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by Andrew
05 May 2011, 08:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help John Dehlin ! ! !
Replies: 31
Views: 2892

Re: Help John Dehlin ! ! !

That in frequenting boards like this you end up NOT nourishing the seed the way you should, and so, it doesn't grow and swell....it leads to less activity, with JD as a case in point. I have to confess, for all the community-feeling you get on site like this, there is also exposure to additional do...
by Andrew
04 May 2011, 07:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help John Dehlin ! ! !
Replies: 31
Views: 2892

Re: Help John Dehlin ! ! !

I don't know that it matters much if he's going to meet with Elder Jensen, Elder Packer or President Monson. I'm just curious why he'd do it since he's not active and doesn't believe it or why they would feel the need to sit down with him. Is there something about his constituency of non believing,...
by Andrew
29 Apr 2011, 12:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church Services
Replies: 21
Views: 1143

Re: Church Services

Actually, I think that song is great spiritual teaching that holds potential reform for the church. "Reverence is love." Have you been singing the same song I have been singing? Nope, I was thinking of "Reverently, Quietly." I wasn't familiar with "Reverence is Love" - that is more complete definit...
by Andrew
29 Apr 2011, 11:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you believe the Apostles have actually seen the Savior?
Replies: 65
Views: 3365

Re: Do you believe the Apostles have actually seen the Savio

do you believe this is true? No. I was surprised when I got to my mission to find out that many elders did believe that. It was news to me. And is it a necessary condition of being an Apostle that you actually see Christ as some point? By the way apostles are discussed in the New Testament, the ans...
by Andrew
29 Apr 2011, 09:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are our Church's IMPLICIT values?
Replies: 13
Views: 566

Re: What are our Church's IMPLICIT values?

Unquestioning loyalty to the organization and its highest leaders seems to me to be an occasionally explicit, but mostly just very strongly implicit value of the church.
by Andrew
29 Apr 2011, 09:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loss of members spurred LDS singles ward changes
Replies: 11
Views: 1099

Re: Loss of members spurred LDS singles ward changes

From the SLT April 26, 2011----"Ballard and other speakers acknowledged that the Utah-based faith was worried about massive losses of members in this age group" Whats going on here? Massive losses of young members? This is hearsay, but yes, I've heard that it's a problem. The church has always bled...
by Andrew
29 Apr 2011, 08:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the best kind of service for you?
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: What is the best kind of service for you?

This is something I've had to wrestle with as I've lost faith in the institution as divinely inspired. Service is meaningful and joyful for me when it has a direct human connection. I think the way we sometimes talk about callings and "serving in the church," as well as the way one of our temple cov...
by Andrew
29 Apr 2011, 08:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church Services
Replies: 21
Views: 1143

Re: Church Services

SamBee: I cannot stand listening to re-hashed conference talks. It especially becomes nauseating when they say something along the lines of "I was asked to give a talk on so and so's Conference talk" or "I was asked to speak on this topic and was given two talks from so and so to use." I tune out a...
by Andrew
26 Apr 2011, 13:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church Services
Replies: 21
Views: 1143

Re: Church Services

Without some kind of structural or content change to the meeting, I don't think a name change will help. For example, if I'm the ugliest person in the world and my name is "Ugly Silentdawing", then changing my name to "Handsome Silentdawning" won't help; people will still find me ugly. In fact, the...
by Andrew
26 Apr 2011, 08:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church Services
Replies: 21
Views: 1143

Re: Church Services

Fun question. First, I don't think that by broadening the appeal of our weekly meetings or making them more interesting we have to give up our unique Mormon heritage. In many ways, we could embrace our heritage (think of the spiritual manifestations the early saints experienced in their meetings, pa...