Category: Media

Latter-day Saint Video Vault: “The Church Sports Official” Prepares You to Make the Call

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. Major League Baseball players are beginning to take the field, and the NBA will soon be on the court. Now might be the perfect time for you to brush up on your arm chair officiating so you can make the right call while you watch people move the thing to the other thing. In the spirit of fair play—and something that’s not...

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Latter-day Saint Video Vault: “The Trophy Case” Does Not Reward Fathers

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. This Sunday many people around the world will be observing Father’s Day. What better way to celebrate than taking a look at a film featuring a father behaving badly—1980’s The Trophy Case. The Trophy Case was produced by Brigham Young University and features the first church film performance by Shawn Stevens as disillusioned son Randy Jensen–the star quarterback, who despite having everything,...

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Latter-day Saint Video Vault:”The Maze” Still Guides

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. One of my first seminary (or youth Sunday school—I am not sure which) movie memories was a short film called The Maze. The 10-minute film from 1992 tells the story of some high schoolers on a field trip to a maze. It was produced for use with New Testament curriculum. The film opens with an overview of the maze. We fly through...

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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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