483: The Prayer Wheel: “An Early Christian Handheld Device”

Dan Wotherspoon Christianity, Faith, Faith Development, God, Jesus Christ, Scripture 3 Comments

At Mormon Matters we will occasionally focus on the importance of sticking with (though often with changed forms) spiritual practices even while in the midst …

462–463: Lessons From the Historical Jesus

Dan Wotherspoon Christianity, Faith, God, Grief and Suffering, Jesus Christ, Marriage, Mormon & Gospel Teachings, Women 2 Comments

James and Judith McConkie have taken a deep dive into something relatively few Mormon scholars and teachers have researched: the historical Jesus. Latter-day Saints have …

373–377: (Encore) An Easter Primer

Dan Wotherspoon Christianity 7 Comments

Encore presentation of a great discussion of all things Easter. First released 12 March 2013. Enjoy the old bumpers and their music! With a forty-day …

330: Mormonism’s Jesus

Dan Wotherspoon Jesus Christ 2 Comments

John G. Turner’s recent book, The Mormon Jesus: A Biography (Harvard University Press, 2016) presents a wonderful overview of the various ways Mormon scripture, leaders, …

329: Addiction and Recovery Series—Part 4: Being an Addict and Mormon

Dan Wotherspoon Addiction 1 Comment

This episode, the fourth in the Mormon Matters series on Addiction and Recovery, features the stories and insights of two wonderful people, James Cottrell and …

251-252: Mormonism’s Apostasy Narrative

Dan Wotherspoon Apostasy, Top 10 25 Comments

No story differentiates Mormonism from other Christian traditions more than its claim to be the restoration of the church Jesus Christ set up while on …

157–158: C.S. Lewis and Mormonism

Dan Wotherspoon Christianity, Theology 22 Comments

C.S. Lewis is a towering twentieth-century figure, known especially as an author of fiction and meditations on Christianity and the work of God in human …

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 …

54: The Atonement in Mormon Thought and Experience

Dan Wotherspoon Atonement, Christianity 53 Comments

The central claim of Christianity is that all human beings are “fallen,” held captive by sin, or are in some other way in a dire circumstance …

37: Why Are Mormons Seen as “Dangerous” by Some Evangelical Christians?

Dan Wotherspoon Christianity 58 Comments

A recent article at the Patheos website by evangelical Christian writer and publisher Warren Cole Smith made a big splash both on that website and …