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April 2014 Conference Report in GIFs

April 8, 2014
April 2014 Conference Report in GIFs

Here are a few highlights from this weekend’s General Conference as told in GIFs.  

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Posted in Agency, Alternative Sunday School Lessons, Faith, General Conference, Mormon Culture, Women | 16 Comments »

3 Changes That Mormons Against Women’s Ordination Ought to Support

April 2, 2014
Mormon Women Leaders

Not in favor of women’s ordination? What about these changes that do not require priesthood at all?

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Posted in Mormon, Priesthood, Women | 44 Comments »

5 April Fool’s Day Pranks

April 1, 2014
5 April Fool’s Day Pranks

The internet is rife with great pranks for this most inauspicious of holidays.  Here are a handful that are uniquely Mormon-themed, just for our Bloggernacle readers. Find some of your Kindergarten clay projects.  Sell them on ebay as “Authentic Mayan Artifacts.” Using the ward list, call everyone on it about an “exciting scented candle opportunity” […]

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Posted in Agency, America, Apostasy, Freedom, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Dear God: Shall I Lament Your Impotence, Defy Your Injustice, or Renounce Your Followers?

March 21, 2014
Ordain Women at General Conference

Dear God, you probably already know this, but your followers don’t give me much confidence in you.

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Posted in Uncategorized | 68 Comments »

Getting a Grip on History

March 18, 2014
Getting a Grip on History

There has been a lot of discussion in the b’nacle about what the church can do from a practical standpoint to address the thorny issues in church history.  The traditional approach has been to: 1) keep the curriculum uplifting and free from controversy, 2) to never speak ill or contradict leaders of the past or […]

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Posted in Agency, Anti-Mormon, Apostasy, Book of Mormon, Church Policy, Doctrine, Education, Faith, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, New Testament Sunday School Lessons, Old Testament Sunday School Lessons, Uncategorized | 28 Comments »

Patriarchal Blessings (Weekend Poll)

March 1, 2014
Patriarchal Blessings (Weekend Poll)

It’s common for teens and new members to receive a patriarchal blessing, directed to them as an individual.  Looking back, how do you feel about your patriarchal blessing? Discuss.

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Posted in Faith, Mission, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Uncategorized | 27 Comments »

Ten Cultural Insights from 2013 Weekend Polls

February 18, 2014
Ten Cultural Insights from 2013 Weekend Polls

We’ve been conducting a weekend poll regularly here at Wheat & Tares.  Some of the insights are no-brainers. At times, there is a result that takes me by surprise.  Here are some of the most surprising insights (to me) from a year in polls: For Whom the Wedding Bells Toll 68% of readers believe Jesus […]

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Posted in Agency, Freedom, Jesus, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Uncategorized | 11 Comments »

Mormonism on Trial in the UK (plus early Weekend Poll)

February 6, 2014
Mormonism on Trial in the UK (plus early Weekend Poll)

The church is in the international headlines once again, this time because of the much anticipated “October Surprise” promised (threatened?) by Tom Phillips, current head of MormonThink and previous Stake President, now disaffected former Mormon, who detailed his experience with the Second Anointing ordinance when he was a church leader in the UK.  While it’s […]

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Posted in Agency, Anti-Mormon, Apostasy, Book of Mormon, Church Policy, Doctrine, Faith, Freedom, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Prophet | 49 Comments »

Faith Crisis, in GIFs

January 21, 2014
Faith Crisis, in GIFs

Lots of internet Mormons go through a crisis of faith.  What is that like?

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Posted in Agency, Anti-Mormon, Apostasy, Education, Faith, Freedom, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

You Wore What to Church? (Weekend Poll)

December 14, 2013
You Wore What to Church?  (Weekend Poll)

We are told to wear our Sunday best to church.  What’s inappropriate for someone to wear to a Mormon church service?  Anything goes? Cultural norms only?  What’s your opinion?  Does it differ for visitors, investigators and inactives? Discuss. P.S. Sunday, December 15th is the second annual Pants to church day, so consider wearing pants or […]

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Posted in Agency, Church Policy, Faith, Freedom, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief | 27 Comments »

