Recently on BYU-Idaho campus we’ve had a few General Authorities come for devotional. In the BYU-Idaho Center, which is literally a mini-conference center that seats 15,000 people, lately people have been standing out of respect not only for members of the Q12, but apparently they stood for Bishop Caussé and even, last week, Sheri Dew. It […]
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On this side of the Atlantic General Conference weekend doesn’t have quite the same party atmosphere that seems to exist in some quarters over in Utah, and especially Salt Lake. As a child growing up, I was aware that every now and then church would be very peculiar indeed, with normal meetings suspended. Instead the […]
Let me clarify: it’s human nature to suck at empathy, but I think that Mormons are under obligation to be better at empathy because of the covenants we have made. I believe the heart of Christlike discipleship requires empathy. I believe ministering to each other is impossible with out it. If we want to be […]
I’ve listened to a few podcasts with Terryl and Fiona Givens and right now I’m reading Crucible of Doubt. Several times they have talked about unorthodox members of the church speaking up in their home wards and being more honest and authentic about their testimonies: “The pressure to conform to what we see as a dominant cultural orthodoxy […]
When my Mormon feminist sisters decided to make their point by wearing pants to church, I was curious. The method seemed amusing even, although I really didn’t understand what the expected outcome was. If they felt comfortable worshiping in pants, it seemed fine to me. I couldn’t see how it would be a strike for […]
When I was in college, I had a roommate during the summer term whose friend came to stay with us. She had just been released from the hospital for depression and was taking meds she called purple hearts. However, her depression started to become unmanageable again, and when she felt suicidal, she decided to check […]
Pending the birth of Princess Kate’s baby, Lady Cosima Rose Alexandra Windsor is currently 24th in line for the British throne. Lady Cosima is the nearly three-year-old great granddaughter of a grandfather of the current queen. I didn’t know that, and I really wouldn’t care, but I did easily look it up, and I could do […]
Salt Lake City sees General Conference every six months. In the CofChrist, “World” Conference occurs every three years, and 2013 is the lucky year. A Community of Christ World Conference is far more of a legislative exercise than its Utah LDS analogue. It features worship, of course, and normally will have approval to changes and […]
The past General Conference marks the 34th anniversary of the ratification of Official Declaration 2, removing any restrictions on priesthood with regards to race. As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been reading the Lengthen Your Stride: Working Draft. Chapter 22 provides more information than is available in Lengthen Your Stride by Edward Kimball. […]
“Many laws permit or even promote abortion, but to us this is a great evil,” Elder Oaks said in Saturday afternoon’s session of General Conference. Oaks is just one of many religious leaders that call abortion evil, but are there more effective ways to curb abortions than to simply stand on a soapbox? A recent […]
This is a guest post from Grace for Grace. I graduated from BYU in the spring of 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree and registered for a Masters degree program that offered evening classes that fall. At the time, I was working part time as a business development consultant for a large company in Provo, Utah. I […]
I watched my father, who died at age 68, make abysmal health choices and despite having an incredibly strong constitution, he was almost unable to move by the time a massive stroke took his life. It would have been nice to have enjoyed my Dad a bit longer, but as I chew on Elder Scott’s quote, I realize that I didn’t need longer, I needed better: improvements in both the quality of his life and his well-being.
Share your thoughts about practical principles, especially health-related, that improve your quality of life, sense of well-being, and receipt of inspiration.
David Archuleta made a cameo appearance in the MTC choir on Saturday. Julie Beck was released as General Relief Society President, and H. David Burton was released as Presiding Bishop. Other than that, there wasn’t a lot of controversy. Will there be any statements condemning Randy Bott’s racism or holocaust genealogy? I doubt it. What are […]