Author: Jared Jones

Latter-day Saint Video Vault:”Man’s Search for Happiness”: So Nice they Made it Twice

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. There are many recent church films used to tell the story of the search for truth. I’ve written about some of them in this column. The story is familiar. Individuals or groups of people ask key questions: Why are we here? Where are we going? How do we find the answers we seek? Today’s feature could arguably be the beginning of that...

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Latter-day Saint Video Vault: “Feed My Lambs”: A Youth Leadership Parable

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. As approach Mother’s Day I wanted to recognize how fraught with peril it is to mark this day. Pandemic aside, this is a difficult time for many. Some want to be mothers but are not. Others don’t have the relationship with a mother that they want. Others are mothers but constantly feel inadequate. This is the second Mother’s Day I’ve written this...

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Latter-day Saint Video Vault: “The Long Road Back” Offers Awkward, Dated Repentance Lesson

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. Life is pretty crazy right now, so why not take a look at something light-hearted. Something like a film dealing with the fallout of breaking the law of chastity? I’m sure that is EXACTLY what you had in mind. This week we look at The Long Road Back, a film produced in 1965 by BYU for the L.D.S. Department of Education (precursor...

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