304: Mormon History and Lying

Dan Wotherspoon History 9 Comments

On October 21st, Brian Whitney wrote a post for the “Worlds Without End” blog in which he offers a contextual framing of LDS Church history …

165: Mormon Women Sharing Their Lives

Dan Wotherspoon Faith, Women 5 Comments

This past week saw the publication of a book, Mormon Women Have Their Say (Greg Kofford Books), which is comprised of essays drawn from research …

131–132: The Word of Wisdom

Dan Wotherspoon Revelations 27 Comments

The Word of Wisdom has been in the news again, triggered by a claim about caffeine made on a network news show, which led to …

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 …

73: “And the Survey Says…!”: Reflections on Mormon Disaffection, Marlin Jensen’s Remarks, Recent Articles on Mormonism’s Challenge in Better Facing Its History

Dan Wotherspoon Disaffection 30 Comments

This episode is an attempt to aid in processing the current moment in which various Mormon-watching communities are beginning to digest the preliminary results that …

62: A Christmas Primer: Exploring the Nativity in Scripture, Legend, History, and Hearts

Dan Wotherspoon Jesus Christ, Top 10 44 Comments

This podcast episode examines the Christmas story as it traditionally gets told—but what do the scriptures actually say and not say about the birth of …

44: A Vital Legacy of Independent Mormon Thought: Dialogue and Sunstone

Dan Wotherspoon Sunstone 20 Comments

The Sunstone Symposium that begins next week (3 – 6 August) provides an excellent springboard into a discussion of the history and focuses of two …