Category: Culture

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Dedicatory Prayer

Morning prayers never made sense to me. Evening prayers, I get: reflect on your day, be grateful for the goodness it brought, repent for the things you did wrong, and bless the people who...

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Patriotic Music at Church

If you attend an LDS ward in the United States today your sacrament meeting will almost certainly begin and end with a patriotic hymn.  I love a rousing patriotic hymn played nice and loud...

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Always learning

Last night I learned that ‘anyways‘ isn’t a thing that should be said: Then we have “anyways,” a colloquial corruption of “anyway.” It’s universally considered nonstandard and should be avoided altogether. It might help...

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A True Story

It was early in the morning on a Saturday. I sat in the baptistry of the Los Angeles Temple, waiting for sisters from my ward to finish. Four young single adults walked in and...

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Languages of Worship

During Sunday School this weekend I sort of zoned out.  The teacher was talking about worship and what it meant to worship and I was expecting any minute for someone to say, “The Bible...

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Another Endowment of the Change in Missionary Age Policy?

This last Sunday, we had combined Relief Society and Priesthood opening exercises owing to the Young Women needing rehearsal space for a fireside planned for that evening. Forgotten announcements of the switch resulted in...

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Guest Post: Half the Church

by Lorie Winder (Lorie Winder has an MA in Humanities from BYU  and is the former editor of the Mormon Women’s Forum Quarterly, an LDS feminist publication.)     Last week’s nation-wide airing of...