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by DarkJedi
07 Oct 2018, 09:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hour Church
Replies: 53
Views: 1260

Re: Two Hour Church

Elder Cook said the following: "Our purpose is to balance the church and home experience to increase faith," Elder Cook said. "This new shift will help our members focus on deepening conversion to God and Jesus Christ, strengthening families and individuals through home study, staying focused on th...
by DarkJedi
07 Oct 2018, 07:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Gong's Talk
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Elder Gong's Talk

I took his talk as painting a Christ-like life. He gave 5 tools to use to do so, but he also said "not limited to" the standard litany of answers. But I did tune out the straight Obedience principles alot... I don't disagree Amy, but those five things were all the "tried and true" principles that m...
by DarkJedi
07 Oct 2018, 07:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WML position disappearing?
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: WML position disappearing?

My take is also that it is optional, as is a family history director. In a small ward like mine it makes the EQP counselors a bit busier but frees up someone else to do another calling. Let's face it, the counselors in my EQP do about 3 ministering interviews per month and that's pretty much the ext...
by DarkJedi
07 Oct 2018, 06:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secular Knowledge
Replies: 20
Views: 550

Re: Secular Knowledge

I will at some point formally introduce myself. For now I just wonder about Oaks and his preaching against worldly knowledge and alternate voices and whether his refrain in this direction is some kind of penance for being on the board of Dialogue, A Journal of Mormon Thought (might have the name wr...
by DarkJedi
07 Oct 2018, 05:59
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Uchtdorf as Medicine for Elder Oaks
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Re: Elder Uchtdorf as Medicine for Elder Oaks

For some people, Elder Oaks' talk was a bit poisonous. Elder Uchtdorf's talk is the medicine for it. The answer for many members is to live what Elder Uchtdorf taught and ignore some of what Elder Oaks preached. Some people need Elder Oaks' certainty and steadfast exactness, but those who don't nee...
by DarkJedi
06 Oct 2018, 21:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hour Church
Replies: 53
Views: 1260

Re: Two Hour Church

I don't get why Elder Holland was going around saying, "You had better have your testimonies strong before conference as it will be test your faith". What? There is NOBODY that is upset with this. Maybe Elder Holland thought people loved every minute of the 3 hour block. I have seen nothing but smi...
by DarkJedi
06 Oct 2018, 16:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secular Knowledge
Replies: 20
Views: 550

Re: Secular Knowledge

I share your frustration as well, and tuned Oaks out fairly soon after he started because it was obvious where he was going. Actually I think the whole afternoon session except Uchtdorf beat the strict obedience and follow the prophet drum. I had to walk out of the room more than once. I'm currently...
by DarkJedi
06 Oct 2018, 11:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hour Church
Replies: 53
Views: 1260

Re: Two Hour Church

What do you think of this? Do you think that members in general will use the extra hour for personal study every Sunday? Do you think two hour church is simply a way of maximizing the use of our buildings by fitting more wards into the same building on Sunday? Or do you think this truly helps move ...
by DarkJedi
06 Oct 2018, 10:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supposed Blizzard of Changes coming at General Conference
Replies: 80
Views: 1964

Re: Supposed Blizzard of Changes coming at General Conference

I got by email the following before GC. Notice Date: October 6, 2018 To: General Authorities; General Auxiliary Presidencies; Area Seventies; Stake, Mission, and District Presidents; Bishops and Branch Presidents; Elders Quorum Presidencies; Stake and Ward Relief Society Presidencies From: Priestho...
by DarkJedi
06 Oct 2018, 10:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supposed Blizzard of Changes coming at General Conference
Replies: 80
Views: 1964

Re: Supposed Blizzard of Changes coming at General Conference

Heber13 wrote:
06 Oct 2018, 10:15
Is the blizzard over now?
I think not.