299–300: Being Wrong (in a Church and Culture that Emphasizes Being Right)

Dan Wotherspoon Testimony 4 Comments

In this two-part episode, Brian Dillman, Julienna Viegas-Haws, and Anna Smith join Mormon Matters host Dan Wotherspoon in a discussion about “being wrong!” Or make …

209: New LDS Statement on Book of Mormon Translation

Dan Wotherspoon Joseph Smith 19 Comments

The LDS Church has recently published on its website, lds.org, a short article titled “Book of Mormon Translation” that lays out in greater detail than …

199: Untangling Faith, Belief, and the Expectation to “Know”

Dan Wotherspoon Faith, Joseph Smith 17 Comments

We think we know what it means to “believe” or to “have faith.” But do we? Has the current ways we use these terms remained …

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 …

83-84: Creating Spaces for Non-Traditional Latter-day Saints

Dan Wotherspoon Community, Mormon Life 25 Comments

This episode explores both the difficulties of creating more comfortable spaces for unorthodox Mormons in wards, stakes, and families, as well as the benefits. What …

73: “And the Survey Says…!”: Reflections on Mormon Disaffection, Marlin Jensen’s Remarks, Recent Articles on Mormonism’s Challenge in Better Facing Its History

Dan Wotherspoon Disaffection 30 Comments

This episode is an attempt to aid in processing the current moment in which various Mormon-watching communities are beginning to digest the preliminary results that …

45: The Mormon Practice of Bearing Testimony

Dan Wotherspoon Testimony 39 Comments

In this episode, Mormon Matters host Dan Wotherspoon and panelists Brent Beal, Brian Johnston, and Jana Riess explore various aspects of one of Mormonism’s most …