427: (Encore) “Living” Stories

Dan Wotherspoon Mythology, Theology Leave a Comment

This is an encore presentation of a fantastic May 2014 episode by the same name. In it, philosopher-theologian Adam Miller and narrative studies specialist Stephen Carter join Mormon Matters …

366: Sin

Dan Wotherspoon Christianity 7 Comments

Because it’s so central to Christianity, and because of the concerns so many have about “salvation,” the concept of “sin” deserves fresh consideration. What does …

339-340: Mercy and the Atonement

Dan Wotherspoon Atonement 3 Comments

This episode (in two parts) is a continuation of an earlier discussion of Mercy (Episode 332, March 2016) but also very different, focusing this time …

272: Paul’s Theology of Grace

Dan Wotherspoon Theology 3 Comments

The Apostle Paul’s theology can be difficult to grasp–and, in a few ways, especially so for Mormons. Some challenges arise from Latter-day Saints’ primary use …

227: “Living” Stories

Dan Wotherspoon Mythology, Theology, Top 10 51 Comments

In this episode, philosopher-theologian Adam Miller and narrative studies specialist Stephen Carter join Mormon Matters host Dan Wotherspoon to explore the many and varied ways …

178–179: Tolerance

Dan Wotherspoon Christianity, Truth 21 Comments

Tolerance is a tricky virtue. In a list of ways one might interact with others, it’s certainly better than active persecution but falls far short …

131–132: The Word of Wisdom

Dan Wotherspoon Revelations 27 Comments

The Word of Wisdom has been in the news again, triggered by a claim about caffeine made on a network news show, which led to …

127: Grace

Dan Wotherspoon Christianity 25 Comments

Grace is one of the central concepts in all of Christianity, yet also one of its most contested. What is it? How does it work? …

110: Abuse and the Forgiveness Dilemma

Dan Wotherspoon Abuse, Forgiveness, Top 10 57 Comments

The April 2012 General Conference featured a terrific talk by President Uchtdorf, “The Merciful Obtain Mercy,” that reinforces the importance of being forgiving and non-judgmental. …

94–95: Suicide

Dan Wotherspoon Depression, Grief and Suffering 28 Comments

Suicide affects all of us, and involves so many devastating emotions. Grief (as one of the panelists refers to it, a very “complicated” form of …