Over the past year or so, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been releasing articles on particular topics through their website.
I have personally found several of the articles encouraging because they cover things I never learned growing up: things I learned only as an adult and only through blogs, podcasts, and anti-Mormon websites.
I don’t know why I never learned these things. What I do know is that I never learned them in Primary, Sunday School, Aaronic Priesthood classes, Seminary, or Institute, or even on my mission. I never read them in a church magazine (although recently a handful of them have appeared in Ensign issues) or lesson manuals.
I present below several recent articles and direct quote from each showing facts and ideas I had to learn through non-official channels. Continue reading “27 things in the Mormon Church’s new articles I never learned growing up”
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”
I came across this quote today. ?¢‚Ç¨?ìThe man that honors his priesthood, the woman that honors her priesthood, will receive … Continue reading The woman that honors her priesthood
During our elders quorum lesson on Sunday, we were discussing women in the church, and specifically the different roles men … Continue reading Female role parallel to priesthood
My Sister just sent this to me… Most funny! (Apologies if this has already been mentioned) ——————————————— ?Ç¬†After President Hinckley … Continue reading Knighting an Apostle
“O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify … Continue reading Getting it right