Thursday, June 3, 2010

Podcast 8: Gleaning

We've shortened this one a bit by ONLY talking about what happened at church today... but it ran long again.

Today's topic is the one about Ruth and Hannah. Also we chatted a bit of marriage, because our bishop gave us the annual reminder this week.

Also, Alexis graced us with her presence and Happy Meal toys.

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  1. Thanks for the shout-out.

    The quote from the Jewish guy's Bible book was insightful. I can tell you that's why I joined the happened so fast that I got baptized because of the way I felt during the discussions and the example of LDS friends, not because I investigated details and doctrine so intently.

    Reminds me of the story of the guy who asked the missionaries what members of their church 'do'. Their answer? "We love each other."

    Also, btw, Scientology is not an official "religion." You can be a mainline religion--Methodist or whatever--and practice Scientology as well. It's complementary, I suppose.

    The talk your bishop was mentioning was probably Elder Bednar's CES Fireside from last year..."Things as They Really Are". I think an excerpt of it is an article in the June Ensign, too, btw.

    I can empathize with the "no good examples" problem. My parents divorced when I was 7 and I don't exactly love the people to whom they got remarried. I had to come to the point, though, where I realized that just because they seem to have made poor relationship choices doesn't condemn me to a similar fate. Glory be to agency, eh? I think that's a crucial understanding one needs to come to if they're lacking examples of successful marriages around them.

    Remember Bishop Pohlman? All this talk about marriage made me think of him.

    And I could see a lot of gospel messages in the movie I saw most recently..."Invictus". Good stuff.

  2. Good podcast. I taught the Ruth/Hannah lesson. If I have to teach one more lesson about barren women to my class (which includes two barren women) I'm going to shoot myself.

    I led a discussion group about how social media has affected our contemporary social culture last fall. Face to face socializing vs. online chatting. Wish you guys were there.

    "The easiest kind of relationship is with ten thousand people, the hardest is with one." -- Joan Baez

    Here's a great cartoon, and some links to some good readings if you're interested:

    The 5 minute TED talk at the end is great too.

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  4. Oh man. I wish SO BADLY I was in on this conversation. I could go on and on about the mass communication/networking/socializing. My opinion- it isn't good for us. There is definite good in all of it, but overall it has not been beneficial to us.

    I also have an earfull for several of Jon's comments, but I digress....

    Pete - I was waiting for you to jump in and give some common sense comments. Don't let me down again. HA!

    Also,Rhett is MY connection to anyone I know. It is hilarous. I don't know how it is possible, but it is true.

  5. Maria,

    Don't digress... we want to hear the earful!

    What common sense? Pete doesn't own a cell phone...