According Blake Ostler writing on patheos.com:
The primary task of Mormon theology for the foreseeable future is to assess its relationship to naturalism and the scientific worldview. Many Mormons view God as located within and limited by our “particular universe,” which began some fourteen billion years ago with the big bang and is thus subject to all of the limitations of natural law. Others see God as transcending the existing natural universe because God is the organizer not only of this universe, but of many others. God’s relationship to the natural universe, whether God had a beginning of his divinity, and whether God is at the mercy of limitations of natural laws, remain major issues for Mormon thinkers to work out.
I would agree with Ostler’s first sentence; but he is too limiting in the remainder of the paragraph. It would seem that of equal importance would the description of man’s relationship to God. Is God progressing? Are man and God the same species? What is man’s ultimate goal in the Plan of Salvation? What is man’s relationship to the Earth.
Mormonism needs to get right with the accelerating progress of science. In so doing, we need to avoid the mythologies of the past and develop a coherent theology that is compatible with science. Mormon doctrine has the seeds for this effort, but we must identify the metaphors.