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by Heber13
22 Jun 2019, 08:53
Forum: Support
Topic: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes
Replies: 14
Views: 226

Re: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes

I think major change is inevitable. Even in the last few years I've been at BYU, I've noticed some significant changes in the culture. Students are becoming much more open about expressing pro-LGBT and feminist views. I want to be optimistic about the timeline. I think there will be many big change...
by Heber13
17 Jun 2019, 17:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next Gen vs. a Patriarchal Church
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Next Gen vs. a Patriarchal Church

Do you feel hopeful or hopeless (or somewhere in between) about the current trajectory and pace in the church at getting past the gender limited thinking? I'm optimistic and hopeful. I think the pace could be a little quicker (maybe we need to "lengthen our stride" in this regard :P ) but I think w...
by Heber13
15 Jun 2019, 08:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WOW Seminary Manual
Replies: 19
Views: 481

Re: WOW Seminary Manual

... Doctrine and Covenants 130:21, “And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated.” This can alter the understanding of "blessing of God" be be something akin to a natural consequence of an action. Good point. And that may be something that des...
by Heber13
12 Jun 2019, 10:36
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Returning to help others with a F/C
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Returning to help others with a F/C

It is great to hear the road others take along their journey, and I'm glad you are sharing yours. It can help so many others who read. Thanks for your posts. I feel like there is a place among the saints for unorthodox members. Maybe not always easy or supported...but it is an option as long as one'...
by Heber13
12 Jun 2019, 10:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Video Format of Temple Endowment
Replies: 17
Views: 409

Re: New Video Format of Temple Endowment

There was a time when women covenanted to obey their husbands as he obeyed the Lord. Then it was changed to "hearken" to their husbands as he hearkened to the Lord. Currently both men and women covenant to obey God. There is no intermediary for either gender. Also in the sealing women used to "give...
by Heber13
12 Jun 2019, 10:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WOW Seminary Manual
Replies: 19
Views: 481

Re: WOW Seminary Manual

I think there were many things like this happening in the early church which would surprise us and teach us how revelation in the church works. All it takes, it seems, is a prophet to say we must obey it...and it is done. "patching together a theology" is kind of another way to say "ongoing revelati...
by Heber13
10 Jun 2019, 14:00
Forum: Support
Topic: Are all religions the same?
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: Are all religions the same?

Hi. And welcome. Good question to discuss about religions. I feel not all religions are the same, but they are not all that different. To me, they are like different exercise and diet programs. Some are fads. Some come and go. Some are pushed by people with an agenda (like making money). Many can wo...
by Heber13
04 Jun 2019, 22:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blinded by Faith
Replies: 20
Views: 479

Re: Blinded by Faith

The trick for me can be having hope and faith to stay positive in life and do my best, while managing through the disappointments if it actually turns out to be impossible. I don't want to be blind and be a fool. But I don't want to be cynical and create negative mojo. Some days I'm better than othe...
by Heber13
04 Jun 2019, 22:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Misquoting Scripture w/o Context
Replies: 30
Views: 646

Re: Misquoting Scripture w/o Context

Sometimes, it is important to separate hyperbolic scriptural (mis)interpretations from what most members would say in a real conversation about an issue. yes...this! +1 Sometimes people are trying to make a point, sometimes they get carried away with feelings, sometimes they like to make bold (even...
by Heber13
04 Jun 2019, 14:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeing the Word of Wisdom through a New Lens
Replies: 18
Views: 515

Re: Seeing the Word of Wisdom through a New Lens

I find the rule to be 100% abstinent to be extreme. If the prophet needed a little whiskey to get through a night in jail...no harm...no addiction...just some temperance in these things and no worries. I know lots of people at work that are not addicts, but drink responsibly. Having said that...I co...