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  1. I had a samoan/hawaiian mission companion who prounounced "ukulele" as "oo koo lay lee" instead of how we would say it "you koo lay lee"
  2. https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/blog/preached-vs-published-part-3-of-3?lang=eng part 3!
  3. https://interpreterfoundation.org/jackson-article-preview-did-joseph-smith-use-adam-clarke/?fbclid=IwAR1iBKNZMH4B61HGR9OICBiMF_KGLvikpAWfdOOYBsSFXabqVBKpO4JcjAo stay tuned!
  4. any word when transcripts will be available
  5. my Mom is almost 80, she isn't too happy, she and most everyone she knows her age aren't online, she wants a physical copy to read
  6. https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/church-magazines-2021?fbclid=IwAR0Phz5eDHP4IT2QBVo08nd-_i-EsozijoHFrzp3CPVPgRF0TWgqM0H0IV8 They are revamping church magazines
  7. In case anyone has missed it but the CHL is putting out a three part series on the Journal of Discourses and so if anyone is interested­čśŐ https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/blog/preached-versus-published-part-1-of-3?lang=eng https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/blog/preached-versus-published-part-2-of-3?lang=eng stay tuned for part 3
  8. I have a book, which is a collection of articles about this subject, not just the Book of Mormon. It's called, "Historicity and the Latter-day Saint Scriptures" and voila it's online! https://rsc.byu.edu/book/historicity-latter-day-saint-scriptures
  9. https://rsc.byu.edu/historicity-latter-day-saint-scriptures/historicity-book-mormon from Elder Oaks! He gave another similar talk at BYU in 1993
  10. Something I wonder about is the purpose or practicality of VIP tour(s) of a temple before it's dedicated. To me, it is why can't VIPS take the tour with the rest of people? why are we seperating people 'you're important, you're not'. All the while after the temple is dedicated we all wear white and no one really knows who is who in terms of jobs(unless you know them of course) it seems we create this division among the people and I wonder why do we do that?
  11. I feel for the missionaries, it's tough. Plus their folks spending how ever amount just to keep their kid confined mostly to their apartment and doing zoom stuff. Now, though the restrictions are easing up but only 50 people are allowed in the chapel. I know this mission they lost all their senior couples and about 1/3 of the missionaries. I would imagine though some would come back out. So, right now this mission is like over half Canadian missionaries who were sent home from other places. There is an elder in the other ward, who grew up in Alberta for a time, then they moved to Taiwan where
  12. basically they would prefer a bishop or someone not to get involved in legal disputes between members of his ward?
  13. I got this email with a link to this letter about, "Involvement in legal proceedings" with a brief summary as follows "We remind leaders and members of a long-standing policy that Church leaders should not involve themselves in civil or criminal cases regarding members in their units, quorums, or organizations without first consulting with Church legal counsel." This seems like a specific case they are referring to but what is the issue with leaders and members in cases, having to consult the Church Legal dept. What is this all about? Why would I need to consult the church if I wa
  14. seriously! well, him isolating here in November, if it were me, i'd say HARD PASS, he couldn't go anywhere and there is only so many Timbits one can eat. So, I don't know what will happen but I am not sure he'd want to isolate but unless he can convince those people as you say , we may have an Apostle here for sometime hahhaha! An option I was thinking maybe he can do it remotely? just have a broadcast of sorts and skip all that cornerstone stuff and photos, strange times indeed. I doubt they would get an Area Seventy to do it. Apparently we are all supposed to pray for him to come here b
  15. ah, it's still a thing but legally we can't have more than 50 people at Church, which they are pretty tight on. Our big worry is whether or not the Temple will be dedicated, they have assigned an Apostle to come and we are hoping he can cross the border. Masks are recommended but not required and I don't care who wears one or not. It was just odd though people don't go to church because of the virus yet there some of them are at the temple site for the Moroni statue raising, without a mask on as if a virus takes a break from infecting anyone. Guess we'll see if anyone croaks
  16. Just as an aside, the Church Archives is doing a 3 part series on the JOD accuracy https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/blog/preached-versus-published-part-1-of-3?lang=eng
  17. Getting people back to the chapel will prove to be a challenge i'm betting. In the last two weeks we've had 45 people attend church out of 150 that could One thing I found odd was at the angel Moroni raising was people weren't wearing masks but most of them won't attend church due to it being not safe enough­čĄö
  18. yeah, i'm debating, sort of, a guy who as you say has his private brand of the Church, he's ultra one way and everyone who disagrees with him is an apostate apparently. People like that I can see leaving the Church. They "fly to pieces like glass" when they come across something that is right but against what they thought
  19. I may have made this observation before and Smac97 brought it up on a previous post but it seems that 20 years ago it was Evangelicals who were the big threat to the Church, I remember Elder Oaks' April 1998 conference talk about being saved. It was in anticipation of the SBC doing missionary work in Utah that year. Now, it is all these ex members who seem to be the big thing. The Evangelicals have taken a backseat. Smac97 mentioned that Evangelicals talk about the same thing over and over but ex members who an "in" with the culture like Bishops' interviews, missions, Temple work etc. Now,what
  20. I am going to be involved in the corner stone ceremony of our local Temple in the next couple of months, so I will get back to you!
  21. https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/salt-lake-temple-capstone-opened-2020?fbclid=IwAR1nB_8TNupvyYNdcopHrmFKIYmDi7xh6dYOrAoECvjY75X-bFbJwgI2NCo I know at least two of you had ancestors who were present at the SLC Temple in April 1893. This is super, super cool!
  22. no harm no foul!I had actually forgotten about it!
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