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by On Own Now
25 Jan 2021, 11:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Come, Follow Me D&C: 2021 January
Replies: 18
Views: 313

Re: Come, Follow Me D&C: 2021 January

I know you are already moving on, but I want to weigh in on 'generation'. If you are talking about a family, parents are one generation, kids another, grandkids a third. But, usually, when we talk about generation outside of that narrow context, we mean something a little broader. Something like "sh...
by On Own Now
25 Jan 2021, 10:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignoring the Pandemic is Our Charter? (Bednar)
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Ignoring the Pandemic is Our Charter? (Bednar)

I just want to make a few comments on Elder Bednar's BYU Devotional speech. I had gotten to the point where I could think of DAB as having a very, but harmless, black-n-white view of everything. I had gotten to where I was OK with DAB. That's really changed over the last few months of his being the ...
by On Own Now
17 Dec 2020, 14:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionaries in the Time of Pandemic
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: Missionaries in the Time of Pandemic

Admittedly, I probably don't take the pandemic as seriously as I should. I think that's true of most Americans. Even those who think they take it seriously, probably don't take it as seriously as they should. So, let me help. - We are now losing more Americans every day to Covid-19 than to any othe...
by On Own Now
12 Dec 2020, 09:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radical Orthodoxy
Replies: 18
Views: 1270

Re: Radical Orthodoxy

I guess it depends on how you define 'movement'. To me, it is a movement. To someone else, it isn't. Nathaniel Givens does describe it as a movement. I imagine that others involved would not describe it that way. The website itself does not use the word 'movement'; either for what they are or what t...
by On Own Now
11 Dec 2020, 16:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radical Orthodoxy
Replies: 18
Views: 1270

Re: Radical Orthodoxy

It appears to be a group forming what they call a "movement" in one of their linked articles, and seems to me like an attempt at a "Religious Order" within the LDS Church. Actually, it kind of reminds me of the "Saturday Night Class" movement that started in 1981 in the RLDS Church in response to a ...
by On Own Now
25 Nov 2020, 08:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: StayLDS Version of the Give Thanks Media Campaign
Replies: 16
Views: 1236

Re: StayLDS Version of the Give Thanks Media Campaign

I am opening a thread for StayLDS participants to share their own "Giving Thanks" messages - orthodox or unorthodox. I'm thankful for my upbringing in the Church. I'm thankful for having been a missionary — particularly in my time and place. I'm thankful for my experiences at BYU, where I met and m...
by On Own Now
19 Nov 2020, 17:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to respond to missionaries
Replies: 27
Views: 1653

Re: How to respond to missionaries

At the risk of creating a toxic culture of [encouraging] us to care about the missionaries, let me add a few thoughts. - I think that during the pandemic, it is 100% OK to (and I would even say, please do) tell missionaries we are not having any direct contact with anyone. That should end the intera...
by On Own Now
16 Nov 2020, 12:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent U.S. election
Replies: 25
Views: 2096

Re: Recent U.S. election

A few thoughts. - Two Sides. I don't believe there are two sides. That is a media construct. The media wants to paint everything in black & white terms, because that polarization gets people more worked up which results in selling more advertising. The media has created a product of political anger ...
by On Own Now
13 Nov 2020, 15:03
Forum: Support
Topic: Group Identity
Replies: 19
Views: 1485

Re: Group Identity

Arrakeen, My only advice, which I have often given under varied circumstances, is: don't define yourself by what you are not — define yourself by what you are. Saying, "I am not part of the group" "I didn't participate in mission fasts" "I don't buy into x" "I don't belong (aka, I'm an outcast)". Al...
by On Own Now
29 Oct 2020, 13:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is StayLDS at its end of life?
Replies: 46
Views: 5318

Re: Is StayLDS at its end of life?

I agree that Covid has brought less Church involvement and therefore less to push against. I think it is also true that the Church, in general, is behaving much better than it did a decade ago, which was better than the decade before, etc. To put it in philosophical terms, I point you toward Friedri...