Posts Tagged ‘ LDS ’

MD Podcast – Elder Oaks and his April 2014 talk

July 20, 2014
PowerAuthority

Wheat & Tares welcomes guest poster Bill Reel once more for a discussion about E. Oaks’ recent talk on Priesthood authority. Mormon Discussion Podcast takes a closer look at Elder Oaks April 2014 Conference talk and suggests there may be more given by Elder Oaks than some first thought In the April 2014 conference Elder Oaks […]

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Posted in Church Policy, Criticism, Doctrine, General Conference, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Priesthood, Women | 7 Comments »

MD Podcast – Charlie Harrell: This is my Doctrine

July 13, 2014
HarrelDoctrine

Mormon Discussion Podcast sits down with Prof. Charles Harrell to discuss his book “This is My Doctrine”.  Bro. Harrell discusses the complexity and difficulty in defining LDS Doctrine and the way in which we can deal with such issues. How do you differentiate between Doctrine, Policy, and Culture? What do you make of the tansfiguration […]

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Posted in Criticism, Doctrine, Faith, History, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Priesthood, Prophet, Race Relations | 4 Comments »

Saved or Not Saved? (Weekend Poll)

June 28, 2014
Saved or Not Saved?  (Weekend Poll)

“Who then can be saved?”  Wouldn’t you like to know? Discuss.

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Posted in Agency, Apostasy, Christian, Doctrine, Faith, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Uncategorized | 15 Comments »

(Heart)Breaking News: Kate Kelly and John Dehlin

June 11, 2014
(Heart)Breaking News:  Kate Kelly and John Dehlin

The New York Times reports that both Kate Kelly and John Dehlin are being called for a disciplinary council.  While their aims and methods are vastly different, both are politically more liberal than the majority of church members, and both are proponents of women’s rights and acceptance of homosexuals. From Robert D. Putnam’s book American […]

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Posted in Agency, America, Anti-Mormon, Apostasy, Education, Faith, Freedom, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, New Testament Sunday School Lessons | 119 Comments »

Causes of Disaffection (Weekend Poll)

June 7, 2014
Causes of Disaffection (Weekend Poll)

What hurts testimonies and results in people leaving the church? Discuss.

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Posted in Agency, Anti-Mormon, Apostasy, Church Policy, Doctrine, Education, Faith, Freedom, Mission, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Uncategorized | 49 Comments »

Best Frenemies

June 2, 2014
Best Frenemies

Dear Brother Otterson, I so appreciate the step you took with your latest letter.  I find a lot of hope there.  I feel so grateful that you referred to some mormon feminists in a positive light.  As a cultural group the church members try to silence and ostracize many of us.  The letter seems to […]

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Posted in Agency, Anti-Mormon, Apostasy, Church Policy, Faith, Freedom, General Conference, Modesty, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Women | 16 Comments »

Comparing Music/Singing in the LDS & RLDS: Part 2

May 11, 2014
Comparing Music/Singing in the LDS & RLDS: Part 2

Markag continues his series on differences and similarities of LDS and RLDS worship services. The worship service of the LDS and RLDS both utilize congregation hymn singing and special music; by which I mean any musical pieces outside the official hymnbook and/or prepared by members in advance. The RLDS in recent years refer to them […]

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Posted in Christian, Church Policy, Mormon, Mormon Culture | 16 Comments »

Good Trusting or Bad Trusting?

April 29, 2014
Good Trusting or Bad Trusting?

Is being trusting a virtue or evidence of lack of discernment?  Are Mormons more gullible (as is often asserted or at least implied) than the average person? If being trusting & accommodating and being suspicious & contrary exist on a continuum, we usually judge the virtue of that approach based on the outcome.  The problem […]

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Posted in Anti-Mormon, Apostasy, Faith, Freedom, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 11 Comments »

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 | 18 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 | 46 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 »

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