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  1. 4 points
    The app has been released in other areas of the world, but just had its largest release yet in the US. My review Positives It is, by far, the most useful app released by the Church solely for its communication potential. A simple app that most devices can download, works on WiFi only, and automatically links almost everyone in a sensible manner makes for effective communication without having to manage email lists and phone numbers separately. This could, with a few improvements, replace any communication through third party avenues. Also, parents have full visibility of any circles to which their children or youth are added. All circles are administered by multiple adults. This design makes it easy to communicate with youth in a manner consistent with youth protection guidelines. Negatives The app defines 'parents' as the adults living in the household. That family we have where the parents have joint and equal custody, but only one parent has the church records--one parent is invisible to this app and is cut off from communication. This may actually be a fatal flaw for my ward, and prevent us from adopting it. When it permits the ability to add other members, we may find this more agreeable At present, you can not modify circles Notifications are kind of wonky. It is not available for Amazon devices yet Only youth organizations are served so far. I expect, in time, EQ, RS, and ward adults will receive circles. The calendar is not tied to the ward calendar. This cannot be used in place of the ward calendar (The ward calendar supports building scheduling, the app calendar does not). Even though I've listed more negatives than positives, I do think that for most units, rapid and pervasive adoption of this app will be a good thing. It's potential to simplify communication is enormous. Download it today!
  2. 2 points
    Jane_Doe

    The trinity = the family

    The name "Third Hour"? It's kind of an inside joke. Church every Sunday for LDS Christians was three hours long for decades. They recently shortened it to two hours, so we named the forum "Third Hour" for our extra social / study time.
  3. 2 points
    No matter whether you’re left or right, I’m just gonna come out and say it: Joe Biden is too stupid to be president of the US.
  4. 1 point
    Perhaps I'm the last person to know this since I don't have a missionary in the field yet? I just stumbled upon the Church's "Missionary Portal". While the actual portal is reserved for missionaries, I thought it was worth sharing for future missionaries and parents/guardians of future missionaries. This image caught my eye: 1. Check list of things still to do 2. Countdown clock 3. Profile etc. https://missionary.lds.org/en/home/default.html
  5. 1 point
    LiterateParakeet

    Blocking individual boards?

    On my phone, on the unread page, there's a gray bar that says filter. Click and a menu drops down. One of the options is "follow" I think you can set that only for certain boards and then only those will show up in your feed. I haven't experimented with it yet, but I think it will work.
  6. 1 point
    Vort

    Blocking individual boards?

    Or individual threads, maybe.
  7. 1 point
    Nice song, even better message.
  8. 1 point
    Are You Ready? I grew up reading, listening, and watching warnings that Jesus was on the way to pick up his followers. The book The Late Great Planet Earth, by Hal Lindsey, was a non-fiction description of why we were on the brink of the rapture. The Left Behind series was likely inspired by this book. The movie Thief in the Night was a frightening depiction of a post-rapture world, in which Christians were rounded up and threatened with the guillotine if they did not take the mark of the Beast. Finally, Larry Norman’s song, “I wish we’d all been ready,” soulfully mourned those who knew Jesus was coming, but were not prepared. 2 Peter 3:10 tells us that Jesus’ coming will be ‘like a thief.’ Likewise Matthew 24:44 says he will come at an hour we do not expect. So, why do we not hear much in churches today about Jesus’ return, when it was such a hot topic in from the 1970s-90s? The short answer is that we ministers overplayed our hand. I remember the images of televangelists waving the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other, proclaiming, “Fulfillment! Fulfillment!” Ultimately, there was too much newspaper and not enough Bible. After the threat of the Y2K Bug fizzled, many Christian ministers became reticent to address the promised return of Jesus. Still—the Bible says Jesus will come back. So, why wouldn’t a Christian be ready? Problem #1—they figure it’s been 2,000 years; it just might be 2,000 more. Problem #2—they believe certain events must happen before Jesus returns: the rebuilding of the Temple, the preaching of Jesus to all peoples, or perhaps that the Antichrist becomes identified. The final problem is that they just get too busy with daily life, and the promise/threat of Christ returning fades. How to address these challenges? In answer to all of them, Jesus says to be ready. That so many are no longer expecting him to return soon means we are in exactly the kind of time when he might—an hour when he is not expected! Further, In Luke 12:40 the Master labels Christians who are unprepared as slovenly and careless. Jesus-followers should continue to share their faith, engage in charity, seek out strong Bible teaching, do what is right, eschew what is wrong, and obey God’s directions. What of those who are not God-seekers?. Become one. God promises that those who seek Him will find Him—though He is not far. A final humble suggestion—God associates with his own followers; so church is a good place to find Him!
  9. 1 point
    brotherofJared

