Posts Tagged ‘ women ’

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 […]

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Church Policy, Criticism, Doctrine, General Conference, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Priesthood, Women | 5 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 […]

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

How Feminist Friendly Is Your Ward? (Poll)

March 11, 2014
How Feminist Friendly Is Your Ward?  (Poll)

We frequently talk about how different our local ward experiences are from place to place, and even over time.  I put together a quick and totally subjective rating system to determine how “feminist-friendly” our wards are on the whole.  This is using a 1-5 scale with 1 being hostile to feminists and 5 being welcoming […]

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Agency, Church Policy, Freedom, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 31 Comments »

I Hope They Call Her on a Mission (Weekend Poll)

February 15, 2014
I Hope They Call Her on a Mission (Weekend Poll)

Should women be under the same obligation as men to serve missions?  What should that obligation be exactly? Discuss.

Tags: , ,
Posted in Agency, Church Policy, Faith, Freedom, Mission, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Priesthood | 8 Comments »

The Problematic Legitimation of Ideas in the Church

January 30, 2014
The Problematic Legitimation of Ideas in the Church

Several recent experiences have caused me to ponder this topic. It’s not new of course. The most obvious example would be the temple/priesthood ban for people of black African descent, which arose early in the life of the church, was perpetuated until 1978, and which was not properly disavowed until last year. And even then, […]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Agency, Church Policy, Doctrine, Freedom, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Sunday School, Uncategorized, understanding | 16 Comments »

Futility & Change: A Response to Bro. Jake

January 14, 2014
Futility & Change:  A Response to Bro. Jake

In keeping with the spirit of Jake’s post this Sunday, I wanted to add another perspective and expound on what may be happening behind the scenes.  In December, I published a post at By Common Consent, “Don’t Let’s Ask for the Moon.  We Have the Stars,” explaining why I didn’t participate in Ordain Women, although […]

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Agency, Education, Faith, Freedom, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Uncategorized | 17 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 […]

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

What Don’t Women Get

October 11, 2013
What Don’t Women Get

In response to the Ordain Women movement, many women in the church have been circulating a video by Sheri Dew called “What Women Get.”  Today’s guest post is a response to the points Sis. Dew raises in this video, and why this isn’t enough.  Welcome to guest poster Madison P.! Here’s a run down of […]

Tags: , ,
Posted in Agency, Apostasy, Church Policy, Faith, Freedom, General Conference, Mission, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Priesthood, Uncategorized, understanding | 28 Comments »

The Priesthood Broadcast & Unintended Consequences

October 2, 2013
The Priesthood Broadcast & Unintended Consequences

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 […]

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Agency, Apostasy, Church Policy, Faith, Freedom, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Politics, Pride, Priesthood, understanding | 38 Comments »

Female Education (Weekend Poll)

September 28, 2013
Female Education (Weekend Poll)

Studies show very clearly that the higher the education level for women, the fewer children they have.  Yet women in the church are encouraged to focus on motherhood while also getting as much education as possible.  A recent Catholic article outlined six reasons women should not be sent to college. By contrast, why does the […]

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Agency, Church Policy, debt, Education, Freedom, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 14 Comments »

Should Mormon Women Go to College?

September 24, 2013
Should Mormon Women Go to College?

On September 8, a blog called “Fix the Family” posted a horrific OP about why sending girls to college is a bad idea. When I first read this OP that was circulating among outraged normal people, I thought about writing a post about it, but then I decided “Nah, this is just one crazy non-LDS […]

Tags: , ,
Posted in Agency, economics, Education, Freedom, Mission, money, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Politics, Singles, Uncategorized | 18 Comments »

Mormons & Eating Disorders

July 23, 2013
Mormons & Eating Disorders

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 […]

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Agency, Freedom, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Uncategorized | 23 Comments »

Polygamy in Britain

May 9, 2013
Polygamy in Britain

A congruence of comments on my last post, and media broadcast/articles on this subject resulted in my selection of this topic. Hawkgrrrl commented: “Interestingly, we are now in a position to have to tell converts in countries that allow polygamy that we don’t allow it as we spread to African and Asian countries. India allows […]

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Agency, Education, Freedom, Morality, Polygamy, Race Relations | 15 Comments »

CofChrist News Beat: World/USA Conference After-Action Reports

April 26, 2013
CofChrist News Beat: World/USA Conference After-Action Reports

The headline is clear. Community of Christ will provide sacramental ordinances of marriage, commitment ceremonies, and ordination independent of sexual orientation in the USA. Specifically, after two days of discussion, the USA National Conference formally approved by a required 2/3rds majority the following recommendations to the First Presidency and Quorum of Twelve: The 2013 USA […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in America, Church Policy, Community of Christ, Doctrine, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Politics, Priesthood, Prophet, Violence | 34 Comments »

Christianity at the Crossroads: Women Bishops

April 25, 2013
Christianity at the Crossroads: Women Bishops

The week from 17 March saw the inauguration of both the new Pope, Pope Francis, and the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. To mark that historic occasion the BBC broadcast a debate entitled Christianity at the Crossroads. The panellists were: Matthew Parris (MP) – former Conservative MP; Dr Anna Rowlands (AR) – Catholic theologian; […]

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Church Policy, Mormon Culture, Priesthood, Roman Catholic Church | 19 Comments »

Male Ordination: Weekend Poll

April 20, 2013
Male Ordination:  Weekend Poll

The ordain women movement is focused on asking why females should not be ordained.  Let’s flip that around and ask why males are ordained. Discuss.

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Agency, Church Policy, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Priesthood, Uncategorized | 16 Comments »

Brother Jake: Mormons are Not Sexist

April 18, 2013
Brother Jake: Mormons are Not Sexist

I decided to do an experiment: if you ran through all the explanations for why the structure of Mormonism isn’t sexist back to back, how long would it take before you completely contradicted yourself? Turns out about 30 seconds. For all we try and magnify the positive and downplay the negative, the fact of the […]

Tags: , ,
Posted in Church Policy, General Conference, Priesthood | 52 Comments »

A Feminist Primer for Men

April 16, 2013
A Feminist Primer for Men

Feminism makes some men very nervous.  They are afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing and being labelled a sexist.  They may feel like outsiders, unclear of their own standing as these conversations unfold.  Men and women alike may not be sure what feminism entails, but it can seem like a daunting list, one […]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Agency, America, Church Policy, Freedom, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Politics | 70 Comments »

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby! Mormon Edition

April 9, 2013
You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!  Mormon Edition

In January 2012, I did a blog post about topics women in the church were discussing.  I identified 10 practices that some women saw as unnecessarily discriminate or that were in other ways causing women to question their value in the church.  This was in response to a request Pres. Beck made of Mormon Mommy […]

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Agency, Church Policy, Mission, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 36 Comments »

Will Women Pray in Conference?!

April 6, 2013
Will Women Pray in Conference?!

Peggy Fletcher Stack of the Salt Lake Tribune said “that LDS women are scheduled, as of now [Mar 18, 2013], to offer invocations or benedictions at next month’s General Conference”.  Which session will it be?  Will it be an invocation, or benediction.  My bet is a benediction for the last session, so there won’t be […]

Tags: , , ,
Posted in General Conference, Mormon, Mormon Culture | 13 Comments »

Archives