First, who is Peter Drucker? He is the economic genius on concepts like “Total Quality Management” and “Management by Wandering Around”. Continue reading
Replacing the RS and YW semi-annual meetings will be a new General Women’s meeting for those 8 years of age and up. It will be conducted by the General Presidencies of the Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary organizations.
I’m very happy to see this change. We have many spiritual and talented women in our Church, and we have not used them as best we can. With allowing more young women to serve missions at 19, and encouragement to use the Ward Councils and the sisters for guidance and church work, we are beginning to hasten the work. Now, mothers will be able to take their daughters to their Conference session, just as we have with Priesthood.
Just this week, my friend Jana Riess wrote an article regarding an attack made on Elder Oaks because of his statements on same-sex marriage. Jana notes that many liberals were disappointed in his strong stance against it in General Conference, but that the vicious letter from a returned missionary was not called for. Elder Oaks response was also published, wherein he asks the man to see his local leader for guidance on repenting (ostensibly for his belligerence towards an apostle).
Wading through the hundreds of comments, I noted that many defended this angry man, expecting Elder Oaks to apologize, “turn the other cheek”, etc.
Lost in the shouting there is one key concept taught by Jesus. Continue reading
The Science and Mormonism Seminar, scheduled for Nov 9 (Saturday) is sold out. Good news for the rest of us who live far, far away, it will be live streamed!
Interpreter has the details for us here:
Afterward, I’m hoping to open up a discussion here at M-Star on the issues discussed.
Ralph Hancock has a very good response to statements recently made by John Dehlin regarding the progression of revelation in the Church. Hancock criticizes Dehlin’s picking and choosing of events (some of which have nothing to do with Church decisions and revelation: stop publishing of Mormon Doctrine, for example; or are questionable as whether they are actual driven by revelation); rather than looking at the whole picture. Dehlin tries to use specific things to show the Church will inevitably accept LGBT relationships, etc. Hancock notes that Dehlin ignored the Proclamation on the Family that has frequently been quoted and requoted in General Conference since its debut about 20 years ago. Continue reading