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by DarkJedi
21 Oct 2021, 04:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Funny Post
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Funny Post

We had a SS teacher who would sometimes bring treats to share. One week he brought coffee cake but refused to call it that, instead calling it something like breakfast cake. He thought himself pretty clever.
by DarkJedi
21 Oct 2021, 04:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the Church better than it was 10 years ago?
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Is the Church better than it was 10 years ago?

Can you be more specific? I think some things are better and some while not worse aren't necessarily better either. I think many aspects of culture fall into the latter, but that also might depend on where I live. I do like the Nelson changes and think they have led to an overall improvement. I like...
by DarkJedi
04 Oct 2021, 12:18
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Fall General Conference 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: Fall General Conference 2021

I did hear Oaks on Saturday. Seems they've noticed that some of us realized we don't really need to go to church to be spiritual (thanks COVID). I agree that it isn't about entertainment, but as far as I'm concerned it should at least be uplifting. Yes, he seemed to be saying that for anyone that i...
by DarkJedi
04 Oct 2021, 05:15
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Fall General Conference 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: Fall General Conference 2021

I mostly had it on in the background and frankly missed much of it because I wasn't paying much attention. I did hear Oaks on Saturday. Seems they've noticed that some of us realized we don't really need to go to church to be spiritual (thanks COVID). I agree that it isn't about entertainment, but a...
by DarkJedi
29 Sep 2021, 10:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU Housing Rule Change
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: BYU Housing Rule Change

That last reference in the previous paragraph actually happened to one of my kids. Full story, he lived in a small complex close to campus (very close to the infamous stairway). The place was really kind of a dump, tiny rooms, six guys crammed into 3 bedrooms with a teensy living room and kitchen b...
by DarkJedi
28 Sep 2021, 09:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU Housing Rule Change
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: BYU Housing Rule Change

I think it could be a possibility under the current system where non-BYU students are allowed in BYU contracted housing. I do think the new to BYU idea that freshmen (seems like we need a new term for that in 2021) must live in contracted housing is more of a bone to the favored mega property owners...
by DarkJedi
27 Sep 2021, 04:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU Housing Rule Change
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: BYU Housing Rule Change

I think Roy's last paragraph is spot-on. Having worked in higher ed for nearly a decade, I agree the new policy essentially makes approved housing mirror freshmen dorms. Given the recent spike in construction costs, it makes financial sense for BYU to allow landlords to become the keepers of freshm...
by DarkJedi
24 Sep 2021, 10:24
Forum: Support
Topic: I am moving -- New Ward Syndrome to deal with
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: I am moving -- New Ward Syndrome to deal with

I like to look at it as positive and a fresh start. I don't think the opportunity is in my foreseeable future, but I wouldn't mind. How do you propose a person manages the transition with a new crop of priesthood leaders in a new ward? Lie low until they reach out to you? Be proactive and meet with ...
by DarkJedi
24 Sep 2021, 10:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU Housing Rule Change
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: BYU Housing Rule Change

My BYU student son told me about this yesterday and I saw the Deseret News article today https://www.deseret.com/faith/2021/9/23/22690203/major-change-at-byu-students-may-choose-to-live-anywhere-after-freshman-year I think it's a long overdue change. I believe the current system is monopolized mostl...
by DarkJedi
23 Sep 2021, 08:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Gong's Christ centered message to missionaries
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Elder Gong's Christ centered message to missionaries

I admit when I saw the headline I almost didn't click - but I'm mostly glad I did. https://www.thechurchnews.com/leaders-and-ministry/2021-09-22/preparing-3-needful-things-elder-gongmissionaries-226230 I've heard some of this kind of talk from some GAs before (Uchtdorf and Oaks when he was head miss...