Posts Tagged ‘ sacred molehill ’

Retirement of “If I Were In Charge” Series

July 27, 2011

ADDITION (10/25/2011): This post was written when I actually did retire the “If I Were In Charge” Series.  Like that of many sports figures,the “retirement” didn’t last long.  The series is now alive.  For an ongoing list of posts in the series, please see the Overview & Topical Guide.  For a list of my other […]

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If I Were In Charge: Expand the Meaning of “I’m A Mormon”

June 22, 2011

Lately, there has been a lot of use of the slogan “I’m A Mormon”.  Yesterday, ABC did a news story about the “very savvy branding campaign” the Church just started in NYC with the “I’m A Mormon” campaign.  In the ever-growing presidential campaign coverage, we hear about Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman and what Mormonism […]

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If I Were In Charge: Tithe the Church’s For-Profit Businesses

June 7, 2011

We belong to a rich church.  Exact numbers are hard to come by, but the assets are likely worth tens of billions US$.  While there are obviously a lot of assets in things like temples, BYU campuses, institute buildings, Church headquarters and buildings, chapels and other land, there are also a lot for “for-profit” assets. […]

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If I Were In Charge: Make “I Believe” As Valid As “I Know” In Testimonies

May 24, 2011

“Brothers and Sisters.  I’d like to bear my testimony.  I don’t know this Church is true…” Have you ever heard a testimony like this?  And what would you think if someone got up next Fast Sunday and started their testimony like that?  Before getting into what a testimony like this might really be saying, I […]

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If I Were In Charge: Ignore Tattoos

May 15, 2011

In my field of medicine, I often see people in various states of undress depending on why they are there.  I may see someone’s leg or shoulder or arm or back.  And a lot of people have tattoos (even here in Utah).  Over the years, I’ve come to truly appreciate tattoos.  I almost always ask […]

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If I Were In Charge: Separate Marriage From Sealing

May 10, 2011

Just over a week ago was the Royal Wedding.  Unlike my mother (who actually stayed up from 2-6 AM to watch it live), I watched selections of it through the beauty of DVR and and, strangely enough, I was actually captivated by portions of it.  One of the main things I appreciated from the wedding […]

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If I Were In Charge: Change Women’s Garments (And Men’s)

May 1, 2011

Some people make the current format of garments into a “Sacred Molehill”  I would change them.  Before immediately discounting this, there is a very good rationale, so please read on.  And as mentioned in last week’s introduction to this series entitled “Stop Counting Earrings“, I don’t actually suggest changing anything doctrinal, so the suggestions regarding […]

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If I Were In Charge: Stop Counting Earrings

April 27, 2011

This is the start of a new series which will run intermittently with the Science & Religion posts.  It is based on some of the comments from a previous post (Good vs Great: Iomega and General Conference Statistics) discussing Church membership statistics and where the Church may or may not be heading if recent trends […]

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