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by DarkJedi
18 Jun 2018, 11:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I
Replies: 14
Views: 183

Re: How do I

Callings were always inspired. I smiled and nodded as if I had the answer to my question. It appears that we were not ready to have leadership fallibility extend to callings. There are few things regarding faith, religion and/or the church that I "know." After serving in a couple bishoprics and on ...
by DarkJedi
18 Jun 2018, 09:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I
Replies: 14
Views: 183

Re: How do I

I like what OON said. I'm not sure I consider myself a guest at the LDS church, but I do sometimes go into observer mode. Fast forward to today. I sit in a congregation where most everyone has different beliefs from mine. They don't always agree with each other, but they do have a general belief sys...
by DarkJedi
18 Jun 2018, 09:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Programmed Service Build Community?
Replies: 8
Views: 76

Re: Does Programmed Service Build Community?

I think it can. Using your example, our local Methodist congregation does something very similar. When someone is sick, has a death in the family,etc., they are very very good at bringing around meals to those "in need." They're far more efficient than we are about it actually, even using a Google c...
by DarkJedi
15 Jun 2018, 12:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Same-Sex Families Being Added to the LDS Church's Family Search Database
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Same-Sex Families Being Added to the LDS Church's Family Search Database

Having come from a family where there were lots of divorces, second marriages, and children from both (or more) marriages I have always found it difficult to enter information like that into Family Search. They don't really make it easy. It is in fact easier to enter a child out of wedlock (like me)...
by DarkJedi
15 Jun 2018, 11:59
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: "Choosing to Believe" & "Meaningful Choice"
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: "Choosing to Believe" & "Meaningful Choice"

I used to be bothered by the "choose to believe" idea until I recognized that for some things I am choosing to believe. I do not believe all (or even most) things Mormon. I believe in God because I believe that there must have been some "driving force" behind the universe, or in other words, I don't...
by DarkJedi
14 Jun 2018, 12:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hour Church -- Rumor or Work in Process?
Replies: 24
Views: 402

Re: Two Hour Church -- Rumor or Work in Process?

I think our F&T meetings are more like yours, Sam. We can count on the same people saying pretty much the same thing every month, with a few odd ones that sometimes get up. There's even kind of an order (old lady who reads her very orthodox testimony, old lady who babbles on for about 10 minutes abo...
by DarkJedi
13 Jun 2018, 15:11
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Challenge to Become
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Challenge to Become

While it is probable that President Oaks was referring to those people who are baptized later in life, in other circumstances can one arrive at "the 11th hour"? Sure can. I think that's what the parable of the workers in the vineyard is all about. Matthew 20 (NRSV): “For the kingdom of heaven is li...
by DarkJedi
13 Jun 2018, 11:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hour Church -- Rumor or Work in Process?
Replies: 24
Views: 402

Re: Two Hour Church -- Rumor or Work in Process?

And just think, that's 48 more hours per year you can work on family history, ministering and/or reading the Book of Mormon. ;)
by DarkJedi
13 Jun 2018, 09:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hour Church -- Rumor or Work in Process?
Replies: 24
Views: 402

Re: Two Hour Church -- Rumor or Work in Process?

Given Nelson's propensity for making major changes, we can hope.
My mind says it's a rumor, but my heart is hoping it is true.
^Me too.
by DarkJedi
12 Jun 2018, 17:26
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction
Replies: 13
Views: 282

Re: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction

But while we can't hope for "justice", there still is progress. Au contraire, I think we are seeing justice in the making. Hear me out before you jump to any conclusion. One meaning of justice is punishment, and this meaning seems to be very often used by religious folks as sort of an antonym to me...