Well, that’s not exactly the right term, but for those who have served LDS missions previously, that’s what the new announcement from the LDS Newsroom amounts to. The term “Zone Leader” is out, and the new term “Mission Leadership Council” is in, and it will include sister missionaries. It wasn’t announced in General Conference, but […]
There has been a lot of buzz in the bloggernacle lately. A Facebook group was created in February called Let Women Pray in General Conference. To the surprise of many, Salt Lake Tribune’s Peggy Fletcher Stack is reporting that women are scheduled to pray in General Conference for the first time next month. Is this […]
The LDS Church has produced an update to the scriptures, following 8 years of work by historians on the Joseph Smith Papers Project. You may have heard about some of the changes, as our own Andrew S was the one that alerted me, but By Common Consent has some fantastic posts on the subject as […]
I have just finishedÂ The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power by Michael Quinn.Â Many of us know that a Mormon Apostle is a special witness of Christ.Â Does that involve a personal vision or visitation of Christ? In the earliest days of the church, it did.Â Quinn says on page 1,
I took a break from the Kimball biography to discuss the recent Sunstone and FAIR conferences, but now it is time to get back toÂ Lengthen Your Stride by Edward Kimball, and I wanted to discuss Elder Bruce R. McConkie’s role in the events leading up to the 1978 revelation. Â Elder McConkie has been much maligned […]
Sunstone began on Wednesday, but unfortunately, I could only attend Friday.Â I thought I would give some initial impressions of the sessions so far.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been reading the Lengthen Your Stride: Working Draft. Â Chapter 22 provides more information than is available in Lengthen Your Stride by Edward Kimball. Â Many have wondered why there has been no written revelation of the 1978 revelation allowed men Â of all races to hold the priesthood, and […]
I’ve already posted Part 1 of theÂ Mormon Matters episode 80:Â How Can we Confront Racism within Mormon Thought and Culture? Here is part 2. Â I have previously posted excerpts from this panel discussion when I asked if 1978 was the right year, and whether the Church should apologize. Â The transcript below continues after Part 1.
Following up with the conversation on whether the timing of the 1978 revelation was correct, Brad Kramer and Marguerite Driessen disagreed on the necessity of whether the LDS Church should repent for the previous restrictions on black church members. Â You might be surprised at their stances. Â Here’s more of their conversation on whether an institution […]
The priesthood and temple ban was lifted in a 1978 revelation given to President Spencer W. Kimball and the Twelve Apostles. Â With Civil Rights being a big issue in the 1960′s, there are many who criticize the church for taking so long in lifting the priesthood ban on black men, and the temple ban on […]