Tag: Sunstone Talk

Mountain Running, Mormonism, and a Pathway to Spirituality

Ultrarunning, especially in the mountains, often takes on spiritual and religious dimensions: sacrificing the body and pushing beyond one’s natural limits to experience transcendence. In this session, two ultra runners—one in his thirties and one in his late fifties—will share their experience of conversing with God through this sport, placing it in the context of …

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The Agency Blueprint vs. The Doctrine of Privation

“As man is, God once was; as God is, man may become.” Mormons: we almost got it right: but that statement only applied in Eden prior to the Fall. Other Christians: you mostly got it right. God was/is ever righteous from eternity to eternity. Maybe we sould rewrite that couplet to say: “As man chose, …

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Good, Better, Best. Discovering transformative service and charity after going on Mormon sabbatical.

During my longer-than-planned Mormon sabbatical, I have discovered a different type of service. Not a check-list service. Not an assigned good-deed service. But the soul-charging, spirit-changing service that comes when not trying to rescue anyone. I call this “Jesus service.” This presentation explores what “Jesus service” means and how the LDS organization might hinder or …

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Linger Longer with Elna Baker and Mindy Gledhill

Every year, the Sunstone symposium ends with a closing banquet called a “Linger-Longer.” We invite participants to join us for this event to hear Elna and Mindy perform. Tickets are $18 per person (in addition to a regular conference ticket). Space is limited. You can purchase Linger-Longer tickets here: https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/registration/ Elna Baker Mindy Gledhill

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