Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Rodcast 140: 184th Annual



Alrighty, this is not timely. We recorded a couple of days after conference, but technical and user issues prevented the posting until now. You can see by the minutes that the vast majority is just chatting about the recent General Conference. Rhett joined by Skype along with a live version of Pete's traveling nephew, Kirk.

0:00 -- Kirk's intro
2:27 -- Minutes
4:33 -- Kirk's card (3/6)
14:53 -- Conference talk
91:28 -- Pete's sustaining story, Monson's security/health guy
97:38 -- Listener comments

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Next Rodcast: Food storage!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Rodcast 139: Outta Sight



0:00 -- Minutes and announcements
5:51 -- Pete's card (3.25/6)
12:12 -- Shawn joins
15:00 -- Jon's good report of Son of God
31:38 -- Lent report
38:03 -- Sunday school (Lesson 8: Living Righteously in a Wicked World, Pete's Word of Wisdom/chastity general/direct tangent, Lesson 9: "God Will Provide Himself a Lamb")
62:36 -- Listener comments

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Next Rodcast: Food storage!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Rodcast 138: The M-word


So it took a couple of weeks to post this one. Relax! What is it, the end of the world or something?

0:00 -- Additional audio explanation
1:46 -- Minutes
4:38 -- Jon's card (2.5/6)
12:43 -- Sunday school (Lesson 5: "If Thou Doest Well, Thou Shalt Be Accepted," Lesson 6: "Noah... Prepared an Ark to the Saving of His House" (with a huge tangent about sacrament meeting), Lesson 7: The Abrahamic Covenant) also Rhett's weird deacon's quorum story
70:33 -- Listener comments
86:55 -- The M-word (it's not what you think)

Link to Rhett's ill-advised lesson video.

Link to the "M-word" video (and yeah, I would say it's more about "P" than "M," but it's hardly a stretch to add the "M" into the mix).

Link to the Happy Birthday Jon puzzle thingie.

Link to the Frozen gay grandmother thing.

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Next week: Food storage!

Maybe!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Rodcast 137: Falling Slowly



Just in time for the Super Bowl.

Apologies in advance if you hate long things, but I think this one had even funner conversations than usual. The miracle of Skype allowed a better connection with Rhett and the bulk of discussion centered around some of the really far out Sunday school stuff from the Pre-mortal life, Creation and Fall. The result is a merry Mexican standoff of circular logic, disagreements and switched loyalties.

Quick note from Jon: While we were talking about lesson 2, I mentioned that we'd speak more of foreordination "two lessons from now." I meant to ask if Adam and Eve were foreordained to transgress, but I think I neglected to. Does this idea lend credence to what Rhett joked about in Judas being foreordained to betray Christ?

Here is that link from By Common Consent going of the Sunday school lesson on The Fall.

Here is the link about tithing that Rhett was talking about.

Click this link to find out what kind of Mormon you are (I got "Idaho Mormon" so it's probably not the most accurate quiz).

Minutes:

0:00 -- Audio explanation
1:17 -- Minutes
2:25 -- Rhett's take on legal marriage stuff
5:22 -- Rhett's card (2/6)
12:43 -- Sunday school (Lesson 1: "This Is My Work and My Glory," Lesson 2: "Thou Wast Chosen Before Thou Wast Born," Lesson 3: The Creation, Lesson 4: "Because of My Transgression My Eyes Are Opened")
64:27 -- Tools and annotations
70:17 -- New new temple videos, etc.
73:31 -- Rhett's good report on his and the wife's talk
77:13 -- Rhett's controversial stance on tithing
84:38 -- Polls
92:43 -- The decision to not do second topic this time around
92:50 -- Rhett's 49ers story
100:10 -- Listener comments

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Next Rodcast: Food storage (maybe)!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Rodcast 136: Resolution Solution


Sorry about the lengthiness of this one. Not only did we have a new guy, but the exhaustion from the holidays seems to have had a blathering effect rather than a shut-uppy one.

0:00 -- New guy
12:40 -- Minutes
17:44 -- Pete's card (2/6)
26:06 -- Sunday school (Lesson 45: "The Family Is Ordained of God," Lesson 46: "Zion -- The Pure in Heart")
61:13 -- Listener comments
82:34 -- Christmas (losing its religion)
91:49 -- Resolutions

One more thing about Christmas. Isn't it weird that the Church uses Christmas as a reason to NOT go to church? Don't feel pressure to be all religious at Christmastime when your own religion doesn't seem to.

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Next Rodcast: Food storage maybe!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Rodcast 135: Cards


0:00 -- Miley minutes
5:04 -- Jon's card (1/6) 
11:41 -- Sunday school (Lesson 42: Continuing Revlelation to Latter-day Prophets, Lesson 43: "Take upon You My Whole Armor," Lesson 44: Being Good Citizens)
30:00 -- Polls 
31:15 -- Listener comments

43:12 -- Cards

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Next Rodcast: Food storage or maybe Christmas or something!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Rodcast 134: Jahr


For an unknown reason, a few seconds of the trivia section didn't record. This is weird because usually the recording stops completely instead of just not recording a little. Hopefully such a thing doesn't happen again.

0:00 -- Minutes
2:12 -- Pete's card (2/6)
9:03 -- Sunday school (Lesson 41: "Every Member a Missionary"), Priesthood (Chapter 22: Doing Good to Others (karma question))
26:00 -- Comments
36:26 -- Temple waiting period after civil marriage
52:37 -- Pete's terrible shame

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Next Rodcast: Face cards!

Hey, here is a link to that blog regarding that BYU girl who was called out for alleged immodesty.

Hey, also I mentioned a while back that I helped crew Scott Hanna's school assignment where he made a documentary about General Conference protesters. His video can be found here.

"Wrecking Ball" lyrics:

We clawed, we chained our hearts in vain
We jumped never asking why
We kissed, I fell under your spell.
A love no one could deny

Don't you ever say I just walked away
I will always want you
I can't live a lie, running for my life
I will always want you

I came in like a wrecking ball
I never hit so hard in love
All I wanted was to break your walls
All you ever did was wreck me
Yeah, you, you wreck me

I put you high up in the sky
And now, you're not coming down
It slowly turned, you let me burn
And now, we're ashes on the ground

Don't you ever say I just walked away
I will always want you
I can't live a lie, running for my life
I will always want you

I came in like a wrecking ball
I never hit so hard in love
All I wanted was to break your walls
All you ever did was wreck me

I came in like a wrecking ball
Yeah, I just closed my eyes and swung
Left me crashing in a blazing fall
All you ever did was wreck me
Yeah, you, you wreck me

I never meant to start a war
I just wanted you to let me in
And instead of using force
I guess I should've let you win
I never meant to start a war
I just wanted you to let me in
I guess I should've let you win

Don't you ever say I just walked away
I will always want you

I came in like a wrecking ball
I never hit so hard in love
All I wanted was to break your walls
All you ever did was wreck me

I came in like a wrecking ball
Yeah, I just closed my eyes and swung
Left me crashing in a blazing fall
All you ever did was wreck me
Yeah, you, you wreck me
Yeah, you, you wreck me