From Thursday to Saturday is the Sunstone Conference in Salt Lake City at the University of Utah, and here is the conference program. Sunstone, Mormon History Association, and the FAIR Conference have always been very interesting to me because it is a time to get more serious discussions that you get in Sunday School. As […]
I’ve really enjoyed the past few posts by Guy Templeton over at Wheat and Tares regarding some topics of the temple. I’ve also enjoyed the interactions with Jettboy and Forgetting here at by blog. Guy has discussed temple symbolism. I have expressed frustration at this symbolism, because to me it seems just like a puzzle […]
There is an interesting post over at Wheat and Tares by Guy Templeton. He first asks about whether female temple workers hold priesthood, writing In nearly all blessings and ordinances, priesthood members perform the blessing or ordinance under the “authority of the Melchizedek Priesthood.” I noticed recently at the temple that the ordinances are performed […]
Back in May, I had the pleasure of getting acquainted with William Shepard at the Kirtland Sunstone Conference. Shepard is both an impressive historian in his own right, but also a member of the Strangite Church, also known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. (Yes the name of his church is […]
Natasha Parker, who blogs at the Mormon Therapist has written several Facebook posts that I think are spot on.
I stayed up really late trying to find out what would happen to Kate Kelly, and now we’re told that a decision will come Monday or Tuesday. Hmmm, I need a humor break. So here are some of Robert Kirby’s words from the Salt Lake Tribune.
Does excommunication do more harm than good? I think the answer is unmistakably yes. It is just simply a bad idea to turn loyal members into enemies. There is the old adage that “they can leave the church, but they can’t leave it alone.” I think when the church excommunicates someone, the church create their […]