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by BJE
11 Jun 2019, 22:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Video Format of Temple Endowment
Replies: 17
Views: 635

Re: New Video Format of Temple Endowment

I haven’t done the new sealings so I can’t comment on that. However there is a specific place in the endowment where just a few words left out and to me the meaning is unchanged but I don’t feel free to be so specific here as to the wording of the ordinances.
by BJE
10 Jun 2019, 16:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Video Format of Temple Endowment
Replies: 17
Views: 635

Re: New Video Format of Temple Endowment

I love that the sexist elements have been significantly removed from the endowment. That is as close as it gets to changing doctrine. I would be willing to sit through a number of tedious meetings to help bring about that change. To me it seems they just left out a few words to appease women but th...
by BJE
10 Jun 2019, 05:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has the church really changed
Replies: 13
Views: 453

Re: Has the church really changed

Has any research been done on church history to see if there where groups/underlying philosophies that helped mold the change of priesthood/polygamy ect. And what will things look like 50 years from now because of blogs, movements, podcasts. Changes that impact the “unfolding of the restoration of ...
by BJE
09 Jun 2019, 18:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: De-emphasis on Food Storage?
Replies: 23
Views: 850

Re: De-emphasis on Food Storage?

When I was a kid in the 70’s not only was a years supply of food and fuel preached but also we were told we needed to be prepared to walk to Jackson county Missouri to build the new Jerusalem. When I asked why we’d have to walk I was told we’d have to flee on foot because there would be no fuel. You...
by BJE
09 Jun 2019, 17:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has the church really changed
Replies: 13
Views: 453

Re: Has the church really changed

Policies and programs have changed but the church and its doctrine have not changed. I read one cynical comment that said that changes in church policy are being driven from the ground up rather than the top down. In other words the changes are a reaction to demands from the members. I can’t say whe...
by BJE
09 Jun 2019, 17:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Nature of Men in the LDS Church
Replies: 21
Views: 845

Re: The Nature of Men in the LDS Church

Then we have old stern face Oaks. Keep in mind that as counterintuitive as it may seem, I like Oaks. But the guy seriously needs to smile more, and I understand that he is much different in person (although he was not the time I mean him long ago). I guess I’m a bit stern faced. Awhile back the fir...
by BJE
09 Jun 2019, 16:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Nature of Men in the LDS Church
Replies: 21
Views: 845

Re: The Nature of Men in the LDS Church

I sometimes wonder what those early pioneer men and even women would think about todays man in the church? Being emotional and touch feely did not get your wagon out of the mud. I have great great grandparents were on the “Hole in the Rock” expedition, written about by Gerold Lund in the book The U...
by BJE
07 Jun 2019, 20:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Video Format of Temple Endowment
Replies: 17
Views: 635

Re: New Video Format of Temple Endowment

What bothers me most with endowment sessions is that I get claustrophobic knowing I can’t come and go as I please. I feel trapped and get nervous. I don’t feel peace and relaxation, instead I feel anxiety. My wife feels the same as me.
by BJE
07 Jun 2019, 20:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Nature of Men in the LDS Church
Replies: 21
Views: 845

Re: The Nature of Men in the LDS Church

I read the wheat and tares post to my family. They laughed and agreed. We could name a lot of men we know that fit the emasculated goofy self deprecating effeminate description. As for myself and my sons, we are the exact opposite of those descriptions. We are emboldened, serious minded, assertive a...
by BJE
07 Jun 2019, 19:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Video Format of Temple Endowment
Replies: 17
Views: 635

Re: New Video Format of Temple Endowment

I would hope that at some point they will re film the people portion so as to have live action, by I quite like the other still shots. Many of which have action within them. I suspect the only way they could change the dialog and shorten the pauses between phrases without re filming was to do still ...