506 –507: What Do Latter-day Saints Consider Authoritative?: Wrestling with Scripture, Prophetic Utterance, Personal Conscience, and an Expanding and Changing Canon

Dan Wotherspoon Doctrine, General Conference, Mormon Culture, Mormon Life, Prophets, Revelations, Scripture, Social Media, Women 2 Comments

At this moment, with the 2018 October General Conference just weeks away, many Latter-day Saints are—consciously and unconsciously—going through in their minds and hearts how …

498: Mormon Difference Makers

Dan Wotherspoon Activism, Community, Homosexuality, LGBTQ, Mormon & Gospel Teachings, Mormon Culture, Sexuality Leave a Comment

This episode arrives on the heels of the release of a marvelous short video, “Do Better, which features LGBT+ Latter-day Saints and allies sharing reflections …

413: The New Plan for Relief Society and Adult Priesthood Meetings

Dan Wotherspoon Priesthood, Relief Society 2 Comments

On 25 August, the Church announced a new plan for Relief Society and Priesthood meetings to begin January 2018. Instead of focusing two weeks each …

379–380: Effective Teaching in the Church

Dan Wotherspoon Teaching, Top 10 5 Comments

Mormonism provides numerous opportunities for us to teach each other. But, as we know, many times our Sunday classes fall short of being wonderful, too …

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 …

215: Mormonism’s Modesty and Sexuality Discourse

Dan Wotherspoon Sexuality 32 Comments

The cover of the March 2014 Ensign highlights an article, “The Lord’s Standard of Morality” by Elder Tad R. Callister, that has been the subject …

207: Teaching the Old Testament to Latter-day Saints

Dan Wotherspoon Scripture, Teaching 13 Comments

One of the most difficult but important things we can do as Mormons who are alerted to the complexities of cultural differences and sacred writings …

170–171: Toward Expanding and Improving LDS Discourse about Sexuality

Dan Wotherspoon Sexuality, Teaching 65 Comments

So often in Mormon discourse, the term “virtue” is treated almost exclusively as relating to sexual purity, chastity, and virginity, completely missing its much broader …

43: Healthy Approaches to Teaching Modesty

Dan Wotherspoon Teaching 108 Comments

In today’s LDS youth programs, especially those for young women, modesty has become even more of an emphasis than in years and decades past. Of …