Holy Mega FB Thread, Batman! Reaction to SLTrib Article...

Aug 19, 2012 by

The Salt Lake Tribune published an article Friday with bullet point suggestions to involve women more fully in the operations of the Church. Currently, only men hold the priesthood. Some women, such as many of the authors of the blog Feminist Mormon Housewives,  insist that women should be ordained to the priesthood just as men. They cite a great deal of historical evidence where women early in the Church administered ordinances and operated the Relief Society women’s organization as a completely independent entity. It was only in the 1950s  with the implementation of “correlation” that the Relief Society was moved as a subordinate to the First Presidency of the Church. Before correlation, the general Relief Society presidency made final decisions for leading the women of the Church. Now, they need approval from the First...

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Responding to Doubt by Seeking Revelation...

Feb 23, 2012 by

I’ve been corresponding with a man who came across this blog and found it beneficial, especially the posts about doubting.  I just emailed him a talk I gave in my singles’ ward about six months ago. Now I’m thinking, I’ll just share it more broadly. It’s mega long as far as posts go, but you can take a bathroom break midway. It’s extremely personal, but faith is personal and I prefer to provide an example of someone working through the development of faith. Welcome into my head and examples of my dating life.:) (As if you weren’t already there.) Here are links to previous posts about doubting Doubting and Wrestling Doubt: Religion’s 4 Letter Word Why I’m Not Disillusioned by Sketchy Scriptures My Current Explanation of Life’s Purpose I’m just copying and pasting what...

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Intelligence Squared Debate: The World Would Be Better Without Religion, Claim I Wish Chapman and Grayling Addressed...

Nov 17, 2011 by

Last night I was frustrated. It all started on my metro ride home when I was thinking about the things I needed to do for the evening. Before I could get to them, I thought, I need to address unresolved tasks for my Church calling (responsibility) that I had worked on tying up on Sunday, but couldn’t connect with the people I needed. I’d called them several times since. I also emailed them. I hadn’t heard back. As I walked home, calling one back and again reaching only a voicemail, I was getting more miffed. They had approached me at Church for something they needed my help with so they could fulfill their calling.  I went through the work of doing just what they asked for and now they weren’t returning my calls? I...

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The best video yet on the MormonMessages Youtube channel released this week...

Nov 5, 2011 by

The best video yet on the MormonMessages Youtube channel released this week. The video features young Jamaican born Latter-day Saint Chris Cook who serves as his congregation’s bishop (volunteer pastor) in London, England. In it he talks about his experience with the Book of Mormon. The animation, camera work, his dashing smile, and sincere witness of Christ make it the best video yet! Mormons (Latter-day Saints) believe the Bible to be a compilations of revelations written down by ancient apostles and prophets at or around Jerusalem. We cherish it as scripture to teach about Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and His commandments. As this video’s animation beautifully illustrates, Latter-day Saints also believe that God led a prophet during Jeremiah’s Old Testament ministry to what we now call the American continent ..  His family...

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Jeffress: Cults-any religious group not Evangelical Christian (Catholics get a backhanded pass)...

Oct 28, 2011 by

With two Mormons running for president in 2012 the Mormons-aren’t-Christian claims are back in circulation. These trigger in me a condition I frequently suffered as a teenager where my eyes roll backwards uncontrollably into my head. I thought I was long since cured of these symptoms, but nope. I guess not. What’s the latest dish on this hashed and rehashed topic? Pastor Robert Jeffress, Dallas megachurch pastor of 10,000+, recently introduced presidential hopeful Rick Perry at a political event with his “emphatic” endorsement. He explained his preference for Perry, “ a competent Christian,” to Mitt Romney, “a competent non-Christian” because the Southern Baptist Convention has labeled The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints as a “cult.” Here’s the video of the CNN Anderson Cooper interview with Jeffress. That Anderson Cooper, he’s not just a...

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Can’t you see that I’M the answer to your prayers?...

Aug 21, 2011 by

The post “What would a MormonInsider Say About…”  responded in part to Leah’s questions. This post continues with some more parts. I met him when I was in his city on business and later attended a meeting with several Latter-day Saint young single adults. He had a boy-next-door-grown-into-a-studly-man charm about him. He was spiritual, kindly, thoughtful, and brilliantly innovative. Did I mention he was also easy on the eyes? We’d been in touch a few times before my flight was laying over in his city and he picked me up from the airport. I had called him about meeting during my 4 hr long layover. He didn’t know I was flying stand-by on my brother’s flight benefits, which meant I hadn’t booked my flight before I talked to him. He didn’t know if he wasn’t...

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