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Discussion on who and what is a cultural Mormon

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First, Happy Independence Day (yay)! …so I was digging through classic Mormon Matters and found Clay’s disc...

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Podcast: Mormon “doctrine” and other fuzzy things

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In this two-part podcast, Mormon Matters host Dan Wotherspoon and panelists Gina Colvin, Charles Harrell, a...

Joseph Smith’s Presidential Platform

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So, I came across an interview of Richard Bushman at the Pew Research Forum, about both early and modern Mo...

Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, my Mom and Dallin Oaks, a Convergence

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Joseph Smith found language terribly important, and was clear that no translation into English could be per...

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Podcast: Writing Mormon Lives

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Phyllis Barber and Joanna Brooks are two of Mormonism’s bravest voices, writers of memoirs in which they of...

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Podcast: Exploring the Nativity in scripture, legend, history, and hearts

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This is an encore presentation of a December 2011 podcast episode examining the Christmas story as it tradi...

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Podcast: Science and Religion

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What is science? What is religion? What are the methods/disciplines and underlying assumptions that animate...

The Mormon Therapist on Teen Suicide

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Recently a 16-year-old young man from our ward hung himself. It was a horrendous shock for everyone, as thi...

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Podcast: Abuse and the Forgiveness Dilemma

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The April 2012 General Conference featured a terrific talk by President Uchtdorf, “The Merciful Obtain Merc...

The Dullness of Complaining that LDS Church Meetings are Dull: A Rebuttal

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I recently read a piece by Jana Riess on Beliefnet.com “Why Are Mormon Church Meetings So Dull?”. I intende...