484: Robert Kirby: Mormonism’s Lampoonist Extraordinaire

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Were there an official calling within Mormonism of “Church and Culture Lampoonist” (and there should be!), Robert Kirby would be magnifying the heck out of …

317: Is There Good News for Faith in Today’s Mormon Crises?—Part 1

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In his recent book, Planted: Belief and Belonging in an Age of Doubt, Patrick Q. Mason offers an optimistic vision for the future of Mormonism, …

226: The “Best Thing” About Mormonism

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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 …

188–189: Hugh Nibley—Part 3: Prophet of Zion

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In this third and final installment of our Hugh Nibley series, we look at Nibley’s powerful, far-ranging, and definitely direct/hard-hitting/deliciously skewering social critiques. Ranging from …

184–185: Hugh Nibley—Part 1: A Fascinating Life

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These episodes launch a three-part series on Hugh Nibley (1910–2005), a towering figure in twentieth-century Mormonism who every Latter-day Saint deserves to know better. Most …

139: A Beautiful Vision of Mormonism

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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 …

125–126: Mormonism and Politics: Historical Perspectives

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Too often today’s political discourse reduces politics to partisanship, whether one affiliates with this or that political party. It’s a much broader topic, however, encompassing …