Month: October 2012

Episode #143 – Mormons, Romney, Elections, Yoda, and Cults

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Mormon Temples and Mormon Chapels Compared

There’s often a bit of confusion for those not of the Mormon faith when it comes to the difference between temples and chapels. Do Mormons worship in temples every week? Do temples cause traffic nightmares? Why can’t I go inside a temple when I’ve been to Church with a Mormon? This infographic highlights some of the key differences between Mormon temples, which are used for very specific purposes by smaller groups of people at a time, and Mormon chapels, which are everyday meetinghouses used for a wide variety of...

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Book of Mormon Lesson 40 – “Then Will I Gather Them In”

Sunday School Bonanza – Quick Gospel Doctrine Preparation Please subscribe in iTunes. It will make us happy. Or grab an RSS feed, if that’s what suits you. 3 Nephi 16, 20, & 21 What is the house of Israel? Why was it scattered? What do the gentiles have to do with it? Why was this important to the Nephites? Why is it important to us? Teacher’s manual Student...

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Episode #142 – Passive Slaps to the Face

http://media.blubrry.com/thisweekinmormons/p/thisweekinmormons.com/podcast/TWiM_EP142_Passive_Slaps_to_the_Face.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS Another week. Another successful round of Mormon news. Mormons are adept at pushing urban legends. This past week, we saw a rumor go around that the number of missionary applications had jumped from 600 a week to 7,000 a week. The Church stepped in to clarify, and the results are still pretty staggeringly awesome. David Twede, our favorite apostate-in-waiting, “resigns” from the Church before going through a process that would lead to excommunication. This was the guy who...

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