Month: June 2011

Episode #73 – Geoff Has Body Image Issues

Jon Huntsman has a terrible website. Seriously. Time to fire the social media and digital communications staff. It turns out General Authorities can’t take part in political campaigns. Who woulda thought? We long for the days of Apostles serving concurrently in the Eisenhower administration. *sigh*… Richard Bushman, author of Rough Stone Rolling and other works, responds to the humorous, yet false nature of “The Book of Mormon” musical…. not the book. The book is true, people! Al is in love with a story about what he alleges is every missionary’s fantasy. What a terrible, terrible person. This land is your land, O Canada! Mormon.org on Times Square appears to be yielding results, at least in terms of traffic. Hey athletes, put your church first and stop hosing around with money and fame. Links: ABC and the “Mormon Moment” Is the “Mormon Moment” good? Vote Huntsman because he speaks Chinese? In DC and hate driving to the temple? Take the shuttle! Mission before baseball Bushman weighs in Nigerian chess champs! GAs can’t campaign Of Missionaries, tabloids, and leggy women O Canada! Times Square Mormon.org...

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Sunday School Bonanza – Lesson 24 – This Is Life Eternal

Enjoy our new feature where we go over a forthcoming Gospel Doctrine lesson for the week in about ten minutes. Ten minutes! Ten minutes and you’re done! We do ask that you please let us know how you like this new venture, so we can gauge whether it’s of use to anyone or not. Mucho thanks!       Teacher’s manual Class member study guide John 17 “Receive the Holy Ghost” – David A. Bednar, Oct. 2010 Conference...

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Episode #72 – Beckstromgate

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | RSSWell what a program! Such a fun show for everyone this week. We’re joined by Jenna Kim Jones, of Jenna Kim Jones fame. She’s hilarious! Those of you in Utah can see her perform stand-up on July 8-9 at Wiseguys in Trolley Square. Jenna also takes questions about the “Weiner Wheel” on The Daily Show. Kevin Beckstrom. Oh Kevin Beckstrom. The man has finally crossed the line. Find out how. Where is the line between lovingly mocking Mormons and actually preaching hatred? Are we too passive as LDS people? Should we stand up to all of this nonsense? Cecil Samuelson visits the Scottish Parliament, only to be rebuked by a member of said Parliament; and then that Member of Parliament is rebuked by someone else in Parliament. Rebuking in Edinburgh! Want to go on an ice cream hike with us? Too bad. We don’t want to. The Ft. Lauderdale Temple is underway, writers debate “The Book of Mormon” coming to Salt Lake, and there’s a Thomas S. Monson camp in Ontario?? Links: Mocking Mormons Susan Brooks Thislethwaite Teasing makes Mormons merrier “Amos and Andy” Bom to SLC? Commentary on NYC “I’m a Mormon” campaign Cecil in Edinburgh, Cecil rebuked Alaska missionaries use typewriter Racism in the Church – Peggy Fletcher Stack...

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Sunday School Bonanza – Lesson 23 – Love One Another

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | RSSEnjoy our new feature where we go over a forthcoming Gospel Doctrine lesson for the week in about ten minutes. Ten minutes! Ten minutes and you’re done! We do ask that you please let us know how you like this new venture, so we can gauge whether it’s of use to anyone or not. Mucho thanks!     Student Manual Luke 22 (The Sacrament) John 13 (Washing the feet) John 14 (The way) John 15 (The Vine) A complimentary visual...

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A Mormon President In the White House?

Can an LDS President even be active in the Church?   By Geoff Openshaw Ah, the smell of politics. I love it. Fewer things bring me more joy than a new election season getting underway. Mitt Romney might have recently tried to evade questions about his Mormonism, but in the end, being Mormon is something that cannot be downplayed, especially not if or when Romney takes higher office. I want to talk about what would happen if Mitt Romney were elected President. I’m not talking about policy issues, Bible Belt pandering, a Mormon foreign policy, or anything like that....

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