Mormon Matters is a weekly podcast that explores various topics within Mormonism, ranging from the latest news within the Mormon world, current events in the wider culture that would be good to explore from Mormon angles, or general theological or historical topics that deserve deep dives. The podcast is hosted by Dan Wotherspoon, editor of Sunstone magazine from 2001 to 2008 and a popular speaker at conferences and contributor to online discussions of Mormonism in contemporary society. He is joined each week by several incredibly smart, insightful, and dynamic panelists. Something great usually results.

Before its shift to primarily being devoted to a podcast, Mormon Matters has its origins as a large group blog about Mormon topics, and these discussions can still be found in this site’s history. Many of those old posts have been receiving renewed interest recently, with comment threads once more enjoying fresh voices and conversation.

To provide feedback about any of the podcasts or suggest topics or guests for future Mormon Matters episodes, please contact Dan Wotherspoon at mormonmatters@gmail.com.


4 comments for “About

  1. Carol Gardner
    November 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Dan, I just want you to know that the Church Handbook podcasts are responsible for my being able to find a way forward this week. I just donated because I want this to continue to be a place for intelligent dialogue. Thank you from the bottom of my broken heart.

    • Dan Wotherspoon
      November 14, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      Carol, I am so pleased that these episodes have been helpful to you. They were godsends to me, too, helping me sort through things, re-gaining perspective. Such a tough time.

      I really appreciate you writing, and for the wonderful donation. What a boost! Thank you!!!

  2. Eric
    July 6, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Dan, I have listened to several interviews over the las few months. I understand you stay in the church. I still do not understand what the church means to you and others that have chosen to stay? Does God lead the church or is it an organization as you regularly refer to as? I sum up my departure by saying; I can see the good in the church, but I cannot see the divine. Do you see the divine in the LDS church? If so where?

  3. Paul
    October 22, 2016 at 5:42 am

    I’ve been listening to these podcasts since returning from my mission. They both challenge and promote my faith. They have helped me through difficult paradigm shifts, but have also induced new and painful ones. Either way I am grateful for the way in which they help me critically engage with current church issues, challenge what is given to me but still hold on to my believe in the divine (even if sometimes only by my fingertips).

    They only problem I have is knowing how and when to share my new paradigms with those I love. I often feel that they are not worth mentioning, but at other times I feel that they distance me from others in a way.

    Any thoughts?

    (Oh and Dan seems like literally the nicest guy. I would love to just have a chat with him about life.)

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