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by nibbler
22 Jun 2018, 03:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.
Replies: 44
Views: 1476

Re: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.

I am biased, since I love music. Singing rousing hymns as a group is awesome - except when they are played at funeral dirge speed. :wtf: When I play a rousing hymn in any meeting, I play it at the upper end of the tempo range listed for it - and sometimes beyond the range. I visited a different war...
by nibbler
21 Jun 2018, 11:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is belief a choice? Also, seriously? No really, seriously?
Replies: 33
Views: 1076

Re: Is belief a choice? Also, seriously? No really, seriously?

The church is certainly entitled to their opinion and the stances they take. I think the concern is when a particular line is crossed. People may be okay with a differing opinion but holding a differing opinion doesn't seem to be good enough for some. Some people want to impose their will on others....
by nibbler
21 Jun 2018, 09:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is belief a choice? Also, seriously? No really, seriously?
Replies: 33
Views: 1076

Is belief a choice? Also, seriously? No really, seriously?

The following article surfaced on my social media feed today: LDS leader insists religious identity deserves same protections going to sexual, gender identities There's a lot I could say on the subject. Most of it would get me into lots and lots of trouble. I'll try and stay away from those thoughts...
by nibbler
21 Jun 2018, 04:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another "why people leave" survey
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Another "why people leave" survey

Can you imagine a doctor not trying to understand a patient's symptoms before treating? So too, when leaders understand better why people have differences of faith, they can be more effective ministers. You can't take an x-ray of faith changes in a person...perhaps the better analogy is to ask if a...
by nibbler
20 Jun 2018, 05:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.
Replies: 44
Views: 1476

Re: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.

I prefer the idea of localizing the hymns a bit. The Polynesians have their own musical traditions for example, and I think their hymnbooks should reflect that, rather than just ape American ones. I'm not sure what their master plan is. I got the impression that the official hymnal would be correla...
by nibbler
19 Jun 2018, 17:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does it mean to council?
Replies: 36
Views: 1207

Re: What does it mean to council?

Would they have come together to do that without a council? Say it's a typical Sunday where the plan is to read from a conference talk but during PH opening exercises someone brings up the need. Does the PH body shift focus to the need and have an extended PH opening exercise or do they move on to t...
by nibbler
19 Jun 2018, 14:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Southern Baptist Convention Shift
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Southern Baptist Convention Shift

To enact this change, young Baptists nominated 45-year-old pastor J.D. Greear from North Carolina to be president of the denomination. 2060. That's the year when a man in the LDS church that has the perspective of someone that is currently 45 years old might have a chance to become president of the...
by nibbler
19 Jun 2018, 14:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does it mean to council?
Replies: 36
Views: 1207

Re: What does it mean to council?

I am still confused about what it means to council. I will throw out some possibilities and I would like some feedback. 1) A planning meeting to make plans/future decisions for the non-council Sundays. This could be where teaching assignments are discussed... also the content of what should be taug...
by nibbler
19 Jun 2018, 14:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Programmed Service Build Community?
Replies: 13
Views: 452

Re: Does Programmed Service Build Community?

There's the idea that we serve the people we love. I believe that we also grow to love the people we serve. I agree in that I feel that service that is performed because someone feels compelled to do something isn't as effective in building communities as volunteered service. There's the question of...