Posts Tagged ‘ Wheat & Tares ’

We Want More [insert topic]: Weekend Poll

August 23, 2013
We Want More [insert topic]:  Weekend Poll

What types of posts do you want to see more of?  What topics are you tired of (comment below)?  Are there authors you want to hear more from (yes, we know – Mike S!)? Discuss.

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De-empathizing Power

October 27, 2012
De-empathizing Power

THE DOCTOR: Colonel Manton, I want you to tell your men to run away. COLONEL MANTON: What? THE DOCTOR: Those words. “Run away.” I want you to be famous for those exact words. I want people to call you Colonel Runaway. I want children laughing outside your door, ’cause they’ve found the house of Colonel […]

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Diversity: Avoiding Pain is No Gain

March 3, 2012
Diversity: Avoiding Pain is No Gain

I still contend I was not being insensitive — just naive. I arrived on the East Coast in 1973 — freshly out of grad school — having been selected for the one job at John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab I’d wanted more than any other I’d even considered applying for. After my church had canonized […]

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It’s a Small(er) World After All

November 9, 2011
It’s a Small(er) World After All

Today’s guest post is by long-time commenter Paul. You can find his own blog at http://www.alatterdayvoice.blogspot.com/ The bloggernacle, the world of LDS blogging, became just a little smaller for me last week. I had lunch with jmb275, a W&T perma. It was great to put a name and face with a blogger id. Thanks to […]

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Endowment from the Viewpoint of a Dummy

March 5, 2011
Endowment from the Viewpoint of a Dummy

One hundred and fifty years after the dedication of the Kirtland Temple, the Community of Christ (then the RLDS) celebrated that event with a set of worship services in the main court of the Temple. My wife was asked to be the accompanist for the services, and so we made plans to drive from Maryland […]

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Posted in Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 11 Comments »

If God Hearts Superposition

February 19, 2011
If God Hearts Superposition

.            ”…Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matt. 7:14 KJV Well, that’s the way it works at the macroscopic level, anyway.  When you get down among the weeds, things are a lot more complicated. However […]

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Posted in Science and Religion | 17 Comments »

How to Effect Change

December 28, 2010
How to Effect Change

Most people would like to create changes in the world around them.  Regardless your political party, your religious belief, or your social network, it’s likely that you can think of ways that your environment could be made more accommodating to . . . well, you.  I’ve been giving this matter a lot of thought.  Perhaps […]

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Woman in the Priesthood

December 11, 2010
Woman in the Priesthood

Today’s guest post is by TH, who is a woman serving in the Office of High Priest in the Community of Christ. Since this portion of the Restoration has ordained women to priesthood for nearly a generation, she offers a prospective “after the dust has settled” on a topic which remains controversial to both traditional […]

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Community of Christ Sets Conditions for Membership and Joins NCC

November 27, 2010
Community of Christ Sets Conditions for Membership and Joins NCC

During the first 10 days of November, the Community of Christ made two historic transitions that profoundly alter its relationship with both Mormonism and Protestantism. First, the church issued new guidance entitled “Baptism, Confirmation, and Church Membership”. Then, a few days later. the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA — usually […]

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Meditation: Doctor Who and the Darklets

November 13, 2010
Meditation: Doctor Who and the Darklets

Today’s guest post is from Tacy Holliday, a High Priest in the Community of Christ with a penchant for finding unusual sources for illustrating Scripture. Doctor Who fans will understand the pun in the title. For those of you who are not familiar with the iconic British television show, Doctor Who, the lead character is […]

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Community of Christ After Action Report Part 2

November 6, 2010
CofChrist Temple

Last spring at its 2010 World Conference held at its Independence Temple Complex, the Community of Christ canonized Section 164 of its Doctrine and Covenants to address serious controversies within the church. The major point of the revelation was to call the church to separate fundamental, world-wide principles of the gospel from the culturally-dependent problems […]

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Middle-day Saints or Church Mortality

October 23, 2010
Middle-day Saints or Church Mortality

When I first started visiting Mormon Matters, there was a sidebar that would resurrect old posts for new visitors to see for the first time. One post by Jeff Spector caught my eye everytime it reappeared because it asked what people would do if they became convinced the church wasn’t true. It caught my eye […]

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Friday Poll: E. Packer’s Revised Talk

October 15, 2010
Friday Poll:  E. Packer’s Revised Talk

Just a quick recap. E. Packer gave a talk in General Conference that many considered controversial.  Controversy centered around:  1) the implication that homosexuality is a choice and homosexuals can change, and 2) that the Proclamation on the Family was canonized revelation and therefore binding to members. Fueled by recent gay teen suicides in the news, […]

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Hawkgrrrl’s 14 Fundamentals

October 12, 2010
Hawkgrrrl’s 14 Fundamentals

Some folks were surprised to hear the Ezra Taft Benson’s controversial list of 14 Fundamentals repeated twice at the most recent General Conference.  What many may not realize is that this list was really just one of many lists of 14 Fundamentals (patent pending) that were penned at the time.  For your perusal, I submit […]

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The Spirit of The Earth

October 8, 2010
The Spirit of The Earth

I am always fascinated when Restoration scriptures make odd connections with modern science, probably because I am acutely aware of how embedded ancient “science” is in our usual interpretations of ancient scriptures. Modern approaches to scripture recognize obvious scientific errors in ancient writings, and have done so since the time of Galileo. Yet often the […]

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Why Wheat & Tares?

October 3, 2010
Why Wheat & Tares?

Welcome to our new blog, Wheat & Tares.  Who are the wheat?  Who are the tares?  Who knows?

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