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The Barker Brothers’ Projects
"...we are asking our Church leaders to inquire of the Lord if the one year wait on the temple sealing can be changed..."
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Martin Luther King Jr.
We’re putting our stories and the stories of those who have chosen to share out there. We hope you come away with a better understanding of what those who are injured or sick during their missions go through.
These videos were created for Latter-day Saint parents and allies to voice their love for their LGBT brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. They want to give a message of comfort and support to other parents who are navigating the difficult conflicts that can arise in families around this issue.
- The Blessings of (Ordination to) the Priesthood
- We Are Here
- Permanently Changed but Not Broken
- 25: Faith Transitions Part 2
- Examining History For Insights on the Future of Women’s Ordination
- By Goddess, I Will Not Be Left Behind!
- Agency: don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone – Milgram part three
- NCMO: A Brief Cultural History
- Relationship and Sexuality Courses For LDS Couples
- The Constitution, Separation of Church and State, and Birth Control?
- Screwtape on Activist Mormons
- Scientific Evidence for the Atonement
- Metaphor: What is it Good Phor?
- LDS Christianity and our Common Christian Tradition
Quote of the Month
"...I believe we have misinterpreted the words of the Savior, "Ask and ye shall receive," in a manner that transforms God into nothing more than a genie that sometimes emerges from a lamp to grant our wishes and sometimes doesn't. We focus on what prayer can do for us. On the other hand, we ignore the reconciliatory, transformative, and redemptive aspect of earnest prayers - what prayer can do to us...It's about having the kind of heart God wants me to have, which is love. God wants me to be like Him. Therefore I have to become love...In our culturally narcissistic way, we think that the universe somehow revolves around us and that God is going to give us guidance like a Garmin or a GPS. I don't think that is how it works. I think God is passionate about one thing and that is teaching us how to love and creating people that love...We have these narcissistic ideas when it is quite simple, God wants you to love" (Dan McDonald A Thoughtful Faith podcast, episode 41, 18:09).