421–423: Examining Mormon Apologetics, Neo-Apologetics, and Informational Obligations to Church Members and Investigators

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In this, the second installment in a series of co-hosted and co-released shows related to Mormon Apologetics, Mormon Matters and Mormon Stories hosts Dan Wotherspoon …

317: Is There Good News for Faith in Today’s Mormon Crises?—Part 1

Dan Wotherspoon Faith 4 Comments

In his recent book, Planted: Belief and Belonging in an Age of Doubt, Patrick Q. Mason offers an optimistic vision for the future of Mormonism, …

279–280: Mutual Respect: Creating Healthy Relationships When Loved Ones Choose a Different Faith Path

Dan Wotherspoon Faith 39 Comments

For more than a decade, Chelsea Shields Strayer and her parents, Eric and Heidi Shields, have held very difficult but ultimately fruitful conversations regarding her …

274–275: Beyond Belief and Unbelief

Dan Wotherspoon Faith 15 Comments

We bring our faith crises to word most often through expressions about our no longer “believing” this or that teaching. We’ve been confronted with evidence …

228–229: Mapping LDS Faith Transitions (with help from James Fowler)

Dan Wotherspoon Faith, Spirituality 17 Comments

Many Mormon Matters listeners find their way to the podcast and other online communities and discussion groups because they recognize that they are experiencing some …

216: Preserving and Strengthening Relationships During Faith Transitions

Dan Wotherspoon Faith, Spirituality 9 Comments

Most listeners to Mormon Matters, like all seekers, are undergoing a faith transition—hopefully one of continuous deepening into greater richness of experience and peace. Often, …

96–97: Mormonism and Its History—Past, Present, and Future

Dan Wotherspoon Community, Faith 22 Comments

Every religion has many dilemmas when it comes to its history. How does a group incorporate the idea of a God or Universal force or …

60: Matters of Integrity

Dan Wotherspoon Disaffection 87 Comments

Latter-day Saints who experience a faith crisis are thrust into unfamiliar and difficult territory, where they are forced to face many issues, including the decision …