Month: November 2010

Episode #42 – Samuel the Wickedite

http://media.blubrry.com/thisweekinmormons/p/thisweekinmormons.com/podcast/TWiM_EP42_Samuel_the_Wickedite.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSFurther details on the more “cryptic” contents of the new Handbook of Instructions.  The Salt Lake Tribune tries to make us seem like a cult. Casting announced for the Book of Mormon Broadway production.  Should be thrilling! Missionary stabbed in Peru seems to be recovering well.  His father thinks he’s a “good kid.” Mormons.  We want to be accepted into the mainstream, yet we also seem to love our outcast status.  Why can’t we seem to reconcile the two? Al wrote a nifty little article.  You should read it, ponder it, and debate it. Los Links: Church handbook according to the Trib Church handbook according to the Church Book of Mormon casting Stabbed missionary The perennial pariahs: Latter-day Saints Al’s article about abolishing Church-run schools The greatest iPhone app ever.  By far. Congrats to the Laie...

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Episode #41 – Aryan Hair Conditioner

http://media.blubrry.com/thisweekinmormons/p/thisweekinmormons.com/podcast/TWiM_EP41_Aryan_Hair_Conditioner.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSThe Church updates its manuals for all!  No more activities committee! You can be a certain percentage of temple worthy! The gays have won! A new Harvard study says that we spent more than half of our time daydreaming.  If we are always focused on what could be tomorrow, we’ll have a lot of empty yesterdays. Geoff feels that aside from child prostitution and the like, there is no legal case against polygamy.  Listen to find out more. Salt Lake Tribune writer takes issue with the Aryan Jesus depicted throughout the Church and in western media. The real Jesus was dark and disheveled, says he. BASE jumping from the Church Office Building! The Gilbert Arizona Temple gets underway.  Congrats, Arizona! And our idiot of the month! Links Info on the new General Handbook Daydreaming, ho! Jesus and hair conditioner BASE jumping! Gilbert temples! Idiot. The Church turns away Haitian refugees? Geoff’s old band, Two Years Later (video...

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Episode #40 – Death to Top Ten Lists

http://media.blubrry.com/thisweekinmormons/p/thisweekinmormons.com/podcast/TWiM_EP40_Death_to_Top_Ten_Lists.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSBYU’s groundbreaking study on the relationship between a movie’s rating and its box office intake. Can you believe PG-13 movies are more marketable than R-rated ones??? Carl Bloch’s work is coming to BYU.  This is the first time it has ever been presented in the United States. Elder Richard G. Scott is a painter.  Who knew!  His work is on display in – and only in – the Deseret Book flagship store in Salt Lake.  Where’s the national tour?  Once again, the flagship store gets preferential treatment. Sunday School is in trouble.  Too many teachers teach straight from the manual and not enough actually think and pray about what should be taught. Will the Church redevelop the Sunday School curricula eventually be altered to represent the looser, study-it-out methods used in Preach My Gospel? Other assorted news: Charges filed against Patrick Ehat, also known as the arsonist who took down two meetinghouses in the Salt Lake area. Utah women have more kids before marriage than after. Deseret Book gives us the Top Ten best Christmas movies, according to a wildly unscientific solicitation of its readers. Are you Mormon?  Fancy living in the Northeastern United States? The Mormon Times gives us yet another Top Ten list about places for LDS people...

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Episode #39 – The Wizard and I

http://media.blubrry.com/thisweekinmormons/p/thisweekinmormons.com/podcast/TWiM_EP39_The_Wizard_and_I.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSWhat a week!  So much to cover! Baptism – is someone living in sin or enjoying a common law marriage?  Hard to say.  And what of the relationship between overeager missionaries and beleaguered local members? Mormanity does it again!  We love Jeff Lindsay and we love missions. An LDS Family Services worker starts sleeping with his patient to “cure” her. Women subsequently sues LDSFS for a whole slew of things.  It’s sad, but tragicomic at the same time. In the 1800s Mormons hates Republicans.  Why has this changed? Youthful Rob Thomas look-alike torches two meetinghouses in SLC – What this means for your weekend. Zarahemla Times!  Viva el Beckstrom! And lastly, The Mormon Times once again shows us its journalistic awesomeness. Links: Baptism scandal! Missions-4-eva! Stop being Republican, Mormons! Stop torching our buildings, kid! Elizabeth smart takes break from mission to testify! LDS Family Services player.  Holla! Thank you, Mormon Times.  I always figured the best times in life were behind me once I was freed from a concentration...

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