413: The New Plan for Relief Society and Adult Priesthood Meetings

Dan Wotherspoon Priesthood, Relief Society 2 Comments

On 25 August, the Church announced a new plan for Relief Society and Priesthood meetings to begin January 2018. Instead of focusing two weeks each …

316: Reflections on the New Mormon Gender Survey

Dan Wotherspoon Women 1 Comment

A long-awaited survey of LDS attitudes toward gender relationships and women’s ordination has begun to yield intriguing snapshots of just where we are within Mormonism …

251-252: Mormonism’s Apostasy Narrative

Dan Wotherspoon Apostasy, Top 10 25 Comments

No story differentiates Mormonism from other Christian traditions more than its claim to be the restoration of the church Jesus Christ set up while on …

193: Ordain Women and Renewed Conversations about Priesthood

Dan Wotherspoon General Conference, Priesthood, Women 23 Comments

On 5 October, a group of women (and some male supporters) will, either through tickets granted by LDS leaders (they have petitioned leaders for them) …

129–130: New Missionary Age

Dan Wotherspoon Missionary Work 24 Comments

The LDS Church recently announced changes in the ages that young men and women can now serve missions. Will this announcement usher in a new …

128: The One True Church

Dan Wotherspoon Doctrine, Priesthood 51 Comments

One of the most difficult things for many who have begun to think deeply about religion—their own as well as others and the relationship between …

59: Mormon Messages about Priesthood, Fatherhood, Patriarchy, and More

Dan Wotherspoon Priesthood 37 Comments

In August, Mormon Matters hosted an important and fascinating discussion about messages Mormon women hear about their divine roles as mothers. What messages do Mormon …

35–36: Moving Beyond the “Negro Doctrine”

Dan Wotherspoon Priesthood 144 Comments

This month marks the thirty-third anniversary of the 1978 revelation extending the priesthood to “all worthy males” in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day …