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by Roadrunner
07 Oct 2018, 14:06
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Where There’s Hope - by Elizabeth Smart
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Where There’s Hope - by Elizabeth Smart

General Conference is taking most of our attention this weekend, but I wanted to share about a book that I finished reading between sessions. Elizabeth Smart published a second book earlier this year called Where There’s Hope - Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up. I highly recommend it as o...
by Roadrunner
28 Sep 2018, 09:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supposed Blizzard of Changes coming at General Conference
Replies: 80
Views: 1825

Re: Supposed Blizzard of Changes coming at General Conference

My brother in law who lives about 1 mile from Temple Square said the same thing: lots of changes coming. He also told me that 2 years ago. Unfortunately count me among the doubting. There may be one or two things that improve on the margins, but with the whole name change thing a few weeks ago, that...
by Roadrunner
18 Sep 2018, 11:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stake Women Leaders on Dry Council Sunday
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Stake Women Leaders on Dry Council Sunday

Hi all,
My stake has been doing this for at least 7 years, so it may be more widespread than thought. My stake certainly isn't on the cutting edge of women's issues.

RR
by Roadrunner
10 Sep 2018, 11:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU might still have work to do with honor code issues
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Re: BYU might still have work to do with honor code issues

There was a guy who completed suicide in my building, within the first two weeks of my time at BYU. It was AMAZING how well they covered it up. While I think BYU has some maturing to do, my experience with this subject while at BYU was different. A guy in our same dorm complex committed suicide and...
by Roadrunner
05 Sep 2018, 08:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU might still have work to do with honor code issues
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Re: BYU might still have work to do with honor code issues

I guess I realized that bishop roulette was a risk and that he could revoke an ecclesiastical endorsement at any time, but I surprised that it was verbally stated to just stay out of trouble. Like others have said it's still victim blaming. Athlete privilege rankles me too.
by Roadrunner
04 Sep 2018, 17:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU might still have work to do with honor code issues
Replies: 12
Views: 449

BYU might still have work to do with honor code issues

Last week I dropped my daughter off at BYU - she's a freshman and is fairly liberal so she notices sexist comments and issues. She was at some sort of orientation and the student who was training them said something along the lines of: if you get sexually assaulted you won't get an honor code infrac...
by Roadrunner
17 Aug 2018, 07:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 131
Views: 4015

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

I live in Arizona, which is no Utah, and this made the morning news. The two news anchors respectfully asked "why?" In their view Mormon was simply an easy nickname and held no negative connotation. Interestingly they also said that many members of the church were questioning this decision and that ...
by Roadrunner
16 Aug 2018, 15:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 131
Views: 4015

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

That being said I understand the desire to not be called Mormons, especially in contrast to polygamists. I had an argument with my very orthodox brother in law one time when I explained that the term "Mormons" is non-technical and a fairly general term for anyone who believes in the Book of Mormon, ...
by Roadrunner
16 Aug 2018, 14:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 131
Views: 4015

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

The snarky side of me says if the Almighty didn't want us to be called LDS or Mormons He should have given His church a simpler name. If something has a long name humans will shorten it.
by Roadrunner
08 Aug 2018, 13:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby and missions
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Kirby and missions

Recently a young man in my ward decided to serve in the military instead of a mission. I had encouraged him to do either one and they are both honorable decisions. Are they? In an effort to not derail the thread, I won't respond directly other than saying that many people in my area of the US belie...