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by jamison
24 Nov 2019, 10:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Citizenship in the Church
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Citizenship in the Church

The Church has gone the way of internationalism, and corporation empire building. Since the Church continues to grow in Africa and South America, it will always thrive of its basic, highly controlled message with cookie-cutter Elders and Sisters to deliver it. Meanwhile the hard working middle class...
by jamison
01 Jul 2019, 17:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Wine, Old Skins, Old Everything - 5th Sunday
Replies: 18
Views: 915

Re: Old Wine, Old Skins, Old Everything - 5th Sunday

My fifth Sunday was on family history getting names ready for the temple and yes, completing your 4 generations. My great grandparents had their 4 generations done, so now I have either most of the easy work done, and now I have too many temple names since I am working cousin lines. I think my ward ...
by jamison
01 Jul 2019, 17:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionary Payment going up
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: Missionary Payment going up

I have 2 sons that I would like to go on missions. I hope I'm in a more affluent ward when it takes effect. I notice that very few young men from poor families are going on missions. I dont know whether they feel out priced, and would rather focus on their lives by going to school. I understand the ...
by jamison
01 Jul 2019, 12:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New visitors welcome TV commercials
Replies: 18
Views: 1651

New visitors welcome TV commercials

Was I the only one offended by the Church commercial that show the visitors welcome sign on the Church building, and states toward the end: we can make you a better person, and you'll help us become a better church? I know I dont have the quote right, but i thought to myself. I dont feel welcome at ...
by jamison
07 Jun 2019, 14:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Video Format of Temple Endowment
Replies: 35
Views: 1579

New Video Format of Temple Endowment

I was very shocked. I had not gone to a temple endowment since sometime last year. I went this morning and the freeze-framed format reminiscent of the film projectors fro the 1970s bugged me. I also was shocked at some other changes. The good news is the endowment is faster now. So do not fall aslee...
by jamison
07 Jun 2019, 14:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Nature of Men in the LDS Church
Replies: 21
Views: 1246

Re: The Nature of Men in the LDS Church

I feel that the chruch disdains and estranges a man's man. Working class men that are rough around the edges are not accepted in Mormon culture. At times I would like to deck half of the Elders quorum with their weak pithy responses and attitudes. I get sick and tired of hearing men say how much bet...
by jamison
06 Mar 2019, 20:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: But that every man might speak in the name of God the Lord, even the Savior of the world D&C 1:20
Replies: 3
Views: 302

But that every man might speak in the name of God the Lord, even the Savior of the world D&C 1:20

I have been struggling with the above scripture lately in lieu of the new Church format. "But that every man might speak in the name of God the Lord, even the Savior of the world;"I remember President Nelson quoting this in the April 2018 General Conference when the changes were made to all Melchize...
by jamison
06 Mar 2019, 19:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Sunday School - Not.
Replies: 35
Views: 1869

Re: New Sunday School - Not.

he topic came up in stake council last evening. The original concern expressed was that people the missionaries are teaching no longer have their own class and feel kind of lost and maybe overwhelmed in the large class sizes all of our wards are seeing now and the experience is therefore less perso...
by jamison
08 Jan 2019, 13:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two hour church experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 1529

Re: Two hour church experiences

Wonderful. I got sleep in and still be home for lunch at a decent hour. I believe this may work to attract new members and keep people in church. One less hour for members of the church to interact with each other, except for the brother in my ward that had an extra hour on Sunday to tick me off on ...
by jamison
24 Aug 2018, 21:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disingenuous, Apathetic, and Aloof
Replies: 17
Views: 1108

Re: Disingenuous, Apathetic, and Aloof

To everyone that wrote I appreciate what you have said. Lately I've been feeling a little down. I got my Ministry assignments. I have 8 people that I have to visit, or email, or pray over, ordo something for, and I'm not that excited about it. I guess I will just try to do my best and try to put in ...