Author: Jared Jones

Latter-day Saint Video Vault: “What About Thad?” Offers Bleak Inspiration

Latter-day Saint Video Vault celebrates decades of uplifting, funny, weird, and sometimes cringe-worthy Mormon-related videos, most of which are now found on YouTube. Join Jared Jones every other Friday as he breaks down one of these classics. Welcome back videophiles, and thanks for joining us again in the vault! Have you been enjoying glorious fall weather? Finally gotten into your back to school schedule groove? Still riding your General Conference spiritual high? Let’s take all that down a notch with a decent back into Mormon Noir with  What About Thad? What About Thad? Was originally released as a 16MM...

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Latter-Day Saint Video Vault: “Measure of a Man” May Not Measure Up for All

Latter-day Saint Video Vault celebrates decades of uplifting, funny, weird, and sometimes cringe-worthy Mormon-related videos, most of which are now found on YouTube. Join Jared Jones every other Friday as he breaks down one of these classics. Early at the start of this column I featured one of my wife’s favorites—The Phone Call. This week we take a look at one that is a little less so for her. As a youth, she was amazed at the frequency with which Measure of a Man came up in conversation as the lesson for her Priest-aged family members, so I decided...

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Latter-day Saint Video Vault:”How Rare a Posession” Testifies Across Centuries

Latter-day Saint Video Vault celebrates decades of uplifting, funny, weird, and sometimes cringe-worthy Mormon-related videos, most of which are now found on YouTube. Join Jared Jones every other Friday as he breaks down one of these classics. Nearly 200 years ago this month Joseph Smith finally received the gold plates from the Angel Moroni after 4 years of prayerful preparation. (its actually 192 years, Sept 22, 1827). To mark this occasion I thought we would look at a film that testifies of the Book of Mormon from several different perspectives—How Rare a Possession. How Rare a Possession was released...

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