Category: Policy

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The Sealed Book

How many men and women are allowed to read Church Handbook of Instruction Volume 1 (CHIv1) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints? Within the introduction of CHIv1, there is a...

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Priestess

When I was a kid I took cello lessons. These lessons were offered in the local RLDS (now Community of Christ) chapel. I remember seeing pictures on the wall of women participating in blessings...

From "A Wide and Extensive Sphere of Action" to "Guardians of the Hearth" in 129 years. What does the future hold? 31

Ordination is the Answer to Correlation

In 1906, Joseph F. Smith initiated the first churchwide correlation effort, with the goal that there would “not be so much necessity for work that is now being done by the auxiliary organizations  because it will be done by the regular quorum of the Priesthood.”...

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Politics Flowing Over

Wow, the last 24 hour have been a roller coaster ride, yes? Starting with yesterday’s Supreme Court decision that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act to be unconstitutional. We need to make it...

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Two Poll Questions about Ordaining Women

People frequently point out that Mormon women don’t want the priesthood, as evidenced by studies like this one or this one.  I have a theory about that. For Mormons, “wanting” a calling you haven’t been...

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Leadership, Stewardship, Surviving Second Grade

Each of the classrooms in our kids’ school has an end-of-year “Meet the Authors” event for parents. The kids prepare a portfolio of some of the things they’ve written during the year, and parents...