Month: August 2011

Episode #82 – Barbara, Did You Know?

Earthquakes! Hurricanes! Michelle Bachmann would have us believe that God is punishing DC. Geoff reports from the ground. A bishop is hit with felony charges for failing to report a sexual assault on one of his flock. How do bishops balance discretion and confidence with a duty to report lawbreaking?Joanna Brooks has some tough questions for LDS politicians. Joanna Brook is all over the news this week. Jimmer’s getting married. Get over it. To find out how his honeymoon will be, see Episode #53. How does Mitt’s experience distributing welfare and assistance as a bishop play into his political views? Assorted: Mormons on NPR, 18 year-old missionaries, temples help property values, a new MYC building, and Warren Jeffs is in a coma. Whoopie! Links: Bishop charged Spires break off DC Temple in quake NPR and the Misunderstood Faith of Mormons Joanna Brooks asks the tough questions Goodbye, Melvin J. Ballard Building. Hello, Jacob Hamblin Building 18 year-old Elders. Yikes Property values and LDS Temples – FAIR Mitt and welfare Bowling, Geoff’s mom, and the Mormon...

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Episode #81 – Victims of a Four-Foot Broomstick

Yet another article about how Mormons are leaders, but from a different angle! Mormons aren’t just business leaders because they love business, but because Church culture helps people learn to organize others. The Ogden Temple Facelift. Good or bad? Does it diss the original architect? Are we ditching a dated, but unique, building in favor of something far more modern, generic, and less distinctive? The Washington Post acknowledges that Mormons know how to use the internet. We take charge of our own message and don’t let other dominate the conversation. John Huntsman: Jack Mormon. It’s official, but we still love him. Assorted: San Salvador Temple dedicated; Mormons quest for the White House; an openly gay man serving in a bishopric; and more Washington, DC singles! This time on PBS! Lists of clickety clickers: San Salvador Temple dedicated Ogden Temple. Botched surgery? Mormon men are uber organized Huntsman – “The Church was wrong” Vogue profile of Huntsman – “Like reformed Jews” The Mormon quest for the Presidency Using the Web to control the image Openly gay bishopric member Watch the full episode. See more Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly....

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MoBach Theatre – Date #13 – Jordan Miles

Ed Hardy spokesman Jordan Miles, known for his trademark phrase, “Hey, gel me up!” gets the chance to take out Ashley. Our Bachelorette seems smitten by his burliness. Will it lead to sparks? Jordan goes low-key for the date, packing a picnic to be enjoyed in a parking lot, and then some dancing with another woman. Awesome.    ...

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Episode #80 – Romneydan

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn case you missed it, Stephen Colbert gives Mormons some love. It’s awesome. High-five a tiger! Arizona has two Mormons vying for the GOP nomination for the Senate race, and they’re in the same ward. “It’s like a Mormon version of Jerry Springer,” sources say. We have a great discussion about less activity, the at-risk demographic of 25-35 within the Church, and the shortcomings of the Institute program. Noted LDS scholar and “we’re-different-from-you” missionary work advocate, Gary Lawrence, publishes a new book about Mormon misconceptions. Rock it, Gary! Sherlock Holmes – banned in parts of Virginia for being anti-Mormon. Links: Two Mormons. One Senate seat. Same ward. Mitt Romney’s finances BYU broadcasting building dedicated Sherlock Holmes banned Ramadan at BYU Philadelphia Temple groundbreaking   The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive  ...

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