We begin with a quiz.
First Things has published two articles about the Church; one by Bruce D. Porter and the other by Gerald R. McDermott.
For those in the Provo area:
And a great sleep did come over the land; yea, verily, there was much dozing and nodding of heads in all of the sabbath schools.
The new nursery manual is available.
So I’m at the pool last week with someone I really like but don’t know all that well and we’re kvetching about grocery prices, etc., when out of nowhere she says, “So I know you lost a baby daughter last winter. How are you doing with that?”
Yes! Another SSM post!
Let me remind everyone that I support the Church’s position opposing same sex marriage.
An Adult Religion Class will be offered this Fall in the Primary room of the Pflugerville Building on Thursdays from 8pm-9:30pm beginning on August 28th. The class will cover Psalms 1-89 and will be taught by me. The class fee is $16.25. Questions? Email me at my first name AT timesandseasons DOT org.
Previous posts in this series are available here.
I thought Ardis’ comment deserves a bigger audience:
For those in the Provo area:
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Without meaning to, this story (you can read it, but it is better to listen to it–it’s only a minute or so long) does a better job of explaining the nature of our relationship with God than almost anything else I have encountered.
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I’m reading a commentary on Psalms and in the section on the authorship of the Psalms, the writer has this to say:
On the sweetness of Mormon life, with apologies to Adam:
Let’s call her Sister Jones. We both taught seminary in Northern California a few years ago. I liked her from day one: faithful, funny, and willing to lend out anything from her complete collection of Sunstone back issues. (This was in the days before full Internet access, you see.)
So asks Ronan. Here’s my polygamy theory–and it is worth every penny you paid for it:
The July 2008 Ensign has an article titled “Cancer, Nutrition, and the Word of Wisdom.” I think it is ill-advised for several reasons.
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I kinda vaguely remember hearing about that LDS woman who was killed in Iraq awhile back.
“The Church is happier with doubters who go on missions and accept ward callings than with the vocally orthodox who find ways to shirk.” Discuss.
More grist for the mill here. Please read, return, and report. P.S.–I never wash my floors either.
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UPDATE (8/12/13): When I wrote this post, I had no idea what was going on “behind the scenes.” Please be sure to read this–it concerns accusations of fraud against DeMille and his ouster from GWC. For the uninitiated, Thomas Jefferson Education (hereafter TJE) is a method of homeschooling–a method very popular among Mormons.
Should be of particular interest to our SSM hounds.