Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Podcast 6: Joshin'

This week we had the fortune of having Alexis help out. Nice to have the girl perspective on the show -- even though by definition it's always wrong. Kidding! Kidding!

This week's Sunday school lesson is #18: "Be Strong and of a Good Courage."

Also, we talked about what to wear (and what not to wear) to church. Interesting stuff. Please comment on it here on the blog or email us your comments to ironrodcast@gmail.com.

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  1. For Rhett: The disciples were on the road to Emmaus post-resurrection when the Savior appeared to them. And 1 Nephi 3:7 isn't much of a quoting of Joshua 1:16 because it doesn't include anything about knowing that the Lord giveth no commandment unto the children of men save He shall provide a way wherewith they shall accomplish the thing which He commandeth them. It's more like the famous verse from Ruth about wither thou goest, I shall go than 1 Ne. 3:7. I agree with Jon on this one.

    And I loved the 'brief intermission' about 1/4 of the way through the presentation, thanks to Rhett's apparent clumsiness or something??

    And Jon's comment about girls looking better when they take clothes off. How risque! haha

    And yes, Jon's Fast Sunday suit is really cool. I love that he has a Sunday clothing schedule. I also really appreciated and agreed with his statement about being an individual the other six days of the week, but not on Sunday. That's a really good philosophy.

  2. What Jon was saying about the number seven... There's a Pixies song that says: "If man is five, then the devil is six, and if the devil is six, then God is seven". So yeah.

  3. I have always been pretty laid back about my church clothes. Wearing wrinkled clothes (un-ironed) and no tie. But then a month or so ago I started getting bugged by the sisters showing up in flip-flops and ragged t-shirts. It started to seem disrespectful. And then of course I had to reevaluate myself and my goal is to not look like that. I don't want to look like I don't care about church. So anyway, yeah, I have recently changed my approach on this.

  4. White shirts and right hands - Those things are weird. I used to be in a ward that refused to allow people to pass the sacrament in colored shirts. Like they went up and were willing too and were turned away. It wasn't a preference, but it was law.

    I usually wear non-white shirts and take the sacrament with my left hand because any time I identify people acting like something is doctrine, when it's not (it's either culture or habit or something Bruce R McKonkie said) I feel like I should challenge it. Do the opposite - and if people ask me, I tell them it's not doctrine so they can think about it.

    Because I guarente there are people out there who think it is gospel truth - and preach it as such.

    When I went to the temple for the first time an old guy told me I must always put on my garments right leg first, right arm first. I have asked a lot of people about that since and nobody has ever heard of that. So why was this old guy telling me that?

    If you have something you have set up for yourself (like Jon taking the sacrament with his right hand although he acknowledges it's not doctrine), that's cool (I have some things like that too). As long as you don't preach it to others as an actual rule or part of the gospel.

  5. "monkey gone to heaven!" yes! that's right! hmmm. maybe that was my entire basis subconsciously.