Speaker: Rory Swensen

LDS Church Media Coverage and Image

LDS Church Media Coverage and Image Growing media coverage of the LDS Church, its members and practices, creates some interesting situations for the Church and its image. Church leaders frame political issues as moral causes and call for support. Church public relations must explain the distinctions between mainstream Mormonism and splinter groups making headlines. Church …

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Discussion Of Richard Dutcher’s States Of Grace

Discussion Of Richard Dutcher’s States Of Grace Join writer, producer, and director Richard Dutcher and others in a lively discussion about the film States of Grace. Panelists will discuss the issues the film raises both as dramatic story and from the way Latter-day Saints have reacted to its theatrical runs. Rory Swensen, Moderator/Panelist; Rev. Greg …

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Big Love, Big Issues

Big Love, Big Issues The new HBO series, Big Love, has created quite a stir among media watchers, cultural critics, and Mormons. Why the buzz? The show centers on the family of Bill Hendrickson, the owner of a growing chain of home-improvement stores who owns three homes of his own, each occupied by one of …

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