Serving in the Church (Callings): A Personal Perspective

July 31st, 2014
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By: Hedgehog
Serving in the Church (Callings): A Personal Perspective

One woman I know loves her church callings, whatever that calling might be, and she’s invariably distraught when released. Even if she’d felt trepidation...

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“What If This Is As Good As It Gets?” Heaven is Now

July 30th, 2014
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By: Nate
“What If This Is As Good As It Gets?”  Heaven is Now

“What if this is as good as it gets?” Jack Nicholson moans as his world falls apart in the comedy As Good As It...

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Utah Shakespeare Festival 2014: Hawkgrrrl’s Reviews

July 29th, 2014
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By: hawkgrrrl
Utah Shakespeare Festival 2014:  Hawkgrrrl’s Reviews

Our family just returned from our annual pilgrimage to the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City.  We’ve been attending every year since 1997, and...

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Thoughts on Sunstone, FAIR, and MHA

July 28th, 2014
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By: Mormon Heretic
Thoughts on Sunstone, FAIR, and MHA

From Thursday to Saturday is the Sunstone Conference in Salt Lake City at the University of Utah, and here is the conference program. Sunstone,...

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MD Podcast – Mark Staker and Kirtland’s History

July 27th, 2014
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By: Bill Reel
HearkenO-Ye-People

Mormon Discussion Podcast sits down with LDS author Mark Staker and discusses the Church’s rich history in Kirtland.  Elsie Johnson’s healing, Kirtland Safety Society Bank,...

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How do you explain John? (weekend poll)

July 26th, 2014
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By: wheatmeister
How do you explain John?  (weekend poll)

Many have noted the inconsistencies in church discipline.  Kate Kelly has been exed, and it looked like John would as well.  As noted last...

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In the name of Jesus

July 24th, 2014
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By: Guy Templeton
In the name of Jesus

In a previous post, I noted that the words “Melchizedek Priesthood” were nearly absent from the initiatory rite at the temple and the ordinances...

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“No One Is Alone” Neither Wendy Watson Nor Kate Kelly

July 23rd, 2014
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By: Nate
“No One Is Alone” Neither Wendy Watson Nor Kate Kelly

It is human nature to always think of ourselves as “right” and others as “wrong.”  In addition to this natural overconfidence, Mormons also have...

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The Acceptable Range

July 22nd, 2014
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By: hawkgrrrl
The Acceptable Range

A few years ago, I was talking with my husband about who he thought was more emotional at work in his experience:  men or...

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