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by LookingHard
12 Aug 2019, 18:10
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Understanding a Faith Crisis...
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: Understanding a Faith Crisis...

I have read the David Ostler book and it is GREAT. It needs to get into every church leaders hand.

If you want a preview he has done 3 interviews that I know of on podcasts: Leading Saints, MormonLand (SLTrib), A thoughtful faith podcast, and Greg Kofford Books Authorcast.
by LookingHard
08 Aug 2019, 07:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Big Universe
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: The Big Universe

Most of my TV watching is on space and the universe. I feel tremendous awe when watching these. I just can't seem to get anything close to that feeling with church and teachings.
by LookingHard
08 Aug 2019, 05:47
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Ostler's Bridges: A great review
Replies: 7
Views: 976

Re: Ostler's Bridges: A great review

In reading AmyJ's response, I feel compelled to clarify my "trust" comment. I do not feel that the top church leaders are evil and I hate them. I actually have some sympathy for them as there are some serious issues for the church and if I was fully a believer and in their shoes, I would be torn on ...
by LookingHard
06 Aug 2019, 19:34
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Ostler's Bridges: A great review
Replies: 7
Views: 976

Re: Ostler's Bridges: A great review

I am really looking forward to this book. It rings true what the recap says. Trust top leaders - 99% shot for me. Local - some good, some not so good. Belonging - I fit the mold and generally get along well and have tons of friends at church. This and my wife being "in" is the only reason I attend a...
by LookingHard
06 Aug 2019, 08:57
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Understanding a Faith Crisis...
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: Understanding a Faith Crisis...

I am SO excited for a book arriving tomorrow - Bridges: Ministering to Those Who Question by David B Ostler. I will be reading it over the next week and will give some feedback here on it. You can listen to him on "MormonLand" podcast to get a feel for him and his message. He has some mormon cred - ...
by LookingHard
22 Jul 2019, 17:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Churches Work
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: Why Churches Work

I have attended Oasis (not SLC) and it was good. Maybe just shy of 100 people. I was told an ex-Mo was there, but he was busy conducting that Sunday and I didn't get a chance to chat. Good music. Good speakers. Donuts/fruit/coffee. Good social breaks. They organized lots of service projects - enough...
by LookingHard
18 Jul 2019, 04:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God
Replies: 19
Views: 1109

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

Having spent more than a decade in YM and most of that time as a ScoutMaster I too have mixed feelings. I have seen my share of Mom's get their Eagle scout rank via their boys. But I have also seen the program work well for most boys. Most boys really like most of the outdoor activities. Quite a few...
by LookingHard
12 Jul 2019, 08:30
Forum: Support
Topic: How I came back
Replies: 18
Views: 1146

Re: How I came back

I might almost venture to say "he didn't REALLY go down the rabbit hole as much as I have" (I get it - that is judging to say that). But resigning is usually a sign that someone is taking things seriously and it isn't just that "the bishop ticked me off one Sunday". But I want to be clear. I am tryi...
by LookingHard
09 Jul 2019, 09:24
Forum: Support
Topic: How I came back
Replies: 18
Views: 1146

Re: How I came back

I am happy you have found a way to make it work. I am glad to see someone that can. From what has been describe I have to say, "I don't get it". I assume it is just difference in people, their history, their circumstances, their ward and leadership, etc. But what I hearing you saying just doesn't re...
by LookingHard
26 Jun 2019, 05:03
Forum: Support
Topic: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes
Replies: 20
Views: 1506

Re: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes

I have seen this also. I hired a millennial and they seemed to have most of the stereotypical behaviors his generation is seen as having by old farts like me. He wouldn't show up to meetings (including walking in late to a meeting with a VP - TWICE). I kept coaching him and it seemed it wasn't impro...