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by Gerald
09 Jul 2020, 05:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The God of this world
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: The God of this world

People have access to information like never before but from what I've seen we still have issues with what is true and what is fake. I think our biases steer that ship, but it does forward the idea that information itself isn't enough. There's an internal compass that processes information and answ...
by Gerald
09 Jul 2020, 05:43
Forum: Support
Topic: Challenging discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 226

Re: Challenging discussion

I'm curious, if another opportunity presented itself for you to start the discussion, how might you start it and ask how she feels about how you feel? Or how might you try to clarify what was said? Great question. I'm now on my fourth draft of my response. It tells me that I'm not sure I would chan...
by Gerald
05 Jul 2020, 04:17
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: New Reading Material Or Podcasts
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: New Reading Material Or Podcasts

As far as podcasts go, I've been listening to Richard Rohr's Another Name for Everything. He's a Catholic priest who has developed a form of orthodoxy based on the work of St. Francis of Assisi (I think that's what it springs from). The podcasts that I've listened to are a conversation between Fr. R...
by Gerald
04 Jul 2020, 05:06
Forum: Support
Topic: Challenging discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 226

Challenging discussion

Well, it finally happened. My wife confronted me regarding my "faith change." We were traveling somewhere that took about four hours and while chatting about this and that, she noted that I seemed less than enthusiastic about church-related stuff and sometimes rather critical of the institutional ch...
by Gerald
03 Jul 2020, 04:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Sacrament Meeting being held anywhere but Utah?
Replies: 21
Views: 613

Re: Is Sacrament Meeting being held anywhere but Utah?

Our ward isn't meeting yet and, as far as I know, there aren't plans to meet immediately. My daughter lives in Orem and they are meeting but they have the ward split into fourths (by last name) and you come one Sunday a month and the meeting is primarily about taking the sacrament. Given recent surg...
by Gerald
12 May 2020, 14:32
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women
Replies: 1
Views: 1061

At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women

I'd been meaning to bring this book to the attention of this forum for a while. It was published by The Church Historian's Press (which I think is an arm of the LDS Church). So it's a church publication. Now I'm not really one for just reading talks. My wife bought the book and I picked it up idly o...
by Gerald
12 May 2020, 14:16
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Plandemic, conspiracies, and faith
Replies: 17
Views: 2113

Re: Plandemic, conspiracies, and faith

There's definitely some comparisons that could be made. The one that I would make (which isn't mentioned in the article) is that many conspiracies thrive because their proponents suddenly feel like they "know" something that other people don't know. What a wonderful sense of superiority that provide...
by Gerald
12 May 2020, 07:03
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Peace without forgiveness
Replies: 10
Views: 1421

Re: Peace without forgiveness

I no longer hold a grudge as I am thankful for the experience, and feel at peace about the experience. However, I don't feel the need to invest the time in forgiveness, as frankly, the person who did this to me isn't really worth the space in my mind -- she's not paying rent for it. Maybe that is f...
by Gerald
26 Apr 2020, 19:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An unintended "consequence" of home church?
Replies: 35
Views: 3132

Re: An unintended "consequence" of home church?

We have had home church quite faithfully actually. We do it with my children who are at home and those who live nearby and my wife's parents who are older. We have a lesson (I generally give it), the sacrament, sing hymns and then we have dinner together and end up playing games after dinner or watc...
by Gerald
07 Apr 2020, 03:48
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: RE: "Not My Will, But Thine" by Neal A. Maxwell
Replies: 2
Views: 1641

Re: RE: "Not My Will, But Thine" by Neal A. Maxwell

As a young man, I loved listening to Elder Maxwell speak in conference. We were always listening intently for his big words and his unusual metaphors ("hot tubs of self pity" might have been one of them). Then I saw a personal interview with him (must have been on an early version of KBYU) and he ca...