Friday, September 21, 2012

Rodcast 111: Ceilings

You know, I'm really enjoying this every two week dealie.

It was regional conference so we sort of took a break from religion a little bit. We found some stuff in Helaman worth mentioning. Also, Laura joined us to complain about the trivia segment!

We also had a conversation about sealings from three people over 30 who never bothered to get sealed to anyone so far in our lifetimes. We're obviously very confused. Likely the three of us will be assigned to be sealed to each other in the next life.

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We do have the words of a prophet in the outtakes. Hopefully it will do you good and hopefully it's not illegal of us to put it there.

Next week: Outer Darkness!


  1. I enjoy the trivia segment.

    I also like the idea for a Priesthood session commentary. Maybe you could get press passes, and get to work in one of the production rooms of the Conference Center? This is new media, and I consider the Rodcast a great news service.

    It's amazing that I had regional conference too! Only I was only invited to watch from my Stake Center.

    Very interesting conversation about marriage in heaven. Laura's friend that is married for time only is doing a very noble thing by taking care of someone else's wife for mortality. I'm very curious about the counsel that was given to them. If you think about it, we are family if you go back far enough, so we'll all be sealed together in one big happy family in the Celestial Kingdom.

    Outer darkness is not discussed much in church, so I look forward to what the Rodcast comes up with.

  2. Yay! Another studio Rodcast!

    Yay! You guys aren't dead! You're just taking 2 weeks in between recordings.

    I liked Pd's observation about the descent from Jerusalem to Jericho by the Good Samaritan. Never made that connection before. is really good, it is true. It can give you the chapel where the ward for an area meets, along with the location of the stake center for that ward, and other various interesting stuff, like which language units are assigned to a given address, YSA wards, Institutes, temples, etc.

    We need a poll question or three, guys! Pretty please?? Say a prayer or give a talk...there's one.

    I think 'closet' in the scriptures is the best approximation in English for the most private place in a person's home. That's what they were getting opportunity to have an intimate, heart-to-heart type conversation with God.

    Bruce Lindsay is actually currently serving as a mission president in now he's REALLY working for the Church. :D

    I will be out of town over Conference weekend (Penn State Homecoming...hehe) I wouldn't be able to listen live. I don't really know a good time week-to-week to say that I could tune in live. I'd do my best to work around whatever you schedule, though.

    I always thought there were nonmembers in the Celestial Kingdom. Maybe not Exaltation, but in the Celestial Kingdom, yes. Pd seemed to indicate otherwise, and I don't know that that's the exact belief.

    The wayward children quote comes from Orson F. Whitney...

    “You parents of the willful and the wayward! Don’t give them up. Don’t cast them off. They are not utterly lost. The Shepherd will find his sheep. They were his before they were yours—long before he entrusted them to your care; and you cannot begin to love them as he loves them. They have but strayed in ignorance from the Path of Right, and God is merciful to ignorance. Only the fulness of knowledge brings the fulness of accountability. Our Heavenly Father is far more merciful, infinitely more charitable, than even the best of his servants, and the Everlasting Gospel is mightier in power to save than our narrow finite minds can comprehend.” Orson F. Whitney, Conference Report, April 1929, Third Day—Morning Meeting, 110

    It is true that no one is going to be sealed to anyone they don't want to be with. One of my favorite lines from "Following Christ" by Stephen Robinson. I agree that the unit and the unity within the unit matters more than the identities of the specific parties. A heterosexual unit, of course, as that is the standard, but still...the specifics beyond that may not matter as much. God is invested in our happiness, after all.

    However, I don't think our families here are "practice". I don't think, in the next life, the Lord is going to make it easy for a person to be with someone other than who they were with in this life. I think there are going to be certain circumstances where choosing someone else for eternity is going to be OK. God's house is a house of order, and letting it be a mix-and-match free-for-all after this life would make this life pointless, first of all, would make a mockery of the marriage covenant, secondly, and would lead to chaos as a matter of logistics.