Month: October 2011

Episode #90 – Kevlar Pulpits

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | RSSElder Oaks testifies before the Senate. Orrin Hatch rejoices. Joe Lieberman speaks at BYU, says he loves Mitt Romney, and encourages everyone to vote for Romney. Mormons and Muslims need to be better friends. They have too much in common to ignore each other. Let’s make this marriage happen. Jon Huntsman did sorta OK on “The Colbert Report.” (see below) Other: Sapporo Japan Temple breaks ground, Ben Folds cries because of white boys singing hip hop, Awkward Mormon Family Photos… and more! Links: Sapporo Japan Temple Elder Oaks testifies before the Senate Most Americans have no problem with Mormon candidates Joe Lieberman at BYU Mormons and Muslims Awkward Mormon Family Photos  ...

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Episode #89 – Mormons are Christians

It’s time for the TWiM rage regarding the “Mormons are a cult” nonsense that’s been going around for the past week. We’re fed up. Why is it OK to hate on Mormons but not on other groups? It’s high time we stopped putting up with it. We at This Week in Mormons stand shoulder to shoulder with our fellow Latter-day Saints. Enough is enough. Is NCMO abuse? Some lady says yes. We say no. Is this a battle of the sexes? No. Because we’ll win. Brandon Flowers’ officially embraces being Mormon in a new “I’m a Mormon” video. Others: Homeschooling. The Whitney Awards (yippee). And a terrible video done by BYU-I girls who have nothing better to do on a Friday night. Link Is NCMO abuse? Judge the Man, Not the Mormon – Joe Lieberman Evangelicals Should Stand Up to Anti-Mormonism – John Mark Reynolds Who Says Mormons Aren’t Christians? – Dean Obeidallah Open Letter to Mitt Romney How Do Mormons Answer ‘Not Christian’ Claims? – Michael Otterson Rick Perry Amplifies Anti-Mormon Rhetoric Rick Perry’s Anti-Mormon Advisors – McKay Coppins Nominations for the Whitney Awards Homeschooling Then and Now Ten Years of the Perpetual Education Fund...

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Episode #88 – Elaine S. Dalton – Hot General Officer or Hottest General Officer?

Part Two of our General Conference recap continues. So many inspired leaders. So little time. Our boy McKay Coppins is among the names mentioned in a survey administered by the Church to find out which blogs and writers the saints read. TWiM has, sadly, not made it on the list. Fix this, people! Do we have an obligation to support Vocal Point in “The Sing-Off” because they are...

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Episode #87 – Sans Avion

This past weekend was General Conference. What does that mean for TWiM? A special episode of This Week in Mormons in which we pore through the content of about half of Conference and talk about what spoke to us the most. We’ll cover the rest of it next week. We are forgoing the typical writeup format for the week. However, here is an article that was mentioned during the show about non-members watching Conference. If you missed Conference, get the sessions here. We couldn’t leave you without a few humorous things. Below is a picture from Times and Seasons that we thought was great. Below that is a video celebrating something wonderful for the future. Happy...

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