180: Mormon Missions Take to Facebook!

Dan Wotherspoon Mormon Life, Social Media 20 Comments

On Sunday, June 23, 2013, LDS leaders announced changes to the LDS missionary program, with most of the new focus directed to decreasing door-to-door contacting, …

Matters of the Heart 3: A New Story for Mormon Women

Dan Wotherspoon Personal Essays, Women 7 Comments

A NEW STORY FOR MORMON WOMEN  By Joanna Brooks In this episode of Matters of the Heart, Joanna Brooks reads an excerpted version of her …

123–124: Emergence Christianity and Mormonism

Dan Wotherspoon Christianity 16 Comments

It goes without saying that religion is intricately entwined with culture. And since this is so, when we find that the various ways of thinking …

122: Challenges in Making Church “Work” For Everyone

Dan Wotherspoon Community, Mormon Life 24 Comments

In this episode, sociologist Jim Smithson talks of the LDS Church and all of its programs and organizational systems as a vehicle for delivering the …

100–101: Mormon Missions

Dan Wotherspoon Missionary Work 37 Comments

This two-part episode focuses on the unique experience of Mormon missions–their wonderful, powerful, light aspects, as well as those elements that can lead things to …