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by Curt Sunshine
19 Nov 2018, 21:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm going to jail!
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: I'm going to jail!

This makes my own heart swell. I am SO happy for you.
by Curt Sunshine
19 Nov 2018, 21:36
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The limit of Free Agency
Replies: 29
Views: 364

Re: The limit of Free Agency

That is why I love the Mormon concept of the judgment being based on our efforts rather than the objective outcome of those efforts (doing our individual best, with no direct comparison to anyone else) - and the idea that God is the ONLY one who can make a righteous judgment. I believe deeply in the...
by Curt Sunshine
19 Nov 2018, 21:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sin-Resistant
Replies: 11
Views: 142

Re: Sin-Resistant

What Roy said. DJ, I don't think Pres. Nelson sees the Atonement as "Plan B" or the Fall as a disaster. The Book of Mormon is clear in its statement that the Fall was a necessity and part of the Plan. What I see is someone who sees the Atonement partly or primarily as an enabling power to help peopl...
by Curt Sunshine
19 Nov 2018, 21:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good lesson in Elder's Quorum today
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Good lesson in Elder's Quorum today

What a wonderful discussion. Thank you for sharing it with us.
by Curt Sunshine
19 Nov 2018, 21:07
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: My visions and visitations
Replies: 25
Views: 865

Re: My visions and visitations

I am glad you are able to maintain perspective and learn from these experiences. I like Roy's point about seeing balance.
by Curt Sunshine
18 Nov 2018, 08:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tithing Settlement
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: Tithing Settlement

If it was only me, I would report in the hallway or via text. However, it is important to my wife, so we sign up and go to the formal meeting.
by Curt Sunshine
16 Nov 2018, 18:54
Forum: Support
Topic: Major, Positive Change to Mission Call Options
Replies: 18
Views: 341

Re: Major, Positive Change to Mission Call Options

Another change is that service missionaries apparently can be assigned to serve in community non-profit, charitable organizations - like the Catholic Charities mentioned in the article. That is an excellent change.
by Curt Sunshine
16 Nov 2018, 14:47
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The limit of Free Agency
Replies: 29
Views: 364

Re: The limit of Free Agency

The focus on analyzing and adjusting accordingly shows a belief in one's ability to change in a self-directed manner, which is a component of agency. ;) I believe in the general concept of moderation in all things. (How is that for combining a qualifier with an absolute? :lol: ) It is a more difficu...
by Curt Sunshine
16 Nov 2018, 14:39
Forum: Support
Topic: Major, Positive Change to Mission Call Options
Replies: 18
Views: 341

Re: Major, Positive Change to Mission Call Options

Fwiw, perfect too often is the enemy of good - or even great. I think the central issue for many is the belief that "preaching the Gospel" is a divine mandate. I don't agree with how that has been interpetaped in some ways, but, scripturally, it is hard to argue against that belief, generally. There...
by Curt Sunshine
16 Nov 2018, 11:59
Forum: Support
Topic: Major, Positive Change to Mission Call Options
Replies: 18
Views: 341

Re: Major, Positive Change to Mission Call Options

I understand those concerns, but I honestly think it is a wonderful compromise between two competing ideals right now. I cannot fault the Church for still wanting everyone to be considered for a traditional mission, but I also am convinced a lot more people who want to serve in some way will try to ...