410–411: (Encore) Theologies of Nature: Mormon Resources for Thinking about Natural Disasters

Dan Wotherspoon Natural Disaster Leave a Comment

This is an encore presentation of a podcast conversation we had in April 2011 on the heels of the then-recent Japanese earthquakes and tsunamis. With …

401–402: The Uncontrolling Love of God—Talking Theology and Community, and Meeting a Fellow Traveler in Thomas Jay Oord

Dan Wotherspoon Community, Theology 6 Comments

This two-part episode features a wonderful conversation with Thomas Jay Oord, an author, teacher, theologian, and elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Jim McLachlan …

346: Intimacy in Mormon Marriages

Dan Wotherspoon Marriage 25 Comments

Mormon theology, including temple covenants, along with pulpit and lesson rhetoric and cultural and community discourse place a strong emphasis on the family. It also …

333: Mormonism and Future Generations

Dan Wotherspoon Atonement, Theology 3 Comments

In a wonderful new book, Future Mormon: Essays in Mormon Theology, Adam Miller sets his spirit and intellect loose on the important task of helping clear …

230: The Mormon God

Dan Wotherspoon Theology 19 Comments

Mormons have several quite distinctive views of God, but do most Mormons realize it? In almost every theological area, ranging from the nature of God …

226: The “Best Thing” About Mormonism

Dan Wotherspoon Community, Theology 14 Comments

This episode strays from Mormon Matters’ typical panel discussion format, featuring instead four one-on-one conversations between host Dan Wotherspoon and wonderful friends of his who …

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 …

105–106: Mormon “Doctrine” and Other Fuzzy Things

Dan Wotherspoon Doctrine 68 Comments

Are there statements about God, humans, the universe, and any other thing that a Latter-day Saint “must” believe to be considered a “Mormon”? And, if …

92–93: Can Mormon Theology Affirm Homosexual Relationships Now and in the Eternities?

Dan Wotherspoon Homosexuality, LGBTQ 69 Comments

Like many other religious traditions today, Mormonism is wrestling with questions raised by homosexuality. And while both LDS rhetoric and many members’ affirmation of homosexuals …

50: The Call to Be Peacemakers

Dan Wotherspoon Theology 16 Comments

The tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks provide an important moment for all of us to reflect on life’s most precious things and what …

25-26: Theologies of Nature – Mormon Resources for Thinking about Natural Disasters

John Dehlin Natural Disaster 47 Comments

This two-part episode uses the recent Japanese earthquakes and tsunamis as a springboard for a robust discussion of nature, and especially natural disasters. Often we …