Search found 3715 matches

by nibbler
17 Jul 2019, 08:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God

The rumor mill is that changes will be discussed during October general conference. Barring that I'm sure there will be instruction ahead of the changes. Here are a few links with the limited information that is known: https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2019/04/29/latter-day-saints-are/ https://www.slt...
by nibbler
16 Jul 2019, 11:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to Pivot
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: Time to Pivot

Like I've said before, when it comes to the programs, goals, callings, commandments, testimonies & lessons taught, I keep what I can use & leave the rest. In the process, I refuse to feel guilty, ashamed or angry. Agreed. It's a good approach. Personally I've found the "what I can use" pool to be e...
by nibbler
16 Jul 2019, 08:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to Pivot
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: Time to Pivot

The missionary arm of the church does appear to be much more focused on selling a need as opposed to filling an existing need. The church in general works that way. Church meetings are often focused on selling me on what my needs should be; you need to be taking names to the temple, you need to be d...
by nibbler
15 Jul 2019, 04:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8
Replies: 18
Views: 340

Re: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8

If they were to implement some policy to interview youth ages 8 to 11 at regular intervals I'd like to think that the interviews wouldn't be very formal and wouldn't be in a similar format to a TR interview. It would probably be something like: How are you doing? Are you happy? Do you have any ques...
by nibbler
14 Jul 2019, 13:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8
Replies: 18
Views: 340

Re: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8

I think it's saying that if a youth ever has a problem they will feel comfortable with taking it to an ecclesiastical leader. It makes more sense in the context of a parent/child relationship than it does in a neighbor with a temporary mantle/child relationship.
by nibbler
12 Jul 2019, 07:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8
Replies: 18
Views: 340

Re: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8

And a stray thought on interviews in general. One thought I keep having is why don't we move to a system where members only go to a bishop if they feel the need to go to a bishop. Why all these scheduled interviews? MLS (Member and Leader Services - a membership and statistics program) keeps track o...
by nibbler
12 Jul 2019, 07:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8
Replies: 18
Views: 340

Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8

Most have probably seen this already but I thought it would be worth some discussion here. https://kutv.com/news/local/lds-church-considering-lowering-age-for-youth-interviews-with-clergy-from-12-to-8 A survey commissioned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints inquires about lowering th...
by nibbler
10 Jul 2019, 04:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More liberal in my old age
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: More liberal in my old age

There's the moral foundations theory. Copying from wikipedia, the theory that differences in people's moral concerns can be described in terms of five (or six) moral foundations: Care : cherishing and protecting others; opposite of harm Fairness or proportionality : rendering justice according to sh...
by nibbler
09 Jul 2019, 18:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caudeling of the American Mind
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Caudeling of the American Mind

Just finished this book and would highly recommend it (especially if you have young kids). In many ways, we (as a collective society) have failed Generation Z by instilling in them what the book calls the three great untruths: 1. what does not kill you makes you weaker (avoid pain); 2. always trust...
by nibbler
07 Jul 2019, 15:43
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?
Replies: 18
Views: 790

Re: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?

I hope you don't mind if I pick on you a little SD. It's just that your answers create more questions for me. :smile: What is a prophet? A prophet is someone who speaks for God. People who qualify are given the office through a vision or visitation and receive the priesthood and the office by the la...