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 he asked to think about and share share their favorite thing about Mormonism. What it is that they like or love most about Mormonism or life as a Mormon? What idea or practice or cultural uniqueness excites their spirits or compels the most reflection? He got very interesting, even somewhat surprising, answers.
Listen to the “best things” that Lorie Winder Stromberg, Taylor Petrey, Rick Jepson, and Gina Colvin come up with—and then share your own ideas and reflections below!
Lorie Winder Stromberg speaking at the 6 April 2013 launch event for Ordain Women. This is a video of her giving the same presentation she gave at the Claremont Graduate University event she mentions in the episode.
Taylor Petrey, “Toward a Post-Heterosexual Mormon Theology,” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 44, no. 4 (Winter 2011).
Rick Jepson, “Godwrestling: Physicality, Conflict, and Redemption in Mormon Theology,” Sunstone, November 2005.
Matters of Perspective audio presentation of the above article, read by the author
The Red Balloon (Blog written by Rick and Wendy Jepson)
KiwiMormon: Mormon Reflections from the Antipodes (Blog written by Gina Colvin)