Friday, 24 October 2014
- 'Meet the Mormons' reaches $4.5 million mark, now 37th on all-time documentary list (Deseret News - Utah)
"Meet the Mormons" was the 16th biggest movie at the box office over the weekend with $568,409 after finishing 10th over the previous week.
- Defending the Faith: Some things are more important than others (Deseret News - Utah)
In October 1993, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke at the annual dinner of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, an organization of Latter-day Saint scholars on the campus of Brigham Young University in those days. His topic was “The Historicity of the Book of Mormon,” which he defended against the suggestion beginning to emerge in some circles that the Book of Mormon be viewed as “inspired” but non-historical.
- Stanford alum Guthrie back in Bay Area for big game (San Francisco Gate - California)
Should Jeremy Guthrie last about half as long Friday night in Game3 of the World Series as he did in his most memorable start for Stanford, the Royals no doubt would take that in a second.
On May 31, 2002, Guthrie pitched a complete game in the Cardinal’s 3-2 win over Cal State Fullerton in an NCAA regional matchup.
Calling it a complete game is accurate, but doesn’t tell nearly the whole story; the right-hander, then a junior only days away from being drafted in the first round by Cleveland, went 13 innings.
- Jeremy Guthrie’s still making Royals’ trade with Rockies look like a steal (Kansas City Star - Missouri)
From the outside, anyway, the text message to Royals general manager Dayton Moore sounds more like the stuff of a prank or a joke than a sincere inquiry:
“Hey, would you be interested in swapping struggling starters?”
That’s the casual but all-too-true way Royals manager Ned Yost remembers Colorado dangling Jeremy Guthrie to Moore in the summer of 2012.
- Changing fields: Returned missionary college football players find new opportunities to share gospel (Deseret News - Utah)
Dallas Lloyd had a big decision to make.
Four years ago, the Pleasant Grove High School senior had several scholarship offers to play college football. It would have been easy to stay close to home, but he was curious about the opportunities that might come outside of Utah.
After visiting the schools and considering all the factors, counseling with his parents, creating a list of priorities and saying a lot of prayers, Lloyd felt strongly that Stanford University was where he needed to be.
- 2014 Latino Christmas Concert: “Ven a mi casa esta Navidad” (Church News)
The three Utah areas of the Church will present a Latino Christmas concert, “Luz de las naciones: Ven a mi casa esta Navidad,” in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square on Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., with a matinee performance on Saturday, December 6, at 2:00 p.m.
- Maybe Don’t Make Fun of Mormon ‘Magic Underwear’ (New York Magazine)
Seemingly out of the blue, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints this week published a video and post about the history and meaning behind Mormon temple garments, sometimes flippantly called “magic underwear.” The main point: It’s offensive to call the garments “magic underwear,” so everybody stop now, please.
- Film on LGBT Mormons to screen at BYU (Universe - Utah)
The Department of Theatre and Media Arts is releasing the first public screening of the student film “Pride and Faith” on Oct. 24.
The documentary, written and directed by BYU alumnus Scott Raia, explores the complex lives of two LGBT students as they reconcile their identity and faith.
- Mormons vs. Zombies: Mormon mom starts new video game (Updated) (Universe - Utah)
Jana Maughan, 43, climbed down the stairs to her parents’ basement to retrieve some canned peaches. As the mother of five looked around at the boxes of wheat, rice, potato pearls and canned fruit she had an epiphany.
“If anyone is going to survive the Zombie Apocalypse, it would be the Mormons,” she realized.
Hence, the idea for Mormons vs. Zombies, a side scrolling-style game designed for iOS and Android, was born. The game, still in development, features a variety of archetypal Mormons, each with their own unique zombie-fighting weapon.
4 And thus we see, that there was a time granted unto man to repent, yea, a probationary time, a time to repent and serve God.
Understanding the Savior’s freely given atoning love can free us from self-imposed, incorrect, and unrealistic expectations of what perfection is."
"Becoming Perfect in Christ" - Elder Gerrit W. Gong, July 2014