Month: July 2010

Episode #25 – Fetch…You

http://media.blubrry.com/thisweekinmormons/p/thisweekinmormons.com/podcast/TWiM_EP25_Fetch___You.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSOur silver weekiversary! 25 shows and counting!  Thanks to all of you! This week, Janna Mcferson, author of There’s No Place Like Home…Evening! , visits with us to discuss her just-released book, as well as allow us to bask in her wonderful presence We visit Holy Fetch (dot com) – a site full of Mormon lore and mythology.  Pointless?  Undoubtedly.  But Mormons have some pretty amazing urban legends, so it’s always worth a discussion. SB1070 goes into effect in Arizona, and the Church has been under pressure from both sides to take a firmer, more explicit stance on immigration.  As one might expect, the statement released by the Church doesn’t tow any particular line, but it does call for civil discourse and pragmatism.  We hash it out! This weekend also marks the anniversary of Missouri officially apologizing for the extermination order put out against the Saints in the 1800s.  Until the 1970s, Mormons could still be killed on site in Missouri.  Nice of them to care about us. A writer decries the continued use of Gospel Principles in teaching classes with investigators.  He argues that sticking to its written order undermines effective missionary work. Lastly, one of the most amazing Tweeters across which you shall ever come!  She jives...

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Episode #23 – Unhumour. Unfunny.

http://media.blubrry.com/thisweekinmormons/p/thisweekinmormons.com/podcast/TWiM_EP23_Unhumour_Unfunny.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSA very serious episode.  We are serious men. The Wall Street Journal actually writes a fair review of the Prop 8 film. BYU’s Honor Code is called into question because of its dealing with homosexual students at the university.  How is it that an administrative body at BYU somehow trumps an LDS bishop in terms of judging one’s worthiness to attend BYU? In keeping with this week’s gay-fest, we look at the Church’s involvement (or lack thereof) regarding pending legislation to legalize gay marriage in Argentina.  Why does the Church jump into the fray head first in California, but does little more than having “reminder” letters from the First Presidency read over the pulpit in other areas or countries?  Is the sanctity of marriage more or less important in different places?  We discuss. Also, the weird Mormon pageant season is upon us! And it’s time for another check-in with the Zarahemla Times, our favorite online comic strip.  We salute you, Kevin Beckstrom! Links Homosexuality and BYU Wall Street Journal review Gay marriage in Argentina – the tango just got more exciting. Weird BYU student cover of Blink-182’s “What’s My Age,...

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Episode #22 – Jell-O’s Reign of Terror

http://media.blubrry.com/thisweekinmormons/p/thisweekinmormons.com/podcast/TWiM_EP22_Jell-Os_Reign_of_Terror.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSWe bet you thought Jell-O or funeral potatoes were the food of choice for many-a-Latter-day Saint. Not so! According to the Mormon Times, who conducted zero research to back up this claim, it is ice cream. Yes, simple ice cream – with no flavor specified – is the food product of choice for all of us. Sean Hannity gets yanked from KSL. Deliver us from evil, Sean! Glenn Beck starts Glenn Beck University, a place where people already subscribed to his particular interpretation of reality can further bolster those beliefs. Also, Glenn Beck officially supports an insurrection against the American government. Hey, Glenn, read the 12th Article of Faith. Someone tries to set fire to the Los Angeles Temple. And in a new segment creatively named, “Rants,” Geoff and Al vent and gripe about all sorts of miscellanea – Al wants to disband all Church-owned and operated schools.  Geoff ridicules the Mormon Times‘ deplorable lack of legitimate journalism, or, heck, even decent writing. And your calls! Reading is good for you Goodbye, Sean Ice cream forever! Seriously! The burning temple Glenn Beck U. A smaller, slimmer, more evangelical-friendly New Testament Ridiculous Mormon Times article about construction workers “building” the kingdom.  Get it?...

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The Interpretive Tree Dance

As promised, a random video of Geoff and Al (along with our friend, Loren) acting like the Mormon equivalent of drunk. This is from 2006 in Ukraine.  Geoff plays guitar and is off-camera. Enjoy the dance of the marvelous trees!  They are so...

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