This episode is a recording of Dr. John Dehlin’s goodbye presentation to Cache Valley Oasis – a secular support community formed in Fall of 2015 in Logan, Utah. In his presentation (recorded May 21, 2017), John shared reflections of “lessons” he has learned over the course of 13 years as a Mormon/Post-Mormon activist. http://traffic.libsyn.com/mormontransitions/MormonStories-751-JohnDehlinLessonsLearned.mp3Podcast: Play
In this episode John and Margi interview four individuals who are transgender and either active LDS or former LDS. Our panelists for this interview are Kimberly, Ann, Emmett, and Augustus. We discuss: What it was like growing up in the LDS Church What effect bullying and life in the “closet” had on them How the
As progressive and post-Mormons continue to leave the LDS church in increasing numbers, many former LDS church members miss the sense of community that they once enjoyed as active Mormons. Oasis is a network of secular communities that meet weekly (on Sundays), organized according to the following values: 1) People are more important than beliefs.
While some post-Mormons lose all taste for anything religious, others very much miss the fellowship/community/inspiration/support that they once received on Sunday as LDS Church members. Over the past several years, the idea of “secular churches” that meet on Sunday has begun to arise, inspired in part by Alain de Botton’s TED talk entitled “Atheism 2.0,” along