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The Necessity of Clans?

March 31st, 2016 by MC


Our esteemed JG co-blogger John Mansfield has a theory that Mormons are retreating socially into their extended families, and worries that the Church is turning into something like a confederation of clans (have I got it right, JM?). He goes so far as to posit that the custom of cousin marriage might make inroads in a more insular Church.

I don’t really see the trend of extended families becoming more important than other Church associations, possibly because I live in a far-off land where most Mormons are transplants without extended family around. But I do observe a trend that might be related. (more…)

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March 31st, 2016 01:36:45

What’ll We Call the Mormon Scouts?

August 07th, 2015 by MC

For the last few years, I’ve mused that the Church was inevitably going to have to separate from the BSA, and create the “Mormon Scouts of America.” Of course recent events have brought that possibility to the fore. But “MSA” would be a terrible name, so let me be the first to broach the subject of what to call the Mormon Scouts. (more…)

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August 07th, 2015 01:11:06

The Dashed 2011 Youth Theme

January 10th, 2011 by Bertie

In the spirit of constructive criticism and frank, fearless whatsit, let me say that at the fireside last night rolling out the 2011 Youth theme with video and song, the debonair figure gracefully draped over the back pew was me, in the flesh.

The music was sub-par. (more…)

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January 10th, 2011 12:24:59

Abstinence Education Works

February 01st, 2010 by G.

A new study finds that abstinence education works. (more…)

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February 01st, 2010 16:29:19