Also, “Mission” is back. The Salt Lake Temple is honored. The church’s investment portfolio will lose billions of dollars.
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Reel rules for R-rated movies
In some parts of Latter-day Saint culture, this counsel seems clear. The faithful do not watch R-rated movies.
Top church leaders have warned against such films, but there is no general prohibition against watching them.
Times and Seasons blogger Stephen Cluny argues that’s a good thing, because not all R-rated and TV-MA movies need to be off-limits.
Latter-day Saints are “rightly concerned about eating dark and heavy material,” he writes, but “by not including R-rated material in their media You risk losing access to certain content.” [or] We consume disproportionately young children’s content. ”
Of course, Cranney doesn’t argue that Latter-day Saints’ viewing choices can go no matter what. “There are still some genres,” he said. Incorporating some select R-rated movies into your media diet can be beneficial mentally, emotionally, and intellectually.
Then there are the ‘impact gems’ worth watching, such as ‘Saving Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Marriage Story’, ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘Schindler’s List’, ‘Passions of the Christ’ and ‘The Shawshank Redemption’. ‘ are cited numerous times. “Silver Lining Playbook” and “Good Will Hunting”.
Which R-rated or TV-MA productions would you add? And which ones do you think Latter-day Saints not only can (with no regrets) but actually need to see?
The transfer date of “The Mission” approaches.
The widely acclaimed, festival-touring 2022 documentary about the life of a Latter-day Saint missionary returns in a way, moving to video on demand and digital streaming on January 27.
Written and directed by Tania Anderson, this 95-minute film follows four young Americans, three of whom are from Utah, as they engage in proselytizing in Finland.
“Of course they are normal kids. For a moment.”
On that score: mission accomplished.
The Salt Lake Temple is the pinnacle of Utah
Angi’s website researched TripAdvisor reviews to identify the most “beautiful” buildings in each of 132 countries around the world and 50 states in the United States.
Utah Winner: Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City. It features the Church’s iconic six-spire Salt Lake Temple (except for the current scaffolding shroud). This historic building is also ranked as his 11th most beautiful building in the country.
Which Latter-day Saint building in the world would you place at the top of your tally?
Latest “Mormon Land” Podcast: Nelson’s Five Years
Patrick Mason, director of Mormon history and culture at Utah State University, examines Russell Nelson’s presidency. He examines the big changes, the impacts, what’s working, what’s not working, and whether the current church is better than it was when he took over. Listen to the podcast.
from the tribune
• The Church’s most prominent investment fund lost $12.1 billion after three straight quarters of losses. Ensign Peak Advisors’ portfolio value is pegged at his $40.3 billion, according to the latest federal filings.
• A new lawsuit regarding an ongoing sex abuse scandal involving Boy Scouts targets the Utah Scout Council and church.
• Tribune columnist Gordon Monson laments that some Latter-day Saint congregations too often overlook a wise, valuable, and motivated asset: their older members. increase.
• Religion News Service columnist Jana Riess suggests resources from podcasts to YouTube to TikTok to enhance New Testament study this year.