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 tried to pretend he was being hit with disciplinary action for criticizing Mitt Romney.
The Duck Beach documentary finally has a trailer, and it make sit look like MTV took over the idyllic beaches of the Outer Banks. Put some clothes on, ladies.
Atheists start shaming Mormonism. Well we shall shame you, good atheists. To shame! You are shamed!
Some quick bites: A few new LDS-related apps, MoTab hits the Midwest, the neat story of a philanthropist, and a purse thief ruins Fruit Heights for everyone.
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.
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Book of Mormon Lesson 40 – “Then Will I Gather Them In” Sunday School Bonanza - Quick Gospel Doctrine Preparation
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3 Nephi 16, 20, & 21
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Book of Mormon Lesson 48 – “Come unto Christ” Moroni 7-10 – Moroni explains the value of good judgment, of coming unto Christ, and of expecting miracles. The baptism of infants is decried. We are challenged to ponder and pray about the Book of Mormon.
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.