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by nibbler
25 Mar 2019, 07:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seminary Overhaul
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: Seminary Overhaul

Canned lessons: I don’t know about your Sunday school classes, but mine have become a very exciting place to be. I have actually enjoyed Sunday school this year. There aren’t really canned lessons anymore and those who have prepared during the week, with some incredible insight. Yeah, we're in very...
by nibbler
25 Mar 2019, 07:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mission length to be announced in GC?
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: Mission length to be announced in GC?

It's a rumor. A few conferences ago there were lots and lots of rumors about people receiving mission calls to unspecified locations and that the location would be revealed during general conference. But that never happened. This year it's an unspecified duration. I wouldn't be surprised in the leas...
by nibbler
25 Mar 2019, 05:55
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Should I feel guilty?
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Should I feel guilty?

Agreed. That sounds like a success to me. I think our faith has us focusing too much on the needs of the church and not enough on the needs of the individual. Whether someone is attending sacrament, whether someone is married in the temple, whether someone serves a mission. Those are metrics that re...
by nibbler
25 Mar 2019, 04:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seminary Overhaul
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: Seminary Overhaul

Other thoughts: I think at least a part of this effort is to coordinate what the kids are learning in seminary and SS. 1) Won't the kids get bored with hearing very similar lessons in close proximity to each other? Or are the kids used to it by now because they were already doing that thing where th...
by nibbler
25 Mar 2019, 04:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seminary Overhaul
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: Seminary Overhaul

First off, I lament how the NT will only receive a half of a year of attention. When school starts back up in the fall they will study the NT until the end of 2019. Students will then transition to the Book of Mormon at the beginning of 2020. I know a lot of people derive a lot of meaning out of the...
by nibbler
22 Mar 2019, 18:23
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Theology of Star Wars
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Theology of Star Wars

I think people assumed that Yoda was based on SWK because Yoda was 900 years old and looks like just about every other 900 year old out there.
by nibbler
22 Mar 2019, 10:15
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Theology of Star Wars
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Theology of Star Wars

You forgot about how they based Yoda off of SWK.

<ducks>

yeah, I know it's a Mormon myth
by nibbler
22 Mar 2019, 10:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Estimating the Chances - Women in the Priesthood
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Re: Estimating the Chances - Women in the Priesthood

For women to have the priesthood in the traditional sense they'd eventually have to be granted something that they don't currently have, even if that something is just permission to officiate in the priesthood. Leaving it at accepting that women already have the priesthood wouldn't move the needle v...
by nibbler
21 Mar 2019, 18:15
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Sexual "Articles of Faith" for LDS Marital Intimacy
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Sexual "Articles of Faith" for LDS Marital Intimacy

I feel that it is helpful for orthodox LDS couples to have a friendly source to get their questions answered, to help learn about their spouse's body and sexual responses (and their own), and lastly just to help them know that to be a sexual being is normal and healthy. I missed this comment. Yeah,...
by nibbler
21 Mar 2019, 18:08
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Sexual "Articles of Faith" for LDS Marital Intimacy
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Sexual "Articles of Faith" for LDS Marital Intimacy

3 We believe God has ordained sex for the married couple. Nobody else should be involved. Funny, coming from a group of people that wrote a 130+ page document on sex. ;) I haven't read the full document, and I know it's from a LDS perspective, but lots of those articles feel like they shoehorn god,...