534–535: “The Covenant Path”: Reflections and Extensions

Dan Wotherspoon Atonement, Baptism, Community, Covenants, Faith Development, Mormon & Gospel Teachings, Ordinances, Priesthood, Prophets, Temple 2 Comments

No term to date has been more associated with the leadership tenure of President Russell M. Nelson than “Covenant Path.” It’s become ubiquitous in his …

530: Impressions and Reflections on Changes to LDS Temple Ceremonies

Dan Wotherspoon Covenants, Faith Development, Marriage, Mythology, Ordinances, Religion, Spirituality, Temple, Women Leave a Comment

This is a quick turnaround podcast episode that was both recorded and released on the day after LDS temples around the world implemented and offered …

519–520: (Encore) The Living Nature of Mormon Covenants

Dan Wotherspoon Baptism, Covenants, God, Marriage, Mormon & Gospel Teachings, Ordinances, Temple 2 Comments

This is an encore presentation of an important and still very relevant two-part episode first released on 24 April 2017. Covenanting is a huge feature …

263–264: Ordinances

Dan Wotherspoon Ordinances 8 Comments

In the Doctrine and Covenants, we read that it is through ordinances that “the power of godliness is manifest” (D&C 84:20). There are many ways …

69: Patriarchal Blessings

Dan Wotherspoon Ordinances, Top 10 75 Comments

One of Mormonism’s unique features is the patriarchal blessing in which LDS church members–generally mid-teens or older, though there is no official age limit–are given …

40–41: Ritual within Mormonism

Dan Wotherspoon Ordinances 38 Comments

In this two-part discussion, Mormon Matters host Dan Wotherspoon and panelists Julia Hunter, Chelsea Strayer, and Chelsea Fife explore insights from myth and ritual studies …