1 per interview.  Please visit https://www.patreon.com/mormonstories for more details. ____________________________________________________

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  • 01:23:37

    853: Family Ties - Laurie, Doug, Julie, and Jerry's Mormon Faith Crisis/Transition Pt. 2

    · Mormon Stories - LDS

    In this special episode of Mormon Stories, we travel to Southern California to interview 2 couples—Doug & Laurie and Jerry & Julie about their Mormon faith crisis and transition.  The couples are connected in that Laurie and Julie are sisters, and Doug and Jerry served in the same LDS mission together. This is a super fascinating story in that each grew up as faithful, orthodox Mormons and both couples were living what they considered to be the "Mormon dream" until Doug began to have a faith crisis that he endured silently for years.  Suffering alone and feeling unable to share his doubts with anyone, he finally opened up to his wife Laurie and they carefully navigated a mixed-faith marriage for some time.  Seeking support, Doug and Laurie reached out to Jerry and Julie to share their questions and struggles and we learn how each began a faith journey they did not expect. Important topics we cover: What the Church meant to each as they were in it What caused them to doubt and question What was hard and difficult about the faith crisis The mistakes and successes they discovered while navigating their faith crisis How they shared their faith crisis with their children How they "came out" about their beliefs to others, including ward members and leaders How they have begun to forge a new life This interview is a first of many this year that will highlight what John calls "The Gift of the Mormon Faith Crisis."  More information for this 2018 initiative can be found at http://www.mormonfaithcrisis.com ____________________________________________________ Part 1: Each provide their Mormon background Part 2: Doug is the first to have a faith crisis, which has ripple effects to Laurie, Julie, and Jerry Part 3: Laurie, Doug, and Julie share how cracks developed in their faith Part 4: Each tackle the tough topic of sharing their faith crisis with their children Part 5: Each discuss "coming out" about their beliefs to others Part 6: Each discuss the hard, yet rewarding task of forging a new life ____________________________________________________ Like what we do?  Please consider becoming a Patron at our newly created Patreon account. This is an option in addition to our regular monthly donation option.  Patrons donate based on the amount of content we produce, at the price of $1 per interview.  Please visit https://www.patreon.com/mormonstories for more details. ____________________________________________________

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  • 01:20:12

    852: Family Ties - Laurie, Doug, Julie, and Jerry's Mormon Faith Crisis/Transition Pt. 1

    · Mormon Stories - LDS

    In this special episode of Mormon Stories, we travel to Southern California to interview 2 couples—Doug & Laurie and Jerry & Julie about their Mormon faith crisis and transition.  The couples are connected in that Laurie and Julie are sisters, and Doug and Jerry served in the same LDS mission together. This is a super fascinating story in that each grew up as faithful, orthodox Mormons and both couples were living what they considered to be the "Mormon dream" until Doug began to have a faith crisis that he endured silently for years.  Suffering alone and feeling unable to share his doubts with anyone, he finally opened up to his wife Laurie and they carefully navigated a mixed-faith marriage for some time.  Seeking support, Doug and Laurie reached out to Jerry and Julie to share their questions and struggles and we learn how each began a faith journey they did not expect. Important topics we cover: What the Church meant to each as they were in it What caused them to doubt and question What was hard and difficult about the faith crisis The mistakes and successes they discovered while navigating their faith crisis How they shared their faith crisis with their children How they "came out" about their beliefs to others, including ward members and leaders How they have begun to forge a new life This interview is a first of many this year that will highlight what John calls "The Gift of the Mormon Faith Crisis."  More information for this 2018 initiative can be found at http://www.mormonfaithcrisis.com ____________________________________________________ Part 1: Each provide their Mormon background Part 2: Doug is the first to have a faith crisis, which has ripple effects to Laurie, Julie, and Jerry Part 3: Laurie, Doug, and Julie share how cracks developed in their faith Part 4: Each tackle the tough topic of sharing their faith crisis with their children Part 5: Each discuss "coming out" about their beliefs to others Part 6: Each discuss the hard, yet rewarding task of forging a new life ____________________________________________________ Like what we do?  Please consider becoming a Patron at our newly created Patreon account. This is an option in addition to our regular monthly donation option.  Patrons donate based on the amount of content we produce, at the price of $1 per interview.  Please visit https://www.patreon.com/mormonstories for more details. ____________________________________________________

