Comments on: I Have a Question, 1905 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/03/18/i-have-a-question-1905/ Where our past is never very long ago Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:55:27 +0000 hourly 1 By: Ardis E. Parshall http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/03/18/i-have-a-question-1905/comment-page-1/#comment-8229 Fri, 20 Mar 2009 17:10:52 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=1037#comment-8229 I dunno about that. JFS and JET weren’t freaks — they wrote like many well-read men and women of that generation, and I can easily see this coming from any of those others.

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By: Rameumptom http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/03/18/i-have-a-question-1905/comment-page-1/#comment-8228 Fri, 20 Mar 2009 16:53:14 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=1037#comment-8228 “Has the public, upon whose purchasing power wealth is so extensively acquired, any right to expect liberal consideration at the hands of those who have been the beneficiaries of public patronage?”

Who in the church in 1905 wrote like that? This had to have been written either by Joseph F. Smith or James Talmage. I can’t fathom any regular member using such locution.

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By: Ray http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/03/18/i-have-a-question-1905/comment-page-1/#comment-8194 Thu, 19 Mar 2009 17:58:25 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=1037#comment-8194 My favorite was the specific statement that children can learn and understand hard things.

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By: Ardis E. Parshall http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/03/18/i-have-a-question-1905/comment-page-1/#comment-8176 Thu, 19 Mar 2009 02:24:59 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=1037#comment-8176 I am finally convinced that we have moved beyond the election, since nobody bit on the last question about the duty of the wealthy toward the public!

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By: Keri Brooks http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/03/18/i-have-a-question-1905/comment-page-1/#comment-8166 Wed, 18 Mar 2009 22:05:54 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=1037#comment-8166 Great post. I liked the one about teaching children about the Atonement.

In response to Kevinf and Steve C.’s questions about what to do with YSAs, I’ve written a post on my personal blog. (My response was kind of long, and I didn’t want to threadjack Ardis’s lovely post.)

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By: kevinf http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/03/18/i-have-a-question-1905/comment-page-1/#comment-8163 Wed, 18 Mar 2009 20:51:28 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=1037#comment-8163 Then there was this line:

Young men may sometimes be invited to take part.

Well, one good thing is that our young women are also invited to take part, now, as well. Our ward has had exceptionally good youth speakers of late, and most have been YW. And our bishop’s wife recently gave one of the Best. Sacrament Meeting Talks. Ever. Truly.

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By: Steve C. http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/03/18/i-have-a-question-1905/comment-page-1/#comment-8162 Wed, 18 Mar 2009 20:36:43 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=1037#comment-8162 Kevinf: Your comments are right on. As the counselor over the Youth and YSA and as the faculty advisor the the local LDSSA at the university I am greatly concerned about this age group and trying to keep them active. I think JFS’s comment, “Special efforts should be made to provide the people with good, strong testimonies and wholesome instructions” is very appropriate. If anyone has any suggestions on how to keep this age group engaged, I’d be happy to hear them.

I also found interesting his comment, “Our little children are not expected in the sacrament meetings.” (How I wished when I was young that was Church policy!) It’s interesting now how we pride ourselves in having our children in Sacrament Meetings.

Kevinf: Hiring rock bands to play in our meetings…? We watched the old Disney movie, North Ave. Irregulars about an unorthodox pastor of a small Protestant church. To draw in the youth he hires a rock band to play. My 6 and 10 year old boys liked that idea. :-)

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By: Hunter http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/03/18/i-have-a-question-1905/comment-page-1/#comment-8161 Wed, 18 Mar 2009 20:25:13 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=1037#comment-8161 Wow, I was taken aback at the response to the question about making the worship service more appealing to the youth! I had expected a tired response about how we don’t need such outward things, and instead good, hard doctrine is all we need, yatata, yatata, yatata. Instead . . . wow!

Above all, though, I move that we re-institute this little gem: “Our little children are not expected in the sacrament meetings.” All in favor? [wink]

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By: kevinf http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/03/18/i-have-a-question-1905/comment-page-1/#comment-8160 Wed, 18 Mar 2009 19:20:11 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=1037#comment-8160 These are always interesting to read. The question about making meetings more interesting to youth had this statement:

The spirit of the meetings should be characterized by love and brotherly devotion. There is often too much formality, too little cordial greeting and hand shaking. …

We certainly are different than most other churches these days in that we still wear “Sunday Best”, which generally means a suit and tie for men, and dresses for the women. And there seems from time to time to be an effort on the part of a few general authorities to increase formality in our meetings. I don’t want to hire rock bands to play in our meetings, or as one evangelical megachurch here locally does, encourage twitter comments that get posted to a blog that is displayed on a large screen for the whole congregation to see (I get enough of that here in the bloggernacle). But I think we still worry about making Sunday attendance relevant to our younger members. Only this time, it has to do with our young singles, who stay away in droves. If anyone has an answer, some 2000 stake presidents want to know.

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