Geoff Thatcher gets a little frustrated when Mormon teachers try to ban smart phones in church. Can’t they see the potential of social media?
The “don’t talk too much” injunction is not so much a random aside as a visible pattern. Elder Ballard has twice in one month told Mormon women to rein in their voices.
Maybe the excellent new policy allowing Mormon leaders to address General Conference in their own languages will point us toward the need for more leaders of color and greater international diversity.
While I’m always glad to see Mormons cooperating with other denominations, the unlikely alliance of Mormons, Catholics, and evangelicals against gay marriage is a sad example of the old adage, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”
I feel uncomfortable when Mormon teachers and leaders suggest that greater health and happiness will follow when we pay tithing. But a new sociological study says it’s at least partly true.
Do you have an unusual or compelling Mormon experience to share? Then we want to hear it. And possibly even pay you for it.
Mormon missionary Craig Harline was sure he’d be able to convert 84 people on his mission to Belgium in the 1970s. The reality was more like zero.
*No one* is going to force the LDS Church to perform religious marriages in the temple for anyone it would not already approve to hold a temple recommend. That’s true whether Utah allows gay marriage, polygamous marriage, or marriage between a fish and a monkey.
It’s clear from the picture Elder Ballard paints of ward councils that while many words of value might be applied to women there – assistant, helper, supporter, or deputy, for example – “equal” is not among them.