Category Archives: Religion

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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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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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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Joseph Paul Vorst Exhibit at the LDS Church History Museum

The current exhibit at the LDS Church History Museum needs to be supported.  It presents the works of Joseph Paul Vorst (1897-1947): Vorst presented sharecroppers, black laborers and farm families as destitute and downtrodden, but also ennobled by faith and … Continue reading

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Largest Aspen “Clone” Ever Identified Is in Central Utah

A couple of years ago, my daughter, her children, and I visited a large aspen grove in Utah’s Fishlake National Forest.  According to Erin Alberty writing for sltrib.com: For 106 acres on the southwest bank of Fish Lake in Sevier … Continue reading

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LDS Church and Guns

Guns are banned in LDS places of worship.  According to the lds.org website: Churches are dedicated for the worship of God and as havens from the cares and concerns of the world.  The carrying of lethal weapons, concealed or otherwise, … Continue reading

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