500: Making It Safe Again for Open Proselytizing: Charles Randall Paul and His Very Practical Conflict Engagement Theories

Dan Wotherspoon Christianity, Communication, Missionary Work, Mormon Culture 1 Comment

This episode celebrates a new book by Charles Randall Paul, Converting the Saints: A Study of Religious Rivalry in America (Greg Kofford Books), but even …

496-497: (Encore) Mormonism As a “Religion”

Dan Wotherspoon Community, Mythology, Spirituality 1 Comment

This is an encore presentation of a two-part Mormon Matters episode first recorded in March 2015.  Of course, we all know that Mormonism is a …

265–266: Mormonism as a “Religion”

Dan Wotherspoon Theology 4 Comments

Of course Mormonism is a religion. But do we always think about it through the lenses of such a big and diverse category? Among those …

137–138: Science and Religion

Dan Wotherspoon Science 37 Comments

What is science? What is religion? What are the methods/disciplines and underlying assumptions that animate each? What does each investigate? What practices and institutions does …

81-82: Mormonism and Transhumanism

Dan Wotherspoon Mythology, Science 93 Comments

Technological advancements in recent decades have drastically altered human experience, with computing power and many other technologies growing at exponential rates. Our lives will continue …

38: Illegal Immigration and Religion

Dan Wotherspoon Mormon Culture 18 Comments

On 10 June 2011, the LDS Church released an official statement on immigration that calls for Latter-day Saints and others to honor families and treat …