494–495: “What Do We Do with All This?”: Sunstone and Today’s Uncorrelated Mormon Discussions

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Most Mormon Matters listeners are, as consumers of LDS-related websites, blogs, podcasts, Reddits, Facebook groups, and other social media platforms, enmeshed in the world of …

400: “Yep, We’re Fringe . . . and So Are You!”— Rejecting Toxic “Acceptability” Scripts Sunstone Style!

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The 2017 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium convenes in two weeks (July 26–29), and this episode introduces some of its highlights. But far more than just …

381: Why Ritual “Makes Sense”

Dan Wotherspoon Sunstone 5 Comments

Ritual is strange—or so it seems to our rational minds—yet, strangely, for many of us who participate in these often highly stylized and repetitive actions, …

286: Sunstone 2015

Dan Wotherspoon Sunstone 6 Comments

Sunstone is a unique organization within the Mormon intellectual world. For more than forty years it has published a magazine and annually convened symposiums of …

259: A Reason for the Hope That Is In Me

Dan Wotherspoon Faith 23 Comments

In 1 Peter, we are encouraged as Christians to always be ready to give voice to “a reason of the hope that is in you …

231: Perspectives on News of Possible Excommunications of LDS Activists, Part 1

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June 11 brought news that Kate Kelly, founder of Ordain Women, and John Dehlin, prominent public LDS voice through Mormon Stories and other podcasts and …

Matters of Perspective 1: “Godwrestling–Physicality, Conflict, and Redemption in Mormon Doctrine”

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“GODWRESTLING–PHYSICALITY, CONFLICT, AND REDEMPTION IN MORMON DOCTRINE” By Rick Jepson In this inaugural episode of “Matters of Perspective,” Rick Jepson reads his November 2005 Sunstone …

44: A Vital Legacy of Independent Mormon Thought: Dialogue and Sunstone

Dan Wotherspoon Sunstone 20 Comments

The Sunstone Symposium that begins next week (3 – 6 August) provides an excellent springboard into a discussion of the history and focuses of two …