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  • 02:03:08

    851: Mormon Millennial (Neo-) Apologist Jaxon Washburn Pt. 4

    · Mormon Stories - LDS

    In this Mormon Stories Podcast episode, we interview millennial apologist Jaxon Washburn. Jaxon is 19 year old, pre-mission Mormon apologist attending Arizona State University. Jaxon was introduced to issues of Mormon faith as his mother lost belief in and left the LDS church, while his father remained faithful to the church. Jaxon’s involvement in an interfaith family led to strong personal interest in matters of faith, which has led to extensive interfaith efforts. In this interview Jaxon discusses his own history of doubts, including his experiencing watching the church evolve as an active Mormon youth in how it speaks about and teaches certain issues. He explains how he reconciles difficult Mormon issues and also discusses his view of classic and modern Mormon apologetics, including the newly coined term/wave of “neo-apologetics.”

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  • 01:03:15

    850: Mormon Millennial (Neo-) Apologist Jaxon Washburn Pt. 3

    · Mormon Stories - LDS

    In this Mormon Stories Podcast episode, we interview millennial apologist Jaxon Washburn. Jaxon is 19 year old, pre-mission Mormon apologist attending Arizona State University. Jaxon was introduced to issues of Mormon faith as his mother lost belief in and left the LDS church, while his father remained faithful to the church. Jaxon’s involvement in an interfaith family led to strong personal interest in matters of faith, which has led to extensive interfaith efforts. In this interview Jaxon discusses his own history of doubts, including his experiencing watching the church evolve as an active Mormon youth in how it speaks about and teaches certain issues. He explains how he reconciles difficult Mormon issues and also discusses his view of classic and modern Mormon apologetics, including the newly coined term/wave of “neo-apologetics.”

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  • 01:10:33

    849: Mormon Millennial (Neo-) Apologist Jaxon Washburn Pt. 2

    · Mormon Stories - LDS

    In this Mormon Stories Podcast episode, we interview millennial apologist Jaxon Washburn. Jaxon is 19 year old, pre-mission Mormon apologist attending Arizona State University. Jaxon was introduced to issues of Mormon faith as his mother lost belief in and left the LDS church, while his father remained faithful to the church. Jaxon’s involvement in an interfaith family led to strong personal interest in matters of faith, which has led to extensive interfaith efforts. In this interview Jaxon discusses his own history of doubts, including his experiencing watching the church evolve as an active Mormon youth in how it speaks about and teaches certain issues. He explains how he reconciles difficult Mormon issues and also discusses his view of classic and modern Mormon apologetics, including the newly coined term/wave of “neo-apologetics.”

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  • 01:28:30

    848: Mormon Millennial (Neo-) Apologist Jaxon Washburn Pt. 1

    · Mormon Stories - LDS

    In this Mormon Stories Podcast episode, we interview millennial apologist Jaxon Washburn. Jaxon is 19 year old, pre-mission Mormon apologist attending Arizona State University. Jaxon was introduced to issues of Mormon faith as his mother lost belief in and left the LDS church, while his father remained faithful to the church. Jaxon’s involvement in an interfaith family led to strong personal interest in matters of faith, which has led to extensive interfaith efforts. In this interview Jaxon discusses his own history of doubts, including his experiencing watching the church evolve as an active Mormon youth in how it speaks about and teaches certain issues. He explains how he reconciles difficult Mormon issues and also discusses his view of classic and modern Mormon apologetics, including the newly coined term/wave of “neo-apologetics.”

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  • 01:00:23

    847: Tom Christofferson - That We May Be One Pt. 3

    · Mormon Stories - LDS

    Our special Christmas Morning release on Mormon Stories Podcast includes an interview with Tom Christofferson about his book “That We May Be One.” Tom shares the story of voluntary excommunication from the LDS Church in order to live his life as a gay man—a life that included a fulfilling relationship with a partner and acceptance from his family including brother D. Todd Christofferson—Apostle in the LDS Church.  Sensing a void in his spiritual life, Tom began attending a local meetinghouse of the Church with the support of its leadership. Over time his relationship with his partner ended and his relationship with the Church began again. We ask Tom about his experience outlined in his book and delve deeper into the impacts his returning to the church had on his relationship with his partner, and on his spiritual self.  We also ask Tom tougher questions about whether his brother’s apostleship affords him greater privilege as a member of the Mormon LGBTQ community, his thoughts on the November 2015 policy on children of same-sex parents denied baptism, and his being held up as a role model (intended or not) for Mormon LGBTQ youth to choose a life of celibacy in the LDS Church. We thank Tom for this fascinating interview and hope it furthers the conversation on reconciling sexuality with faith!

