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by nibbler
17 Jan 2019, 15:58
Forum: Support
Topic: Questions asked of Youth in Aaronic Priesthood Advancement Interviews
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: Questions asked of Youth in Aaronic Priesthood Advancement Interviews

It sounds like it was an overall positive experience. I hope it becomes a positive thing in Roy Jr.'s life. As an aside, D&C states that a teacher is to "take the lead in meetings" where and elder or priest are not present. Is it really doctrine that a 13 yr old teacher would preside at a meeting wh...
by nibbler
17 Jan 2019, 15:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mental Exercise
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: Mental Exercise

Which is more of an issue for you: your doubts or people's reactions to those doubts? It changed over time. In the initial stages I was far more preoccupied with my doubts. As I grew more comfortable in that skin I turned my thoughts towards other people's reactions to my doubts. Now I find myself ...
by nibbler
16 Jan 2019, 21:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worldwide Devotional
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: Worldwide Devotional

I was actually thinking orthodox believers as the intended audience but young adults is an audience as well. I wonder whether these sorts of talks are geared primarily to inoculate believers against doubt than to minister to people that have experienced doubt. I wonder whether the people that have e...
by nibbler
16 Jan 2019, 12:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worldwide Devotional
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: Worldwide Devotional

Adding further to the analogy, some may have this experience... "There's a hole in the boat and we're taking on water." "A hole? What hole? There's no hole. Stop complaining about the hole. You're the hole." "But we're taking on water." <gets tossed overboard> I agree in that criticism taken to an e...
by nibbler
16 Jan 2019, 08:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worldwide Devotional
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: Worldwide Devotional

This talk makes me wonder how we, as a church, define faith. At church I think we prefer the "complete trust or confidence in someone or something" definition of faith. This often translates to our degree of certainty, being able to say, "I know..." and extends to our loyalty to the church. There's ...
by nibbler
16 Jan 2019, 07:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worldwide Devotional
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: Worldwide Devotional

I think there are a few issues - we aren't the intended audience, the person giving the talk may feel hamstrung as to what they can say to a general audience, and the person giving the talk may lack perspective. I go to this analogy too often but imagine that there's a place where there are only pol...
by nibbler
15 Jan 2019, 07:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two hour church experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 739

Re: Two hour church experiences

That is an interesting dynamic. We're not accustomed to having such little time to conduct SM and so much time for SS/PH/RS. We had two adult speakers and an intermediary hymn. The first speaker spoke for 25 minutes :crazy: and I thought for sure we'd scale the intermediary hymn down to one verse. N...
by nibbler
15 Jan 2019, 06:36
Forum: Support
Topic: Addition to "Massive Changes to the Temple Endowment": Initiatory & Sealing
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: Addition to "Massive Changes to the Temple Endowment": Initiatory & Sealing

So does this mean the word “love” is indeed or not mentioned in sealing ordinance? I don't know about the ordinance post changes but the one before didn't mention the word love. The actual ordinance itself is very short and mostly consists of pronouncing blessings on the couple in scripture speak. ...
by nibbler
12 Jan 2019, 07:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Word of Wisdom: The next change
Replies: 30
Views: 692

Re: Word of Wisdom: The next change

Like PazamaManX, I can think of many, many people we taught on my mission that probably would have been baptized if not for an issue with the WoW. Usually coffee. Coffee. We're denying a saving ordinance from someone because of coffee. Besides, what's more preferable, having someone be a member of t...