Episode #237 – Meet the Mormons: Doan vs Bednar

Elder Bednar speaks on social media use and introduces the new "Meet the Mormons" film. Was it worthwhile? Why isn't Elder Bednar actually using Twitter?

Elder David A. Bednar presents on social media at BYU Education Week, and Al thinks he fails miserably, especially since the Brethren don’t really do anything themselves on social media. Are we not to follow their lead? Great rundown of the social media talk, as well as the new Meet the Mormons documentary that will hit theaters this fall.

So really, we, as social media quasi-professionals, have tons of thoughts on this. We welcome yours in response. Sound off on here or shoot us an email if you like.

Elder Russell M. Nelson spoke at BYU commencement last week and focused his remarks on gay marriage. Seems like an odd choice to many, and many in the Bloggernacle took issue with his words. What’s your take?

McKay Coppins is still active in the Church despite the Internet. He actually writes a great piece for Buzzfeed about how the “discoveries” of the Internet age that lead so many people into inactivity have actually become merely one facet of his faith. McKay, we salute you.

Remember that girl from last week’s show who wanted to change BYU’s honor code to allow sex? Turns out Cosmo contorted and misquoted her to their ends. Shocking, eh?

Provo has a growing economy and is becoming hipper by the day, but did you also know it has the seventh-fastest growing poverty rate in the nation? We blame Beto’s.

Assorted news: two temples are getting their copies of the Angel Moroni aka Angels of Moroni aka Angels Moroni. There’s a petition for full financial disclosure from the Church. An app shows us which apostles were alive in a given year and in which order of seniority. The Phoenix Arizona Temple gets its open house dates.

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