Dan Wotherspoon

076: President Nelson’s “Let God Prevail” Conference Talk

LDS general conference ended just four days ago, and we thought it important to highlight different talks and messages given that have applicability to the Latter-day Faith emphasis on inner work/inner transformation. One such talk this conference was President Nelson’s Sunday morning address, “Let God Prevail.” In this episode, LDF host Dan Wotherspoon is joined …

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073: Faith Deconstruction/Reconstruction Processes, Part 2

We’re excited to present Part 2 of the discussion between Caleb Jones and LDF host Dan Wotherspoon about deconstructing and reconstructing faith. The conversation in this one episode turns to some of the trends that are showing up in the religious world that definitely need attention if Mormonism is to have a better chance of …

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072: Faith Deconstruction/Reconstruction Processes, Part 1

Ultimately this is an episode about faith journeys that concentrates on opening ourselves to change–even the type of elements that lead us into deconstruction of ideas and purposes that we once were certain of. It features a discussion with Caleb Jones, whose temperament and interests led him to very thoughtful approach to reconstruction. As teased …

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071: Embracing Zion in Our Hearts and Lives

Latter-day Faith host Dan Wotherspoon is joined this week by three wonderful guests–Kathryn Sonntag, Jim Smithson, and Dave Longhurst–to discuss the concept, and potential reality, of Zion. How does this idea motivate each of them? How do they understand scriptures that speak of Zion being a state in which people are of “one heart and …

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069: Redeeming Mormon Racism

This episode features a conversation between Latter-day Faith host Dan Wotherspoon and Joanna Brooks. Joanna’s recent book, Mormonism and White Supremacy: American Religion and the Problem of Racial Innocence is, at the same time, scholarly, substantive, unblinking, courageous, and graceful. Full of grace. And ways toward redemption.

068: Religion, Politics, Polarization

We live right now in a highly polarized society, especially politically. Yet most of us claim our politics are driven by our religious beliefs. How does this dynamic work when people from the same religious background see things so differently and feel strong enough to demonize or dismiss others? What are ways forward?

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