We’re back with part 2 of our General Conference recap, as well as some other news:
Marlin K. Jensen is released during General Conference, and the Church loses a progressive pragmatist with a flair for conflict resolution.
The Church backs off on its construction of a new nine-story building at the Provo MTC. How will this affect the changes in missionary work announced during General Conference? Victory to the people of Provo!
BYUtv has a new comedy show. It’s sort of OK.
Reverend Billy Graham meets with Mitt Romney and promptly removes The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from his list of “cults.” How kind. Pat Billy on the back, but not too hard or he might die.
Vanity Fair publishes an interesting – if flawed – piece on how the Church has been involved in politics from one time to another.
Episode #143 – Mormons, Romney, Elections, Yoda, and Cults
Holy show! There is a lot of Mormon news out there this week, from (what will hope will be the last for some time) Mitt Romney news, election talk, new stakes, more missionaries, lamenting our loss of "cult" status, and a funny allusion to President Kimball.
Who do Utahans feel best represen...
Episode #118 – The Dream Destroyer
What an exciting week. We're joined by... no one other than ourselves, and we like it that way. Lots of fun news to cover. And make sure to watch the amazing CES fireside with Elder Marlin K. Jensen below.
Church buys Haun's Mill and other sites from RLDS
Kansas City Temple dedic...
Episode #127 – Civic Theocracy
Anxious for your feedback on some of this week's topics:
Did the Church just steamroll the democratic process in Provo?
Why don't we talk more openly about the temple?
Barbara Walters talks heaven
MoTab auditions are underway
Mormon influence waning in Nev...
Episode #135 – Provo Coke Dealers
Mitt Romney is now the Republican Presidential nominee. At the Tampa convention, innocent old people touted Mitt's spiritual awesomeness. Awesome for the Church or using Church callings for political gain?
On a similar note, Romney's ward in New Hampshire, near Lake Winnipesaukee, spent a ...
Episode #144 – The End of the Mormon Moment? (Kunkel’s Krinkles)
The US election is over. Does this mean the Mormon Moment is over? We recap election stuff, Mitt Romney's loss, and what this means for the continuing of the Mormon Moment and the Church going forward. All in all, we're pretty proud of what's happened to the Church in the past few years.
Geoff Openshaw is an international development consultant as well as the Managing Editor and Executive Producer of the This Week in Mormons podcast. He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and Brigham Young University and loves all sorts of nerdy geopolitical stuff. He also writes and performs music and really, really loves Del Taco.