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This Week in Mormons

The greatest podcast about Mormon err LDS err Latter-day Saint news that has ever exited or will ever exist

The greatest podcast about Mormon err LDS err Latter-day Saint news that has ever exited or will ever exist

 

#200

11/29 – BYU-I Professors Fired, Pop Culture Mormons, & Activism Towards the Church

The TWiM Sisters, Tiffany Hales and Arianna Smith talk about the news! News Links: BYU-I instructors fired for failing ‘ecclesiastical clearance.’ They can’t find out why. Is pushing for change within the LDS Church a ‘tactic of Satan’? A top leader thinks so. A taste of Thanksgiving at the Provo MTC: How 1,050 elders and sisters spent the holiday On Christmas Day, Latter-day Saints to Attend Sacrament Meeting Only Stanford band stages controversial halftime skit during football game against BYU ‘Losing sight’ to help ‘others see Christ’: How a legally blind Paralympian sprinter is serving a unique mission in California Actors Paul Rudd and Eric Stonestreet hype up Giving Machines in Kansas City Porn-Star Dad of LGBT Club Massacre Suspect Spews Homophobia in First Interview Colorado Suspect Anderson Aldrich's Links to Mormon Church Explained Latter-day Saint leaders condemn Colorado Springs LGBTQ club shooting Reseeding Hill Cumorah Where are the 2022 Giving Machines? Latter-day Saints in media need better representation ... Read more

Yesterday

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:42

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#199

Is Mormonism a Religious Other? | An Interview with Jaxon Washburn

Kurt Francom interviews Jaxon Washburn about his recent article. Article Link: Mormonism, the ‘Most American’ Religious Other ... Read more

26 Nov 2022

29 MINS

29:34

26 Nov 2022


#198

11/21 – David Archuleta, Gay Marriage Bill, & Community of Christ Succession

This week's episode introduces the TWiM audience to Steven Pynakker from Mormon Book Reviews and Rick Bennett from Gospel Tangents. Stories & Links David Archuleta details 'faith crisis' after coming out in the Mormon Church Reports: Colorado Mass Shooting Suspect Is Grandson of Assembly’s Randy Voepel Colorado Suspect Anderson Aldrich's Links to Mormon Church Explained Mormon Book Reviews YouTube Channel A Protestant Defense of the Book of Mormon by Steven Pynakker Gospel Tangents Rick Bennett's Tour of the Restoration Presentation ... Read more

21 Nov 2022

49 MINS

49:59

21 Nov 2022


#197

10/31 Eliza R. Snow, Celebrity Church Leaders, & The Chosen in the BOM

Now you can read the words of two LDS titans: Eliza Snow and Emmeline Wells WHY IS NATIONAL MEDIA OBSESSED WITH LATTER-DAY SAINT SEXUALITY? What the creator of ‘The Chosen’ said about the alleged Book of Mormon quote in Season 3 Viewpoint Diversity Ranking of Leading US Colleges Jana Riess: Latter-day Saints are insulated from some dangers of celebrity culture — but not all ... Read more

01 Nov 2022

55 MINS

55:15

01 Nov 2022


#196

10/17 – Cookie Wars, Double Piercings, & Cosmo the Cougar

The TWiM Sisters (Arianne Smith & Tiffany Hales) talk us through the news in Mormonism of the past week. ***Links for the stories will be posted soon*** ... Read more

18 Oct 2022

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:19

18 Oct 2022


#195

An Evangelical Pastor Goes to Conference | An Interview with Jeff McCullough

Jeff McCullough is an Evangelical pastor who has created a Youtube channel called Hello Saints to better understand members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jeff's recent video about him going to general conference is getting a lot of traction.  You can see that video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54intVjXV7s ... Read more

12 Oct 2022

27 MINS

27:41

12 Oct 2022


#194

10/10 – Plagiarized Talks, Love for Peggy, & Mental Illness in Utah

This week Kurt Francom is joined by mental health therapist Jennifer Roach and the Managing Director of Public Square Magazine, Christopher Cunningham. They discuss the accusation of Elder Bednar plagiarizing parts of his recent general conference talk, why an Evangelical pastor would attend general conference, and whether there should be emeritus status for members of the Quorum of the Twelve. Become a Patreon and get exclusive content Links: Study ranks Utah #1 for mental illness in the US Is LDS Church culture under attack? LDS elder — a former college president — may have plagiarized General Conference talk ‘Mormon Land’: Are top LDS leaders simply getting too old? Is it time for emeritus presidents, apostles? Pastor's raw REACTION at Latter-day Saint Conference A latter-day saint’s thoughts in response to Pastor’s raw REACTION at Latter-day Saint Conference Subscribe to Hello Saints Kurt's interview with Jeff McCullough about attending general conference THE MOST AMERICAN RELIGION ... Read more

10 Oct 2022

1 HR 12 MINS

1:12:16

10 Oct 2022


#193

10/4/2022 – Under New Management

In which Kurt learns how hard Geoff's job is. ... Read more

04 Oct 2022

48 MINS

48:15

04 Oct 2022


#192

EP 602 – The Gospel of Green Lawns

Are Latter-day Saints taught to water their lawns prodigiously? Temple predictions. Conference predictions. HUGE new news for the pod. ... Read more

28 Sep 2022

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:39

28 Sep 2022


#191

EP 601 – Primary Program: Great Sunday or Greatest Sunday?

