Virtual Oases XXV
A little late or a little early, depending on your perspective!
- My pick of the week: Starfoxy — what can Machiavelli teach us about leadership and perception in the church?
- Sometime commenter Bored in Vernal has found some excitement in her life — her own blog.
- Eve’s brief essay on depression is painful with jagged, beautiful edges: I love the endless richness, bitterness, and complexity of Job. I love God’s long impassioned address out of the whirlwind, fiercely direct, beautiful, terrifying, performatively echoing the creation and laying out a vast and gorgeous order utterly alien to human demands for meaning. I love the vivid natural imagery that saturates that ancient, strange, and piercing summons. At my lowest ebbs I have always loved to be alone in the natural world, where there is no need to be other than what I am: broken.
- Quick: can you list the six women named in the Book of Mormon? Thinking in archetypes might help (virgin, mother, crone, harlot, maiden . . . )
- I haven’t waded through all the comments, but so far this is an intruiging conversation about LDS women and modesty.
- Robert Kirby visits Relief Society.