481–482: Mental and Spiritual Gymnastics: Might Something Deeper Be Going On?

Dan Wotherspoon Faith, Faith Development, Intellectuals, Mormon & Gospel Teachings, Mormon Culture, Mormon Life, Spirituality, Truth 13 Comments

We all have different temperaments, and there are many combinations of elements that affect our spiritual journeys—including how recently we’ve entered into a time of …

467–468: The Work of Peace in Mormonism and the Religious World: An Interview with Charles Randall Paul

Dan Wotherspoon Apologetics, Christianity, Communication, Confidence, Doctrine, Faith, God, Grief and Suffering, Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith, Mentors, Mormon & Gospel Teachings, Mormon Culture, Mormon Life, Revelations, Spirituality, Theology, Truth 1 Comment

Many long-time Mormon Matters listeners will recognize the name Charles Randall Paul, (or, as host Dan Wotherspoon calls him 90 percent of the time, “Randy” Paul). He …

441–442: Living in (and Growing through) Tension: An Interview with Bill Reel

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Bill Reel is widely known within the Mormon podcast world as a fellow traveler on the road many of us have found ourselves on—often quite …

415: “That We May Be One”: A Gay Mormon’s Perspective on Faith and Family

Dan Wotherspoon LGBTQ 4 Comments

In his new book, That We May Be One: A Gay Mormon’s Perspective on Faith and Family (Published by Deseret Book), Tom Christofferson shares his story …

395: Spiritual Mentors and Heroes

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Most of us have someone special in our lives, or with whom we’ve become acquainted through reading or listening to, whose spiritual insights, wisdom, compassion, …

361: Joy Amidst Sadness: Kim Puzey’s Journey to Peace

Dan Wotherspoon Depression 7 Comments

This episode continues a conversation with one of the panelists from the previous installment, Kim B Puzey. Picking up where we left off in his life …

295–296: John Dehlin Interviewed by Dan Wotherspoon about His Beliefs, Spiritual Path, and Upcoming Projects

Dan Wotherspoon Spirituality 24 Comments

Co-released with Mormon Stories podcast, this two-part episode features Dan Wotherspoon interviewing Mormon Stories host John Dehlin about his life within Mormonism and role as …

293–294: Dan Wotherspoon Interview by John Dehlin about Helping People Find Rich Spirituality within Mormonism

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Co-released with Mormon Stories podcast, this two-part episode features John Dehlin interviewing Mormon Matters host Dan Wotherspoon about his life within Mormonism and role as a …

270: “Yes, and . . .”: Activism and Renewal in a Tragic World

Dan Wotherspoon Activism 9 Comments

We all recognize that there is a significant distance between the “real” world we live in and the “ideal” one we’d love to see instantiated. …

249–250: Being Authentic within Mormonism

Dan Wotherspoon Community, Faith 25 Comments

Mormonism is a powerful tradition, presenting a worldview and truth claims that are extremely potent, but also creating a culture that can be, for many …

237–238: Hope and Healing in the Face of LDS Current Events

Dan Wotherspoon Feminism 25 Comments

As we in the LDS Bloggernacle continue to process and strive for healing and renewed hope during this time of unease and pain caused by …

228–229: Mapping LDS Faith Transitions (with help from James Fowler)

Dan Wotherspoon Faith, Spirituality 17 Comments

Many Mormon Matters listeners find their way to the podcast and other online communities and discussion groups because they recognize that they are experiencing some …

216: Preserving and Strengthening Relationships During Faith Transitions

Dan Wotherspoon Faith, Spirituality 9 Comments

Most listeners to Mormon Matters, like all seekers, are undergoing a faith transition—hopefully one of continuous deepening into greater richness of experience and peace. Often, …

157–158: C.S. Lewis and Mormonism

Dan Wotherspoon Christianity, Theology 22 Comments

C.S. Lewis is a towering twentieth-century figure, known especially as an author of fiction and meditations on Christianity and the work of God in human …

153–154: Integrity with Self and Family: Parents on Sharing Their Faith Transitions with Their Children

Dan Wotherspoon Faith, Truth 14 Comments

This episode continues a series of conversations about parents and children communicating about changes in faith perspectives. Episode 146 featured faithful, committed Latter-day Saint parents …

151–152: Short Takes—Adventures in Spirit

Dan Wotherspoon Faith, Spirituality 11 Comments

We are experimenting with a different type of show this time. Instead of diving into a single huge topic, this show features short takes: thoughts, …

146: Relationships First: Mormon Parents Face Their Child’s Faith Transition

Dan Wotherspoon Faith, Mormon Life 15 Comments

In this important episode that affirms love and clear vision, three LDS parents—Jeralee, Jim, and Teri—share their experiences in meeting the challenging situation of an …

104: Growing Up Mormon—and Fearless

Dan Wotherspoon Faith, Mormon Life 17 Comments

The three guests in this Mormon Matters episode grew up in faithful, committed Mormon homes. In important ways, however, these panelists’ homes were different than …

98–99: “Middle Way” Mormonism and Women

Dan Wotherspoon Feminism, Women 54 Comments

Mormon Matters episodes 85–86 featured a panel consisting of four men discussing “Middle Way Mormonism,” a term that has been gaining traction as a way …