Tiffany and Arianne are back - again! Get all the hot LDS goss right here, folks. This is where it's at. Latter-day Saint News Man who set three churches on fire ordered to pay up The latest on Utah's cookie wars Foreign candy puts American candy to shame - and the LDS history behind it Patti Edwards is against college athletes being compensated How the BYU-Duke racism scandal became a national Rorschach test New York woman makes dresses for Latter-day Saints in Idaho Utah governor Spencer Cox slams Oregon fans' chant against BYU Oregon governor apologizes for chant at Oregon game Media bias in coverage of the Oregon scandal? "At Last She Said It" - a women's podcast Church notes increased vandalism at its properties Lake Mead's receding waters reveal a Mormon ghost town Can BYU take home the win on Peyton Manning's "College Bowl"? ... Read more

20 Sep 2022

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:28

20 Sep 2022


#190

EP 600 – As Virtuous Men Pass Mildly Away

600 episodes! Where do we go from here? A special guest joins us. ... Read more

13 Sep 2022

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:51

13 Sep 2022


#189

EP 599 – Seriously, Another Saturday Session?

Moving beyond virtue signaling to actual action on racism, LGBTQ support pamphlet pulled at BYU, MORE General Conference for all, and space! ... Read more

06 Sep 2022

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:20

06 Sep 2022


#188

EP 598 – Science Won’t Help Your Downline

BYU fan yells racial slurs, BYU staff lose clerical confidentiality, and the greatest obituary in Utah history. ... Read more

30 Aug 2022

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:54

30 Aug 2022


#187

EP 597 – The War in Ukraine | How Latter-day Saints Are Affected and Responding

It's been six months since Russia invaded Ukraine. Learn how the Church and its members have responded. ... Read more

23 Aug 2022

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:05

23 Aug 2022


#186

EP 596 – Russell, the Love Muscle

Mitt Romney admits to bending the truth for politics in the past, President Nelson dedicates the Washington DC Temple, and bad dating tips! ... Read more

16 Aug 2022

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:59

16 Aug 2022


#185

EP 595 – Preventing and Addressing Abuse within the Church

Jennifer Roach One would have had to be quite isolated last week not to read AP's story about a father and member of the Church sexually abusing his daughters, and Church officials' reported failure to act appropriately and help the victims despite knowledge of the incidents. There is a ton of information to work through on this story, with some saying AP isn't being fair, and others wondering if the Church is more concerned about its image and protecting the institution than helping victims. We're joined this week by Jennifer Roach, MDic, LMHC. She has been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for three-and-a-half years. Previously, she was an ordained pastor in another denomination. Jennifer is a survivor of abuse and works as a licensed mental health therapist. We're thankful she's here to provide insights on a difficult topic. It's clear the Church failed to protect victims in this case. The safeguards in place didn't do their job. But that doesn't mean the Church has nefarious intent. Please sit with us as we work through this issue. Other news follows after about 45 minutes. Some corrections: In our discussion, we had noted that the information at the time made it unclear whether either bishop was explicitly told not to report anything. Since the time of recording, the AP released a video of Bishop Herrod, in his own voice, saying that the helpline told him he was not allowed to call; his hands were tied. He later says that he passed that same information along to the next bishop. It's also important to note that an Arizona grand jury took up the question of bishop culpability last year in case GJ21-0072 and did not charge either bishop with a crime. https://youtu.be/Ool6oN9P-hY Abuse in the Church Links Church's official response Michael Austin's "better" Church response A concise summary of events National Domestic Violence hotline RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline Other Latter-day Saint News The Church finally announces who will dedicate the Washington DC Temple - President Nelson! President Nelson is the oldest apostle in the history of the restored Church The Amos C. Brown Fellowship, which connects Black students to their ancestry in Ghana, begins Association of Mormon Letters announces 100 significant works in Mormon literature 31 terms no longer used by the Church. Continue using them at your peril! Gospel Library app gets some much-needed search updates BYU Pathway extends tuition discount Is Glenn Beck performing non-LDS baptisms? Transcript 00:00.00 Geoff Openshaw Hey, everybody? How's it going happy August to you welcome to another edition of This Week in Mormons the premieer Latter-day Saint News Podcast because we've been doing it for a very very very very long time literally longer than my marriage which is bizarre anyway, though I am your ah host and founder Jeff Hopemansot's nice to be with all of you this week. We've got a lot to talk about lots to go. What's going on for sure. So I'd like to welcome my co-hosts guests this week. That's why plural we are a trio this time around which is always a lot of fun Liz Buzzfeed you're back in the house how you doing Liz what's going on up in Highland Utah everything just. 00:28.39 Liz Busby Doing great ah just winding down the summer it's It's been a crazy like vacation every three days or whatever or kids are in camps and running like crazy and school starts next week. So. 00:43.38 Geoff Openshaw You know life in the a to one is just like 1 big sunset. You know it's just a dream that's great I'm glad you're all. We're also happy to welcome this week new to the show. Ah, Jennifer Roach who lives in Washington State and has been a member of the church for about none years and before she joined the church. She was ordained at another christian denomination but she's here this week in particular because she also works as a licensed mental health therapist a... ... Read more

09 Aug 2022

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:18

09 Aug 2022


#184

EP 594 – Squatters in the Temple

Should we get rid of singles wards? What's the history of tater tots? What will happen to Utah if the Great Salt Lake dries up? ... Read more

03 Aug 2022

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:34

03 Aug 2022


#183

EP 593 – Will the Real Joseph Smith Please Stand Up?

The first-ever photo reportedly of Joseph Smith makes waves. Should girls be passing the sacrament? ... Read more

26 Jul 2022

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:54

26 Jul 2022


#182

EP 592 – Come, Enter Into My Fry Sauce

Utah's cookie wars, meetinghouses so bland the local planning board asks you to try harder, Zach Wilson is too sexy for all ... Read more

19 Jul 2022

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:57

19 Jul 2022


#181

EP 591 – All Missions Matter

We're moving to treat all types of missions the same, but are we succeeding? ... Read more

12 Jul 2022

59 MINS

59:49

12 Jul 2022