This Week in Mormons

Episode #142 – Passive Slaps to the Face

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.

  1. David Twede has had enough
  2. Increase in missionary applications
  3. Use of “cult” when covering Mormonism
  4. Atheists are embracing their religion
  5. New Book of Mormon app
  6. Mormon podcasts for Android (we’re in there!)
  7. MoTab in the Midwest
  8. From Duck Beach to Eternity
  9. Purse thief!
  10. A welfare system that works

Geoff Openshaw


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.

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  • Forrest

    Mt. Vernon building was dedicated late 70's early 80's if i recall correctly

    It also used to be the stake center until late 90's

    also regarding Risk…couldn't sleep last night (it didnt take too long)

    • TWiM

      FORREST! this is the coolest thing I've ever seen!


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