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    Stake disciplinary council

    Very possible. I have sat in a bunch- i could never say how the person feels, but i know i had an increased love for the person. I would say i enjoy reconvenings way more. I can imagine being disciplined would be difficult even thou necessary.
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    Stake disciplinary council

    I have sat on a bunch. They really are courts of love and although there is protocol to follow, all of the ones I have been on I have felt the spirit of unity and love. I also have never been on one where the person didn't agree with the accusation. All mine were confessions and the repentance process had started with the results of the council being a necessary part to repenting.
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    Speculations for General Conference

    Agreed - In the self reliance classes we learn that there is no separation of temporal and spiritual. We should be a light to others at all times, work, play etc.
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    Speculations for General Conference

    That's hard. Probably not something I can understand. Church is what you make it and unfortunately what others make of it for you. You don't have to hold a temple recommend to keep the covenants you made. I know it's not as simple as just going to church but, spending an hour or so to at least renew your covenants is a wonderful thing. Imagine if you could be baptized again and again and again - that's what the sacrament does although it's not a start over it's an increase in spiritual power. I do think it's awesome you are serving on Sunday - I still think it's better for you to renew your covenants and serve - it's a win win. Service is good - that's what the Savior did, but he also took the time to fast, pray, teach and even learn. Yes, members put on a happy face at church but there are also many who truly are happy at church and share that with others. Though I am selfish in my desires for the sacrament the rest of the time is either to learn or to teach others so we can all go out and be better people. Sure I could learn a lot on my own but there is something special about gathering as saints/sinners and trying to be better.
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    Speculations for General Conference

    Good, better, best. It’s good to serve on sundays but not better than renewing your covenants, learning and teaching together for a few hours. There’s a reason it’s a temple question. Sometimes there are exceptions, but we really should be at church serving and then taking what we gain from there to all the world.
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    EQP now over Ward mission leader?

    Well, he was released in 2012. So maybe he wasn’t even the presiding bishop or maybe it was much earlier than you thought. im not doubting he said it but when it comes to contradicting the handbook it’s more of a unique situation. I th8nk it was Packer that said it was more of a guideline and he was pretty strict. I know in leadership after leadership meeting i have been told, when you have a problem or question check the handbook first - you’ll find your answer 95% of the time. Most the questions the brethren are asked could have been found in the handbook. If the handbook book was wrong, they probably would have fixed it. In this case it hasn’t been.
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    EQP now over Ward mission leader?

    What Bishop Burton said may have been correct to a degree and maybe more appropriate then, it's not the case now. The handbook is correct. Stake callings are similar - The stake president could call someone in a ward without the bishops approval and sometimes I have seen where the bishop was the last to know but it's appropriate to start with the bishop for all the reasons you listed. I think the goal for auxiliaries is to take more of the load, so the bishop can focus on the youth. Currently the bishop is over missionary work - I could see that changing though.
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    Speculations for General Conference

    I bet you are a load of fun to hang out with.
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    Speculations for General Conference

    I'm calling it now - BYU Football is finally put out of it's misery. A bunch of new temples announced. Changes to the YW/YM program already with a reduction in how often mutual is held FHE Update to match up with church lessons 2 hour block - less church teaching more in home teaching
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    Speculations for General Conference

    Agreed. I see, to always hear about someone who knows someone that is doing a 2hoir pilot program but yet have i actually heard of someone doing it. Although one hour less of church sounds nice it also doesn’t.
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    Speculations for General Conference

    If we go to the 2 hour block I would say it's 50/50 split with two weeks of each 2/3rd hour. Although, I still lean more to this just being what members hope for I have heard a couple rumors that were more serious in regards to this. Still not giving it too much credence yet. More in home teaching - yes I think there will be an overhaul to FHE or some other in home teaching guide. Maybe mixing up seminary for some areas that have release time where it would be online.
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    Speculations for General Conference

    somebody said, that somebody said, that one of our leaders recently said, that what we saw last conference was a snowflake compared to the blizzard of changes we have coming. Who needs to wait for conference as it seems like small and simple changes are being made all the time now.
  13. I use the wifi until the building gets crowded and the internet slows. My daughter and all the seminary kids use a VPN app that is a work around the firewall, and nothing is blocked.
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    Was Tithing Used to Fund City Creek?

    This could possibly be true but people also donate to the church and it's not tithing. I have heard of people leaving large amounts of money in their wills and just donating land, stocks, etc to the church. It could be something like the perpetual education fund where they obtained enough money from other sources and then build that money by smart investing.
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