534–535: “The Covenant Path”: Reflections and Extensions

Dan Wotherspoon Atonement, Baptism, Community, Covenants, Faith Development, Mormon & Gospel Teachings, Ordinances, Priesthood, Prophets, Temple 2 Comments

No term to date has been more associated with the leadership tenure of President Russell M. Nelson than “Covenant Path.” It’s become ubiquitous in his …

503–504: Reflecting on Major Themes in 500-plus Mormon Matters Episodes

Dan Wotherspoon Community, Faith, Faith Development, God, Mentors, Mormon Culture, Mythology, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Truth 1 Comment

Earlier this month, Mormon Matters released its 500th episode. In this two-part podcast, host Dan Wotherspoon speaks about the show’s evolution, but mostly he re-introduces …

312–313: The Positive Spiritual Effects of Disenchantment and Demythologizing

Dan Wotherspoon Mythology 1 Comment

Throughout our life cycle, we are all called to reexamine the truths, values, beliefs, and stories that suggest key purposes for living and give meaning …

255: New Church Video on LDS Temple Clothing and Garments

Dan Wotherspoon Temple 18 Comments

Through its Newsroom website, the LDS Church recently released a new video and essay that depicts Mormonism’s sacred temple clothing, along with the garments worn …

40–41: Ritual within Mormonism

Dan Wotherspoon Ordinances 38 Comments

In this two-part discussion, Mormon Matters host Dan Wotherspoon and panelists Julia Hunter, Chelsea Strayer, and Chelsea Fife explore insights from myth and ritual studies …