Mormon Marriage Equality

November 26, 2013
Mormon Marriage Equality

I recently finished reading Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In.  In the book, she talks about several things we can do to help women truly achieve their potential and to help men and women within their personal lives and in the workplace be more equal and personally satisfied.  This list includes things like: As women “lean […]

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Posted in Agency, Apostasy, BYU, Church Policy, economics, Faith, Freedom, money, Morality, Mormon, Uncategorized | 42 Comments »

Mormon Jargon

October 8, 2013
Mormon Jargon

Whether you’ve been an investigator or are just a Mormon who doesn’t live in a complete Mormon bubble, you’ve doubtless discovered that some words we use are used differently by others.  There are many different reasons for this.  Sometimes we simply are using words, particularly religious words, that are commonly used in other faiths, but when […]

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Posted in Anti-Mormon, Apostasy, BYU, Church Policy, Faith, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Uncategorized | 58 Comments »

The Internet: Good or Evil (Weekend Poll)

September 21, 2013
The Internet:  Good or Evil (Weekend Poll)

Many have claimed that the internet has eroded testimonies and caused a mass exodus (estimated at ~100K members per annum).  Others have noted the power of the internet to win new converts and to attract people through targeted campaigns like missionaries on Facebook, apostle pages, and the “I’m a Mormon” campaign.  What do you think? […]

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Posted in Agency, Freedom, Mission, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 19 Comments »

Missionary Shot in Columbia

September 2, 2013
Missionary Shot in Columbia

It seems to be an especially tough year to be on a mission.  This is from the Deseret News. CALI, Colombia — A missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in Colombia was shot and killed Saturday by a stray bullet, church officials confirmed Sunday. Jose Daniel Encarnacion Montero of the […]

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Posted in Mission, Mormon, Violence | 6 Comments »

Gamblers Anonymous: Weekend Poll

August 10, 2013
Gamblers Anonymous:  Weekend Poll

“You’ve got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them, know when to walk away, and know when to run.  You never count your money when you’re sitting at the table.  There’ll be time enough for counting when the dealing’s done.” Kenneth Rogers 15: 3. Discuss.

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Posted in Agency, debt, Freedom, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Uncategorized | 17 Comments »

Patriarchal Blessings: Weekend Poll

August 3, 2013
Patriarchal Blessings:  Weekend Poll

I’ve heard of ages as low as 12.  Some say they’ve gotten a new one when the first one didn’t suit.  Mine has grammatical errors placed in it, sort of like how God put dinosaur bones in the earth as a test of our faithfulness.  My mom’s sounds like she will be on the earth […]

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Posted in Agency, Church Policy, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

The Good Old Days: Weekend Poll

July 6, 2013
The Good Old Days:  Weekend Poll

Thanks to commenter Jared for this suggestion.  Have you ever thought it would be easier to raise kids in a different era or do you think this is the best era of all? Discuss.

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Posted in Agency, America, Church Policy, Faith, Freedom, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 16 Comments »

Losing My Religion: Weekend Poll

June 23, 2013
Losing My Religion:  Weekend Poll

If the church was suddenly dissolved and everyone was told to pick a new religion, which one would you choose?  Or should I say, which one(s) would choose you (speak to you most)?  Does size matter?  The content of the teachings?  Do you cling to tradition?  Do you prefer more freedom?  Does a community appeal […]

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Posted in Agency, Alternative Sunday School Lessons, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 14 Comments »

Flatland, The Black and White World

June 11, 2013
Flatland, The Black and White World

You’re for us or you’re against us.  People are good or evil.  We serve God or Satan.  Many people prefer the simplicity of true/false and either/or choices to the subtlety of an essay question or even the slightly elevated risk of a multiple choice quiz.  It’s easier to follow a checklist (which is essentially a […]

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Posted in Agency, Church Policy, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Uncategorized | 18 Comments »

Brother Jake: True Believing Mormon Dude

June 6, 2013
Brother Jake: True Believing Mormon Dude

For my latest endeavor, I decided that instead of my typical talk-real-fast style, I’d try something wildly different–sing-real-fast. So, without further adieu, I give you The True Believing Mormon Dude. I hope you enjoy it. Now that you’ve seen that, you may be wondering–what exactly was I trying to say with this video? And the […]

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Posted in Church Policy, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

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