    The trinity = the family

    We don't. It's more of a mild curiosity.
  10. 1 point
    brotherofJared

    The trinity = the family

    I would agree that NDE's cannot reveal much, if anything, about heaven. We can learn one thing that I believe is certain. The death of the body is not death or sleep of the person. There are other things such as the spirit world is all around us. Otherwise, it seems that many of the reports from people who have an NDE are not much different than things experienced while on an acid trip.
  11. 1 point
    LiterateParakeet

    Career Change - Advice?

    Sending a prayer!
  12. 1 point
    Vort

    Career Change - Advice?

    Where is that good luck icon? How about this: 🍀
  13. 1 point
    As for Joe Biden, I figure the Dems will consider him Hillary part 2, and not take the risk. Another rich old white guy who thinks he's better than everyone else? Doesn't sound like something the Dems want. Besides, the impeachment hurt someone politically, and it wasn't Trump.
  14. 1 point
    The more I learn about the Priesthood (following the admonition from Pres. Nelson) the more amazed I am to see that our leaders have been talking about this for years! But apparently I didn't yet have eyes to see, and ears to hear...alas! But I am ready now, and the Lord is filling my spiritual cup to overflowing! Here's a great talk...a shorter version of one she gave at Women's Conference at BYU apparently. I need to track that down. Here's the Ensign version... https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/2014/06/priesthood-power-available-to-all?lang=eng
  15. 1 point
    I don't know why you would say that, except there has been some misunderstanding. You've participated on several threads already. I hope that has been enjoyable. Please feel free stay and chat.
  16. 1 point
    Ask and you will receive help The "Jewish beliefs" section (this one) is for Jewish beliefs. Out of respect for Jews, we like to keep it focused on that. The "Christian beliefs" section is for generic Christian beliefs. Ditto for keeping it focused on generic Christian beliefs. The "LDS Gospel discussion" section is for LDS Christian beliefs. There's several other sections for that too. "General discussions" for whatever. Like the "What's the last movie you saw?" thread. Things which go no where: bickering or bashing anyone stuff, especially anti-Christian and anti-LDS Christian. We try really hard to keep things positive here.
  17. 0 points
    LiterateParakeet

    Blocking individual boards?

    Sorry, matey!
  18. 0 points
    e v e

    The trinity = the family

    That quote doesn’t say specifically where. I’d need to see the whole section.
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    e v e

    The trinity = the family

    no, the land gone astray will be brought to His earth. i made a cosmology map of that... a huge cosmological Change is happening. there is more than one earth ; lands can refer to different lands in scripture.
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    e v e

    The trinity = the family

    Isaiah is talking about: events going on in the other world, since the fall and right now, with rev and end times. Literal events. Genesis is also literal and happened in the other world but often since there are lacuna, marked as symbolic only. A register and overlay but not the main point, is the 500ad context but that’s less important.
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    e v e

    The trinity = the family

    All nations on this earth are but earthly kingdoms run by the mindset of this world. Zion (tsiun) is not on this earth. Israël is not a country on this earth. There is no future for this earth. Prophets write it will be destroyed, sky and land. The precious to Him is His souls. He hurts when we do not obey and follow Him.
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    DennisTate

    The trinity = the family

    Yes..... so was I. Such a shame in a nation with such great natural resources and potential.
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    e v e

    The trinity = the family

    I don’t know if there is. How long were you in Ecuador? I was in Venezuela for two years in 1979-80.