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by Life_Journey_of_Matt
07 Nov 2013, 19:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good-Bye, Dad
Replies: 54
Views: 2716

Re: Good-Bye, Dad

My condolences, Ray. All of my best thoughts go out to you and your family.
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
07 Nov 2013, 17:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wilcox vs. Tolle - Atonement
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Wilcox vs. Tolle - Atonement

http://speeches.byu.edu/?act=viewitem&id=1966&view=1 Someone close to me shared this article about the Atonement, which is a step up, IMO, from how many view the atonement. However, I wanted to apply my own personal analysis by contrasting Wilcox's perspective with that of spiritual teachers like Ec...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
07 Nov 2013, 14:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Silence - Father Richard Rohr
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Silence - Father Richard Rohr

Ray Degraw wrote:Excellent - and I think we do have one at the top of our current leadership.
I definitely agree that Elder Uchtdorf walks a similar path, though I guess I would say sometimes it seems his hands are tied.
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
07 Nov 2013, 14:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Silence - Father Richard Rohr
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Silence - Father Richard Rohr

As an example of his voice of peace and reason, so many Christians want to just bash Eckhart Tolle, but I love Rohr's comments: http://www.eckharttolle.com/article/Spirituality-And-The-Christian-Tradition Here is an example of the types of fearful Christian critiques that contrast Rohr, if you're in...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
07 Nov 2013, 13:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Silence - Father Richard Rohr
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Silence - Father Richard Rohr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaMVKnpsDA8 This could probably go in the book and media section, but it's important enough to me that I wanted to put it here where I felt like more people might see it. If you have not been introduced to him, I hope he can be as impactful to some of you as he has be...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
05 Nov 2013, 11:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a spiritual testimony?
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Re: Do you have a spiritual testimony?

I believe Jesus taught the way to salvation, even though I won't claim to know what salvation is exactly - I am confident it has something to do with charity, loving our neighbor, etc. I believe as the world is becoming more loving and less barbaric it is gradually becoming "saved." I tried to say ...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
05 Nov 2013, 10:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In Praise of Cafeteria Mormonism - Patheos article
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: In Praise of Cafeteria Mormonism - Patheos article

Some might also think this is heresy...but the point is a good one: In other words, Jesus was a cafeteria Jew. He took a helping of everything at the buffet, but piled his plate high with the things he deemed to be best. It's a great point. Speaking in denominational terms, I heard Father Richard R...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
05 Nov 2013, 09:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Combined Relief Society and Young Women General Meetings
Replies: 28
Views: 1265

Re: Combined Relief Society and Young Women General Meetings

This is one of those areas where a little transparency would be nice...just tell us why you did it. I know that's wishful thinking, and may introduce more discord, but it would help me. It continues to appear that the brethren recognize the need for changes in gender roles in the church, but they ju...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
04 Nov 2013, 15:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Podcasts and their effect on spirituality and Testimony
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: Podcasts and their effect on spirituality and Testimony

The denial of my disillusionment stopped about a year ago. I have grown to love the podcasts because honestly sometimes I just need to hear a voice of reason, especially after a particularly drab week. I'm attending church regularly, I listen to conference, I'm steeped in TBM culture, and sometimes ...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
04 Nov 2013, 10:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are You a Liberal Mormon?
Replies: 51
Views: 2005

Re: Are You a Liberal Mormon?

Based on the article, Joni is almost surely one who interprets Elder Uchtdorf's statement the way that I feared many would. When he said "Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith," she seemingly heard "Doubt is bad! If there's anything in the church you don't go along with, repent!" I think som...