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  • 01:19:57

    846: Tom Christofferson - That We May Be One Pt. 2

    · Mormon Stories - LDS

    Our special Christmas Morning release on Mormon Stories Podcast includes an interview with Tom Christofferson about his book “That We May Be One.” Tom shares the story of voluntary excommunication from the LDS Church in order to live his life as a gay man—a life that included a fulfilling relationship with a partner and acceptance from his family including brother D. Todd Christofferson—Apostle in the LDS Church.  Sensing a void in his spiritual life, Tom began attending a local meetinghouse of the Church with the support of its leadership. Over time his relationship with his partner ended and his relationship with the Church began again. We ask Tom about his experience outlined in his book and delve deeper into the impacts his returning to the church had on his relationship with his partner, and on his spiritual self.  We also ask Tom tougher questions about whether his brother’s apostleship affords him greater privilege as a member of the Mormon LGBTQ community, his thoughts on the November 2015 policy on children of same-sex parents denied baptism, and his being held up as a role model (intended or not) for Mormon LGBTQ youth to choose a life of celibacy in the LDS Church. We thank Tom for this fascinating interview and hope it furthers the conversation on reconciling sexuality with faith!

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  • 01:01:59

    845: Tom Christofferson - That We May Be One Pt. 1

    · Mormon Stories - LDS

    Our special Christmas Morning release on Mormon Stories Podcast includes an interview with Tom Christofferson about his book “That We May Be One.” Tom shares the story of voluntary excommunication from the LDS Church in order to live his life as a gay man—a life that included a fulfilling relationship with a partner and acceptance from his family including brother D. Todd Christofferson—Apostle in the LDS Church.  Sensing a void in his spiritual life, Tom began attending a local meetinghouse of the Church with the support of its leadership. Over time his relationship with his partner ended and his relationship with the Church began again. We ask Tom about his experience outlined in his book and delve deeper into the impacts his returning to the church had on his relationship with his partner, and on his spiritual self.  We also ask Tom tougher questions about whether his brother’s apostleship affords him greater privilege as a member of the Mormon LGBTQ community, his thoughts on the November 2015 policy on children of same-sex parents denied baptism, and his being held up as a role model (intended or not) for Mormon LGBTQ youth to choose a life of celibacy in the LDS Church. We thank Tom for this fascinating interview and hope it furthers the conversation on reconciling sexuality with faith!

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  • 01:35:19

    842: Matthew Lohmeier - Joining the Snuffer Movement Pt. 4

    · Mormon Stories - LDS

    Continuing our series on the Doctrine of Christ (Snuffer) Movement, we interview Matthew Lohmeier. Matt converted to the Mormon church at age 14. He served a mission in Taiwan, attended the U.S. Air Force Academy, flew F15s, and married Sara McConkie Lohmeier, granddaughter to Mormon apostle Bruce R. McConkie. Both Matthew and Sara have joined the Denver Snuffer movement and were excommunicated from the Mormon church in July 2015. This interview discusses their journey, their excommunication, their interactions with the McConkie family, and the state of the Snuffer movement.

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    841: Matthew Lohmeier - Joining the Snuffer Movement Pt. 3

    · Mormon Stories - LDS

    Continuing our series on the Doctrine of Christ (Snuffer) Movement, we interview Matthew Lohmeier. Matt converted to the Mormon church at age 14. He served a mission in Taiwan, attended the U.S. Air Force Academy, flew F15s, and married Sara McConkie Lohmeier, granddaughter to Mormon apostle Bruce R. McConkie. Both Matthew and Sara have joined the Denver Snuffer movement and were excommunicated from the Mormon church in July 2015. This interview discusses their journey, their excommunication, their interactions with the McConkie family, and the state of the Snuffer movement.

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  • 01:22:26

    840: Matthew Lohmeier - Joining the Snuffer Movement Pt. 2

    · Mormon Stories - LDS

    Continuing our series on the Doctrine of Christ (Snuffer) Movement, we interview Matthew Lohmeier. Matt converted to the Mormon church at age 14. He served a mission in Taiwan, attended the U.S. Air Force Academy, flew F15s, and married Sara McConkie Lohmeier, granddaughter to Mormon apostle Bruce R. McConkie. Both Matthew and Sara have joined the Denver Snuffer movement and were excommunicated from the Mormon church in July 2015. This interview discusses their journey, their excommunication, their interactions with the McConkie family, and the state of the Snuffer movement.

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