In elders quorum class today, we had a great discussion about baptism.
The instructor started off by noting that the topic of baptism seems basic and hard to delve into, but I think our discussion disproved that position.
He started off asking the class to share how their view regarding baptism now compares to our view of it when we were baptized. Several of us shared our thoughts, and it was interesting that all who did were baptized at 8 years old. Continue reading “Exploring baptism in EQ”
The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles released a statement today that appears to be in response to the church discipline of Kate Kelly and John Dehlin. In it, they state the following:
In God’s plan for the happiness and eternal progression of His children, the blessings of His priesthood are equally available to men and women.
In the October 1977 general conference, Elder Bruce R. McConkie gave a talk that was later titled “The Ten Blessings of the Priesthood”. Here are the 10 blessings he discussed:
Continue reading “Are blessings of the priesthood truly equally available to men and women?”
What would happen if LDS women get the priesthood?
Women don’t currently have the priesthood in the LDS church (well, some argue that some women have it but can exercise it in the temple endowment). Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past month, you’re probably fully aware of this fact. It was all over the news, blogs, and social media.
I don’t want to hash out any of the related events that have occurred—there are are plenty of others who have done that. What I am interested in doing is exploring what the LDS church would look like if LDS women did receive the priesthood. (I have no idea if they ever will. Presumably, we’ll just have to wait to find out.) Continue reading “4 questions to think about if women ever get the priesthood”
A couple of years ago, I nearly receiverd two callings. Our bishopric prayed about a new calling for me and … Continue reading When prayer confirmations conflict
I’m sure you’ve heard by now, but the New York Times reports that John Dehlin and Kate Kelly face excommunication … Continue reading What does the excommunication of John and Kate mean for the Bloggernacle?
When you hear the word “heaven”, how do you interpret it? Celestial Kingdom? All the kingdoms of glory? Something else? Continue reading What is heaven?
Do you think gay Mormons should receive church discipline (excommunicated, disfellowshipped, probation, etc.) for kissing someone of the same sex? Continue reading Should gay Mormons be disciplined for kissing?