508–509: The LDS Church’s New Official History Volume, Saints: The Standard of Truth

Dan Wotherspoon History, Joseph Smith, Marriage, Polygamy, Relief Society, Teaching 9 Comments

Just two weeks ago, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the first volume of its long-awaited history of the church series, Saints: …

473–474: First Reactions to the April 2018 General Conference and Its Big Announcements

Dan Wotherspoon Church Leadership, General Conference, Mormon & Gospel Teachings, Mormon Life, Priesthood, Prophets, Relief Society, Teaching 9 Comments

The April 2018 General Conference just closed. It was a monumental one, with many interesting features and announcements. From the Solemn Assembly that it led …

469: Human Development and Parenting

Dan Wotherspoon Communication, Marriage, Retreat, Science, Spirituality, Teaching Leave a Comment

Understanding human development—its tremendous scope, typical progressions, and reasons for its slowdowns or ways various forms of harm can hinder our growth—­­has many benefits. Because …

449–461: (Encore Releases) The Old Testament—Teaching and Study Resources

Dan Wotherspoon Mormon & Gospel Teachings, Prophets, Scripture, Teaching Leave a Comment

Links to the remaining episodes below _________ These episodes are encore releases of seven different Mormon Matters podcast shows from the last time the LDS …

379–380: Effective Teaching in the Church

Dan Wotherspoon Teaching, Top 10 5 Comments

Mormonism provides numerous opportunities for us to teach each other. But, as we know, many times our Sunday classes fall short of being wonderful, too …

207: Teaching the Old Testament to Latter-day Saints

Dan Wotherspoon Scripture, Teaching 13 Comments

One of the most difficult but important things we can do as Mormons who are alerted to the complexities of cultural differences and sacred writings …

184–185: Hugh Nibley—Part 1: A Fascinating Life

Dan Wotherspoon Spirituality, Teaching 9 Comments

These episodes launch a three-part series on Hugh Nibley (1910–2005), a towering figure in twentieth-century Mormonism who every Latter-day Saint deserves to know better. Most …

170–171: Toward Expanding and Improving LDS Discourse about Sexuality

Dan Wotherspoon Sexuality, Teaching 65 Comments

So often in Mormon discourse, the term “virtue” is treated almost exclusively as relating to sexual purity, chastity, and virginity, completely missing its much broader …

43: Healthy Approaches to Teaching Modesty

Dan Wotherspoon Teaching 108 Comments

In today’s LDS youth programs, especially those for young women, modesty has become even more of an emphasis than in years and decades past. Of …