539: Moving Beyond Toxic “Outrage”

Dan Wotherspoon Activism, Personal Essays, Social Media 1 Comment

This episode was conceived as a supplement to the previous one, the two-parter 537–538: Being “Good and Mad” within Mormonism, featuring Kristine Haglund. It certainly …

532–533: What Is the “Good News” Jesus Taught?

Dan Wotherspoon Christianity, Faith Development, God, Jesus Christ, Personal Essays, Theology Leave a Comment

As they begin to experience shifts of faith, many Latter-day Saints and others within the Christian tradition come to think of Jesus Christ differently than …

526: Reigniting My Christmas Fire

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In this episode, Mormon Matters host Dan Wotherspoon shares his experiences with the Christmas Nativity stories presented in the New Testament, moving from literal belief, …

494–495: “What Do We Do with All This?”: Sunstone and Today’s Uncorrelated Mormon Discussions

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Most Mormon Matters listeners are, as consumers of LDS-related websites, blogs, podcasts, Reddits, Facebook groups, and other social media platforms, enmeshed in the world of …

Matters of the Heart 3: A New Story for Mormon Women

Dan Wotherspoon Personal Essays, Women 7 Comments

A NEW STORY FOR MORMON WOMEN  By Joanna Brooks In this episode of Matters of the Heart, Joanna Brooks reads an excerpted version of her …

Matters of the Heart 2: On “Masturbatory Rage”: A Theatrical Call to Repentance

Dan Wotherspoon Personal Essays 12 Comments

ON “MASTURBATORY RAGE”: A THEATRICAL CALL TO REPENTANCE  By Allan Davis In this episode of Matters of the Heart, Allan Davis shares a short meditation …

Matters of the Heart 1: The Elder Daughter

Dan Wotherspoon Personal Essays 3 Comments

THE ELDER DAUGHTER by Kelly Quinn In this inaugural episode of Matters of the Heart, Kelly Quinn shares her essay, “The Elder Daughter,” which she …