Giving Thoughtfully and Thankfully

Within the church, we have a couple of avenues for giving. Our church makes giving within those options very  easy.  There is a nice little form with different “options” of where you want your money to go, they take checks or cash, they keep track of everything to make it easy to see what you’ve donated for tax...

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The Real Cost of a World-Wide Church

About three months ago, I was perusing the book of Faces and tasting its virtual tapas-bar of entertainment. Amidst the adorable baby videos, outraged political rants, and quizzes that look deep into my soul and tell me which kind of 90’s fashion accessory I am, I happened upon a video from the Daily Show. Now I love me some...

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Come Together Right Now, Over Me.

“So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.” Romans 12: 5 The new movie “Meet The Mormons” has gotten a lot of press lately. It certainly has made the rounds here in the Bloggernacle, with many conversations exploring the issues it raises. Many will assume that it is a...

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If you want to change the world, help a child

Nov 24, 14 If you want to change the world, help a child

Posted by in Charity, Compassion, Featured, Service

As you might have heard, the Rational Faiths community has adopted a Stake through the Liahona Children’s Foundation. This means that we’re collecting donations to help children in Cambodia have food and education. Click here to pitch in. Cambodia, I learned while doing research for this post, is one of the hungriest...

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34: LDS LGBT SUICIDE/HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS ACTION

Join Cami and Meg as they discuss this bold new action in which active, inactive and non-members can participate this Christmas Season. The first step for many is awareness. Cami and Meg walk through the statistics of the crisis afflicting the youth in Zion. Then they plan out the ways in which we can become more educated, educate...

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LDS Marriage in 2112

There has been a lot of coverage about the new polygamy essays in the news. If you have not read them, there is one on Kirtland/Nauvoo polygamy/polyandry, one on Utah era polygamy (up to 1890), and one on “post-manifesto” polygamy. There have also been a lot of apologetics blossoming around the essays. They’re...

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The Dance of Dissonance

“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”   James A. Baldwin   Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make the body of Christ vomit? Have you ever wondered how it would feel to be so dizzy with...

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Eyes that I might see

”That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.” Doctrine and Covenants 50:24 The Optic Nerves are the two most important cranial nerves in the body. They account for 40% of all the sensory neurons in the...

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Sunstone Northwest 2014: A Photo Journal

Nov 18, 14 Sunstone Northwest 2014: A Photo Journal

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INCLUSION AND INFLUENCE IN THE BORDERLANDS On Saturday, November 15, Cathy and I went to the Sunstone Northwest Symposium.  This year it was held at the Ranier Valley Community of Christ Church in Seattle.  We were able to meet old and new friends.  The following are pictures of us with our...

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Love Conquers the Multiverse

I believe God evolved. I believe in Gods within Nature, even if I don’t understand fully what that means. I believe that new Gods can emerge from this Nature simply through obeying the natural laws needed to arrive at that state. I believe that God once was as we are now. I believe that every being has learned line upon line,...

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