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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?

067: Rituals, Ordinances, and Covenants

Is ritual participation important? Must we experience particular ordinances if we hope to be “saved”? What makes something a ritual rather than simply being a routine? Listen in to a terrific discussion of these questions and more!

065–066: Evil, Parts 3 and 4

Listen to excellent discussions of natural evils (earthquakes, pandemics, etc.), and structural, institutional, organizational, ecclesiastical evils that too often lead us to compromise our deep values. How might we release their holds on us?

063–064: Evil, Parts 1 & 2

These two episodes (of four, the other two to be released next week) feature LDF host Dan Wotherspoon in conversation with the wonderful and ridiculously insightful Kathryn Sonntag and Danny Kofoed to talk about several topic areas regarding “evil.” Part 1: The focus in this opening section is the nature of evil itself. Is it something that exists eternally, outside of …

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062: Racism, Consciousness, Grief, Hope

Given recent events, many of us are activated to reflect on and protest societal, institutional, and personal racism. Listen here to three black therapists reflecting and teaching us about these things.

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