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by Sheldon
10 Feb 2021, 17:02
Forum: Support
Topic: Newly baptized and overwhelmed
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: Newly baptized and overwhelmed

You fell for the old 'bate and switch" routine. The missionaries teach you one thing, and the reality of "church" is much different. You are an adult, and you need to set boundaries. They are thinking you will stop coming to church if they don't load you up with activities. But as I've seen, sometim...
by Sheldon
28 Aug 2020, 13:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metrics and Agency
Replies: 19
Views: 1719

Re: Metrics and Agency

I once heard of a MP who told his missionaries that they should never set a goal that took away the free agency of somebody else. So NO baptismal goals. You could set goals for hours tracting, or hours studying, but never number of lessons or baptisms. I'm pretty sure this MP was not promoted up the...
by Sheldon
25 Aug 2020, 09:44
Forum: Support
Topic: Online Seminary
Replies: 16
Views: 2777

Re: Online Seminary

Remember, "No" is a complete sentence and requires no explanation!
by Sheldon
18 Aug 2020, 17:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why God cares so much about car keys
Replies: 13
Views: 1285

Re: Why God cares so much about car keys

I blogged about this subject several years ago here on Wheat&Tares https://wheatandtares.org/2017/03/14/th ... lost-keys/
by Sheldon
27 Apr 2020, 15:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An unintended "consequence" of home church?
Replies: 35
Views: 5925

Re: An unintended "consequence" of home church?

Check out This Reddit post over at the very TBM sub called r/latterdaysaints. He said while home church is hard, it is so much better that going to church, and he is not looking forward to returning. I was wondering how this didn't get removed, as they normally remove anything even slightly against ...
by Sheldon
28 Feb 2020, 16:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU Honor Code and Handbook Changes
Replies: 12
Views: 2633

Re: BYU Honor Code and Handbook Changes

BYU as an institution is under pressure to have an official non-discrimination policy. (BYU-I, BYU-H, and Ensign College haven't felt this pressure, yet.) This pressure is coming from accreditation bodies as well as grad schools and employers who discount the value of a BYU undergraduate degree. The...
by Sheldon
05 Dec 2019, 15:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.
Replies: 56
Views: 8999

Re: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.

Honestly, I have never had a MP or SP show up unannounced and ask to speak. Is that common where you live? While Bishop I had a 70 (Lawrence) show up (with SP in tow), unannounced 10 min before church was to start. He wanted to speak. I remember it because I got in trouble for telling a joke while ...
by Sheldon
05 Dec 2019, 11:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happened to Mormon.org?
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Re: What happened to Mormon.org?

They are having to rename all the “I’m a Mormon” entries to “I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”. This is taking much longer than anticipated. They also have to scrub the text to do the replacement of the word Mormon, but not if they are talking about the Mormon Pioneers...
by Sheldon
01 Nov 2019, 13:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you seen this happening in your region of the world?
Replies: 20
Views: 3435

Re: Have you seen this happening in your region of the world?

California just changed the law removing the statute of limitation on reporting child molestation. There have been many lawyer commercials on TV advertising their services. They don’t mention any particular organization, but you get the idea that BSA and the Catholic church are who they are after.