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Regional Conference Broadcast: What is it for?

May 22, 2014
Regional Conference Broadcast: What is it for?

A recent post by Gina Colvin over on KiwiMormon has kicked up a furor. New Zealand has just had their regional stake conference broadcast, which replaces one of the twice yearly stake conferences, every so often, but where the stake president also gets to address the assembled group. One of the broadcast talks didn’t go […]

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Posted in Church Policy, General Conference, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Technology, Uncategorized | 14 Comments »

The Paperless Stake

March 13, 2014
The Paperless Stake

“Unfortunately, many of the benefits of living in a technology-rich age accrue primarily to those who can afford to learn about and gain access to new technology. Those who cannot are left further behind.” (taken from Chapter 1 of  “Creating an Information Democracy” Centre for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University) In our embrace of modern […]

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Posted in Church Policy, economics, Education, Freedom, Mormon Culture, Technology | 27 Comments »

On Growing up (or not), Books and the Usefulness of the Bloggernacle

January 16, 2014
On Growing up (or not), Books and the Usefulness of the Bloggernacle

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” 1 Cor. 13:11 We’re a geeky kind of family, and maybe we parents are not yet grown up, since for the most part we […]

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Posted in Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Reviews, Technology, Uncategorized | 15 Comments »

Are Mormons Anti-Modernists?

October 1, 2013
Are Mormons Anti-Modernists?

There are many stories that could easily vie for the title of Scariest Story in the Bible, but I’d like to make a case for the story of the Tower of Babel.  In this story, the people on earth desire to build a tower tall enough to go straight into heaven.  They band together in […]

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Posted in Agency, Apostasy, economics, Faith, Freedom, History, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Old Testament Sunday School Lessons, Pride, Technology, understanding | 23 Comments »

Global Warming as a Religion

August 5, 2013
Global Warming as a Religion

I just finished SuperFreakonomics, the sequel to Freakonomics.  It’s an entertaining book that I highly recommend.  In chapter 5, they discussed whether global warming is even a threat, and took on both conservatives and environmentalists. the movement to stop global warming has taken on the feel of a religion.  The core belief is that humankind […]

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Posted in Politics, Reviews, Science and Religion, Technology | 14 Comments »

Weekend Poll: Historic Mission Changes!

June 29, 2013
Weekend Poll:  Historic Mission Changes!

There have been many changes to LDS missions in the last year:  ages for both men and women being lowered, a surge in the number of missionaries serving, the numbers of women increasing to nearly 50% of the total pool, and now the announcement that missionaries will begin to use social media in chapels as […]

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Posted in Church Policy, Mission, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Technology, Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

Facebook Proclamations

June 3, 2013
Facebook Proclamations

I am amazed at how much time people spend on Facebook.  I post rarely, though it is nice to stay in touch with people growing up, even if I don’t comment.  A few years ago, I noticed on Facebook an announcement from one of my Facebook “friends.” He posted his resignation letter from the LDS […]

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Posted in Mormon, Technology | 10 Comments »

Steve Jobs, Apple Inc., and Consumer Electronics

October 19, 2011
Steve Jobs, Apple Inc., and Consumer Electronics

Steve Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011 at the age of 56 from complications arising from pancreatic cancer. At the outset of this post, let me say, Steve Jobs is a game changer. Love him or hate him (and he is quite the polarizing figure for some reason) if you’re reading this he has impacted […]

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Posted in Technology | 27 Comments »

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