Category Archives: Ecumenism

Building Bridges Between Spirit-Filled Christians and Latter-Day Saints (Mormons): A Translation Guide for Born Again Spirit-Filled Christians


Found a very good book that can help in communication. It is a book that is written by Rob and Kathy Datsko, now members of the Mormon Church, but has the same kind of experience as my earlier life. It makes it easier for Catholics, Protestants and evangelicals to communicate with Mormons and vice versa.

The book is cheap as ebook, but you can read for free on direct GoogleDocs also if you want to check it out first. Also available on Adlibris that book.

Rob and Kathy Datsko are converts to the LDS Church. They providesprofessional a fantastic overview of Relating the various aspects of the Latter-day Saint gospel living and beliefs With that of the "Spirit-filled Christians." In the authors' description, That can include anyone from Catholics to Protestants and Evangelicals.

Datskos providesprofessional Several great suggestions how Latter-day Saints can better communicate with this vast demographic. Spirit-filled Christians are Referred throughout the book as "SFC" In the same way that "LDS" is used for Mormon: filled-Christians-Pentecostals-Charismatics-Renewalists-and-Third-wavers-and-Latter-da

Breaking records, sharing faith: 1,000 gather for live Nativity in Provo

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What Happens When You gather world-class musicians, YouTube celebrities, 2,000 people dressed as angels, a donkey, two sheep and a camel? The Guinness World Record for the Largest Live Nativity Scene, plus an epic YouTube music video, and a free download of MP3 What Will rapidly've become a Christmas classic.

Radiant is pleased to serve as the sponsor and creative partner to this amazing, unprecedented collaboration between Peter Hollens, David Archuleta, The Piano Guys, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Several Other notable YouTube personalities, including Shay Carl, Alex Boye, Cute Girl Hairstyles , Devin Supertramp, Stuart Edge, Kid History, Studio C, The Gardiner Sisters, and others. The project came together in record time with help from the heavens-as well as a heavenly host of earthly angels who worked around the clock to bring the creative vision to life.



Views on marriage will not change

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Pope invited to a conference in Rome. There, met many religious leaders who shared their traditions around marriage. All had the same view of it all. Men and women complement each other and have different roles, and a child needs his mother and father.

The religious leaders felt invigorated by the conference and they knew they had a challenge ahead of them to deal with. It is difficult for them will be when they want to be able to meet all the people who are LGBT are in their particular life situation. They are not heterosexual, and they feel they do not fit into the religious norm. Moreover, they are not LGBT-are because they chose it, but they are born that way.

This is of course a great disappointment for all those who want to see a change and that same sex marriages should be allowed. The Pope raised the hope for a little while ago because he wanted the tone of homosexuals would be toned down and become softer and inclusive. They are now disappointed and believe that the pope has turned coat after the wind.



Mormon Church approves centralized support for all chaplains, including women


The Utah-based newspaper Daily Herald writes that the Mormon Church will provide centralized support to all non-military chaplains who are in the church. This applies to men and women. I have contacted Frank Clawson (LDS Chaplains), and he confirms that the information is correct.

While most people are familiar with the military chaplains (field priests) who are male, which the Mormon Church has many, perhaps they do not know that there are members (both men and women) who serve as chaplains in health care, shelters, prisons, patrols and other focus areas, ie, non-military chaplains. However, these have not been certified by the church, and they have no idea how many members are working on this. But by providing a centralized support so there is the possibility of getting to know this. The leader of the Church military chaplains will also be responsible for the non-military chaplains.

The military chaplains in the US may conduct civil marriages, including same-sex ones, but I do not know if they are forced to it, ie the Mormons who are military chaplains must do it or if they can avoid it. The civilian chaplains are not in themselves any marriages, without such to apply to the authorities of the various states in the US (in Sweden it is the County Administrative Board).

To be allowed to become a non-military chaplain as to apply in the same way as you do when you want to become a military chaplain. Women need not be married but men must be married in the temple. Men need to have the Melchizedek Priesthood. Everyone needs to have a temple recommend and be temple worthy. Then have all understood to have sufficient theological training and employment in an organization, association, company, etc..

"Frank Clawson, director of military relations for the LDS Church, described the overall Purposes of the chaplaincy. Clawson's office will now support non-military chaplains Following the Recent endorsement. "

Kaplan Tami Harris goes in his father's footsteps. Her father was a retired military chaplain who worked at a treatment center. He himself was dying of cancer but worked anyway. One day as he was feeling not so good, and what his daughter Tami to deputize for him. Her father died two days later. This was the beginning of her career, which started already 1989.

Five years ago, she worked with Elder Jeffrey Holland of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of the National bönegudstjänsten in the old tabernacle in Provo. During a telephone conversation with him as she introduced herself, and Elder Holland told her that we know who you are, and you are right where we need you to be.

Thank you to Mormon and Lutheran congregations working together (Your Letters)

Richard S. YostI got a tip about a very nice collaboration between the Mormon Church and the Lutheran Church in America. This actually happens more often than you might think.

When you read such one becomes excited. Unfortunately, you do not see the same thing here in Sweden, but I live in hope that things can actually change.

For why should it be so difficult here in Sweden. The behavior is similar to the political life that is here in Sweden, that blocks policy. Cooperation across block boundaries can only occur if there is war, not otherwise.

Abroad, people have different opinions together far better than they do here in Sweden. Here it does not work at all, and also it freezes one another out. I wonder quite so often what this may be.

Is it our Swedish temperament to be so incapable of cooperating with each other? Is it our cold climate affecting our social skills so much? Yes we can wonder indeed.

To the Editor;

About two months ago, I approached the pastor of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Bishop Matthew Parry, and asked him about the Possibility of Their joining us for the ELCA's National Day of Service, "God's Work, Our Hands" on Sept. 7. I had've become acquainted with Bishop Parry through a pair of young missionaries from his church Whom I had met. He readily Agreed and we did some brainstorming of project options.

We wanted to find somethingthat would allow all ages to Participate as well as somethingthat didnt The require any specific skills. We Decided on two projects. The first was to collect school supplies for local schools and the second was to make tied fleece blankets for Vera House and for a military layover room at the Syracuse airport. Each of our churches Collected school supplies and Gathered up fabric for the past two months and we met to assemble blankets and sort the school supplies.

The response was phenomenal. Over 100 women, men and children Gathered in service to the Lord. By the time we finished, we had cut and assembled over 40 blankets and Sorted and packaged enough school supplies to keep two large school districts well-equipped for an entire school year.

A sincere and heartfelt thanks to the many hands from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Liverpool and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clay That came together for "God's Work, Our Hands." The united Efforts was a "divinely inspired" event!

Reef. Richard S. Yost
Pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church