487: Exclusivism

Dan Wotherspoon Confidence, Faith, Faith Development, Mormon & Gospel Teachings, Mythology, Spirituality, Testimony, Truth 4 Comments

This episode wrestles with exclusivist claims in religion, including Mormonism, as well as in our psyches. How does the idea of chosenness, specialness, uniqueness, and …

360: Faith and Doubt: Balancing Truth, Goodness, and Beauty

Dan Wotherspoon Faith 15 Comments

Doubting our long-held views of the world, especially if firm faith positions are part of it, is a high stakes matter. Not only do enter …

301–302: Doubt and Faith as Discussed in the October 2015 General Conference

Dan Wotherspoon General Conference 15 Comments

Four talks in the October 2015 General Conference focused, at least to a significant degree, on the issues of doubt and faith, and also chose …

102–103: Pragmatism, William James, and Mormon Sensibilities

Dan Wotherspoon Theology, Truth 30 Comments

Pragmatism is the name of a philosophical approach for judging between competing truth claims. It essentially says that if you are presented with two ideas …

63: Oh Say, What Is Truth?

Dan Wotherspoon Truth 57 Comments

We Mormons have heard it countless times: “I know the Church is true?” But what does  this mean? Heck, even more basic, what does “true” …