247: The “Best Thing” About Mormonism—2

Dan Wotherspoon Mormon Life 5 Comments

This episode features four one-on-one conversations between Mormon Matters host Dan Wotherspoon and wonderful friends of his—Jeff Krey, Chelsi Archibald, Jim Smithson, and Becky Linford—who he asked …

188–189: Hugh Nibley—Part 3: Prophet of Zion

Dan Wotherspoon Community, Prophets 6 Comments

In this third and final installment of our Hugh Nibley series, we look at Nibley’s powerful, far-ranging, and definitely direct/hard-hitting/deliciously skewering social critiques. Ranging from …

147–148: LDS and Pacific Islander Layers of the Manti Te’o Saga

Dan Wotherspoon Mormon Life, Social Media 4 Comments

Very little coverage of the story of the cruel hoax perpetrated on Notre Dame football player Manti Te’o has focused on aspects of the Mormon …

74: Writing Mormon Lives

Dan Wotherspoon Mormon Life 15 Comments

Phyllis Barber and Joanna Brooks are two of Mormonism’s bravest voices, writers of memoirs in which they offer us privileged glimpses of their inner lives, …

57: LDS Young Single Adult Experiences Revisited

Dan Wotherspoon Mormon Life 37 Comments

Mormon Matters episode 31 featured a panel discussion about the LDS Church’s struggle to meet the needs of many of its young single adults and …

56: Mormonism and Wealth

Dan Wotherspoon Activism, Mormon Culture 55 Comments

The recent Occupy Wall Street movement and its ongoing spread, along with the cover essay in the October 2011 issue of Harper’s that draws what …

42: Pros and Cons of Keeping Mormonism “Weird”

Dan Wotherspoon Mormon Culture 86 Comments

Recent decades have seen a decrease in emphases of and public and internal discussions of many of Mormonism’s most distinctive doctrines and practices–especially some that …

34: Self-Identifying as “Mormon”

Dan Wotherspoon Community 106 Comments

Mormonism has always been a home to members with many different religious temperaments, levels of belief, attitudes toward authority, and commitment to and comfort within …

29: David Brooks, The Book of Mormon Musical, and Rigorous Religion

Dan Wotherspoon Mormon Culture, Theology 33 Comments

New York Times columnist David Brooks very much enjoyed the Broadway musical “The Book of Mormon,” but, as he articulates in his 21 April 2011 …

22: The Suspension of BYU Basketball Player Brandon Davies and the BYU Honor Code

John Dehlin Mormon Culture 45 Comments

A spirited and in-depth discussion of the suspension of BYU basketball player Brandon Davies for an Honor Code violation. After reviewing the basic issues at …

Cultural Doctrines: The Unsaid Sermon

Clay Whipkey Doctrine, Missionary Work 13 Comments

In 1991, Dr. Robert F. Bohn gave this great talk at the Sunstone Symposium titled “Cultural vs. Gospel Doctrine and the ‘Unsaid Sermon Phenomenon’”. I …