Tuesday, November 09, 2010

thoughts...

David shared this blog post/article with me today. I really enjoyed it. I think it is an outlook on the Gospel and the church that would be beneficial for me to utilize. I especially like the part about the Lord not running a bed & breakfast. We have a vested interest in this whole deal.

And, while I'm waxing religiously philosophical (okay, not actually waxing because it's late and I'm tired), I have been meaning to share this link, The Two Trees. I have to say that this is one of the most beautiful things I have ever read. I feel like it meshes very well with my understanding of various gospel components, but it is put together in an entirely new way. It actually makes the Plan of Salvation more meaningful and relevant because EVERYONE, regardless of gender, has an important role. There is a lot of lip service about the importance of women in the church, but it is hard to buy the line when it comes from a (nearly) all male leadership. Anyways, I've been wanting to discuss this article with like-minded friends for the past month, but I don't know if anyone I've shared the link with has taken the time to read it. If you read it, tell me what you think.

3 comments:

R and R said...

I read it... and then my brain exploded. Actually, I just had to really focus and pay attention to what I was reading, but I thoroughly enjoyed (and appreciated) the perspective--definitely a new way of looking at what I have always believed.

Sarah said...

I loved it. I have already forwarded it to a few friends. I would love to share this with my mother who is not LDS and thinks of our church as more controlling of women and does not see how her feminist views could actually mesh with the real doctrine of our church. Thank you for sharing it. Gary and I are actually reading it right now as part of our scripture study tonight.

Mary said...

I loved that first link to the blog post. My mind is going to work on the metaphor of God's gospel house for a while. I can't wait to read The Two Trees, but alas, my daffodils are even more impatient to be planted. I'll be back!