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by hawkgrrrl
22 Jul 2019, 16:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Churches Work
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Why Churches Work

I read this interesting article in The Atlantic about the rise and fall of non-religious churches, an experiment that came about because people who had left religion still felt interest in a weekly congregation experience. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/secular-churches-rethink-th...
by hawkgrrrl
01 Jul 2019, 15:46
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Women and Priesthood
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: Women and Priesthood

"The past is a foreign country. Its customs and cultural assumptions are different from ours." And that's where our church leaders live. Not in the world we live in. We have a lot of information about the past, though, even if it's not the world we inhabit. The way men & women were viewed in the pas...
by hawkgrrrl
01 Jul 2019, 15:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionary Payment going up
Replies: 13
Views: 409

Re: Missionary Payment going up

I agree with Roadrunner, that this is lower than the cost of NOT being on a mission. Plus, it's still less than I paid monthly in 1989.
by hawkgrrrl
26 Jun 2019, 13:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are relationships really capable of lasting forever?
Replies: 31
Views: 1023

Re: Are relationships really capable of lasting forever?

I think it depends on what we mean by "relationship." If it means the person is active in your life on a regular basis, then I do think these run their course over time. If it means that we have a pool of mutual well-wishers with whom we occasionally connect, to me that's more sustainable. My best c...
by hawkgrrrl
26 Jun 2019, 12:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FM Changes
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: FM Changes

Minyan Man: Kirton-McConkie would settle that thing so fast, your head would spin. The church would not want the bad PR. However, my guess is that one's standing in the church would be jeopardized by suing it, if not officially, then certainly in some unofficial way. I heard a completely bootleg uno...
by hawkgrrrl
26 Jun 2019, 09:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FM Changes
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: FM Changes

To me, yes, it does seem like it's getting a little out of control the more time we are asking for, and I think the principle reasons are those listed by AmyJ. I'd add to that the complete lack of training, particularly for safety reasons. I'm sure the church would pay something if a person were inj...
by hawkgrrrl
24 Jun 2019, 11:05
Forum: Support
Topic: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes
Replies: 20
Views: 707

Re: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes

So, I'm as prone as the next person to refer to "Millenials" as a monolith, but last week I watched a youtube of Adam Conover talking about how generations are myths and very misleading. Which actually is one aspect of Jana's research that at first I found troubling (that so many Mormon millenials a...
by hawkgrrrl
14 Jun 2019, 17:15
Forum: Support
Topic: I need to come clean
Replies: 21
Views: 677

Re: I need to come clean

Sometimes it feels like people are trying to make a return at a store they know doesn't take returns for pants they have worn for years that are ill-fitting or unflattering. I'm just not sure what the store clerk can reasonably be expected to do in this situation.
by hawkgrrrl
14 Jun 2019, 09:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next Gen vs. a Patriarchal Church
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Next Gen vs. a Patriarchal Church

I ran across a really great interview with Rachel Cope, a BYU professor of religion, who talks about her experiences with students who come to her with concerns. Here are a few pulled quotes: "I had more male students come into my office concerned about gendered temple language and women’s absence f...
by hawkgrrrl
30 May 2019, 11:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?
Replies: 47
Views: 1267

Re: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?

nibbler wrote:
30 May 2019, 07:12
I know the thread went in an entirely different direction, but every time I see the topic title I can't help but think:

How much can the church remain the same yet still remain credible?
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