Monday, November 8, 2010

mormon stories

I woke up Saturday feeling sick and spent the morning puking. Not fun. I was able to sleep A LOT that day which helped in my quick recovery. Being in bed all weekend also meant that I had the time to listen to some podcasts from MormonStories.org. Mormon Stories is is an Internet blog and podcast created in 2005 by John Dehlin that seeks to interview interesting people about Mormon-related current events, issues, media  and culture. I had heard about Mormon Stories a couple years ago, but at the time Dehlin was no longer conducting interviews and I believe had even removed the podcasts he had done in the past.

Well I've recently been reading the works of Carol Lynn Pearson (more on her in another post) and Heather told me that Dehlin had interviewed Pearson for Mormon Stories. What a fantastic interview! I loved all 5 (!) hours of it. I've also listened to several other of his interviews and am currently making my way through the series on Women in the Church. Great, great stuff. I am learning so much and have a lot to chew on.

I definitely plan on sharing more of my feelings here about what I'm learning and thinking about lately, but in the meantime, I wanted to tell you about MormonStories.org. I think it is a fantastic resource for exploring many issues dealing with Mormonism. You should definitely check it out!

3 comments:

  1. After I saw your link on Facebook I listened all day. Good, good stuff. I'm excited to work my way through them all. Thanks!

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  2. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I really liked it too. I got to meet Carol Lynn Pearson earlier this year (she's in my stake) and she's really cool. I've seen a couple of other interviews- maybe I should work my way through more of the women in the Church ones!

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