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by nibbler
15 Dec 2017, 16:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interactions at Church - Mini Rant
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Interactions at Church - Mini Rant

1) Would you say something like this at church? No. F&T meeting really isn't the time to air grievances just because there's a captive audience. I agree with LH. Our culture is very passive aggressive. We don't like saying no to things because saying no to things might make us look bad or lesser in...
by nibbler
15 Dec 2017, 15:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Guests for Christmas
Replies: 14
Views: 189

Re: Two Guests for Christmas

When the Stake President arose to spoke, he talked about how "normally, this time of year, we talk about the birth of Jesus. But sometimes we forget that JS's birthday is tomorrow"... and he went on to give all his remarks about he man JS. Twisted mind and all but I find myself wishing someone from...
by nibbler
15 Dec 2017, 12:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionaries behind closed doors
Replies: 11
Views: 158

Re: Missionaries behind closed doors

Missionaries are human. All the rules they are expected to keep probably help them stay out of trouble that people their age might typically find themselves in but no one is perfect.
by nibbler
14 Dec 2017, 19:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Priests to be able to perform baptisms for the dead
Replies: 15
Views: 219

Re: Priests to be able to perform baptisms for the dead

I can only guess. 1) To cover the needs. How often has this happened in your quorum: We need nine (or whatever it's up to now) priesthood brethren that are endowed to help with our youth baptism night. Are there any volunteers? Ok, that's seven. Are there any more? Bueller... Bueller. 2) I think lea...
by nibbler
14 Dec 2017, 16:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Priests to be able to perform baptisms for the dead
Replies: 15
Views: 219

Re: Priests to be able to perform baptisms for the dead

Yes, priests (16-18) and presumably any MP holder that hasn't yet received the endowment, can perform the temple baptism ordinance itself or be a witness to said ordinance.
by nibbler
14 Dec 2017, 16:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Priests to be able to perform baptisms for the dead
Replies: 15
Views: 219

Priests to be able to perform baptisms for the dead

Effective next year: 1) Priests will be able to perform and be witnesses to vicarious baptisms. Vicarious gift of the HG is still MP only. 2) Young women (12 - 18) will be able to hand out the towels. 3) They are ditching priesthood preview and replacing it with temple and PH preparation, to which b...
by nibbler
14 Dec 2017, 14:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Guests for Christmas
Replies: 14
Views: 189

Re: Two Guests for Christmas

Roy, I'm afraid I have some bad news for you. Nursing homes for people with cognitive impairments cost nearly twice as much as regular nursing homes. :twisted: :angel: In the past I've heard anecdotal stories of ward Christmas parties that took on a "Merry Smithmas" theme. You'd show up and people w...
by nibbler
12 Dec 2017, 07:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proselytizing without Eternal Family mention
Replies: 20
Views: 286

Re: Proselytizing without Eternal Family mention

mom3 wrote:
11 Dec 2017, 22:26
I could go on for pages. Instead of talking Christ - Acting Christ.
I agree with your points but talking Christ would be a nice start.

A few days ago marked the third consecutive Sunday where the only time I heard the word "Jesus" at church was at the end of a prayer.

Just sayin'.
by nibbler
11 Dec 2017, 06:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proselytizing without Eternal Family mention
Replies: 20
Views: 286

Re: Proselytizing without Eternal Family mention

To quote Stephen Fry: And then she (sister giving a tour of temple square) said how in the afterlife all families will be reunited and you'll be with your families forever. So I put my hand up and said, "But what happens if you've been good?" Humor is the good natured side of a truth. ;) But thought...
by nibbler
09 Dec 2017, 08:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why the Church cannot change...at least not too much
Replies: 30
Views: 622

Re: Why the Church cannot change...at least not too much

I have argued on here before that women are ALREADY ordained in the LDS church, just that it is overlooked. Consider the following: * Women are confirmed and given the gift of the Holy Ghost. * Women are referred to *specifically* as "priestesses" in the endowment. They take part in all temple cere...