488–490: Resurrecting Atonement

Dan Wotherspoon Atonement, Christianity, Faith, Faith Development, God, Jesus Christ, Mormon & Gospel Teachings, Spirituality, Theology 24 Comments

The concept of “atonement” is powerful: being “at one” with God, others, and ourselves. But the panelists on this episode, Mark Crego and George Andrew …

420: (Encore) The Abuse and Forgiveness Dilemma

Dan Wotherspoon Abuse 4 Comments

The sexual assault and abuse scandals rocking Hollywood these days, along with the “Me, too” campaign that is encouraging victims of unwanted or abusive sexual …

366: Sin

Dan Wotherspoon Christianity 7 Comments

Because it’s so central to Christianity, and because of the concerns so many have about “salvation,” the concept of “sin” deserves fresh consideration. What does …

332: Mercy

Dan Wotherspoon Forgiveness, Jesus Christ Leave a Comment

Mercy is a fundamental tenet of the Christian gospel and its descriptions of the attributes of God, and it certainly is a topic familiar to …

326: Addiction and Recovery Series—Part 3: One Family’s Story of Overcoming Pornography Addiction and Its Negative Effects

Dan Wotherspoon Pornography 13 Comments

This episode, the third in our Mormon Matters Addiction and Recovery series, features another hopeful story, though it takes us through some very dark times …

110: Abuse and the Forgiveness Dilemma

Dan Wotherspoon Abuse, Forgiveness, Top 10 57 Comments

The April 2012 General Conference featured a terrific talk by President Uchtdorf, “The Merciful Obtain Mercy,” that reinforces the importance of being forgiving and non-judgmental. …

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 …