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by grobert93
08 Apr 2019, 12:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Evolution of the church's website
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Evolution of the church's website

I'm a computer geek at heart, and was wanting to experience a blast from the past. Thanks to the wayback machine website, I was able to put in the church website (lds.org specifically) and see over a decade and a half of website snapshots saved. I went through each year and picked out the years when...
by grobert93
08 Apr 2019, 07:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conference Reactions
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: Conference Reactions

The 189th Annual General Conference was kind of a mixed bag for me. I love the traditions, getting together with family and being with my family for the Priesthood Session. I love feeling like part of the group and was really happy the November 2015 policy changed. There were a few talks I enjoyed,...
by grobert93
08 Apr 2019, 05:19
Forum: Support
Topic: Conference Favorite - Not Favorite
Replies: 21
Views: 1170

Re: Conference Favorite - Not Favorite

Due to personal questions that I've been needing answers to, Elder Christopherson, Callister and Bednar (and Holland, but as a bonus) were my favorites. They are usually not the ones I appreciate in conference but their talks spoke to my soul and I've gained a greater understanding of my purpose. Le...
by grobert93
05 Apr 2019, 07:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Courage This Change Took
Replies: 27
Views: 1035

Re: The Courage This Change Took

Years ago, when they revamped the Handbook of instructions, someone said it wasn't revelation, simply the current leadership's best understanding about how it should all work. THAT is a good example of church change. ... I think as Mormons we might take a similar approach if we want to keep the phr...
by grobert93
05 Apr 2019, 06:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church Purge of the Latter Days
Replies: 24
Views: 1497

Re: The Church Purge of the Latter Days

I remember reading the history of Joseph Smith and how he had convinced his followers that the second coming would be in their lifetime. There were patriarchal blessings given saying early saints would witness Christ's descent. My dad told me that he received the "you are the chosen generation" spee...
by grobert93
04 Apr 2019, 11:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church to allow baptisms, blessings for children of LGBT parents, updates handbook regarding 'apostasy'
Replies: 56
Views: 2625

Re: Church to allow baptisms, blessings for children of LGBT parents, updates handbook regarding 'apostasy'

I got emotional texting my wife about this announcement. I wanted her to contact her openly gay cousin to tell him the good news. She reminded me that her cousin has long since left the church and is not consumed by LDS issues anymore. This news would likely bring to him a mixture of emotions and s...
by grobert93
04 Apr 2019, 09:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church to allow baptisms, blessings for children of LGBT parents, updates handbook regarding 'apostasy'
Replies: 56
Views: 2625

Re: Church to allow baptisms, blessings for children of LGBT parents, updates handbook regarding 'apostasy'

I am stunned. Elder Oaks has done a good job clarifying the changes and in a sense, asking for "forgiveness" for the pain that has been caused. I am very excited and hopefull, as he said... last year I think, that the church was "not familiar enough" with the transgender side of the community and th...
by grobert93
04 Apr 2019, 07:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is there left to change?
Replies: 66
Views: 2300

Re: What is there left to change?

The problem I see with the word of wisdom is 1. The name itself vs how we treat it. A word of wisdom is advice that could be beneficial to follow. It's not a commandment, rule or requirement like other commandments have been presented. Yet this word of wisdom is treated as though it were a word of ...
by grobert93
03 Apr 2019, 10:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How is the new ministering program going?
Replies: 10
Views: 715

Re: How is the new ministering program going?

While I'm not in leadership, I do find it funny that once HT was scrapped, my surprisingly active home teachers stopped visiting (after months of visits). I looked in the directory and found out that I am no longer assigned anyone, but my wife is. Super interesting as we seem to still be confused an...
by grobert93
02 Apr 2019, 15:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is there left to change?
Replies: 66
Views: 2300

Re: What is there left to change?

The one change that I have scoffed at as being utterly ridiculous is a relaxation of the WoW. The only persuasive argument I see is that it is a huge block for winning new converts (although not as big an obstacle as chastity, and I don't see that going anywhere). So maybe on that premise there cou...