501: Centering in God: Experiences and Insights from the Living School for Action and Contemplation

Dan Wotherspoon Activism, Christianity, Community, Faith Development, God, Grief and Suffering, Jesus Christ, Prayer 4 Comments

This episode features reflections on a wonderful experience the two panelists and I shared this past week in Albuquerque, NM. All three of us—Jana Spangler, …

485–486: An Open-Hearted Wrestle with Temples, Tithing, and Other Church and Personal Priorities

Dan Wotherspoon 4 Comments

Every time a new temple is announced, especially when it is to be built in the developing world, it’s not very long before discussions begin …

424-426: Celebrating the Different Spiritualities in the Two Halves of Life

Dan Wotherspoon Faith, Spirituality 1 Comment

The four people on this three-part podcast episode love Richard Rohr’s book, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. If you find …

407-409: The Wilderness of Faith

Dan Wotherspoon Faith 3 Comments

This three-part episode features Kim Puzey and Lisa Scott, two brilliant and insightful people who are deeply familiar with both wilderness living and faith journeying. Drawing on their backgrounds as …

386: Announcing a July 2017 Mormon Matters Retreat!

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A MORMON MATTERS RETREAT! “Understanding and Navigating Healthy Perspectives and Journeys within Mormonism” Led by Dan Wotherspoon, Ph.D. Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST, Marty Erickson, …

355: Personal and Spiritual Renewal Following a Difficult Election Season

Dan Wotherspoon Spirituality 18 Comments

Many people are feeling beat-up emotionally and spiritually right now on the heels of such a difficult and ugly election season. Regardless of whether “our” preferred candidate …

337: The Next Mormons

Dan Wotherspoon Spirituality 10 Comments

Standout Mormon author, scholar, and commentator Jana Riess is working on her next book, which will focus on Mormonism’s “Millennial” generation (those now between ages …

278: Encountering Other Traditions, Part 2: Roman Catholicism

Dan Wotherspoon Spirituality 22 Comments

This episode is the second installment in the Mormon Matters “Encountering Other Traditions” series that explores the fruits that come from bringing Mormonism into dialogue …

269: The Effects of Excommunication on All of Us: Healing Perspectives

Dan Wotherspoon Excommunication, Feminism 37 Comments

This week’s excommunication from the LDS Church of John Dehlin, and its making fresher the memory of Kate Kelly’s excommunication last summer as well as …

262: Gospel Burn-Out

Dan Wotherspoon Spirituality 13 Comments

Ever feel worn down, your spiritual life lagging, feeling like all you are doing is going through the motions, and church engagement is feeling more …

260: Introversion and the Mormon Experience

Dan Wotherspoon Spirituality 26 Comments

No two individuals are exactly alike, and no schema can fully capture our particular essence or personality. Yet it is sometimes helpful to speak about …

236: Encountering Other Traditions, Part 1: Freemasonry

Dan Wotherspoon Freemasonry 75 Comments

Mormon Matters is launching a new series that focuses on Latter-day Saints who, in addition to their Mormonism, are intimately familiar with another religion or …

184–185: Hugh Nibley—Part 1: A Fascinating Life

Dan Wotherspoon Spirituality, Teaching 9 Comments

These episodes launch a three-part series on Hugh Nibley (1910–2005), a towering figure in twentieth-century Mormonism who every Latter-day Saint deserves to know better. Most …

139: A Beautiful Vision of Mormonism

Dan Wotherspoon Theology 17 Comments

This episode was planned to be an exploration of the joys and perils of being a public face of Mormonism, especially as a woman, and …

133–134: LDS Spiritual Supplementing

Dan Wotherspoon Spirituality 21 Comments

Studies are showing a huge increase in the number of people who claim hybrid spiritual identities, in which their religious lives include a combination of …

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 …