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by Sheldon
08 Mar 2019, 18:14
Forum: Support
Topic: Is it possible to pay tithing without the bishopric/clerks seeing the amount?
Replies: 21
Views: 1720

Re: Is it possible to pay tithing without the bishopric/clerks seeing the amount?

If you sign up for the direct bill pay, make sure you tell them you do not want to have the ward know. That use to be the default, and was like that when I signed up, but I've been told it is not the default now, and you have to ask.
by Sheldon
08 Mar 2019, 11:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR interview and porn
Replies: 28
Views: 1634

Re: TR interview and porn

I blogged about this very subject at Wheat & Tare a few months ago. You can read my post here
by Sheldon
13 Feb 2019, 14:54
Forum: Support
Topic: Special Sunday School class
Replies: 17
Views: 1502

Re: Special Sunday School class

One of the interesting points was why it takes the brethren so long to change course? Why do they now trend behind social progressiveness where once, in JS time you could say the church was ahead of its time. Why does it require people like Sam Young or Kate Kelly, who perhaps push the envelope, bu...
by Sheldon
22 Jan 2019, 17:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 21
Views: 1636

Re: Rome Temple

I expect that during the tourist season, the majority of patrons will be visitors from the US. Much like the Nauvoo temple is mostly a tourist spot temple with visitors.
by Sheldon
09 Dec 2018, 11:09
Forum: Support
Topic: President Nelson Quote - What think you.
Replies: 25
Views: 3376

Re: President Nelson Quote - What think you.

I wrote a blog post on this very subject, posted this morning at Wheat & Tares
by Sheldon
30 Nov 2018, 15:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Visit to the Tanners' Bookstore
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: A Visit to the Tanners' Bookstore

The Prophet Joseph Smith taught that "by proving contraries, truth is made manifest" (HC 6:248).
by Sheldon
17 Jul 2018, 14:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 26
Views: 1429

Re: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!

This is called the perfectionist fallacy. This is the one that those against the church fall for most often. Example: The LDS church has a very poor track record with regard to treating LGTB fairly, Therefore the church should not be praised or even recognized for the good they do.
by Sheldon
22 Jun 2018, 13:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New Inactives - Seniors
Replies: 21
Views: 1395

Re: The New Inactives - Seniors

There is a couple in our ward that splits time between here (California Coast) in the winter and Logan Utah in the summer. Six month in each place. So they get no real heavy duty jobs. What's the church to do, tell them they can't do that? The large group of baby boomers (I'm one) are reaching retir...
by Sheldon
30 May 2018, 22:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Area Seventy Just Drops By?
Replies: 14
Views: 901

Re: Area Seventy Just Drops By?

Once when I was bishop I got a call Sunday morning from my SP. He said Elder XXX of the 1st Q70 was visiting the area and wanted to attend a sacrament meeting, and he was coming to my ward! He sat on the stand next to me, and was the concluding speaker in the meeting. He was kind of stuck up, and co...
by Sheldon
18 May 2018, 14:47
Forum: Support
Topic: Are you a Skeptical Believer or a Faithful Doubter?
Replies: 24
Views: 2303

Re: Are you a Skeptical Believer or a Faithful Doubter?

Here is a blog post at Wheat and Tares that captures how I feel about this subject.