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Suddenly, Everything is Ministering

Stake Conference — like every talk — was on ministering. The concept is quickly expanding. Not only are home teaching and visiting teaching repackaged as ministering, but so is fellowshipping, being friends, doing missionary work, even teaching your children. 597 more words

Mormon Culture

Review of The Power of Godliness: Mormon Liturgy and Cosmology

Jonathan A. Stapley’s The Power of Godliness: Mormon Liturgy and Cosmology (OUP, 2018; publisher’s page) is a short tour of Mormon ritual, stressing the history and development of practices and ordinances such as anointing, sealing, baby blessings, and the like. 1,809 more words

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23 and Black Like Me

The other night my wife and I were having dinner with another couple that are close friends.  They had both recently received the results of DNA testing (23 and Me) and were anxious to share the results with us.  170 more words

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Joseph Smith on Keys - Nauvoo Teachings

Joseph Smith on Keys

He spoke of delivering the keys of the Priesthood to the Church, and said that the faithful members of the Relief Society should receive them with their husbands, that the Saints whose integrity has been tried and proved faithful, might know how to ask the Lord and receive an answer… 2,933 more words

Priesthood

Church Announces New Changes In Temple Baptisms

Today, the Church announced three changes to the Youth participation in temple baptisms as well as a change for 11 year old boys and girls.  You can find articles at Deseret News and The Salt Lake Tribune, but I’ll summarize the changes below. 438 more words

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Prince on Priesthood, Revelation, WoW

I finished up my conversation with Greg Prince this week, and we hit on several topics.  Here are some interesting snippets.   Concerning Priesthood structure, Greg tells… 875 more words

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Authority, Consent, and Transparency

This past week has seen a bit of a firestorm due to the comments of Elders Oaks and Ballard regarding transparency in their recent face-to-face event. 3,044 more words

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