Author Archives: rogerdhansen

How to Make LDS Church Meetings Less Boring

Robert Kirby in his latest column in sltrib.com alleges that LDS church services are boring: [I need to find] ways to entertain myself in church when it gets boring. Which happens a lot. Please don’t try to tell me that … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the New LDS Presidency

Expectedly, Russell M. Nelson was just named President of the LDS Church.  He had two basic themes in his short inaugural address: He made an overly defensive justification for the seniority selection process. He encouraged those who had left the … Continue reading

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Book of Ecclesiastes Misinterpreted (by Me)

For years, one of the guiding principle in my life has been the Book of Ecclesiastes 11:1 (King James Version or KJV): Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. I took the passage … Continue reading

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I Reject the Idea of Skills-based Immigration

Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) on Face the Nation said he is in favor of a skills-based immigration system, which he said the president supports: If you’re a doctor, or a scientist, or a computer programmer, it shouldn’t matter whether you come from … Continue reading

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Mormon Support for Trump Remains Strong, I Don’t Understand

According to an article in sltrib.com: An aggregation of the Gallup Daily Tracking poll last year shows that 61 percent of Mormons surveyed approve of Trump’s job as president, just above the 60 percent of white, non-Hispanic Protestants — mainline … Continue reading

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The Sh!tshow in Washington DC

According to the New York Times: President Trump on Thursday balked at an immigration deal that would include protections for people from Haiti and some nations in Africa, demanding to know at a White House meeting why he should accept … Continue reading

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Can “Big Tent” Mormonism Really Work?

It’s been suggested that “Big Tent” Mormonism is a good thing.  That the Church is stronger if its members have a diversity of doctrinal and political opinions.  However, recent events have brought this idea into serious question. The Church today … Continue reading

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