RussellHltn wrote:I think they're good, but I'm not the target audience.
Actually Russell, you're part of the target audience. :-) By design, I tried to make these videos very "informational" as opposed to "preachy." I wanted members to feel comfortable posting these to blogs, social networking sites, etc in a very non-confrontational way. Or if someone at the office says "hey Joe, you're a Mormon right? what's that all about?" (read: curious, but not necessarily interested) then that person can respond with "here, check out this website. It explains a little about what I believe. And if you have questions let's talk about it."
The professionally-produced videos from the church play an important role in the member missionary process, but I think sometimes they are too "heavy" for a casual conversation. I wanted to give people a tool they could use to at least inform people of what Mormons believe and set the record straight. People probably won't get the warm fuzzies from the holy ghost watching these videos (like they would with the other church videos), but I think that informing people about our beliefs is an important step in the conversion process and could open up the door for other, more-spiritual teaching opportunities.
So, I guess I'd be interested to hear whether people on this forum think these videos are addressing this niche effectively.